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Interest in Ga. 400 continues to grow

Representatives with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen applied for a front setback variance on a piece of property along Ga. 400 in Dawson County on Feb. 8.

According to Dawson County Planning Director David McKee, the restaurant would sit on less than 1-acre just south of Kauffman Tire near Beartooth Parkway's intersection with the highway.

April 03, 2013 | | BUSINESS

Business moving here

A nationwide manufacturer of custom hotel and hospitality millwork announced last week it will relocate to Dawson County.

"We're excited to be coming home to Dawson County," said Eric Sutton, president of Five Star Architectural, an industry leader in commercial and residential cabinetry.

March 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Alcohol license under scrutiny

The owner of a local restaurant and bar has until April 22 to submit corrected calculations documenting her sales after initial reports showed she may have sold more alcohol than food in 2012.

Dawson County's alcohol ordinance requires eateries to draw 50 percent of their gross sales from food.

March 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Leadership program seeking applicants

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its upcoming Leadership Dawson program.

Established in 1992 as a joint program between the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and the local University of Georgia Extension office, more than 150 local residents have graduated from Leadership Dawson.

March 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Chamber unveils new logo

Officials with the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce hope a new logo unveiled last week will change the perception of the business organization.

"The chamber really turned a corner last year, not just in that we hired a new director, but also that we have a new staff that's come on," said Peter Hill, board chairman. "With the transition and renovation, it's a perfect opportunity to rebrand and put a new face with the organization."

March 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Expert sees retail impact

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."

March 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Networking event a success

Dawson County Chamber of Commerce officials are calling a new women's networking event an "ultimate success."

"We're so glad we had such a great turn out for our inaugural event. This is something we're going to try to do quarterly," said Christie Haynes, chamber president.

March 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Medical Plaza to open soon

Dawson County will soon have a new location for help with medical needs.

Medical Plaza 400, a part of the Northeast Georgia Health System, is set to open in April at what was formerly the Moto 400 building, located north of the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Ga. 400.

March 06, 2013 | By David Renner | BUSINESS

Chamber offers networking event

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.

February 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Local attorney tapped for Lanier Islands board

A local attorney is the newest member of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority.

Clint Bearden, 27, was one of several appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal in January to key positions in the state.

February 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Interest along Ga. 400 spikes

Interest along the busy Ga. 400 corridor continues to spike after several years of sluggishness, officials say.

David McKee, Dawson County's planning director, said his office has seen building permits and business license applications surge by about 40 percent from a year ago.

February 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Northside Hospital now offers MRI in Dawsonville

Northside Hospital is pleased to announce another expansion of its radiology services in Dawsonville with the addition of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for brain, spine and orthopedic exams.

Since 2008, Northside/Dawson Imaging has offered high-quality radiology/imaging services for patients of all ages.

January 30, 2013 | From staff reports | BUSINESS

Doughnut franchise opening this summer

A nationally known doughnut chain has submitted plans to build a location off Ga. 400.

The Development Authority of Dawson County last week announced Dunkin' Donuts has submitted plans for the construction of a standalone building, north of the outlet mall.

January 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Gala honors members

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.

January 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Fresh n’ Frugal grocer open in Dahlonega

Fresh n' Frugal-Cost Plus Foods, is a new concept supermarket open in Dahlonega. The business operates in the location formerly occupied by J&J Foods in the Greenbriar Shopping Center.

January 23, 2013 | From staff reports | BUSINESS

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Owners break ground on state’s first Culver’s

The weeks of rain the area has received may have made the ground mushy, but that didn't stop Friday's ceremony to celebrate the ...

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

New stores announced for Publix shopping center

Developers announced on Friday two new stores will be joining Publix in the new retail center at the southeast intersection of Ga. 400 and Dawson ...

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Groundbreaking planned for state’s first Culver’s restuarant

Dirt is being moved to make way for a new restaurant in Dawson County and the first Culver's in the state of Georgia.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Bank of the Ozarks, C&S merger announced

The Dawson County branches of Community & Southern and Bank of the Ozarks, for now, will not be affected following last week's announcement that the ...

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Publix submits plans for Dawson store

Publix Supermarkets has submitted building plans for a new grocery store in Dawson County.

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Digital marketing agency for businesses launched

The Web is wide open for business.

October 21, 2015 | By Frank Reddy DCN regional staff | BUSINESS

Raffle winners split $10,000 grand prize

The clock was winding down, but the anticipation was turning up Thursday night as the last 10 standing at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce ...

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Online readers to see changes

Online visitors to the Dawson County News website will see some changes beginning this week.

October 21, 2015 | By Staff Reports | BUSINESS

Crews moving dirt for new shopping center on Ga. 400

Crews began moving dirt on the second of two new shopping centers planned on Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Chamber's reverse raffle tickets for sale

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the year. Tickets are available for the annual ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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