caution  Snellville Tourism and Trade announces All events have been canceled for the rest of 2020 due to COVID-19.

At this time we feel we need to continue to act responsibly and not encourage large crowds at events that we feel can not be socially distanced.



Please don't forget to continue to WEAR A MASK - SOCIAL DISTANCE - WASH YOUR HANDS

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Commerce Club Speaker Schedule

Live Webinar - Speaker & Meeting:

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily activities. So this month's Commerce Club meeting will be another Live Webinar.

2020 Schedule
October 6th

STAT Board of Director Posts

We will be having a very short Snellville Tourism and Trade General Membership Meeting during the October 6th, 2020 Commerce Club Meeting.
We have three Board of Directors Posts up for election from our General Membership that we will be voting on at the November General Membership Meeting at the November Commerce Club Meeting.
Post 6, currently held by Alice Snipes; Post 7, currently held by Kathy Emanuel and Post 9, currently held by Don Britt are the posts up for election from our general membership.

Speaker: Benita Dodd,
Vice President, Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Benita Dodd Cotton is a journalism graduate of Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, who immigrated to the United States in 1986. The Cobb County resident was an editorial writer and columnist for The Atlanta Journal Editorial Board and an editorial writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editorial Board before joining the Georgia Public Policy Foundation as vice president in March 2003.
She leads the Foundation’s Environmental Initiative and is responsible for the Foundation’s communications. She is a member of the 2007 class of Leadership Georgia, a member of the American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network (class of 2015), and a faculty member of the Leadership Institute of Virginia. She serves on the Political Science Advisory Board at Kennesaw State University, on the Board of Advisors for America’s Future Foundation Georgia and on the Board of Governors for the Georgia Charter Schools Association, and is a Policy Advisor for the Heartland Institute. She served on the Board of Common Cause Georgia and was appointed in April 2020 to the Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.
She addresses civic and leadership groups across Georgia on current issues and free-market solutions. She is a frequent contributor to newspapers, television, and radio programs around the state spent seven years providing free-market perspectives as a commentator on a weekly Atlanta Radio Korea program and appears regularly on Current NewPo, an online video Newstalk program for the News and Post Korean-American news service.

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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