Designed to be reflective of Gwinnett and the 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 the area’s 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.
Chris Braun/Renasant Bank (Awards Sponsor)
Headquartered in Tupelo, MS, Renasant Bank is a $10 Billion bank with a presence in five Southeastern states including Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. In the North Georgia market, the bank has 18 retail branches from Jasper to Gwinnett. In March of 2018, Renasant Bank announced a merger with Brand Group Holdings. After this merger, the total bank assets will be approximately $13 Billion and Renasant will increase its presence in North Georgia and in Gwinnett particularly. Renasant Bank is a full-service community bank that meets the banking needs of both businesses and individuals.
Mark Kuntz/Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC (International winner)
Since 1980 Mitsubishi Electric and the newly formed Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (METUS) have been a leading provider of ductless and VRF systems in the United States and Latin America. The company provides innovative cooling and heating products, systems and solutions for application from a home to a large commercial building.
METUS is a leading marketer of Zoned Comfort Solutions and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air-conditioning and heating technology. Systems sold by METUS include a wide variety of technologically advanced products designed to deliver superior efficiency, comfort and control.
The family of brands supported by METUS includes Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating; Trane/Mitsubishi Electric, and American Standard/Mitsubishi Electric. More information is available at www.metahvac.com.
Brooke Waters/Leadership Gwinnett (Non-Profit winner)
Leadership Gwinnett is the region’s most trusted resource for leadership development and civic engagement. For 32 years, the learning and network offered has enabled thousands to change anything, from themselves to the world.
At the very core, their vision is to develop and sustain a network of effective leaders who will address current and future challenges and opportunities in Gwinnett and the region. Aligned with that is their mission which allows them to educate, equip, and engage existing and emerging leaders through a diversity of people, thoughts, and experiences that will lead Gwinnett to a better future. They do this through leadership programs, events and programming that is designed to inspire, challenge, and connect people at all levels of leadership development.
Seth Seagraves/Halski Systems (Information Technology winner)
Services provided by Halski Systems are scalable to the client’s needs. Halski offers services that include, but are not limited to, around-the-clock managed IT services, co-managed IT services, staff augmentation, IT project leadership and/or support, SMB set up and management, selecting the most appropriate vendor services, building contracts and facilitating agreements for long-lasting and beneficial relationships with external providers, cloud-based services, and infrastructures and expert technology consultation.
Halski has a straightforward process of assessing the needs of enterprises and using the results to strategically plan for and provide IT service needs. Through this method, Halski has become a leader among Information Technology Services providers. They enjoy and value relationships with their clients whether their IT needs are large or small throughout the southeastern United States and across the country.
Rob Marbuty/Marbury Creative Group (Service Industry winner)
Marbury Creative Group is a creative studio that supercharges brands through unique creative approaches and campaigns across digital, print, and broadcast. Their strategically-driven creative helps companies build awareness and revenue. Their 10 full-time creative professionals are located in downtown Duluth. If you have a story to tell, they’re ready to help you “Tell it Better!”.