Sales Tax Holiday for WaterSense and ENERGY STAR Products Returns to Georgia

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

The State of Georgia will reward eco-conscious consumers once again during the month of October with a Sales Tax Holiday on both energy and water saving manufactured goods.  ENERGY STAR and WaterSense-labeled products with a sales price of $1,500 or less that are purchased for noncommercial home or personal use during the weekend of October 3-5, 2014 will be exempt from state and local sales taxes.

For more details about the Sales Tax Holiday, click here.

NOTICE OF PRE‐QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS – Lawrenceville City Hall Renovations Project

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 at 5:09 pm

NOTICE OF PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS - Lawrenceville City Hall Renovations Project

The City of Lawrenceville is soliciting applications from Contractors for prequalification to furnish labor, materials and equipment necessary to complete the construction of the Lawrenceville City Hall Renovations Project.  To view the full advertisement, click here.

7th Annual Rock’n Ribville to feature ‘Georgia Satellites’ and National BBQ Competition October 11th

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014 at 2:49 pm

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Rock’n Ribville to Host ‘Georgia Satellites’ and

National BBQ Competition in Downtown Lawrenceville

 Local event features Bands, Beer, BBQ and Festival Activities, Starts at Noon on October 11

LAWRENCEVILLE (GWINNETT/METRO ATLANTA) GA –The Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association (LTTA) - in partnership with the City’s Police Benevolence Fund and the City of Lawrenceville – will host the seventh annual Rock’n Ribville event on Saturday, October 11th. Attracting more than 13,000 attendees to the City’s Downtown, Rock’n Ribville will bring local businesses, a Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) National Competition and traditional Southern barbeque together with live music, arts, crafts and kid-friendly activities. The event will also celebrate Georgia’s fastest growing four-year institution, Georgia Gwinnett College. Festivities will run from 12-7:30pm on the City’s newest event venue, The Lawrenceville Lawn, located on Luckie Street in the Downtown.

Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson said, “Rock’n Ribville is Lawrenceville’s premier event of the year, bringing heightened awareness of the College to the surrounding community while showcasing the local scene to thousands of visitors from all over the South. It is a great event and we are proud to call it our own!”

Presented by U.S. Auto Sales and Bud Light, Rock’n Ribville is partnering with 94.9 The Bull, Radio 105.7, and Talk Radio 640 WGST to provide a live broadcast from the event. The program will also feature Main Stage performances by Dirt Romeo, Mad Margritt, and The Georgia Satellites, all kicking off at noon with Georgia Gwinnett College and a local ‘Grizzly Burger’ Eating Contest.

KCBS sanctions and judges BBQ competitions across the U.S. and promotes barbeque as America’s favorite cuisine. It is the largest society of barbeque enthusiasts in the world. Being a newly sanctioned KCBS event allows Rock’n Ribville to invite teams from across the country to join in the annual BBQ competition for a chance to win prize money in various categories, including chicken, ribs, pork and brisket.

“Rock’n Ribville is one of Gwinnett’s most popular festivals with over 13,000 attendees,” said Mark Mullin, President of the LTTA Board of Directors. “This event attracts residents of Gwinnett County and beyond as it offers a great atmosphere, excellent entertainment and fantastic food. We are excited to be celebrating another year of this successful event and we welcome everyone to Historic Lawrenceville to enjoy all that Rock’n Ribville has to offer.”

Rock’n Ribville would like to thank participating sponsors for their support of this year’s event: Presenting Sponsor – U.S. Auto Sales; Alcohol Sponsor – Bud Light; Radio Sponsor – 94.9 The Bull, Radio 105.7, and Talk Radio 640 WGST; Gold Sponsors – Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Lawrenceville Downtown Development Authority, Precision Planning Inc.; Silver Sponsors – All Good Pest SolutionsChildren’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Gwinnett, Gwinnett Daily Post, Metro Mechanical H-VAC, Peach State Credit Union, Squeeze King, and Wages & Sons; Bronze Sponsor – Cycle World of Athens.

For more information about Rock’n Ribville, please visit www.RocknRibville.com or connect at www.Facebook.com/RocknRibville.

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Media Contact:
Marci Gross | 678.407.6651 | Marci.Gross@LawrencevilleGa.org

PUBLIC NOTICE: Local Businesses Targeted in Financial Scam

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Public Notice:
We have been made aware of several businesses in the Lawrenceville area that have been targeted in a new financial scam.

Someone claiming to be from the City of Lawrenceville has been calling businesses stating that they owed money for their utility bill and needed to make a payment at a third party location to prevent services from being disconnected.

Please rest assured that no one from the City will ever initiate phone calls asking for bill payments to a third party. Any payments made to the City should only be made through our secure website at www.LawrencevilleGa.org or paid in person at City Hall.

If you have any questions or experience a similar situation, please call City Hall at 770-963-2414.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS – 252 West Crogan Street Building Demolition Project

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Sealed Bids for the 252 WEST CROGAN STREET BUILDING DEMOLITION project will be received at the City Engineer’s office located at 70 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, until 3:00 P.M. Friday, October 3, 2014.

To view the complete advertisement, click here.

City of Lawrenceville Accepts the ALS Bucket Challenge from the City of Duluth

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 at 4:31 pm

The City of Lawrenceville was challenged by the City of Duluth to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We passed the challenge on to the City of Suwanee, the Aurora Theatre, Gwinnett Medical center, and the Georgia Gwinnett College!

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Ten Lawrenceville Businesses Receive Golden Hammer Awards

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Local Awards Program Recognizes Businesses and Community Leaders

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – August 15, 2014

Recently, the City of Lawrenceville hosted their annual Golden Hammer Awards program, honoring local businesses for their contribution to the revitalization efforts and growth throughout the community. Ten businesses were presented with Golden Hammer Awards at the ceremony held at the 550 Trackside event facility just outside of the Lawrenceville Square.

Mark Mullin, President of the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association Board noted that “we are fortunate to have a City in which our business owners take pride and continually invest in improvements, enhance the way they do business and work together to build a strong presence not only in Lawrenceville but throughout all of Gwinnett County and the metro Atlanta area. The Golden Hammer Awards provide an opportunity for the community to recognize and thank the businesses and their leaders for their dedication and hard work.”

Golden Hammer Award Recipients:

  • Outstanding Commercial Downtown Project Award Winners:
    • The Bench Jeweler
    • Exhibit Ale
    • Iron Accents
    • Nancy’s Candy & Spice
    • Sweet Tooth Ice Cream Café
  • Outstanding Commercial City Limit Project Award Winners:
    • Nash Chevrolet
    • Gwinnett Medical Center – Strickland Family Medicine Center
  • Outstanding New Renovation (Small Business/Organization) Award Winner:
    • All Pro Carts
  • Outstanding New Construction (Large Business/Organization) Award Winner:
    • Georgia Gwinnett College – Allied Health & Sciences Building
  • Build Up Community Winner:
    • Aurora Theatre

“Downtown businesses are the heartbeat of economic development in local communities,” said Lisa Sherman, Director of Economic & Community Development for the City of Lawrenceville. “Their collective growth generates annual economic impact in Georgia equivalent to that of one KIA plant project. To celebrate them with this awards program is the least we can do for what they contribute to our community.”

The Golden Hammer Awards are an annual event hosted by the City of Lawrenceville with an open nomination process. Winners are determined based a variety of criteria as determined by the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association board, which is comprised of business and residential leaders throughout the community. For more information on this event, as well as any other events taking place in Lawrenceville, go to VisitLawrenceville.com.

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Media Contact:   

Marci Gross | 678.407.6651 | marci.gross@lawrencevillega.org

City of Lawrenceville’s Mike Jewell Elected as Gas-Section Officer

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Lawrenceville’s Regulatory Compliance Coordinator Mike Jewell has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Gas Section Executive Committee.

The Gas Section of the Georgia Municipal Association coordinates activities and assists municipal natural gas systems in providing efficient, safe and economical service to their consumers.  The group, composed of 85 natural gas systems around the state, also provides training and training materials on topics such as the transportation, storage, production and utilization of natural gas.

“Mr. Jewell has extensive knowledge of natural gas systems and is very committed to ensuring excellence in service and safety,” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. “His leadership on the Executive Committee of the Gas Section is greatly appreciated.”

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to its 521 member cities.

Media Contact:  Amy Henderson, (678) 686-6226 or ahenderson@gmanet.com

Employment Opportunity: Gwinnett County School Bus Driver Positions Available

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Gwinnett County School Bus Driver positions currently available. Apply online at www.gcpsjobs.org or call 678-225-7670 for more information.

  • Experience credit possible
  • Guaranteed 6 hours per day
  • Benefits available
  • Good driving record required
  • Training provided

 

45 Lawrenceville Locations Claim Gwinnett’s Readers Choice Awards

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Gwinnett’s County Seat ranks among top locations in North Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – June 6, 2014

In a recent poll conducted by The Gwinnett Daily Post, Readers’ voted in over 70-plus categories, naming a Lawrenceville business, location or asset among their top choices 45 times. Pulling from the metro Atlanta region, the Post conducts this annual competition among its readership, ranking everything from restaurants and shops to Downtowns, Parks, Arts & Cultural venues and more.

“People are the essence of every community,” said Lisa Sherman, Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Lawrenceville.  “Visitors, residents, business owners, leaders – these are who make Lawrenceville’s success possible and the City is very grateful to all who choose to invest and participate in Gwinnett’s Capital City. Thank you for your partnership and congratulations on your success!”

From seven main categories and 69 subcategories, the City of Lawrenceville fared extremely well with readers. Businesses throughout Lawrenceville were presented with 17 First Place wins, 12 Runner Up positions, and 16 Honorable Mentions for the following categories:

  • Apartment Community: First Place – The Preserve at Legacy Park
  • Arts Venue OTP: Runner Up – Aurora Theatre
  • Aquatic Center: Honorable Mention – Collins Hill Aquatic Center
  • Auto Body Shop: First Place – Hayes
  • Auto Mechanic: First Place – Firestone Lawrenceville, Honorable Mention – Hayes
  • Beer Growler: Runner Up – Exhibit A(le)
  • Breakfast/Brunch: First Place – Little Barn
  • Burger: First Place – Local Republic, Runner Up – Five Guys Lawrenceville
  • Chinese: First Place – Thai Diner Sugarloaf Mills
  • Daycare Center: Honorable Mention – KidsRKids- Lawrenceville
  • Dessert/Bakery: Honorable Mentions  – Special Kneads & Treats, The Blue Rooster
  • Dog Grooming: Honorable Mention – Pet Smart Lawrencveille
  • Downtown: First Place – Lawrenceville
  • Elected Official: First Place – Judy Johnson
  • Festival/Fair: Honorable Mention – Rock’n Ribville
  • Flower Shop: First Place – Huff’s Florist, Honorable Mention – Lovin Florist
  • Gwinnett Sports Team: First Place – Gwinnett Braves
  • Happy Hour: Runner Up – McCray’s Tavern
  • Italian: First Place – Dominick’s
  • Mall: Runner Up – Sugarloaf Mills
  • Maid Service: Honorable Mention – Queen of Clean Lawrenceville
  • Mexican: First Place – La Cazuela, Honorable Mention – Taqueria los Hermanos
  • Movie Theater: Honorable Mentions – AMC Sugarloaf Mills & AMC Colonial 18
  • Pediatrician: First Place – Gwinnett Pediatrics, Runner Up – Lawrenceville Pediatrics
  • Physical Therapist: Honorable Mention – Resurgens Lawrenceville
  • Pizza: First Place – Mellow Mushroom, Runner Up – Cosmo’s Little Italy Pizza
  • Realtor: First Place – Winfield Realty Group, Runner Up – Linda Campbell Winfield Realty
  • Retail Experience: First Place – Bass Pro Shops
  • Seafood: Runner Up – Oyster Bay
  • Sports Bar: Honorable Mention – Dave and Buster’s
  • Steak: Runner Up – Longhorn Steakhouse Lawrenceville
  • Sushi: Runners Up – Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar, Thai Diner-Sugarloaf Mills
  • Wedding Venue: First Place – 550 Trackside
  • Wine/Spirits: Honorable Mention – Block 178
  • Workout: Honorable Mention – Gold’s Gym Lawrenceville

Come and experience Gwinnett Readers’ Choice for BEST DOWNTOWN on July 3rd at 7:30pm for Prelude, an event to celebrate our Nation’s day of Independence. The Aurora Theatre will be performing a production of South Pacific at this year’s event, with a fireworks display following the show. For more information about Prelude, to reserve a VIP table, or learn more about Gwinnett’s top restaurants and shops, make sure to VisitLawrenceville.com!

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About the City of Lawrenceville:

The City of Lawrenceville is the Capital City of Gwinnett, Metro Atlanta, with a population of just over 29,000 citizens and a youthful median age of 32. Lawrenceville works to preserve its heritage while pushing ahead to ensure excellence for the future. From state-of-the-art medical, educational and governmental facilities, to thriving business, cultural, and recreational opportunities, Lawrenceville serves as home and host to individuals and families who come here from around the globe. Follow us on twitter (@CityofLville), Like us on Facebook (City of Lawrenceville) and visit us at www.lawrencevillega.org.

 

Media Contact:   

Marci Gross | 678.226.2639 | marci.gross@lawrencevillega.org

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