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Agency close to goal

In a year when more people than ever looked to others for assistance, United Way for Dawson County raised more than $87,000 locally for those in need.

March 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Saturday mail may stop

Dawson County residents spoke their piece last week on the U.S. Postal Service's plans to cut Saturday deliveries.

March 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


Belk event to benefit local organizations

Belk in Cumming is looking for local charities interested in taking part in its Spring Charity Sale on May 1.

March 10, 2010 | | BUSINESS


Business relocating headquarters here

A national leader in sanitizing technology will move its corporate headquarters to Dawson County.

March 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


‘We got to laugh at ourselves’

It doesn't matter that the Dawsonville Shooting Stars came up a few points short in Friday night's game, because everyone wins when the Harlem Ambassadors come to town.

March 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Board warns accountant

A state board that oversees professional licensing last Wednesday told a local accountant accused of substandard practices to follow the rules or lose his license.

March 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Home expo set for this weekend

Anyone looking to make improvements to their current home or build a new one will find a variety of innovative ideas and demonstrations this weekend at the inaugural North Georgia Home Expo.

February 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


New businesses closer to locating in Dawson

New businesses are steps closer to locating in Dawson County.

February 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


‘Hanging in there’

ALPHARETTA - After a rough 2009, Carolyn Mixon had just one message to share during the 400 North Board of Realtors' annual awards meeting Thursday.

February 24, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Dream team ready for fundraiser

The final roster for the Dawson County dream team is finished, and local basketball veterans and newbies are ready to go head-to-head against a nationally known traveling team of athletes.

February 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


Georgia begins Work Ready initiative for small business

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO George M. Israel III recently announced the launch of Hire Work Ready, a new initiative designed to provide funding to small businesses that hire Work Ready certified employees.

February 17, 2010 | | BUSINESS


Local man wins $1M in lottery

A Dawsonville man won $1 million after purchasing a lottery ticket at Granny's Country Store on Dawsonville Highway in Forsyth County.

February 17, 2010 | | BUSINESS


Thieves strip donation home

In the process of buying land for a reservoir in Dawson County, officials with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority stumbled upon an idea to help a couple families in need.

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


Speeding promotion angers foe of park

The wording of a press release from the developer of a controversial motorsports park has at least one Dawson County resident up

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


County considering tweaks to regulations

Dawson County planners say proposed revisions to residential zoning areas will better align districts with the county's future land-use plan.

January 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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Articles by Section - BUSINESS


Rezoning to bring grocer

Commissioners last week approved a rezoning that will make way for a new grocery store and retail center at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest Road.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Holiday shoppers looking to hit stores on Thanksgiving night

An estimated 140 million shoppers will take advantage of holiday sales, some opting to forego the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and hitting the stores early in hopes of getting one of those advertised pre-Black Friday super deals.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Unemployment rate continues to fall

The unemployment rate for Dawson and neighboring counties in the region continues to fall.

November 19, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Lanier Tech to host job fair

The job search has changed dramatically over the years. Advances in technology and the decline in the economy have changed the way people get hired.

November 05, 2014 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Clinic opens doors for dental exams

A local charity clinic has opened the doors on its new dental clinic.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Business group supports SPLOST

Advance voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 election, which includes a referendum asking voters to extend Dawson County's 1-cent sales tax.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber golf tourney successful despite weather

While the weather Monday morning was gloomy and overcast, that didn't stop Dawson County Chamber of Commerce members and friends from showing up to golf.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Holiday season to bring jobs

Unemployment continues to improve across the north Georgia region and officials believe the busy holiday shopping season will bring even lower rates in the coming months.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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