Press Release: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Nominated for IMPACT Regional Business Awards

Winners of Prestigious Gwinnett Chamber Award Will Be Announced May 16 at Infinite Energy Forum

Lawrenceville, Georgia, March 29, 2018 – Recognized as a leading nonprofit organization in Gwinnett County, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful has been nominated for an IMPACT Regional Business Award.  Designed to be reflective and unique to Gwinnett and across metro Atlanta, the program pays tribute to premier organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing our quality of life.

“When people think of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, they may associate our organization more with quality of life and less with economic development, but – in truth – our mission is closely tied to both,” explained Schelly Marlatt, executive director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. “More and more businesses today are looking to locate, relocate or expand to areas that embrace sustainable practices just as they do. They are also drawn to communities that are clean and well-maintained, with a variety of recreational pursuits. Through our programs like Adopt-A-Road, Adopt-A-Stream and Stormwater Protectors – among others – we’re ensuring that the Gwinnett County community is not only beautiful and inviting, but also that it can boast healthy air and water quality levels. We are incredibly honored to have been nominated for this prestigious award, and look forward to the awards ceremony in May.”

Recipients of the 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

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