Gwinnett Chamber Names Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful an IMPACT Award Finalist

Organization Dedicated to Connecting People and Resources for a Sustainable Gwinnett Makes it to Final Round in Regional Business Award Program in Nonprofit Category

Lawrenceville, Ga. – April 16, 2019 – Established in 1980 to provide solutions for illegal dumping and littering in Gwinnett County, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GCB) has grown to become a leading nonprofit organization charged with educating and engaging the public in on-going efforts to improve the local environment and citizens’ quality of life. In recognition of its community-focused efforts, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful has been designated as a finalist for the IMPACT Regional Business Awards.  Hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber, the IMPACT Awards pay tribute to premier organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing quality of life.

“We are truly honored to be recognized in the nonprofit category for this year’s IMPACT Regional Business Awards,” said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. “While our efforts might not be as measurable as a company that adds hundreds of jobs to Gwinnett County or brings hundreds of thousands of dollars to our local economy, GCB DOES have an impact on making our community more attractive to new companies that will influence job creation and homebuyers who will enhance the local economy. A cleaner, greener, more sustainable community is not only highly attractive to anyone considering a move to Gwinnett for business or housing, it’s also extremely important to our overall quality of life – from the clean air that we breathe to the clean water that we drink. I’d like to extend our thanks to the Gwinnett Chamber for recognizing the important role GCB plays in our community.”

In addition to the Nonprofit category, IMPACT Regional Business Award recipients will be selected in the following sectors:  AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction); Education; Healthcare; Hospitality; Information Technology; International; Service; and Small Business. An overall IMPACT Regional Business Awards recipient will be selected from one of the above category winners.

“Now in its fifth year, the program has provided exposure to more than 1,500 best-in-class businesses. Bringing together leaders across these important industries is another example of how the Gwinnett Chamber can fulfill its mission to serve as a community forum,” said Dr. Dan Kaufman, president & CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber.

The awards ceremony will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Infinite Energy Forum. For more information, visit

About Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful:  Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Services, Inc. (GCB) is a Keep America Beautiful affiliate and award-winning 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It boasts an expansive community-based network dedicated to finding long-term solutions to environmental and quality of life issues through individual action. The organization is guided by a Citizens Advisory Board that represents all sectors of the Gwinnett County community. A nationally recognized leader in creating cleaner, greener and more livable communities throughout Gwinnett, GCB involves more than 100,000 volunteers annually to clean and restore public places, recycle more, protect watersheds and develop the next generation of environmental stewards. To learn more about Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and its mission of “Connecting People and Resources for a Sustainable Gwinnett,” please visit