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Lake, retail touted as area’s economic engine

Rising lake levels have played a role in the area's economic upturn, according to a local real estate expert.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | BUSINESS

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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 | 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 | 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

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