The Greater Eastside Chamber Of Commerce of Snellville is hosting it's annual Give Back. In a time as we are living in today, this event could not come at a better time. There are so many families who are in such a bad situation because of the pandemic. For some they don't know where their next meal is coming from. This is a sad situation, but a real one. That's why The Give Back is an event that needs your support. GECC wants to give to those who are in dire need, but it wants to also recognize those who are doing great things in the community.
You can not only attend this event, but you can also make donations. GECC is accepting the following donations which can be brought to the event.
Yesterday Kamala Harris was scheduled to speak at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett. Being that I am officially a member of the press I was able to be on the frontlines where Kamala would be speaking. Before we could get to the frontlines, we had to be searched by the dogs and secret service. Well I took the opportunity to take a picture with secret service which I thought was really cool, because he was so nice.
I think when I told him we had to take a picture it caught him and Georgette off guard, he laughed and said okay and we shot a quick selfie while the dogs was sniffing my car for guns or knives.
I know that the secret service are just law enforcements, but I feel like they are grades above our local heros. I know that the roles that they all play daily are extremely important and I respect all of the good ones and I am thankful and grateful for the work that they do.
Yesterday was so cool. I got a chance to go to the Infinite Energy Center where so many local leaders were yesterday, but what was really exciting was the fact that I got to represent Good Morning Gwinnett and get a chance to be within 100 feet of Vice President Hopeful Kamala Harris.
Before Kamala took the stage Jon Ossoff, Stacy Abrams, Lucy McBath, Hank Johnson and Carolyn Bordeaux took to the stage to rally the crowed and to express just how important the 2020 election is.
Kamala followed to remind the people why they should vote for Vice President Joe Biden and herself. There is a lot on the line and that was the general message from all of the candidates. We have only one day left to see what the turn out will be. However it turns out I hope that people remember that we are all Americans and that there are others out there just waiting for us to turn on each other so that they can come in and finish us off.
All in all yesterday was history making for me and my team as we braved the brisk Sunday afternoon all while wearing a mask to make sure we were practicing safety from the Corona Virus.
My daughter had a photo shoot this weekend and she was telling me about this amazing park that was 5 minutes away from our home. She told me about the mill and the water falls and I said what? There is a water falls around the corner? Sure enough there was. Freeman's Mill park is literally 5 minutes from where I live and I had no idea it was there. As much as I talk about how beautiful the parks are you would have thought I would have known that. If someone is looking for a place to take pictures by a waterfall this could be your place. There were people there just enjoying the water because it was a very hot day yesterday.
But anyway, my daughter who has a hobby of thrifting and taking pictures in beautiful places. In my next lifestyle post I'll share another beautiful park that she found and took pictures. In my latest lifestyle article featuring her, she talks about her life becoming a new mom and how she had to overcome the change. To read that story check it out here.
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MEDIA ALERT: Explore career opportunities with Amazon
(GWINNETT-METRO ATLANTA) – August 26, 2020 – Discover your next opportunity at Amazon at its newest facility in Stone Mountain, GA.
Join Amazon at an upcoming virtual information session to learn more about exciting opportunities and how to apply. Can’t make it to the event?
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When: Friday, Aug. 28, 2 to 3 p.m.
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Meeting ID 2213221631
The Collective PAC Endorses District 3 Commissioner Candidate. Gwinnett County, GA – Derrick J. Wilson, candidate for County Commissioner District 3, welcomes the endorsement of the Collective PAC today. “I am truly grateful to receive the endorsement of the Collective PAC because I share their commitment to diversify the advocates representing our communities,” said Wilson. “At a time when racial tension is high across the nation, this is when it is most important to have representatives from all races, cultures, and backgrounds, to bring their perspectives to the table to find solutions to bring our communities back together.”
“Our focus is to ensure our nation upholds its ideals and promises of a truly representative democracy by increasing the number of African Americans in public office at all levels,” says Chris Scott, Director of Campaigns - The Collective PAC. “Derrick Wilson is a clear choice for Gwinnett County Commissioner. He is a unifier with a broad and inclusive agenda. He has shown leadership and integrity through his efforts to garner resources for the underprivileged through his school drives and his community service during this pandemic.
As County Commissioner, we believe Derrick will seek the solutions that benefit all of the citizens within his district and county-wide.” Wilson is one of several candidates that were endorsed by the Collective PAC during this campaign cycle. He faces Jasper Watkins III for the Democratic nomination in the runoff election on August 11th. For more information, visit: http://www.wilson4gwinnett.com.
Gwinnett County, GA –Derrick J. Wilson, who is leading in votes to be the Democratic nominee for Gwinnett County District 3 Commissioner, is hosting his 2nd Annual school supply drive. The goal: to raise funds to purchase and distribute laptops locally to our families in District 3.
With businesses slowly opening and everyone adjusting to new regulations regarding how to move forward since the outbreak of the coronavirus, residents all over the country are attempting to adjust to this “new normal.” But life did not stop. Summer plans have been altered or canceled, and families still need to prepare their children for the upcoming school year. Due to the pandemic, school districts are weighing decisions to open schools or having students attend virtually during the 2020-2021 academic year. Derrick J. Wilson is seeking solutions that will benefit families and students for either situation, so students will not fall behind.
The fundraising drive will begin June 22, 2020 and continue through July 22nd . Due to the coronavirus and the need for social distancing, this year’s school drive will be held virtually. For every $50 donated, one laptop will be donated to a family in need. Wilson hopes to raise enough funds to purchase 250 laptops to assist families that do not have access to a computer at home. The laptops will be donated to each school’s PTSA on July 31st for distribution to the families. Residents who want to get involved, can donate online at: https://bit.ly/2UXSYPM.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2020 Whitney Furlough, Communications Director Phone: 470-737-1717 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so excited to announce that Good Morning Gwinnett now has it's own coffee called Good Morning Gwinnett Sunrise. While I've been sheltered in I've been thinking a lot about my life and my business. I decided to shut down most of the divisions of my business and put more focus on GMG. I also decided that I wanted a produce a product other than a t-shirt or a book. Then one morning I was lying in bed watching a show called the Brave Ones and there was a story on there about Proctor and Gamble and how they got started. That's when the idea to launch a coffee hit me. I was like wow, that's a great idea. I started to do research on what it would take to have my own coffee and now Good Morning Gwinnett Sunrise Coffee is ready to go to market. It is a vanilla butter rum flavored coffee.
I am so excited to be adding coffee to the company. Anyone who would like to taste the coffee can order an individual samples, 12oz or 16oz bag or they can sign up for a monthly subscription and have the coffee delivered monthly right to their homes or office. Sunrise only comes in one flavor for right now. I didn't want to roll out a ton of different flavors, because GMG is not a coffee company it is a media company with coffee being an ancillary product.
Click Here To Order A Cup Of Sunrise!
Just this morning when I did the Good Morning Gwinnett show I announced that we had over 25k new cases of the the Coronavirus as of last night. I just recently got an update from the Georgia Department Of Public Health that as of noon today there are 874 new cases of the Coronavirus since yesterday. That number is huge and I believe that it will only increase as Georgia reopens for business.
As of right now there are 26,033 confirmed cases of the virus here in Georgia. More than 1,107 people have died from the virus and 5,110 have been hospitalized.
Gwinnett County is in the top ten counties for the number of cases and the number of deaths. Although Fulton county has the most confirmed cases with 2,799 cases and 118 deaths in Georgia, Dougherty County has the most death with 1,499 cases and 119 deaths. Gwinnett County stands at number 3 on this list with 1,766 cases and 55 deaths.
Governor Brian Kemp will be announcing soon whether or not Georgia will be completely reopen as the deadline to reopen ends today. Kemp has gotten a lot of heat about reopening too soon even from Trump. We will wait until later today or tomorrow to see if Georgia will completely reopen and what does that mean for the citizens of Georgia.
No matter what the final decision will be you must still us precautions when you are out and about. Remember that this virus does not discriminate, so you must protect yourself and your family at all times.
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