caution  Snellville Tourism and Trade suspends the majority of events through October 2020.  Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and rise in hospitalizations, we feel it is important to keep the health and safety of our citizens and visitors first and foremost. We feel that we cannot properly social distance at our concerts and larger events and are taking the advice of Gwinnett Newton Rockdale Health Department doctors who suggest not to have large gatherings of people, which can spread the virus, even outdoors.

The following events will be canceled until 2021:  Snellville Concert Series (Aug. 22, Sept. 26 and Oct. 10), Star-Spangled Labor Day (Sept. 5), Taste of Snellville (Sept. 12), Fall Festival (Oct. 24).  Remember to wash your hands, social distance, and wear a mask to protect yourself and others.


Snellville Tourism & Trade encourages residents to stay safe and informed during this time regarding the Corona Virus. For more information and updates on the virus please refer here Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, City of Snellville website, Barbara Bender - Mayor of Snellville, Dave Emanuel - Mayor Pro Tem of Snellville, Eastside Hospital, Gwinnett, Newton & Rockdale County Health Departments.

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Commerce Club Speaker Schedule

Upcoming Speaker:

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily activities. So the August 4th Commerce Club meeting will be another Live Webinar.

2020 Schedule
September 1st

Mark Farmer,
Economic Development Manager,
Gwinnett County

Mark Farmer is an Economic Development Manager with Gwinnett County, Georgia. Part of a team of three charged with enhancing economic development in Gwinnett, Farmer focuses on small business and entrepreneurship.

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.

Previous Speakers

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
Clyde Strickland
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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