Aurora Theatre wins first-ever IMPACT Regional Business Award for Hospitality
IMPACT Regional Business Awards celebrate premier organizations driving economic development and job creation

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. –Presented by BB&T and hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber, the IMPACT Regional Business Awards recently recognized and celebrated exemplary organizations from the community in a ceremony at the Gwinnett Center.

Aurora Theatre won the IMPACT Award in the Hospitality category, honoring a company which consistently demonstrates a gracious spirit to Gwinnett’s visitors. Also nominated in the hospitality category were: Bahama Breeze, Dave & Buster’s, Explore Gwinnett, Friends American Grill, Gwinnett Braves Baseball Club, Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation, Hampton Inn – Sugarloaf Parkway, Heritage Golf Links, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Residence Inn Atlanta NE – Duluth Sugarloaf, Sonesta at Gwinnett Place, Titan Team Sports and Treetop Quest. 

“The IMPACT Regional Business Awards celebrate premier organizations in critical industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing our quality of life,” said Dr. Dan Kaufman, President and CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber. “They represent the creativity, determination and engagement of our business community and are examples of the enormous contributions of Gwinnett businesses and their employees."

“It is a humbling distinction to be mentioned in the same breath with so many first-class companies and organizations. Everyone at Aurora Theatre considers hospitality a top priority,” said Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez. “Patrons who have chosen to support the arts by purchasing a ticket are Aurora Theatre’s most valuable resource, and I am proud of everyone on the Aurora staff for making this possible.”

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Now in its 19th Season, Aurora Theatre produces professional live entertainment to suit everyone’s taste. Aurora Theatre is home to over 600 events each year. Two series of theatrical productions, the Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series and the GGC Harvel Lab Series, are comprised of the biggest Broadway plays and musicals alongside exciting contemporary theatre. Additionally, Aurora produces concerts, stand-up comedy, children’s programs, metro Atlanta’s top haunted attraction Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, as well as Atlanta’s only professional Spanish language theatre, Teatro Del Sol. Aurora Theatre is a world class theatrical facility with two performance venues. Nestled on the square in historic downtown Lawrenceville, Aurora has FREE attached covered parking and is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Aurora Theatre has garnered numerous accolades highlighted by recent achievements that include winner of Seven 2013 Suzi Bass Awards, Creative Loafing’s “2010 Best Theatre Company,” Georgia Trend Magazine’s “2011 Best Places to Work in Georgia,” Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “2012 Best Places to Work”, Atlanta Magazine’s “Best of Atlanta 2013” and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 President and CEO Award for Excellence in Arts.