County to hold supply symposium

LAWRENCEVILLE - Anyone with goods and services for sale? Gwinnett County is buying.

Potential suppliers can learn the process of selling to Gwinnett County during its second annual Supplier Symposium at 9:30 a.m. April 11 in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center Auditorium. The symposium is designed to acquaint potential suppliers with the county's purchasing procedures.

"Gwinnett County is a $1.5 billion-a-year consumer," Purchasing Director Scott Callan said. "We are a stable consumer for businesses that bid to provide goods or services."

Participants will learn how to do business with the county, construction and capital projects, small business opportunities, and forging public/private partnerships. It will introduce potential suppliers and vendors to buyers and contracting officers and explain the local government's bidding procedures and requirements. Various metro Atlanta county, city and school agencies will also be in attendance.

"We want to encourage more businesses to bid on our contracts and this symposium helps show them how," Board of Commissioners Chairman Charles Bannister said.

Current projects that are open for bids and explanations of bidding procedures are available online at www.gwinnettcounty.com under the purchasing link.

Snellville group recognized

SNELLVILLE - Snellville-based 124 Group was named one of the 200 fastest-growing salon organizations in North America by Salon Today magazine.

The organization has achieved the honor in six of the past 11 years.

The 124 Group owns and operates Salon 124 with locations in Duluth, Snellville and Roswell, and Genesis Salon in Snellville and Suwanee, as well as the Process Institute of Cosmetology in Lawrenceville.

The company is owned by Brian Perdue.