Inside: Economist to speak
Technology Parkway recognized as 'Smart Road'

New concepts join The Forum shopping center

Three unique concepts are joining the lineup at The Forum on Peachtree Parkway.

The women’s clothing boutique Versona recently opened, and a health eatery Chopt Creative Salad Co., and a low-impact exercise chain Club Pilates will be the newest
additions to the Peachtree Corners collection of retailers and restaurants. READ MORE
Filming of FBI series 'Class of '09' to be filmed at City Hall
Minim Productions is expected to film at City Hall in February or March, shooting scenes for a new FBI series. The scenes will be shot in three meeting rooms, a hallway and the rear parking lot.

The eight-part series produced by FX Productions revolves around a group of FBI agents who graduated from Quantico in 2009 and are reunited following the death of a mutual friend. Spanning three decades and told across three interweaving timelines, the series examines the nature of justice, humanity and the choices we make that ultimately define our lives and our legacy. The series stars Brian Tyree Henry and Kate Mara, among others.

If you are interested in leasing space to the film industry, contact the Gwinnett Film Office at 404-849-8996. or visit https://www.gwinnettfilm.com/
From the Mayor's Desk . . .

A new normal for retail in Peachtree Corners?

As the country continues to deal with the pandemic, how we live our day to day lives has been altered-- permanently. Not only has the pandemic had physical and emotional effects, but Zoom calls, online learning, curbside pickup, and food delivery are now commonplace. The pandemic has accelerated the trend toward online shopping and brick-and-mortar retail stores are struggling to find new ways to get shoppers back. This change is already having a visible impact in Peachtree Corners and could have an even bigger one. READ MORE
City honored for Smart Roads, innovation

The City of Peachtree Corners recently received a 2021 innovator award in the "Smart Roads" category from CompassIntel.com.

Compass Intelligence honors and recognizes the best of the best Internet of Things (IoT) companies, organizations, products, platforms, and solutions.

Recently, Compass Intelligence recognized 21 companies in distinct IoT categories specific to industry, in addition to five awards selected solely by Compass Intelligence. Nominations came in from analysts, companies, partners, press relations and corporate communications contacts followed by a voting process. The city was recognized for its Smart Roads technologies underway at Curiosity Lab, from solar strips to vehicle detection devices.

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a publicly funded living lab designed to provide a real world test environment to advance next generation intelligent mobility and smart city technology. Companies test in the environment, free of charge, and solely retain the data for their use.

Economist to provide economic outlook

Dr. Alfie Meek, the director for the Center for Economic Development Research at the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, will provide an overview of Gwinnett's economy at Partnership Gwinnett's Economic Outlook Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the John C. Maxwell Leadership Center at 12 Stone Church, 2050 Sugarloaf Circle in Duluth. READ MORE
New Businesses opening doors in Peachtree Corners
business open sign
Review the many new occupational tax certificates processed by City Hall. See the most recent new businesses and license. READ MORE
School superintendent to speak at Chamber

Dr. Calvin Watts, Gwinnett County Schools Superintendent, will speak at the First Friday Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 4 at Atlanta Tech Park, at 107 Technology Parkway. Networking will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the program and breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Connect over coffee;
morning meetup planned

Join the PCBA on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 8:30 a.m. at Firebirds for an opportunity to have conversation with business professionals who want to share and discuss business in a positive atmosphere. Firebirds is located at 5215 Town Center Blvd. READ MORE
PTC Business Briefs
  • Construction continues on a BP gas station at 4057 Holcomb Bridge Road at Spalding Drive.
  • Innovative Smiles dentistry at 5185 Peachtree Parkway is renovating its office space to add more treatment space.
  • Hoover Foods, Inc. is renovating the Wendy's restaurant at 5491 Spalding Drive, investing about $500,000 in the project.
  • A new medical office, One Medical, will be moving into The Forum center at 5175 Peachtree Parkway.
  • Renovation is underway at 6899 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. for the opening of Impact Signs.
  • The band Ghost Town Rodeo is playing on Friday, Feb. 18 at Anderby Brewing 6-9 p.m.
Vehicle Technology conference coming to Peachtree Corners
More than 500 industry and academic leaders in the growing field of V2X (Vehicle to Everything) technology will gather in Peachtree Corners in March to show off the latest technology that enables objects like cars to communicate with other objects like other cars, buildings, gas pumps, traffic lights, pedestrian phones, etc. READ MORE