To ensure on-going community growth and well-being, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce uses its well-invested resources into the core fabric of its members’ businesses and citizens living within Gwinnett County, Metro Atlanta and Georgia’s Innovation Crescent region.
As an independent, non-profit, member-funded advocacy organization representing over 2,000 companies that employ more than 750,000 people, the Gwinnett Chamber Board of Directors and Chairman’s Club members are drawn from top local, regional and statewide leadership.
By its very nature, the Gwinnett Chamber is the only organization that can bring together leaders from business, healthcare, government, education, non-profit and philanthropy to proactively address the most pressing local and regional needs in a revolutionary and ever-evolving forum.
Simply stated, the mission of the Gwinnett Chamber is to strengthen existing business, facilitate the growth of quality job opportunities and enrich the community’s quality of life.
We achieve our mission by interconnecting business, civic and political priorities in the local and regional community to ensure an excellent standard of living continues in Gwinnett County.
As Gwinnett County and surrounding Metro Atlanta businesses grow and prosper, the Gwinnett Chamber is there to assist them in leveraging their talents and resources to facilitate continuing success and growth development. These issues include transportation and water, education and workforce development, revitalization and redevelopment, healthcare, arts and culture and protecting our pro-business environment.
The Gwinnett Chamber rallies the business community to support its partners by creating a culture and environment where positive things happen through thoughtful design and sponsorship of over 250 events each year. This helps members grow their businesses and develop networking and leadership skills. It also provides resource development seminars to help them lower overhead expenses and business costs.
At the very heart of the Gwinnett Chamber’s vision statement is the commitment to be a forum where business, government, education, healthcare, arts, culture, entertainment, philanthropic and public-service communities come together to advance the region’s economy and enrich the quality of life for Gwinnett’s citizens.
Guest blog post by Vince DeSilva, Senior Vice President, Membership Services, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
In June 2007, Vince DeSilva joined the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce at the Vice President of Membership Services. Through his tenure, the Gwinnett Chamber was named one of the top three Chamber of Commerce’s in the county by the ACCE. His vision helped launch progressive new programming within the Chamber such as adding 60+ Small Business Programs yearly and relaunching a new more robust Young Professionals program. Most notably, Vince has taken the all-volunteer campaign from 400K to 1.25M annually. In addition, to his duties at the Chamber, Vince has previously served the City of Suwanee as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for 5 years. Also, he has served on the Hi-Hope Service Center Board of Directors as well as the United Way Gwinnett Campaign Cabinet.
Prior to the Gwinnett Chamber, Vince managed Talent Acquisition for The Home Depot Corporate headquarters and was a Financial Operations Manager for E.I. Dupont de Nemours within the paint and chemical division. He currently resides in Suwanee, GA with his wife Rachel and two sons, Joey and Jake. When you don’t see Vince at the Chamber you are sure to find him at the baseball field where he has been a travel baseball coach for the past several year, winning the Gwinnett County baseball title for 13u baseball in 2015. He is a graduate of Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL with a BS in Marketing & Management. He was also a scholarship athlete for Jacksonville University in the sport of baseball.