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Workshop teaches small business owners how to do business with Gwinnett County

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No company is too small to do business with Gwinnett County Government, and an upcoming workshop will help small businesses get a seat at the negotiating table. Gwinnett County Government, has partnered with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce to host the first-ever small business workshop, How to Do Business With the County, on Wednesday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at the University of Georgia”s Gwinnett Campus, 2530 Sever Road in Lawrenceville.

Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “This a great opportunity for business owners to meet face-to-face with Gwinnett County staff to learn how they can sell their goods or services to the County. We are grateful for our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce to offer this valuable resource to our small businesses.”

During this free workshop, small business owners will be able to network with buyers to establish relationships and to obtain information about current and upcoming projects. They will also attend breakout sessions to learn how to find opportunities on the County”s website, learn about the business licensing and vendor registration process and participate in a roundtable discussion with Gwinnett County staff and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Business owners do not have to be members of the Chamber of Commerce to attend the workshop.

“The Gwinnett Chamber is committed to helping create the right business climate in which our small businesses and their visionary leaders can sustain and succeed,” said Dr. Daniel J. Kaufman, President and CEO, Gwinnett Chamber. “In addition to Gwinnett”s pro-business environment, there is a vast array of resources available to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses, whose success creates positive ripple effects on the local economy and the entire community. We look forward to sharing these resources during Small Business Week and throughout the coming years.”

Attendees can register online for this event at www.gwinnettchamber.org/events. Seating is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Potential vendors can visit www.gwinnettcounty.com to view current open projects and business opportunities along with a how-to manual for doing business with Gwinnett County.