Chicago! Suwanee! Suwanee Business Alliance


By: Ed Szczesniak
President, Suwanee Business Alliance

As the late, great Frank Sinatra sang so well “This is my kind of town, Suwanee is!” Sorry Old Blue Eyes…but those of us who live, work and play here would love to go toe to toe with you on the virtues of Suwanee versus Chicago. Here’s the Suwanee Business Alliance take on it…

Yes…from butchers to bakers to candlestick makers and beyond. (Actually we do not have any butchers or candlestick makers, but you get the point.) Many of the most successful, well-known, and friendly business people in and around our town are members of the SBA.

And now, the organization is expanding its reach. With the completion (well almost) of McGinnis Ferry Road, the SBA will hold a joint meeting with the John’s Creek Business Association in June at St. Marlo Country Club. As our Suwanee-based businesses grow, we want to reach out and entice those John’s Creek folks to “cross the border” and see what makes our kind of town so darn great and that Old Blue Eyes might have changed the words to his hit a bit if he were still with us!

By the way you or your business does not have to be based in Suwanee. The organization includes members from Lawrenceville, Duluth, Sugar Hill, Buford, Auburn, Loganville, Braselton, Norcross, Alpharetta, Marietta, Dunwoody, Hoschton, Atlanta, Oakwood and Winder.

So if you live or work on either side of the border and would like to learn more about living, working, or playing in “our town,” join us as a guest at an upcoming event.

Networking events are held the second Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at various locations around Suwanee. There is very little “meeting” and lots of fun, food, refreshments, and friendly networking. Just bring plenty of business cards and a smile. And should you choose to join, SBA is still the best bargain in the business world at $60 a year. That’s it! Nothing more to donate, pay, etc.

Are you starting to get the picture of why we’re so successful?

The SBA meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at different business locations. For more information and a schedule of our upcoming activities please look us up at



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