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Chamber awards members

Taylor Wallace admits he spends a whole lot of time traveling throughout the community asking other people for money in support of several local service organizations.

January 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawson chamber starts shop local campaign

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce has announced a stepped up effort to encourage county citizens to remember to shop local.

January 27, 2010 | | BUSINESS


Dine out for United Way is Thursday

Dine out Thursday at participating restaurants and help a neighbor in need.

January 13, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


High-speed networks heading for the hills

Gov. Sonny Perdue visited North Georgia College & State University on Jan. 5 to award a $2.5 million grant from the OneGeorgia Authority to pave the way for the area's electronic super highway.

January 13, 2010 | By Jessica Jordan DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Dawson takes hit in 2009

Dawson County took an economic hit in 2009 as the unemployment rate rose, businesses shuttered and home foreclosures soared.

January 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


On the road to success

Dawsonville's own Michael Patrick, who works for the Georgia Department of Transportation, just got a big promotion.

January 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


Recovery grants could create jobs

Dawson is among 17 north Georgia counties where forestry jobs will be created as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

January 06, 2010 | | BUSINESS


Dining out for a cause

United Way for Dawson County plans to announce a list of restaurants participating in a fundraiser that gives back a percentage of money spent dining out Jan. 14.

January 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


Dawson man attends summit

A Dawson County man attended a conference last month in Los Angeles that brought together 100 of the nation's top players in the custom electronics industry.

December 30, 2009 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


Store donates to public service

Emergency services and sheriff's officials say donations collected by Fred's Hometown Discount Store from shoppers will help a variety of community initiatives.

December 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Nordson named in top 10

For the second consecutive year, Nordson has been named one of the top manufacturing plants in the nation by Industry Week magazine.

December 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Doors close for furloughs

The Dawson County Library will be closed a little longer than usual for the holidays this year, as a result of staff furloughs.

December 16, 2009 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


Rotary Club recognizes top employees

Many service organizations tend to honor their own at end of the year banquets.

December 16, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Leader graduates program

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces the local graduates from the 2009 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program.

December 09, 2009 | | BUSINESS


Shoppers scramble for deals

Matthew Grizzle needed a laptop computer with the latest Windows 7 operating system for college.

December 02, 2009 | 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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