Steven Tomlinson/Level Seven Facilities Services (Small Business Award: 25+ Employees)
Level Seven Facilities Services is a commercial and industrial cleaning company founded on the belief that integrity, a rewarding workplace culture, and consistent, exceptional service are the keys to long-term success.
John Reynolds/Slow Pour Brewing Company (Small Business Award: 6-24 Employees)
Slow Pour Brewing Company, which opened its doors in September of 2017, began as a conversation and a what-if between Marty and his brother-in-law John, and they haven’t looked back since. A gift exchange that resulted in a home-brew kit was the beginning of this adventure. While dreaming about leaving the corporate world behind, John began perfecting his recipes, and Marty began scouting for the perfect location, itching to start a brewery. The plans became real when they closed on an old garment factory just off the square in downtown Lawrenceville, Ga. John jumped in full-time learning all he could about commercial brewing, and Marty turned his attention to buildout and prep. They quickly began forming an invaluable team of partners, consultants and talented industry-savvy staff to help create, not only the first brewery in Gwinnett County, but one of the best around.
From the beautifully inviting tasting room and beer garden beckoning friends to sit and chat, to the family friendly atmosphere, Slow Pour Brewing is where people want to be. They come to enjoy delicious, innovative and original brews, laugh and play games, and make the most of every moment because that’s what counts. At Slow Pour, they believe the moment matters.
Andrea Barclay/Because One Matters (Community Contributor Recipient)
The nation’s more than 437,000 children in foster care bounce from place to place with no sense of stability or belonging. People donate toys and other items during the holidays, but most of the children’s physical and emotional needs are unmet the rest of the year. That void needs to be filled so these children can feel loved and supported all year long.
The mission of Because One Matters (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) is to positively impact the lives of children in Georgia’s foster care system by creating lasting memories, sharing love, and empowering them to flourish into adulthood by providing comfort and easing the transition into foster care; celebrating children to show them they are not forgotten while in foster care; helping to provide young adult’s graceful transition into independent living; and providing ongoing support to those in college.