WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT?

Learn how to Start, Sustain and Succeed!

The Gwinnett Small Business Summit offers educational opportunities, resources, and inspiration for every industry, stage of business, title/position, or level of expertise—there’s truly something for everyone.

Our 2018 Keynote Speaker

Jesse Itzler

Born in Roslyn, NY, Jesse Itzler only eats fruit ’til noon, loves Run-D.M.C., and enjoys living life “out of the box.” In fact, he doesn’t even have a box. The author of the New York Times bestseller, Living with a Seal, Jesse co-founded Marquis Jet, the world’s largest private jet card company which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. He then partnered with Zico coconut water, which he and his partner sold to The Coca-Cola Company.

He’s a former rapper on MTV and wrote and performed the NBA’s Emmy Award-winning “I Love This Game” music campaign and the popular New York Knicks anthem “Go NY Go.” When he’s not running ultra-marathons, eating vegan food or being a dad to his four kids, Jesse can be found at the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks games, where he’s an owner of the team. He is married to Spanx founder Sara Blakely.

Read more at his website: http://jesseitzler.com/

Our 2018 Speakers & Panelists

Additional speakers will be posted as they are confirmed

Josh Sweeney

Josh Sweeney

Founder

EpicCulture

Benny StaRomana

Benny StaRomana

Business Consultant

UGA Small Business Development Center

Jorge Valentin-Stone

Jorge Valentin-Stone

Economic Development Specialist

US Small Business Administration

Gary Zermuehlen

Gary Zermuehlen

Sr. Business Consultant

Dale Carnegie

Mark Farmer

Mark Farmer

Economic Development Manager

Gwinnett County

Sandra Font

Sandra Font

Director

Women’s Business Center

Skot Waldron

Skot Waldron

Principal

MULTIPLE, Inc.

Chris Ediger

Chris Ediger

Senior Consultant

GiANT Worldwide

Mike Sammond

Mike Sammond

Owner, Operator

Business RadioX Gwinnett & North Fulton

Lisa Winton

Lisa Winton

Founder

Winton Machine

Matthew Holtkamp

Matthew Holtkamp

President

Holtkamp Heating & Air Conditioning

Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens

President & CEO

Entreholic

Jim Beach

Jim Beach

Radio host and author of “School for Startups”

Peter Hildebrandt

Peter Hildebrandt

Gwinnett Lead, SCORE

Ticket Options (subject to change)

Platinum Pass (All-Day Access to All Events)

Chamber Members: $69
Guests/Non-Members: $79

AM Pass (Access to All Morning Sessions)

Chamber Members: $39
Guests/Non-Members: $49

PM Pass (Access to All Afternoon Sessions)

Chamber Members: $39
Guests/Non-Members: $49

AM Pass + Pinnacle (Access to All Morning Sessions + Pinnacle Luncheon)

Chamber Members: $59
Guests/Non-Members: $69

PM Pass + Pinnacle (Access to All Afternoon Sessions + Pinnacle Luncheon)

Chamber Members: $59
Guests/Non-Members: $69

Bronze Pass (Access to Small Business Resource Fair/Expo)

$10

Pinnacle Luncheon Only

Chamber Members: $55
Guests/Non-Members: $65

Our Event Partners

See who makes this event possible!

Presenting Sponsor

 Breakfast Sponsor

 Small Business Champion Sponsor

Award Sponsor

Small Business Hero Sponsors

Small Business Advocate Sponsors

Small Business Ally Sponsors