TONIGHT 10/13: BUY AMERICAN - SHOP LOCAL -  and support Small Businesses!
Location: Randy's Perennials & Water Gardens: 523 W Crogan St • Lawrenceville GA 30046

With the holidays right around the corner, where you decide to shop impacts our community and country.



Yes, YOU and your neighbors, friends, and family can better our community and country by simply buying local and buying American made products.

Did you know that locally owned businesses help build stronger communities by linking neighbors in a web of social and economic relationships and they are some of the largest contributors to local causes?

Did you know locally owned businesses help preserve uniqueness in our communities which help to preserve a distinctive character? 

Join us on October 13, 2015, at Randy’s Perennials and Water Gardens in Lawrenceville to hear Clyde Strickland speak on the American Made Movie & Movement and the importance of Buying American and locally! 

americanmademovie190Clyde Strickland, retired founder of Metro Waterproofing, is a passionate man with fervent beliefs. He uses his financial success and his business acumen to promote and support organizations and institutions that contribute to making the world a better place. He is a community activist and philanthropist, who has changed the face of Gwinnett and our country.

Clyde Strickland is the Executive Producer of The American Made Movie,  a compelling documentary exploring the impact of American manufacturing on both ordinary citizens and the national economy. People are making a difference by doing their part in their local communities. These individual efforts combine to ultimately impact the national economy. It has been said that the greatest thing America makes is Americans. The ability of average Americans to adapt, innovate and thrive has created one of the greatest civilizations in human history

By illustrating the successes of companies that have prospered without adopting the practices of their competitors, American Made Movie shows the positive impact of domestic manufacturing jobs on national and local economies in the face of great challenges. 

Whether you are an entrepreneur, student, stay-at-home mom or a senior citizen, you have the power to transform America's future and be a part of the solution through thinking before buying and through the simple choices you make every day

The American Made Movie can be purchased and is a must-see for the entire family at and

Heart of Gwinnett Logo190Each year Heart of Gwinnett chooses a cause to raise money and awareness. Heart of Gwinnett’s 2015 charitable organization is Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity and on November 2nd we will be holding our 2nd Annual Par for the Cause Golf Tournament presented by, that delivers your favorite restaurants to your home, business or event. We are seeking sponsors and players for a fun filled day. Please register to play and sponsor at or by emailing with any questions. LIKE our Facebook page Par for the Cause Golf Tournament. The tournament will be hosted at Summit Chase Country Club. 

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This article is sponsored by Heart of Gwinnett (formerly New Lawrenceville). Heart of Gwinnett is a FREE networking organization of businesses and volunteers that are working to bring community together.  Heart of Gwinnett promotes buying locally, educate the community on issues that affect our community.