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SBA and Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Partner To Support Small Business

Release Date: 
Monday, June 15, 2015
Release Number: 
Mark D. Gibson, 404-331-0100 Ext. 215

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Georgia District offices signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce on June 15, 2015.

The purpose of this SAM agreement is to develop and foster mutual understanding and a working relationship between Georgia’s SBA district offices and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce in order to strengthen and expand small business development in the local area.  

“Gwinnett County is the state’s second most populous county and is experiencing the growth to fuel business start-ups and growth.” said SBA Georgia District Director Terri Denison. “This environment and the Gwinnett Chamber’s commitment to foster the well-being of small business as well as larger enterprises create a wonderful opportunity to collaborate.”
“The Gwinnett Chamber is committed to a strategic collaboration with the Small Business Administration to foster the supportive environment that our small businesses need to thrive,” said Dr. Dan Kaufman, President & CEO of the Chamber. “By offering our entrepreneurs access to the education and resources they need to manage their businesses more effectively, we help create the conditions in which small businesses can start, sustain, and succeed.”

About the SBA:  

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although the SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam. [5]

About the Gwinnett chamber: 

The mission of the Gwinnett Chamber is to strengthen existing businesses, facilitate the growth of quality job opportunities, and enrich the community’s quality of life.  The Gwinnett Chamber, a no-profit organization serves over 2,000 members throughout metro Atlanta by delivering pertinent and useful programs that strengthen and connect businesses locally, regionally, and globally.  The Gwinnett Chamber uses its strategic marketing and communications capabilities to support its members, promote its programs and enhances economic development efforts.

Pictured below:  Dr. Dan Kaufman, President & CEO Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce with Terri Denison, Georgia District Director, sign a SAM kicking off small business week in Gwinnett County Georgia.