The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily activities. So the August 4th Commerce Club meeting will be another Live Webinar.
Economic Development Manager,
Prior to joining the county team in January 2017, he was for six years the Director of Entrepreneurship & Information Services for Partnership Gwinnett, a public-private economic development initiative of the Gwinnett Chamber. Before taking on entrepreneurship support, Farmer served for three years as Partnership Gwinnett’s Research Manager.
Farmer came to Partnership Gwinnett with 20 years of business experience, including several as an entrepreneur with Words & Pictures, writing and photography business he owned. His clients included Emory University’s Public Health magazine, Georgia Tech, and the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.
In addition to starting his own business, Farmer has also held public relations and photography positions in academia and transit, paralegal positions with a technology firm and top Atlanta law firm, and editing roles with two city newspapers. Farmer holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in economic development policy from Georgia Tech.
Shelly Schwerzler Development Manager - Gwinnett County Library
Jason West Director of Programming Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Nicole Hendrickson Community Outreach Program Director & Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
James W. Cofer Jr. Snellville Historian and Author of "200 Years of Snellville History"
BJay Pak - United States Attorney
Carole Townsend - Author
Lisa Platt and Kathi Gargiulo - Snellville Parks & Rec
Brett Harrell - State Legislature
Rebecca Pool - South Gwinnett High School
Stan Hall - Gwinnett Sports Commission
Mayor Tom Witts - Veteran's Memorial talk & video
Regina Miller - Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services
Kristina Blum - Gwinnett County Court Judge, Guest Speaker
Jamie Jordan - Georgia Department of Workforce Development
State Senator Josh McKoon - Legislative Preview
Chief Roy Whitehead - Snellville Citizen's Police Academy
Kelly McAloon and STAT The Cat
Kelly Greer - Eagle Ranch
State Rep. Brett Harrell
Dr. Markus Porkert - Cardiology Director of Eastside Medical Center
John Sours - Administrator of the Governor's Office of Consumer Protection
Valerie Garner - Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Richard Steele - Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner
State Senator Renee Unterman talks about child exploitation in Georgia
Rob Woodall - 7th District Congressman
David Martin - Georgia Council on Economic Education
Dr. Dan Kaufman - Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Michael Hinton - Gwinnett County Schools Community Based Mentoring program
Charlie Harper and Eric Harrison - PolicyBEST
James Touchton - Council for Quality Growth
Stas Preczewski - Georgia Gwinnett College
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