An area real estate and economic expert views Dawson County as a beacon for shoppers and encouraged the community to pay close attention to the "tremendous potential" of Ga. 400.
"You're attracting retail here, which is attracting housing here, which will attract business here, which will improve here," Frank Norton Jr. said. "We are now mecca - not to worship, they are coming to spend money."
Dawson County Chamber of Commerce officials are calling a new women's networking event an "ultimate success."
"We're so glad we had such a great turn out for our inaugural event. This is something we're going to try to do quarterly," said Christie Haynes, chamber president.
Dawson County will soon have a new location for help with medical needs.
Medical Plaza 400, a part of the Northeast Georgia Health System, is set to open in April at what was formerly the Moto 400 building, located north of the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Ga. 400.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its inaugural Women of the Chamber networking event.
Set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the chamber office, just north of Hwy. 53 on Ga. 400, Women of the Chamber is a casual get-together featuring wine, cheese and a relaxed networking opportunity to meet other women in the local business community.
A local attorney is the newest member of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority.
Clint Bearden, 27, was one of several appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal in January to key positions in the state.
Interest along the busy Ga. 400 corridor continues to spike after several years of sluggishness, officials say.
David McKee, Dawson County's planning director, said his office has seen building permits and business license applications surge by about 40 percent from a year ago.
Northside Hospital is pleased to announce another expansion of its radiology services in Dawsonville with the addition of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for brain, spine and orthopedic exams.
Since 2008, Northside/Dawson Imaging has offered high-quality radiology/imaging services for patients of all ages.
A nationally known doughnut chain has submitted plans to build a location off Ga. 400.
The Development Authority of Dawson County last week announced Dunkin' Donuts has submitted plans for the construction of a standalone building, north of the outlet mall.
In a year when change topped the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's agenda, the move to a new facility for the group's 22nd annual award's ceremony and gala brought a fun, festive and memorable experience Friday night.
Held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, the event marks the chamber's accomplishments of 2012 and honors many in the community for their contributions. It's also one of the organization's largest fundraisers.
Fresh n' Frugal-Cost Plus Foods, is a new concept supermarket open in Dahlonega. The business operates in the location formerly occupied by J&J Foods in the Greenbriar Shopping Center.
Dust off those dancing shoes and get ready for an evening of food and fun as the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual gala and awards ceremony Friday night.
With a "Postcards from Dawson County" theme, the event will be held for the first time at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in downtown Dawsonville.
The 22nd annual Dawson County Chamber of Commerce banquet is just around the corner.
The gala will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. This year's theme will be "Postcards from Dawson."
Distillers on Friday got the final approval needed to begin offering samples of the first legal moonshine produced in Dawsonville.
"I'm so excited," said owner Cheryl Wood. "We're all really excited."
The holiday shopping season is officially here. And judging by the lines at local retailers, shoppers were happy with the deals they were finding on Black Friday.
Sales events started at 8 p.m. Thursday at Walmart and continued throughout the evening and into the weekend.
The community is invited to a reception tomorrow in celebration of Northside Hospital's opening of an urgent care center in Dawson County.
"We're excited about being up here in Dawson County," said CEO Skip Putnam. "This is just part of our expansion and we're going to continue to expand services up here in this area. We appreciate everyone's support and we look forward to a very long relationship with Dawson County."
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.
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.
The unemployment rate for Dawson and neighboring counties in the region continues to fall.
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.
A local charity clinic has opened the doors on its new dental clinic.
Advance voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 election, which includes a referendum asking voters to extend Dawson County's 1-cent sales tax.
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.
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.
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