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2016-2020.  Make It Loud Nominated as a Leading Organization in Gwinnett Chamber’s IMPACT Regional Business Awards

Press Release:  Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA – Make It Loud, Inc. has been recognized as one of the leading organizations in metro Atlanta with a nomination for a 2016-2020 IMPACT Regional Business Awards, presented by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

The Gwinnett Chamber will honors organizations yearly for their outstanding service in the community. 

"We are very excited and grateful to be recognized by our business community for having a positive impact in our region.  More than financial reasons-- this is why we are in business."  -John Lehmberg, Owner. Make It Loud, Inc.

Award recognition will be made in the following areas:

  • Builder
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • International
  • Nonprofit
  • Service
  • Small Business

An overall IMPACT Regional Business Awards recipient will be selected from one of the above category winners.

“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.”


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Video Interview for the Duluth Fall Festival.  September 2014

Make It Loud owner, John Lehmberg was featured in a Gwinnett Daily Post video interview, along with a representative of Howard Brothers who were cooking free biscuits at their Green Egg booth at the festival!  

Make It Loud Interviewed at the Duluth Fall Festival.  September 29, 2014

The Make It Loud crew sponsored the Duluth Fall Festival this year, and had a booth in Man's Corner!   In addition, they handled much of the social media for the event.  The Gwinnett Daily Post Covered the event in an article here.

John Lehmberg and Cliff Tillery at Gwinnett Pinnacle Awards
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Awards. Left to Right: John Lehmberg, CEO Make It Loud; Cliff Tillery, COO Make It Loud; Matt Hyatt, CEO, Rocket IT; and Lyn Wright, CEO Plumbing Distributors, Inc.

Each year the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce awards 25 Pinnacle Awards to the top 25 outstanding businesses in Gwinnett as well as honoring three Small Business Owners yearly with the Small Business of the Year award.  This year, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce chose Make It Loud for not only a Pinnacle Award, but also for Small Business of the Year in the 1-9 employee category.  CEO and Founder John Lehmberg considers Make It Loud a team effort, having had fantastic staff members down through the years, and wants to thank all of them for their hard work as well as all of our amazing clients that we have served during that time.  Make It Loud considers it an honor to serve small businesses and to support them with solid e-marketing strategies. Make It Loud is grateful for the honor bestowed on them, and also want to congratulate Matt Hyatt, Owner and Founder of Rocket I.T. and Lyn Wright, CEO of Plumbing Distributors, inc., who also won Small Business of the Year Awards in their respective categories (10-99 employees, and 100+ employees).  For complete coverage you can read up on the awards ceremony at the Gwinnett Daily Post by clicking here or here.  Special thanks to the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce for honoring us with this award, and for supporting our business every step of the way over the past 10 years!

Make It Loud Ribbon Cutting at New Retail Space Opening, Feb 5, 2013
Owner John Lehmberg cuts the ribbon at the ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Make It Loud Web Design, SEO, and E-marketing has taken on a new concept in web development, that of opening up a storefront right by Brandsmart by the Mall of Georgia.  Owner John Lehmberg started the company in 2004, and it currently employs a staff of 9 other web, design, and marketing professionals currently.  The storefront opened officially on Feb 5, 2013, and is located at 2828 Buford Drive (Hwy 20) Suite 300.  Buford, GA.  The Gwinnett Daily Post wrote and article on their launch here, and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for them as well early this month.  

Make It Loud has taken on this new storefront to increase awareness of their presence with business owners, and also to be more available to clients.  They can also be reached by phone at  678.325.4007

November 2012.  Make It Loud Owner John Lehmberg featured on Gwinnett's Business Radio X

John Lehmberg, Lawyer David Lawler, Donna Robertson from Office Suites Plus, and Roger Manis from Big Dog Productions were all featured on Gwinnett's RadioX in November 2012.  All were discussing their businesses, trends, and what the future will bring in each of their respective industries.  It was a great time, a good laugh, and we thank the great folks at RadioX for hosting us!

You Can click the link here, or click the icon to listen below! 

April 14, 2012.  Make It Loud's John Lehmberg and friend Ed Szczesniak from Georgian Landscaping are featured as representatives for the Suwanee Business Alliance in the Gwinnett Daily Post.

The SBA is very important to Make It Loud, as John serves on their board of directors.  They are a business networking organization that is charity focused. They hold one large fundraiser during the year, and support gads of local charities with that money--  as well as all the business they generate for small business owners locally in the Suwanee area.  Make It Loud is proud to be a part of the SBA. The article can be read by clicking the link in the title.  Make It Loud has created the SBA's website for them, and we are happy to lend our creativity to each gathering to encourage and motivate small business in the Suwanee area.

March 19, 2012.  Owner John Lehmberg in the Suwanee Patch for the Suwanee Business Alliance Golf Tournament

Make It Loud owner John Lehmberg is on the Suwanee Business Alliance board of directors, and is pictured here along with board president Ed Szsyzniak promoting the 2012 Suwanee Business Alliance Annual Golf Tournament which will be held on April 24, 2012 at Hamilton Mill.  

February 26, 2012.  Make It Loud Owner John Lehmberg in Featured Article in the Suwanee Edition of the Gwinnett Daily Post

Owner John Lehmberg was featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post this month, in a retrospective article about his life, including how he started Make It Loud Web Design, and how technology has helped him in his "alter-ego" position as a local youth pastor here in the Atlanta Area.

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March 2012. Make It Loud Owner Published in Suwanee Magazine.

Make It Loud owner John Lehmberg was on hand recently at one of the Suwanee Business Alliance events, along with Paul Kill and Sandy Richardson.  Suwanee Magazine was present, and photographed them for their "People and Places" section of their publication. 

On March 18, 2011, John Lehmberg and Ed Szczesniak were featured on Accelerator Avenue, which is a radio program featuring Bernie Wolford, and focuses on innovations in small business.  You can visit their site here or listen to the radio show below.  The guys over at Accelerator Avenue are phenomenal guys, and their show rocks.  I highly recommend tuning in.

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Feb 2010. Make It Loud Named Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Month

In February of 2010, Make It Loud was awarded Small Business of the Month by the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce.  Chosen from a large group of small businesses in the Gwinnett area, Make It Loud has continued to be one of businesses that are regularly involved in the Chamber.  Make It Loud is grateful for the award, and continues to serve Gwinnett and the Atlanta area with affordable and user friendly sites that are easily updatable.  In fact, through the influence of the Chamber, Make It Loud has grown in national influence, having served clients in many states other than Georgia.  Click here to see the Chamber's article about Make It Loud.


Make It Loud is honored to be affiliated with the following groups:

  • Gwinnett Business Network
  • The Suwanee Network
  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • Buford Business Alliance
  • Suwanee Business Alliance
  • Dacula Business Association
  • North Georgia Business Connection

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