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Mountain inn resort gets approval

County commissioners last week approved a rezoning that has potential to bring a large-scale tourism development to western Dawson.

October 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Belk’s semi-annual charity sale is Nov. 9

Belk department store is hosting its semi-annual charity sale next month and is inviting local schools and nonprofit organizations to participate.

October 23, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


German firm buys site here

A German-based leader in welding and exhaust safety equipment recently bought more than 15 acres near Ga. 400 in Dawson County for its North American operations.

October 16, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Legislative updates planned at luncheon

Legislators representing Dawson County will speak Thursday during the local chamber of commerce monthly luncheon at Peach Brandy Cottage.

October 09, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Local banker honored for 30-year career

A local community banker was recently recognized for his three-decade career in the industry.

Mike Underwood, executive vice president at First Citizens Bank of Georgia, on Thursday received a lifetime service award from the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. The organization pays tribute to bankers who have marked a significant milestone in the banking industry.

October 09, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Business expo to feature health

For 12 years, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce has held an annual Business Expo. This year, attendees can expect health booths, too.

September 25, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Business leaders gather for chamber golf tourney

Dawson County Chamber of Commerce members spent Monday on the fairways of Crystal Falls Golf Course.

September 25, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Golfers to tee up for the chamber

Golfers will hit the greens next week for the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament.

September 18, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Popeyes opens, brings new jobs

After only a few short months of construction - 59 business days, to be exact -the Dawson County branch of Popeyes Fried Chicken is officially open to the public.

September 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Winners split prize

Mayor James Grogan may by the luckiest man in all of Dawsonville.

September 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Reverse raffle tickets for sale

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the year. Tickets are available for the reverse raffle that will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 29.

August 14, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Auvermann invited to White House

Dawson County soon will send one of its technological proponents to a conference in Washington, D.C.

July 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Developer purchases property on Ga. 400

An Atlanta-based development company has announced plans to build a commercial "power center" that will bring national retail and restaurants to Dawson County.

July 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Shooting tournament benefits the chamber

Though the initial date was a wash out, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's shooting tournament was able to make the second time the charm.

June 26, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Plans for reservoir continuing

Developers say plans to build a regional reservoir remain in place despite a lack of state funding.

June 26, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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Steel fabricator cleared to expand

A local steel fabricator received clearance last week to move forward with an expansion that will bring new jobs to Dawson County.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Unemployment rate on the rise

The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region, which Dawson is a part of, is on the rise.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner | BUSINESS


Manufacturer applies for building variance

A local steel fabricator has applied for a building variance in anticipation of expanding its manufacturing operations.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Racing team moving headquarters here

Dawsonville continues to be a hotbed for NASCAR activity with the recent announcement that J.J. Yeley's race team has decided to bring its operations to town.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Senior facilities possible

Dawson County may soon be getting not one but two locations geared toward senior citizens.

Both Whitley Engineering Inc. and TBG Residential are looking at locations, one in the city and the other in the county.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Lake, retail touted as area’s economic engine

Rising lake levels have played a role in the area's economic upturn, according to a local real estate expert.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Internet provider faces settlement, layoffs

The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection announced Monday that the agency has entered into a $600,000 settlement with Internet service provider Windstream Communications over allegations of false advertising.

The office claims that Windstream advertised speeds it could not provide, mislead customers as to the nature of their infrastructure, misrepresented minimum connection speeds and failed to completely clarify subscription-based promotions.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


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