SNELLVILLE COMMERCE CLUB

The Snellville Commerce Club was established in 1984. Our monthly meetings regularly include professionals and merchants from the Snellville area. We are seeking new members who would like to benefit their businesses by becoming part of a community-based organization.

In 2011, the Commerce Club became the official business marketing organization of Snellville Tourism & Trade, the city’s Destination Marketing Organization.

Objectives

Our purpose is to establish and promote programs that strengthen the ties among members, their respective businesses, and the community. The Snellville Commerce Club has been successful in supporting its membership through informed speakers and social gatherings in pursuit of excellence in business and civic education. The Snellville Commerce Club is involved in philanthropy with non-profit organizations to improve the area where we work and live.

Commerce Club Luncheon

Our luncheon meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, locations TBD monthly. We have a speaker from the community at each meeting. For information on our next  SPEAKER, CLICK HERE. Registration is required, REGISTER BELOW.

Guests may attend one regular monthly meeting at no charge. Any meeting thereafter is $15. Members of Snellville Tourism & Trade at the Classic level or higher receive one free seat at each meeting. To become a STAT member CLICK HERE.

Current Speaker

Andrew Carnes

Andres Carnes

Vice President of Economic Development,
Partnership Gwinnett

Andrew Carnes serves as the Vice President of Economic Development for Partnership Gwinnett. He joined Partnership Gwinnett in 2015 as the Director of Economic Development and was promoted to Senior Director of Economic Development in 2017.

As the VP of Economic Development, Carnes oversees the countywide economic development strategy which includes business recruitment and retention efforts, redevelopment, entrepreneurship, workforce development, as well as industry programs and events.

In this role, Carnes also oversees the international marketing efforts for Gwinnett County and has been invited to participate in international delegations to the headquarters of many Gwinnett companies, including those in Belgium, the Czech Republic, China, France, Germany, South Korea, and Switzerland.

Prior to Partnership Gwinnett, Carnes served as the Executive Director for the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority where he managed and directed the countywide economic development strategy, including existing industry expansion services and recruitment of new business. During his time in Dalton-Whitfield Carnes helped to land the Engineered Floors project which created 2,400 jobs and $450 million in investment. This project was selected as GEDA’s Deal of the Year Award, Area Development’s Golden Shovel Award, Trade & Industry Development’s CiCi Award for Community Impact, and a Top Project of the Year by Site Selection Magazine.

Over the course of his career, Carnes has assisted in creating over $2.1 billion in capital investment and over 12,000 jobs.

He is currently a member of the Georgia Economic Developer’s Association (GEDA), the International Economic Development Council, and the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC). He serves on the GEDA Young Professionals committee and is the past Co-Chairman of SEDC’s Young Professionals Committee for 2015 and 2016.

Carnes earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute in 2015.

Commerce Club Luncheon

Register Now!

May 4th, 2021 at NOON

Location: Snellville City Hall
2342 Oak Rd SW, Snellville, Georgia

Non-member cost $15