Best of Gwinnett: Making a Living – Nine to Five

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Gwinnett’s economic development and job growth were on the up and up this year! From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, each made their presence known in Gwinnett by bringing an increase in jobs as well as capital investment. In July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Gwinnett was leading Georgia in employment growth, with a rate almost double the national average. For Gwinnettians, this news promises a bright future ahead despite challenging times. Here’s what our readers told us about their favorite companies in Gwinnett.

❯❯  Best Employer
Awesome benefits, fantastic pay and fun co-workers are some things people look for in an employer. These are some Gwinnett companies that hit high marks with our readers: Chick-fil-A, Hire Dynamics, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett Medical Center and Lloyd Pro Group, Inc.

❯❯  Best Business Address
Sometimes what we deal with in business is very similar to what we address in our personal lives. Location for your business is just as important as finding the right place to live. If you think of your business location as your second home, you won’t go wrong setting up shop in Downtown Buford, Downtown Duluth, Downtown Lawrenceville, Mall of Georgia or Suwanee Town Center Park.

❯❯  Best Office Park
You don’t have to travel to the city for a great location for your next business venture. The best office parks are right here in Gwinnett, including Duluth Town Green, One Sugarloaf Centre (Brand Properties), Sugarloaf Corporate Center (Taylor & Mathis, Inc.), Suwanee Town Center Park and Technology Park Atlanta.

❯❯  Best Accounting Firm
When tax time rolls around, it pays to have a good accountant on your side. The votes point to using 10 Key Solutions; DeLuca, Ladd & Carroll, LLC; Forrestall Galeano & Li, CPA, LLC; Hamilton Financial, PC; McMullan & Co., CPAs; and Rhodes, Young, Black & Duncan for all your financial needs.

❯❯  Best Bank/Financial Institution
Your relationship with your bank should be a mutually beneficial one, so find one that fits your requirements to a “T.” Bank of North Georgia, Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia United Credit Union, Gwinnett Community Bank, KeyWorth Bank and The Brand Banking Company are Gwinnett banks that excel in customer service.

❯❯  Best Insurance Agency
Much has been said about the importance of top-quality insurance, whether it’s for your home, car, boat or more. Our readers told us Burnette Insurance, E2E Benefits Services, Inc., Lloyd Pro Group, Inc., Sampers Financial, Inc., State Farm and Talbert Insurance Services get their stamp of approval.

❯❯  Best Law Firm
In the times your family needs legal assistance, it’s key that you’re paired with the best in the field to solve your legal dilemmas. Work with attorneys that have the experience you can trust like Andersen, Tate & Carr, PC; Gary Martin Hays & Associates, PC; Mahaffey Pickens Tucker, LLP; O’Kelley & Sorohan, Attorneys at Law, LLC; Speed, Seta & Waters, LLC; and Thompson & Sweeny, PC.

❯❯  Best Staffing Agency
Many Gwinnett companies rely on staffing agencies to help them find the right person for the job. These companies not only place individuals in the designated position, but also work in partnership with their clients to ensure success. The best staffing agencies in our area, according to our readers, are Hire Dynamics, MD&E Clarity, Einstein HR, ProLogistix and Staffing Resources.

❯❯  Best Customer Service
Top-notch customer service is crucial to running a prosperous business. By maintaining excellent customer satisfaction, you’ll keep customers around for the long haul. Our voters suggest Chick-fil-A, Georgia United Credit Union, Gwinnett Medical Center, Lloyd Pro Group, Inc., Einstein HR and The Pet Garage for an exceptional customer experience.

❯❯  Best Place for a Business Meeting or Retreat
A business meeting is a great reason to get your employees out of the office. New surroundings are said to re-energize employees’ imaginations and initiative, so they perform better when they’re back at work. Top Gwinnett execs pick the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, Gwinnett Center, IACC Conference Center at Château Élan, Legacy Lodge & Conference Center at Lake Lanier Islands Resort and The 1818 Club as the top-rated meeting spots.

❯❯  Best Power Lunch
Your client wants to grab a bite to eat instead of meeting in the office? No problem! Our followers advise mixing a little work in at these neighborhood lunch spots: Chocolate Perks, Gary’s Bistro, Luciano’s Italian Ristorante & Lounge, Marlow’s Tavern, McCray’s Tavern On The Square and The 1818 Club.

❯❯  Best IT Service
In today’s technologically booming world, it’s essential to have the top companies troubleshooting all your IT challenges. Hire Interactive Business Technologies, LAN Systems, Inc., MIS Solutions, Inc. or Rocket IT next time you encounter a computer error or malfunction.

❯❯  Best Hotel
Are you looking to find a great place for your clients to stay while in town? Or maybe you’re seeking a little R&R without the kids? Either way, our voters say these places show the best hospitality in our community: Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place, Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Buford Mall of Georgia, Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort at Stone Mountain, Hilton Atlanta Northeast and Legacy Lodge & Conference Center at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. You can’t beat these hotels’ comfy beds, soft pillows and top-of-the-line customer service.

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