By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Ten Lawrenceville businesses receive Golden Hammer Awards
The City of Lawrenceville hosted their annual Golden Hammer Awards program, honoring local businesses for their contribution to the revitalization efforts and growth throughout the community.

Ten businesses were presented with Golden Hammer Awards at the ceremony held at the 550 Trackside event facility just outside of the Lawrenceville Square.
Mark Mullin, President of the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association Board noted that “we are fortunate to have a City in which our business owners take pride and continually invest in improvements, enhance the way they do business and work together to build a strong presence not only in Lawrenceville but throughout all of Gwinnett County and the metro Atlanta area. The Golden Hammer Awards provide an opportunity for the community to recognize and thank the businesses and their leaders for their dedication and hard work.”
Golden Hammer Award Recipients:

Outstanding Commercial Downtown Project Award Winners: 
The Bench Jeweler

Exhibit Ale

Iron Accents

Nancy’s Candy & Spice

Sweet Tooth Ice Cream Café

Outstanding Commercial City Limit Project Award Winners:

Nash Chevrolet

Gwinnett Medical Center – Strickland Family Medicine Center

Outstanding New Renovation (Small Business/Organization) Award Winner:

All Pro Carts

Outstanding New Construction (Large Business/Organization) Award Winner:

Georgia Gwinnett College – Allied Health & Sciences Building

Build Up Community Winner:

Aurora Theatre

“Downtown businesses are the heartbeat of economic development in local communities,” said Lisa Sherman, Director of Economic & Community Development for the City of Lawrenceville. “Their collective growth generates annual economic impact in Georgia equivalent to that of one KIA plant project. To celebrate them with this awards program is the least we can do for what they contribute to our community.”

The Golden Hammer Awards are an annual event hosted by the City of Lawrenceville with an open nomination process. Winners are determined based a variety of criteria as determined by the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association board, which is comprised of business and residential leaders throughout the community. For more information on this event, as well as any other events taking place in Lawrenceville, go to VisitLawrenceville.com.