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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


Second rate reduction on way from Sawnee

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation has announced a second rate reduction for its customers.

November 06, 2013 | By Crystal Ledford DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Mountain inn resort gets approval

County commissioners last week approved a rezoning that has potential to bring a large-scale tourism development to western Dawson.

October 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Belk’s semi-annual charity sale is Nov. 9

Belk department store is hosting its semi-annual charity sale next month and is inviting local schools and nonprofit organizations to participate.

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


German firm buys site here

A German-based leader in welding and exhaust safety equipment recently bought more than 15 acres near Ga. 400 in Dawson County for its North American operations.

October 16, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Legislative updates planned at luncheon

Legislators representing Dawson County will speak Thursday during the local chamber of commerce monthly luncheon at Peach Brandy Cottage.

October 09, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Local banker honored for 30-year career

A local community banker was recently recognized for his three-decade career in the industry.

Mike Underwood, executive vice president at First Citizens Bank of Georgia, on Thursday received a lifetime service award from the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. The organization pays tribute to bankers who have marked a significant milestone in the banking industry.

October 09, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Business expo to feature health

For 12 years, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce has held an annual Business Expo. This year, attendees can expect health booths, too.

September 25, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


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Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Hunger Games crew returns to Dawsonville

Crews from the widely successful Hunger Games movie franchise returned to Dawsonville last week to wrap-up scenes for Mockingjay Part 2, the last segment in the four-part series.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville council approves business start-up grant

A plan for providing starting funds to new Dawsonville businesses has passed one of the final hurdles to becoming a reality.

June 03, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


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


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