Gwinnett Chamber Partners with the City of Sugar Hill to Provide Business Resources
The Gwinnett Chamber and the City of Sugar Hill have recently announced a partnership that will provide new business resources to the community. In an effort to enable its small business resource efforts to be more accessible to the business community, the Chamber will begin to facilitate some from the Suite Spot, a business incubator in downtown Sugar Hill.
First and foremost, this service is offered to provide goodwill, community involvement, and support for the community. The city approached the Chamber with the idea earlier this year. Sugar Hill hopes to foster economic development in the area by providing all the necessary resources for businesses to scale. “The Gwinnett Chamber believes portability is a key aspect of disseminating the resources and assistance available to our starting and growing businesses,” said Vince DeSilva, Senior Vice President, Membership Services. “Working from the Sugar Hill Suite Spot location will enable our businesses to receive the assistance they require within a more convenient distance. This allows us to provide assistance to even more entrepreneurs without pulling them from their businesses for a long period of time.”
The Chamber plans to host bi-monthly consultations, monthly workshops and group discussions with business owners, mentors and local entrepreneurs at the Sugar Hill location.
This educational resource is the perfect complement to the tools already offered by the Suite Spot. The business incubator is currently home to SCORE, which is a network of entrepreneurial mentors, and SBDC, the University Of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center. All of these resources, including the community connection partnership with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce are available free-of-charge at the facility. The Suite Spot boasts several dedicated work spaces, available with a PO Box for only $100 per month as well as private office space for lease and a co-work space with 24-hour access and high speed WiFi for only $50 per month.
The business incubator has been receiving accolades and recognition outside of the city. Mayor Pro Tem, Brandon Hembree stated, “I am very excited about the Suite Spot and the recognition it has received state-wide for helping small businesses in our community grow and be successful. This partnership with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, in addition to our pre-existing relationship with the Small Business Administration, highlights the role we play as cities in economic development and will provide our businesses with unprecedented access to expertise, mentorship, and knowledge.”
This partnership between the Chamber and the city will strengthen the relationship with local business owners, the city and the Gwinnett Chamber, thus fortifying economic development in the area. For information on the program, please contact Scott Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org.