Bill Blackwell/The Gwinnett Center
The Gwinnett Center is a 90 acre campus located off Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, GA. The Center includes The Arena at Gwinnett Center, a 13,000 seat multi-use facility that hosts concerts, sporting events, corporate events and religious gatherings. The Convention Center has 50,000 square ft. of exhibit halls, 23 meeting rooms and a 20,000 square foot Grand Ballroom. The Performing Arts Center is a state of the art 700 seat theater used for plays, corporate events, dance recitals and traveling shows. The Hudgens Center for the Arts is also located on campus but is operated separately from the other venues, but the Gwinnett Centers sales staff does handle bookings of the facilities for weddings, receptions and other gatherings. The Center employs approximately 100 full-time and over 200 part-time people. The Gwinnett Center is directed by the Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and operates as a non-profit organization. The bricks and mortar are owned by the County but the Center has operated without County funding after construction. This year they celebrate 10 years service for the Arena and Grand Ballroom and 20 years service for the PAC and Convention Center.
Jess Villegas/Leading Concepts Group
The LC Group (Leading Concepts Group) is a business consulting organization dedicated to elevating the systems-thinking capabilities of every individual in the organization to positively impact results, the development of leaders at every level of the organization, and the construction of strategic plans and business models that are aligned with the objectives of the organization.