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A nationwide manufacturer of custom hotel and hospitality millwork announced last week it will relocate to Dawson County.

"We're excited to be coming home to Dawson County," said Eric Sutton, president of Five Star Architectural, an industry leader in commercial and residential cabinetry.

March 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Alcohol license under scrutiny

The owner of a local restaurant and bar has until April 22 to submit corrected calculations documenting her sales after initial reports showed she may have sold more alcohol than food in 2012.

Dawson County's alcohol ordinance requires eateries to draw 50 percent of their gross sales from food.

March 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Leadership program seeking applicants

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its upcoming Leadership Dawson program.

Established in 1992 as a joint program between the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and the local University of Georgia Extension office, more than 150 local residents have graduated from Leadership Dawson.

March 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber unveils new logo

Officials with the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce hope a new logo unveiled last week will change the perception of the business organization.

"The chamber really turned a corner last year, not just in that we hired a new director, but also that we have a new staff that's come on," said Peter Hill, board chairman. "With the transition and renovation, it's a perfect opportunity to rebrand and put a new face with the organization."

March 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Expert sees retail impact

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."

March 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Networking event a success

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.

March 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Medical Plaza to open soon

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.

March 06, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Chamber offers networking event

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.

February 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Local attorney tapped for Lanier Islands board

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.

February 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Interest along Ga. 400 spikes

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.

February 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Northside Hospital now offers MRI in Dawsonville

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.

January 30, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Doughnut franchise opening this summer

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.

January 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Gala honors members

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.

January 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Fresh n’ Frugal grocer open in Dahlonega

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.

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


Chamber gala is Friday at hall of fame

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.

January 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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Manufacturer moving to Dawson

A manufacturer currently based in north Forsyth broke ground on its new plant in Dawson County earlier this month.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Lawmakers recap legislative session

The state's new transportation funding mechanism was among the key topics last week when Dawson County's state delegation met to recap the 2015 legislative session.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Kroger confirms move to new shopping center on Ga. 400

A new Kroger Marketplace will soon be the anchor store for a major retail development in Dawsonville.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Governor’s seal lifts local moonshiners’ spirits

Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery will soon have the option to take home a bottle of its signature backwoods spirits.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Blanchard announces Kroger-anchored shopping center

Blanchard Real Estate has announced it will be developing a Kroger‐anchored power center in Dawsonville.

May 07, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Healthcare system plans expansion

Officials with Northeast Georgia Health Systems last week confirmed the hospital has purchased a building on Ga. 400 with plans to expand medical services in Dawson County.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville on international display with VIP tour

Dawsonville is among several destinations a group of international dignitaries will be touring across northeast Georgia this week.

April 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Verizon pulls plans for cellphone tower

A proposed cellphone tower will not be built on property in southern Dawson County after a group of neighbors came out in strong opposition to the measure.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Bill opens new doors for local distillery

Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery who want to take home a bottle of the signature backwoods spirits today have to leave the premises, drive a half mile away and shop at the local package store.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Aldi cancels plans for Dawson store

Corporate officials have announced that plans for an Aldi grocery store in Dawson have been called off.

April 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Comfort Inn pays back hotel/motel taxes

The owner of a local inn paid more than $30,000 in late hotel/motel taxes last week, but still owes nearly $10,000 to the county in penalties and interest.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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