Press Release: GCB Selected as 2018 IMPACT Award Finalist

Eco-focused Organization Proves a Contender for the Nonprofit Category of Awards Presented by Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce; Winners Announced May 16


Lawrenceville, Ga. – April 30, 2018 – Recognized as a leading nonprofit organization in Gwinnett County, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GCB) has been designated as a finalist for the 2018 IMPACT Regional Business Awards. Hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber, the program pays tribute to premier organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing our quality of life.

“We are so honored to be included in a list of truly outstanding organizations – both nonprofit and for profit – within our region,” said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. “I’m extremely proud of the hard work of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful team members and volunteers to make a positive impact throughout our community for not only the good of the environment, but also to the benefit of our economy. As well as being beneficial to the health and well-being of the people and animals who call Gwinnett County ‘home,’ a clean, healthy and thriving community proves most attractive to incoming companies and homebuyers. Thank you to our friends at the Gwinnett Chamber for recognizing the important role Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful plays, both in the here and now with a jam-packed calendar of cleanup and recycling events and in the future with our ongoing education of Gwinnett County Public School students to foster an up-and-coming generation of environmental stewards.”

Recipients of the 2018 IMPACT Regional Business Awards will be selected in the following sectors:

  • AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction)
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • International
  • Nonprofit
  • Service
  • Small Business

An overall IMPACT Regional Business Awards recipient will be selected from one of the above category winners.

“Now in its fourth year, the program has provided exposure to more than 1,200 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 16, at the Infinite Energy Forum. For more information, visit To learn more about Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and its programs, 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, please visit