Tuesday

Red Gwinnett - 6 to 7:30 p.m. Gwinnett Chamber John D. Stephens Education Center. Networking in Spanish. Members interested in serious networking and lead generation are invited to attend this weekly leads group. All attending are encouraged to bring business development leads for other Chamber members. There is no cost to attend this event. For more information, call 770-232-3000 or visit www.gwinnettchamber.org.

Transportation & Environmental Forum - 8 to 9:30 a.m. Gwinnett Chamber John D. Stephens Education Center. Join us as Brian Allen, director of the Gwinnett County Transportation Department, reviews transportation projects throughout the county, as well as information on the Gwinnett Transit System, Briscoe Field Airport and the potential for passenger rail. This meeting will provide you with insight into the issues, opportunities and successes related to transportation and the environment in Gwinnett County and the metro Atlanta region. Contact Stephanie Hopkins at 770-232-1174 or Shopkins@gwinnettchamber.org.

Thursday

Network Gwinnett - 7:30 to 9 a.m. Gwinnett Chamber John D. Stephens Education Center. Members interested in serious networking and lead generations are invited to attend this weekly leads group. All attending are encouraged to bring business development leads for other Chamber members. Cost is $5. First time visitors are free. For more information, call 770-232-3000 or visit www.gwinnettchamber.org.

Friday

Network Gwinnett - 10:30 a.m. to noon. Gwinnett Chamber John D. Stephens Education Center. Members interested in serious networking and lead generation are invited to attend this weekly leads group. All attending are encouraged to bring business development leads for other Chamber members. Cost is $5. First time visitors are free. For more information, call 770-232-3000 or visit www.gwinnettchamber.org.

Aug. 15

New Member Luncheon - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gwinnett Chamber John D. Stephens Education Center. New Chamber members are invited to attend this luncheon to learn about Chamber programs and services, benefits of membership and involvement opportunities. Sponsored by Two Spoons Catering. For information, contact Angelia Risher at 770-232-1273 or angelia@gwinnettchamber.org. Reservations are required.

Aug. 16

Gwinnett Technology Forum - 7 to 8:30 a.m. Scientific Atlanta Auditorium, Busbee Center, Gwinnett Technical College, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043. Join us as we hear from Becky Blalock, senior vice president & CIO, Southern Company. Attend the Technology Forum for networking, company presentations and business leads. For information, contact Laurie McKenzie at 770-232-8812 or laurie@gwinnettchamber.org

Aug. 17

Small Business Development Luncheon - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 1818 Club. Join us for a panel discussion on "Taking Your Business to the Next Level," moderated by Clint Thompson, CEO of Thompson Hoffman & Company. The panel participants include Roger Reiser, CEO of C2Biofuels (start-up/technology), Linda Dekle, president of New Lawns, Ins. (small business) and David Snell, vice president/corporate secretary of E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. (large business). Luncheon sponsor is RBC Centura. Throughout the year, the Chamber offers monthly luncheons, forums and seminars on important issues facing small businesses. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Advance registration is required. For more information, please contact Laurie McKenzie at 770 232-8812 or laurie@gwinnettchamber.org.

Aug. 18

General Membership Meeting: 2005 Business in Gwinnett Expo & Job Fair - 11:30 a.m. Gwinnett Center. Speaker is Michael F. Adams, president, University of Georgia. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required. Walk-ins at the event are not guaranteed a spot at the luncheon. Note: Participants in the Expo & Job Fair must also register in advance and pay for the luncheon. For more information, contact Meghan Schorder at 770-232-8816 or meghan@gwinnettchamber.org.

2005 Business in Gwinnett Expo & Job Fair - 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Convention Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce invites you to the 2005 BIG Expo and Job Fair, one of the biggest chamber events of the year. Bringing life to the Chamber's mission "to be the leader in creating, promoting and sustaining a responsible pro-business environment in Gwinnett," the BIG Expo and Job Fair creates a higher level of awareness for a diverse array of products and services to the business community. Guests will be able to experience a trade show featuring more than 180 exhibitors, a job fair with more than 100 actively recruiting companies, a membership luncheon, product and cooking demonstrations, door prizes and the monthly Business After Hours. Exhibitors will have a unique opportunity to showcase their business to more than 2,000 potential clients or employees. Whether you want to meet new customers, shop vendors, make a career change or hire employees, the 2005 BIG Expo and Job Fair is sure to have something for you. Admission is free. For more information, contact Meghan Schroder at 770-232-8816 or meghan@gwinnettchamber.org.

Starting Your Own Business - 6 to 9 p.m. The University of Georgia Business Outreach Services/Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett presents a Starting Your Own Business seminar. Topics include the traits of successful entrepreneurs, market research, legal structures for your business, estimating startup costs and cash flow projection, financing alternatives, failure factors, and business planning. Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop may be one of the most important decisions you make prior to opening your business. A detailed business start-up workbook and other handouts are provided. Cost is $50. Pre-registration is preferred. For more information or to register, please call Helen Sutherland at 678-407-5385, or fax 678-407-5386 or e-mail sbdcgw@sbdc.uga.edu

Business After Hours: 2005 Business In Gwinnett Expo & Job Fair - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Convention Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Held in conjunction with the Gwinnett Chamber Expo and Job Fair. Join more than 300 Gwinnett Chamber members for an evening of networking. Sponsored by Gwinnett Center, Proof of the Pudding and Gwinnett Convention & Visitor's Bureau. Free of charge. No RSVP required. For information, contact Angelia Risher at 770-232-1273 or angelia@gwinnettchamber.org.