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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


Unemployment rates steady

Unemployment rates continue to hold firm in the northeastern part of Georgia, according to recent numbers.

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


Publix eyes Dawson

Officials confirmed last week that representatives with Publix Super Markets want to open a store in Dawson County.

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Liquor bill is designed to boost tourism at distilleries

A bill expected to be introduced in the Georgia General Assembly soon is intended to boost tourism at the state's distilleries.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Big Canoe developer looks to expand, seeks investors

Big Canoe Company LLC is in search of an investment partner to expand the residential mountain resort.

January 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber celebrates year

The stars shone brightly Friday night as the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated a successful year and honored many for their community contributions.

January 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber gala Friday, new chair welcomed

With the 23rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Gala this Friday, chamber members will be gathering to celebrate the past year's accomplishments.

January 08, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Bank changes name

Dawson County-based First Citizens Bank of Georgia will open Thursday as Foothills Community Bank.

December 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Stars abound for chamber gala

The 'stars' will be over Dawsonville when the 23rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Gala is held in just a few short weeks.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Authority advises against tax abatement

The authority charged with boosting economic development in Dawson County has determined the timing may not be right for possible tax incentives to help a local manufacturer expand.

December 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Contract inked on revenue from hotel-motel tax

A resolution signed last week outlines how much of the county's hotel-motel tax revenue will be split with the chamber of commerce for promoting tourism.

December 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Company planning to expand

A local steel fabricator is in talks with Dawson County officials about possible tax incentives for an upcoming project.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Thanksgiving Day sales take precedence

This year, instead of waiting until the first minutes of Black Friday to begin at midnight, retailers opened their stores Thanksgiving night to give shoppers the deals they had been waiting on.

December 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Etowah Water sets budget, raises rates

During a Nov. 12 joint work session and board meeting, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority voted on several financial matters, two of which go hand-in-hand.

November 27, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Black Friday next week

Thanksgiving is next week and with that comes the official start of another tradition - holiday shopping.

November 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


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Applications now available for Downtown Development Authority Project Fund Grant

Entrepreneurs wishing to bring their business to or improve already existing businesses in Dawsonville can now apply for a grant for city assistance.

August 26, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


More retail, restaurants eye Dawson

Hobby Lobby, Panda Garden, Ulta, Academy Sports, Organic Nails.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville man appointed to state committee

A community banker from Dawsonville was recently appointed to serve on a state committee charged with studying and identifying guidelines to be utilized in partnerships ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


City development authority nears completion on application

The Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority is nearing completion on its application process for a $25,000 grant program.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Foothill Community Bank introduces Lewis as interim president and CEO

Foothills Community Bank on Monday announced John Lewis interim CEO and president as part of the Dawsonville-based bank's recapitalization plan.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


High-speed Internet provider acquires local wireless network service

Two players in North Georgia's Internet game have come together.

August 12, 2015 | From Staff Reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Retailers commit to Dawson Crossroads shopping center

The first truckloads of dirt were moved over the weekend to make way for a new shopping center on Ga. 400 near Dawson Forest Road.

August 12, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Assisted living center opens in downtown Dawsonville

Dawsonville has its first assisted living center, and it's located within walking distance of downtown.

August 05, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


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