Designed to be reflective of Gwinnett and metro Atlanta area, the Gwinnett Chamber IMPACT Regional Business Awards recognize leading organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing our quality of life. This event is truly one of a kind as it brings together leaders from the AEC, higher education, healthcare, hospitality, information technology, international business, nonprofit, service, and small business industries.
This is the second of 3 special episodes featuring the 2019 IMPACT Regional Business Award winners and sponsors.
Allen Read/M3 – IT winner
Built by hoteliers, exclusively for hoteliers, M3 is a powerful cloud-based accounting software solution for the hospitality industry that drives cost savings, revenue enhancement and business insight. Celebrating 20 years in business without increasing prices, M3 touts a 98% customer retention rate without contracts. Used by management groups and hotels of all sizes, the platform works seamlessly with other key systems and tools in the hospitality industry and offers robust accounting and financial analysis across entire portfolios with optional operations and time management features. Privately-held and employee-owned, M3 also includes a proprietary hotel benchmarking index that combines data from a multitude of properties into a single accessible data set to compare hotels.
Frank Oorreel/BOPLAN – International winner
BOPLAN‘s flexible guardrails have been re-shaping industrial safety in the United States for the past 6 years. They provide innovative safety products that protect against the accidental impacts of forklift trucks. Thanks to innovative products and know-how, BOPLAN solves problems that others haven’t been able to solve so far.
Thanks to their flexibility, BOPLAN’S guardrails return to their original shape immediately after impact, alleviating damage to themselves, the forklift, or the concrete they are bolted onto, and there’s no more need to re-paint them as they are colored to the core.
Under the name Flex Impact, the original polymer barrier, BOPLAN manufactures a range of polymer handrails, guardrails, bollards, rack protectors, column protectors and safety gates.
Lisa Sherman/City of Lawrenceville – Hospitality winner
Lawrenceville is the county seat of Gwinnett and home to Gwinnett’s major assets in education, healthcare, government and the arts. With a bustling downtown square complete with dining, entertainment, shopping and residential opportunities, Lawrenceville serves as the heart of the county where the arts can flourish and a smart, talent-rich citizenry can enjoy a walkable urban environment in a suburban location.
Chris Braun/Renasant Bank – Presenting sponsor
Headquartered in Tupelo, MS, Renasant Bank is a 115-year-old $13 billion regional bank with a presence in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Renasant was named Time/Money Magazine “Best Bank in the South” for 2018-2019. Renasant Bank has 190 offices in their footprint and 30 branches in North Georgia to service your personal and business banking needs.