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."
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.
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.
The community is invited to a reception tomorrow in celebration of Northside Hospital's opening of an urgent care center in Dawson County.
"We're excited about being up here in Dawson County," said CEO Skip Putnam. "This is just part of our expansion and we're going to continue to expand services up here in this area. We appreciate everyone's support and we look forward to a very long relationship with Dawson County."