Know a standout organization that demonstrates innovation and success?
Deadline: March 7.

Recipient Testimonials

“Receiving awards like the 2015 IMPACT Small Business Award confirms that we’re not only giving customers what they need, but is also independent validation that we continue to be on the right track.”

—Jeff Wilkerson, Vice President, LeCraw Engineering, Inc.

“Being awarded such an honor has increased our visibility locally and nationally. Having recently acquired Ivan Allen, the storied contract furniture dealer in the Atlanta area, and fostering a solid relationship with Allsteel we are now a premiere dealership that will continue to thrive and flourish in the industry. We DO Work Differently!”

—Joy Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, Office Creations

“It is a wonderful honor to be recognized as an IMPACT Service Industry Sector Award winner. It’s a fantastic opportunity to show all our employees who are working hard to serve our customers every day that they are doing a great job! For each of them to know that their dedication and serving attitudes are award worthy is a huge blessing.”

—Cathy Nichols, Chief Business Development Officer, Mobile Communications of Gwinnett

“Winning the 2016 IMPACT Regional Business Award was a highlight for the Hi-Hope individuals, families, staff and our board. In an environment where the need is great and the resources are scarce, being recognized for doing great work despite those odds raises our spirits and has encouraged us to greater achievement.”

—Susan Boland Butts, Chief Executive Officer, Hi-Hope Service Center

“Receiving the IMPACT award has converted our cold calls into warm calls. From placing the award on our customer documents, to press releases, to adding the award to our email signatures, we have fully integrated winning the award into our Marketing and PR initiatives.”

—John Schweizer, Chief Executive Officer, GDP Technologies

“With so many amazing organizations and companies in Gwinnett, we were very honored to be recognized. It is just another step in showcasing the impact that tourism & hospitality have on Gwinnett’s economy.”

—Lisa Anders, Executive Director, Explore Gwinnett

“For more than 100 years Children’s has provided outstanding pediatric healthcare in Georgia. By achieving the 2016 Healthcare Impact Award, Children’s has increased its community awareness and further solidified its success story of bold regional leadership providing world class, cutting edge care while maintaining a close knit, family centered focus.”

—Annie Valenty, Community Development Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

“We are delighted that our efforts have been recognized by the Gwinnett Chamber through the IMPACT Awards program. All GGC students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners can be proud of this achievement because they have all contributed to the college’s success. As the college moves into its second game-changing decade, we look to a future full of promise and continued impact for Gwinnett County, Georgia and beyond.”

—Dr. Stas Preczewski, President, Georgia Gwinnett College

“Garnering an IMPACT Regional Business Award is really a testament to the entire business community, partnering with JA and Gwinnett County Public Schools, to actively engage and prepare students in owning their educational and economic futures. For us, the IMPACT Award speaks to the collective efforts that are essential to ensuring that all students have access to success.”

—Jack Harris, President & CEO, Junior Achievement of Georgia

“Obtaining the International IMPACT Award has increased awareness around my practice at JLL to many stake holders in the region. We have immense value to offer users and owners of commercial real estate; this award has helped us touch more of those lives.”

—Gilbert Valdez, Commercial Real Estate Advisory, JLL

“This recognition provided our talented and dedicated employees a very meaningful acknowledgement, from our local business community, for the innovative work they do every day delivering bright solutions and brilliant service to our customers around the country.”

—Randy Eckels, President, Horizon Software

“Winning an IMPACT Regional Business Award gives validation that Aurora Theatre is not just one of Georgia’s preeminent arts organizations, but also a business leader. The award raises our profile and reinforces that arts and culture is a formidable economic development tool.”

—Anthony Rodriguez, Producing Artistic Director, Aurora Theatre

“Gwinnett Technical College has a long-standing reputation for excellence in education at every level, from early childhood care and education and our partnership with high schools for the Move on When Ready program, through post-secondary education and beyond. It was an honor to be recognized for our leadership in providing the community and businesses with excellence in education.”

—Dr. D. Glen Cannon, President, Gwinnett Technical College

“Being an IMPACT Award Winner is, without a doubt, an instantly recognizable testament to our commitment to unparalleled customer service and dedication to providing a national footprint for our valued business partners.”

—Sidney Theus, CEO, American Painting & Renovations

“As a Southeast regional leader in post-acute care, PruittHealth is committed to providing high-quality care to our 24,000 patients. It is an honor to be recognized by our community for that very commitment, and we look forward to the continued growth and prosperity of the healthcare profession.”

—Nick Williams, Care Integration Officer, PruittHealth


Creative Media

Smith and Howard CPAs and Advisers


Smith and Howard CPAs and Advisers


Oconee State Bank


Oconee State Bank


Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Partner Sponsor

Gwinnett Technical College



Translate »