Gwinnett Chamber and Italy-America Chamber SE sign MOU

Press release from the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce

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Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA – Jan 27, 2021 – The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce (GCOC) and Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast (IACCSE) have agreed to participate in an alliance and made it official at the Gwinnett Chamber’s January board meeting. This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is meant to encourage and further collaboration between the two parties to best serve their members. 

“This is our first of many Memorandums of Understanding in 2021, and we are excited about the possibility of partnerships to come,” says Gwinnett Chamber Board Chair Doug Jenkins. “This agreement formalizes the mutual commitments to each other, which in turn, will benefit our members and the region. Working together gives us strength in numbers and a unified voice to protect our pro-business environment.”  

In addition to a collaborative partnership, this alliance is formed to develop a mutual understanding and working relationship between the two chambers.  

“We are very pleased to partner with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and to establish a collaboration that is mutually beneficial for our respective members,” said Eugenio Fumo, Vice President of the Georgia Chapter, Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast. “More Italian companies call Gwinnett County home than any other county in Georgia and we are confident this important partnership will allow our members even greater access to participate in events and to connect with the local business community in Gwinnett County. At the same time, this exciting collaboration will also offer a unique opportunity to the members of the GCOC to learn more about existing and future opportunities with one of the main economies in the world. Entering this Memorandum of Understanding is definitely a significant step in the development of closer and even more substantial business ties between Gwinnett County, Italy, and our respective members.”  

Also in attendance was Filiberto Calascibetta, Honorary Consul General of Italy in Atlanta, and a member of IACCSE.  

Partnership Gwinnett, the Gwinnett Chamber’s public/private community and economic development initiative, annually leads multi-organizational delegations abroad to recruit and retain foreign companies to locate and expand in Gwinnett County.  

“The Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett look forward to advancing our relationship with Italian businesses here and in Italy,” said Nick Masino, President & CEO, Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett. “Honorary Consul General Calascibetta is already an effective partner in our recruitment efforts, and even joined us on our 2017 recruitment trip. This MOU between our chambers should accelerate the results between Gwinnett and Italian companies.” 

To read the Memorandum of Understanding, visit   

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