Risk-takers. Problem solvers. The dreamers and the doers. Not for the faint of heart, being a small business owner is a bold feat. Now, more than ever, it is critical to celebrate those who are up to the challenge. The Gwinnett Chamber’s Small Business Awards do just that by showcasing those that dare to start, sustain, and succeed, and the community that supports them.
Jonathan Holmes/Mighty 8th Media (Culture Creator Award)
For marketing that makes an impact, look no further than Mighty 8th Media. They are an award-winning Atlanta marketing and design agency. From concept to completion, their crew delivers the ideas and stories that take businesses to higher levels of success. Whether it’s working as an extension of your existing team, or serving as your entire outsourced marketing department, they’re suited up and ready for any mission. Mighty 8th Media has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work” by Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia Trend Magazine; a 2018 “Small Business of the Year” and Pinnacle Awards winner by the Gwinnett Chamber; and one of Atlanta’s “Top 50 Marketing and Advertising Agencies” for 2017 and 2018. Mighty 8th Media strives to be an ongoing source of pride and economic growth for the Gwinnett community.
Anthony Chen/Lighthouse Financial Network (Emerging Entrepreneur Award)
Lighthouse Financial Network begins with a commitment to you, listening, advising, and building ongoing relationships. They are affiliated with Royal Alliance Associates, member FINRA/SIPC. Their firm is located in Melville, NY and has an additional 6 affiliated offices located within the metropolitan area. They provide financial guidance to clients across the country, each with unique financial needs. They are comprised of a dedicated group of professionals, with high core values and extensive experience in finance, insurance and money management. Many of the advisors have attained advanced degrees and professional designations to enhance their ability to best represent you to make certain that they meet your needs effectively. Their advisors are responsible for understanding your financial picture, applying a comprehensive strategy and providing the appropriate resources to help meet your goals and objectives. Their mission is to provide you with quality financial advice, to build relationships based on trust, and to develop unique solutions to help you reach your financial goals. They embrace a team philosophy and work with your attorneys, accountants, trustees, and other professional advisors to help ensure the most efficient and effective approach is taken when creating your financial solutions. Contact them to begin “lighting your way to a secure financial future”.
Maureen Kornowa/Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter (Community Contributor Award)
Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter is a transitional living facility for homeless children (0-17) with their mothers. They are designed to address the homeless issue in Gwinnett County and the metro Atlanta area. They do this by keeping the family unit together and teaching mom the necessary life skills designed to get her to independence. They provide housing, food, and clothing in a safe and nurturing environment where kids are free to be kids while mom works a customized life plan designed to take her from homeless to hopeful, and ultimately into a home of her own.