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Veteran Broadcaster Johnny Phelps Named New Host of “OPEN FOR BUSINESS”

DULUTH, GA–(Marketwired – February 02, 2016) – A new year brings a new look and sound to OPEN FOR BUSINESS, the Gwinnett Chamber’s monthly radio show that originates from the Business RadioX studio in Duluth, GA.

The new host of the show is veteran broadcaster Johnny Phelps, who has over 30 years’ experience in the radio and television industry. His on-air work includes serving as a national sportscaster for CNN Sports and CNN-Sports Illustrated. He was also a sports anchor at WFMY-TV in Greensboro, NC.

Phelps currently works as a broker associate and realtor for Harry Norman Realtors. Known as the “Voice of the Gwinnett Chamber,” Phelps serves as the official emcee at chamber events and has been selected as a two-time Gwinnett Chamber “Ambassador of the Year.”

“I am very excited to be hosting OPEN FOR BUSINESS,” said Phelps. “This is a great opportunity to enhance my involvement with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and its membership.”

OPEN FOR BUSINESS also has a new underwriter and sponsor in FarraTech. Formerly known as Laser Supply & Service, the employee-owned company just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Based in Norcross, FarraTech specializes in manufacturing toner for laser printers, plus printer and copier repair.

“FarraTech is all about local businesses supporting each other, and we can’t think of a better way to partner with the Gwinnett business community than to partner with Business RadioX,” said FarraTech President and CEO Maria Mendillo. “We are excited to help businesses connect and look forward to the new opportunities within the Gwinnett community.”

The Gwinnett Chamber’s monthly radio show OPEN FOR BUSINESS highlights and spotlights the top businesses and business leaders in Gwinnett. The show airs live at 11:30 AM ET on the 4th Friday of every month. Listeners can enjoy previous episodes any time by visiting or The program is also available for download on iTunes.

About Business RadioX®:

Business RadioX® interviews dozens of innovative entrepreneurs and successful leaders each week. Its mission is to help local businesses Get the Word Out about the important work they’re doing for their market, their community, and their profession. With a pro-business slant and a long-form interview format, guests don’t have to worry about being ambushed or talking in “sound bites.” Guests have enough time to tell their whole story and to share their insights and experience without interruptions. Business RadioX® hosts are business professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged business audience. Business topics that are frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other issues impacting the business community. For more information, visit: