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It’s not uncommon to see license tags from another state in the
parking lot or hear foreign languages or accents being spoken in
the office of Suwanee Dental Care. Build it and they will come
if the word gets out, and that’s just what Dr. Bill Williams did
as an early adopter on the web, local radio and TV. Suwanee
may have been a sleepy little town 25 miles northeast of Atlanta
back in the 90’s, but now no less than five national magazines
have named Suwanee among the best places to live, work and
play in America. Rating high in educational systems, community
parks and recreation, safety, work-force training and a multitude
of sports, cultural and medical professional accessibility gave
Suwanee and Gwinnett County its high ranking.
Building a better dental practice is a lot like building a better city.
It takes planning and foresight, training and implementation.
That’s what Dr. Williams accomplished in putting together one
of America’s finest dental teams and most advanced facilities.
Drs. Chad Schalk, Melissa Kremer, Naz Majdi and he have
a combined 52 years of experience. Dr. Kremer is fluent in
Spanish and Dr. Majdi in Farsi. Additionally, there are currently
a few team members who speak Russian and Romanian. All
of the doctors graduated from the Medical College of Georgia
School of Dentistry and both Dr. Schalk and Dr. Majdi completed
General Practice Residencies for advanced training. Dr. Williams
is a best-selling author as well as teacher in dentistry and
is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, hence the
Suwannee Dental Care slogan, “Everything Under One Roof.”
Clients come from all over to build and restore their smiles to
better strength, longevity and beauty. Oral and I.V. sedation are
important to many patients so that they can relax and sleep
through their appointments, getting all their dentistry done at
one time or in just a few visits. Expert comprehensive analysis
and remarkable results are keys to Suwanee Dental Care’s
success. Being well-versed in TMJ, neuromuscular dentistry,
orthodontics, Invisalign, implant dentistry, oral surgery, smile
design and reconstruction allows the doctors at Suwanee
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Currently, the state-of-the-art in dentistry is restoration of
missing or weakened teeth with dental implants. Patients can
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Welcome to Gwinnett County, your new home.
Still known as one of the nation’s fastest growing counties for more than 20
years, Gwinnett offers residents the best of both worlds with close access to
Atlanta and the modern infrastructure of suburbia. According to the 2010
census, Gwinnett is the second most populous county in Georgia with 805,321
people. As of the 2013 census estimate, the population is now 859,304. Boasted
as one of the metro Atlanta area’s most family-friendly destinations, visitors
and residents alike can find everything from quality shopping and dining to
various arts performances and sporting events year-round. With communities
mixing vision and heritage with Southern charm, this growing county has a
wealth of opportunities for all.
Named for Button Gwinnett, one of the three Georgia signers of the
Declaration of Independence, the county was created in December 1818.
The county seat, Lawrenceville, was incorporated in 1821, when Gwinnett
consisted of an array of agrarian communities, and was a thriving metropolis
with a population of 11,257 by 1850. Known today as Norfolk Southern, the
Danville and Piedmont Air Line was built in 1871 and induced the creation
of new cities, Norcross, Duluth, Buford and Suwanee. The introduction of the
Buford Dam in 1950 provided hydroelectric power, flood control, navigation,
and water supply and moved the county into the modern era.
Today, Gwinnett remains a bustling and sustainable member of the Atlanta
metropolitan area, with 16 municipalities. A mere 45 minutes from the hub
of southeastern transportation, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
Airport, and the University of Georgia a mere 25 minutes away down Georgia
Highway 316, you can get anywhere from Gwinnett. Dedicated to a beautified
county, sustainable Gwinnett focuses on working green, growing green and
pulling together for a more sustainable future with information on land use and
greenspace, energy and water conservation, green buildings and transportation
and air quality. Gwinnett County schools consistently rank among the highest
in the country. In 2013, The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and
Technology ranked third best high school in the country; second best charter
school in the country; and No. 1 high school in Georgia, all by U.S. News and
World Report. The Atlanta metro area is also consistently ranked the best city
for recent graduates, women in business, small businesses and more, making
Gwinnett a great place for young, educated career starters looking for good
opportunities for friendships, fun and success.
Parks and recreation abound in Gwinnett, where the Gwinnett Parks
Foundation actively protecting and maintaining the beauty of the 46 parks in
the county. The nonprofit 501(c)3 organization of volunteers promotes quality
parks for all and provides programs for the citizens of Gwinnett. A detailed
guide of amenities at each park can be found at gwinnettcounty.com under
Parks and Recreation. From fishing lakes, golf courses, dog parks and equestrian
trails to mountain bike trails, indoor and outdoor pools, roller rinks and even
sand volleyball courts can be found in the county’s prided greenspace. Harbins
Park in Dacula provides a whopping 1,290 acres waiting to be explored.
In Gwinnett, you seldom have to leave the county borders to satiate a thirst
for arts and entertainment, even with the city of Atlanta a short drive away.
Infinite Energy Center’s (formerly Gwinnett Center) 90-acre lakefront campus
can accommodate a variety of events from concerts, performances, meetings,
trade shows, conventions, banquets, and celebrations. The multipurpose campus
includes an amazing 13,000-seat arena (The Arena at Infinite Energy Center),
a 708-seat theater (Infinite Energy Theater), 23 versatile meeting rooms, a
50,000-square-foot exhibit hall, and a 21,600-square-foot grand ballroom
(Infinite Energy Forum). The campus, operated by the Gwinnett Convention
and Visitors Bureau, distinguishes itself by hosting a diverse range of events,
including the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators, NLL’s Georgia Swarm, Carrie
Underwood, Justin Timberlake, Menopause the Musical, JapanFest, Romeo
Santos, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Strait, Eric Clapton, NCAA Women’s
Gymnastics Championships, Disney On Ice, Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull, Orange
Conference, Beyoncé and more. For a full list of events, please visit www.
InfiniteEnergyCenter.com. The Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts
offers a setting both casual elegance and artistic flair with an award-winning
sculpture garden, 2,800 square feet of enclosed outdoor space and lovely art
galleries to make the perfect backdrop for a special day. There’s also a Children’s
Art Museum at the Hudgens, which opened in 2000. The Gwinnett History
Museum and Lawrenceville Female Seminary offers historic artifacts related
the county’s history, the first typewriter from Gwinnett’s historic courthouse
and is on the National Register for Historic Places.
The Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts offers a setting both
casual elegance and artistic flair with an award-winning sculpture garden,
2,800 square feet of enclosed outdoor space and lovely art galleries to make
the perfect backdrop for a special day. There’s also a Children’s Art Museum
at the Hudgens, which opened in 2000. The Gwinnett History Museum and
Lawrenceville Female Seminary offers historic artifacts related the county’s
history, the first typewriter from Gwinnett’s historic courthouse and is on the
National Register for Historic Places.
Business is big in Gwinnett, where close proximity to the Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta International Airport, Gwinnett County Airport and Barrow County
Airport as well as access to all of Atlanta’s major interstate make it a no-brainer
for relocating and growing headquarters. Of the more than 313,000 jobs in
Gwinnet, approximately 44,500 are taken up by the county’s major employers,
which include the Gwinnett County Public School System, Gwinnet Health
Care System, Publix, Walmart, Kroger, the U.S. Postal Service, NCR and Cisco.
AGCO and Primerica are both headquartered in Duluth. One business that is
growing exponentially in Gwinnett County is the film industry; many movies
have filmed in the county, including “Divergent”’s sequel “Insurgent,” “The
Hunger Games–Mockingjay: Part 1,” “Cell,” “Dumb and Dumber To” and “Fast
& Furious 7.” Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment launed Camera
Ready fall 2010, an initiative providing special designation to communities
wanting to contribute to the industry. The Gwinnett local film industry
directory has no shortage of caterers, hotels, lighting and equipment rental,
special effects and audio-visual production resources.
Sports of all kinds can be found in the county, from rock climbing and
ice skating to major sporting events at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. Home
to two of Atlanta’s premier minor league teams, residents of Gwinnett and
nearby counties cheer loud for the AAA Gwinnett Braves, an affiliate of the
Atlanta Braves, and the Gwinnett Gladiators, the ECHL minor league hockey
league. The Atlanta Falcons, Hawks, Harlequins and Rollergirls are much loved
throughout the metro area as well—you’ll always have a home team to root for.
In addition to Coolray Field in Lawrenceville and other local sports facilities,
the county has no shortage of locations to play tennis and other racquet sports.
Schooling options abound in Gwinnett, serving more than 169,150
students. The Gwinnett County school system includes four charter schools,
10 specialized schools, 77 elementary schools, 26 middle schools and 19 high
schools. The Buford City school system, incorporated in the county, has a total
of $11,416 per-pupil expenditures. Colleges and universities excel here, and
include Georgia Gwinnett College, DeVry University Keller Graduate School
of Management, Gwinnett Technical College and the Gwinnett campus of the
University of Georgia. In 2013, four Gwinnett schools were named Georgia
Schools of Excellence and Simpson Elementary was a 2012 National Blue
Ribbon Schools in the “Exemplary High Performing” category.
The downtown square motif is in no short order in Gwinnett, where
Suwanee, Norcross, Buford, Duluth, Peachtree Corners and Lawrenceville offer
great dining, live music, local shops and many free events throughout the year.
All 16 cities and towns in Gwinnett have something to offer relocators. Beautiful
Suwanee boasts being the best city to retire and made “Top Ten” small town
by Money Magazine. The vibrant downtown and community projects such
as Suwanee’s PlayTown and Community Garden instill a sense of long-term
family friendliness. Historic Buford offers a unique dining experiences and
downtown shopping celebrate nostalgic, local flair. Art galleries, studios, shops
and restaurants in the restored Tannery Row Artist Colony are alive with the
talents of pottery, acrylic, glass and woodworking artists. Duluth is the county’s
third-largest city, where greenspace and bikeways abound for supreme outdoor
living. Festivals, such as the Duluth Fall Festival and Barefoot in the Parkuluth
bring people from all over the county and beyond to the Duluth Town Green.
Often thought of as a model city for Gwinnett County, Duluth perfectly blends
small businesses, major corporations, developers and enterprise with historic
A Global Community
Dr. Daniel J. Kaufman
Gwinnett Chamber of
For businesses or families looking to relocate, a vibrant and diverse
community of choice in which to live, learn, work, and play awaits
them in Gwinnett. The second largest county in Georgia, Gwinnett
has emerged as an economic powerhouse and a hub in metro Atlanta
for a wide range of commercial enterprises, to include technology,
bioscience, advanced manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, and
information services firms.
We are fortunate to live, learn, work, and play in a community with
so many assets that continue to propel us forward. Located just 20
minutes northeast of downtown Atlanta, Gwinnett truly exemplifies a
robust economic diversity. Gwinnett is in the top three percent of all
U.S. counties in terms of minority business ownership, with over 40
percent of businesses within the County being minority-owned. Indeed,
Gwinnett is one of only eight counties in the nation where African-
American, Asian and Hispanic business ownership rates exceed nine
percent, and we are the only county outside of New York, Washington
D.C., and Houston that meets such a level of economic diversity.
Gwinnett’s pro-business reputation is well deserved – here businesses
have access to an extensive list of state and local incentives, a highly skilled
workforce educated at the area’s many universities and technical schools,
a rapidly growing regional market, a cohesive network of interstates and
rail lines, and convenient access to the world’s busiest airport and the
Georgia seaports of Savannah and Brunswick. With an impressive arts,
cultural and sports scene in a community that is strategically positioned
in the dynamic metropolitan Atlanta region, putting down roots in
Gwinnett is indeed a smart choice for businesses and families alike.
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The 7th District of Georgia
By Rob Woodall
It’s no secret that Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District is a
wonderful place to call home, and as a result, more and more folks
from across the state and country continue to do just that. In fact,
Forsyth and Gwinnett have been among the fastest growing counties in
Georgia the entire time I’ve had the honor of representing the district.
We’re a collection of the best and brightest of all ages, religions, and
backgrounds, and we’re eager to welcome those who want to be a part of
it. From education to economic growth, our community is engaged, and
I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished together.
We hear a lot about opportunity, but it isn’t just a buzzword in the
Seventh District. We get to see and feel it in action on a daily basis with
the two-time Broad Prize winning Gwinnett County Public Schools,
Forsyth County Schools’ highest high school graduation rate in Georgia,
or as reported by Bloomberg Government, 61% more district-based
businesses than the State average. These numbers and achievements
absolutely speak for themselves, and are a direct reflection of who we are
as a community.
Whether recent graduates starting careers, young families, or established
professionals, the cornerstones of education and economic growth are
unquestionably at the heart of our success, and a vibrant and diverse
community is the result. But as we all know, an excellent quality of life
means more than just a degree and a career – though those are vital pieces
to the puzzle. From nationally touring and local musicians at Duluth’s
Red Clay Theater, the Gwinnett Braves providing the next generation of
ballplayers to the Major League organization down the road in Atlanta,
or the beautiful shores of Lake Lanier, you’ll have plenty to do when you
don’t have your nose to the grindstone. The work, play, live model is
alive and well here, and provides a balance that is evident in what we’re
able to achieve in so many industries, communities, and households.
The Seventh District is a community that gets things done. We see that
not only in our past successes, but in how we embrace new challenges
and solve problems. With growth and success comes increased demand
for transportation and infrastructure to ensure our continued success, so
from local neighborhoods to Capitol Hill we partner with each other to
make it happen. It’s the topic of discussion at Community Improvement
District (CID) meetings across the region; it’s the willingness of Forsyth
County residents to approve a $200 million bond initiative for the
expansion of GA 400 rather than wait for state or federal funds; it’s
Georgia’s legislature and Governor Deal coming together to pass a $1.2
billion dollar transportation bill; and it’s the first long-term surface
transportation bill in a decade being signed into law by the President
just last year. I’m proud to serve on the House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee that crafted this legislation, and I’m even
prouder of the way we as a community acted in every way possible to
improve an already exceptional place to call home.
Irrespective of any differences we may have, it’s this wonderful
partnership that keeps us earning accolades across the board. From
Forsyth County News earning national recognition for innovation in
newspapers and media markets, the City of Suwanee’s past and repeated
recognition as one of the “Top 100” places to live, or the movie industry
building a new 465,000 square foot facility – the largest stage complex
under one roof in the United States – you can find all these things in
Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District. Countless men and women
have worked tremendously hard to make it what it is, and I’m so proud
to be surrounded by – and partner with – such remarkable people. The
future is bright for our part of the world, and I can’t wait to see what’s
Charlotte J. Nash
Board of Commissioners
Welcome to Gwinnett County! Having grown up here when
farmland covered most of our 437 square miles, I am amazed
at how the county has changed in the last half-century.
Today, we’re a dynamic urban environment with big-city attractions
while retaining our small-town, Southern charm. We’ve grown from
72,349 people in 1970 to nearly 900,000 today. Interstate 85 helped us
become the northeast gateway to metro Atlanta from the mid-Atlantic
and upper East Coast states. On our northern boundary, Lake Lanier
provides downstream flood control, water supply, electricity, and
outstanding recreation and quality of life benefits.
Our proactive, fiscally conservative county government provides
infrastructure that supports growth and makes this an enviable place
to live, work, learn, and play. We’re making sure our water, sewer,
stormwater, solid waste, and road systems can handle growth with
minimal borrowing from future generations. The best credit ratings
assure low interest rates when we do finance projects. Voter-approved
sales tax programs allow a pay-as-you-go approach to help build and
widen our roads, our nationally recognized parks system, well-equipped
police and fire and emergency services, award-winning libraries, and
numerous city projects in our 16 municipalities.
Internally, technology helps us operate efficiently and effectively and
communicate with residents about everything from our budgeting
and spending plans to upcoming road or construction projects that
may affect their daily lives. Our website, www.gwinnettcounty.com, is
a source for almost everything you would want to know about county
Gwinnett County offers local and express bus service and Briscoe Field
general aviation airport in Lawrenceville. Much of the traffic on our
2,500 miles of roads is managed by a traffic control center, which also
provides current camera views online. It’s a short drive to downtown
Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, or the University of
Georgia. Eighty percent of the U. S. population is within a two-hour
flight. Mountains and beaches are only hours away.
We like to say that you can progress from Pre-K to a PhD in Gwinnett
County. In addition to Gwinnett County Public Schools, Buford City
Schools, and a number of private primary schools, Gwinnett is home
to many institutions of higher learning. Georgia Gwinnett College,
Gwinnett Technical College, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine are a few of the places where you or your kids can get a great
education and career preparation.
Public entities, private businesses, and the Chamber of Commerce
work together in an economic development initiative called Partnership
Gwinnett that helps businesses locate or expand here. And county
government offers one-stop convenience for building permits, plan
reviews, and inspections.
Gwinnett offers plenty of housing options and excellent healthcare,
recreation, entertainment, and libraries as well as a variety of shopping
and dining options. You can walk, run, hike, bike, or ride a horse on
more than 125 miles of trails in Gwinnett County’s 10,000 acres of
county parks. The National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service have
designated 50 miles of trails at four parks as National Recreation Trails.
The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center embodies our efforts
to protect water quality and minimize the impact of growth on the
natural environment. We also take pride in maintaining our facilities
and preserving historic homes and buildings, including a grist mill and
a working farm.
We’re blessed with location, geography, climate, and warm-hearted,
diverse people who care about this place and each other.
I’ve been honored to serve Gwinnett County for decades as an employee
and since 2011 as an elected official. I hope you will choose Gwinnett as
your home and experience our excellent quality of life for yourself as an
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