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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Want to reach Chambliss? There's an app for that

Camie Young

Camie Young

There’s even an app for one of Georgia’s senators.

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss released an official mobile application — the first to be offered by a member of the august body — for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The app contains much of the information on the senator’s website, including positions on hot topics and easy access to contact information, newsletters, videos and photos.

“The Chambliss app streamlines information about the senator into one place, and provides constituents with a new way of interacting with Sen. Chambliss, including the ability to call his offices directly within the app,” a press release said.

Constituents can also participate in surveys and sign up for an e-newsletter.

An introductory video about the app is posted on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjkG--8TPNE.

Available for free on the iPhone App Store ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chambliss/id440175316?mt=8&ls=1), the application was developed with iConstituent, a congressional vendor.

Nash makes influential list

Two of Gwinnett’s leaders were named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of 100 Most Influential Atlantans

Newly elected Chairwoman Charlotte Nash made the list, along with Chamber of Commerce President Jim Maran.

“It is a privilege to be recognized among so many great leaders in the region,” Nash said in a press release. “This honor really belongs to all the individuals in Gwinnett who make our community great, no matter who serves as chairman of the Board of Commissioners. Congratulations to everyone for making Gwinnett a leader in the Atlanta region.”

The list also includes Gov. Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson and Chick-Fil-a founder Truett Cathy.

“I am honored and humbled to be listed with such a strong group of action-oriented leaders from around the metro region,” Maran said in the release. “Each individual listed in this year’s publication deserves both the recognition and the credit achieved and I congratulate my peers and colleagues on this achievement.”

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Camie Young can be reached via e-mail at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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