The Gwinnett Chamber honored more than 100 finalist organizations across several industry categories at a luncheon . Presented by BB&T, the award program is designed to be reflective and unique to the Gwinnett area.

“The IMPACT Regional Business Awards recognize premier organizations in critical industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing our quality of life,” said Dr. Dan Kaufman, President & CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber. “In 2015, we launched this pivotal program and received a great response with nearly 500 nominations. Bringing together leaders across these important industries is another example of how the Gwinnett Chamber can fulfill its mission to serve as a community forum.”

Tony Parker, President of POND, says, “We’re extremely honored that the Gwinnett Chamber has recognized our efforts with the IMPACT Regional Business Awards. All of our staff can be proud of these achievements because they have all contributed to our success.”

Pond received the 2016 Overall IMPACT Regional Business Award and the International Award. With humble roots, this company began in a basement more than 50 years ago and has grown to a nearly 400-person firm, which is headquartered in Gwinnett. It provides architecture, construction, engineering and planning services to private, public and federal government clients. In addition to its local commitment, it has three international locations, including Canada, Japan and its newest in Spain. In 2016, projects have already been completed in 13 different countries, expanding its global footprint.


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