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Small Business Awards


WOW—we are truly humbled to be recognized as a nominee for the #GwinnettSmallBizAwards!

Join us on 10/23 at the #GwinnettSmallBizAwards, hosted by @GwinnettChamber!

WHEN: October 23, 2019
TIME: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Infinite Energy Forum 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, Georgia 30097

Here is a press release from the Georgia House of Representatives:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Betsy Theroux
Monday, August 12, 2019 (404) 656-3996

Rep. Donna McLeod and Community Action Network Initiatives, Inc. Nominated for Inaugural Gwinnett Chamber Small Business Awards


ATLANTA – State Representative Donna McLeod (D-Lawrenceville), in part with her non-profit organization, Community Action Network Initiatives, Inc. (CANI Inc.), was recently nominated for the inaugural Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards. Rep. McLeod, who serves as president of CANI, Inc., is nominated in the “Small Business” category for advocating for small businesses as a legislator at the State Capitol.

“I am grateful to be nominated by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce for this special award,” said Rep. McLeod. “The success of our local economy is dependent on the success of our small businesses. As a state legislator and president of CANI, Inc., I will continue to work to ensure our small businesses in Gwinnett are supported both locally and at the State Capitol.”

“At the Gwinnett Chamber, we believe small business is big business,” said Nick Masino, president & CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett. “We understand that entrepreneurs are the engines of our economy and we are excited to celebrate their contributions.”

The Gwinnett Chamber’s inaugural Small Business Awards will showcase individuals, small businesses and organizations that start, sustain and succeed and the community that supports them. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

Designations will be given for the following awards: Advocate Award, Community Contributor Award, Culture Creator Award, Emerging Entrepreneur Award, Founder Award, Launch Award, Minority-Owned/Women-Owned Small Business Award, Small Business Award and Support System Award.

CANI, Inc., serves as an advocate for social change by creating awareness through grassroots activity. The organization initiates grassroots activities to promote civic engagement and life-coaching techniques for advancing the community. For more than a decade, their team has been volunteering throughout the community to minimize the physical, mental and emotional disconnect that impacts communities in areas of civic engagement and self-development.


Representative Donna McLeod represents the citizens of District 105, which includes portions of Gwinnett County. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 and currently serves on the Code Revision, Human Relations & Aging, Interstate Cooperation and Science & Technology committees.






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