More than $16,000 was raised during a recent charity auction organized by real estate professionals. Tim Hopkins, president of the 400 North Board of Realtors, said the group's event Oct. 13 drew about 160 people.
Limited space is still available for local businesses wishing to showcase products and services at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Consumer Expo. Now in its 11th year, the mini-trade show shines a spotlight on dozens of local companies and encourages the shop local initiative.
Golfers hit the greens earlier this month for the annual Dawson County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament. Marty Williams, organizer and vice president of tourism for the chamber, said: "You couldn't ask for a better day for a round of golf."
Corporate officials confirmed Monday that Nordson will be closing its manufacturing plant in Dawson County next year. "We are restructuring operations in the state of Georgia," said Jim Jaye, director of corporate communications and investor relations.
Huge selection, good prices and easy financing is what you'll find at Badcock Home Furniture and More in Dawsonville, according to the store's new general manager Nathan Hill. "It's not just furniture anymore," said Hill, who relocated to the area from Alabama in August.
It's time for nonprofits to again sign up for the Belk Charity Sale. The fundraiser is held twice a year, in the spring and fall, with the next shopping event set for 6 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's annual golf tournament still needs participants. Set to begin with a shotgun start at noon Oct. 7 at the Chestatee Golf Club, the tournament currently has a number of both player and sponsor slots open.
The local development authority announced Friday that Dunkin' Donuts is currently looking to open a franchise in Dawson County. The well-known doughnut company is seeking a potential franchise owner interested in starting a business in the area.
Officials want to know why some Dawson County residents are paying a Lumpkin County entity a much higher rate for water that originates from the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority. In all, nearly 50 Dawson County homeowners receive water from the Lumpkin County Water and Sewerage Authority.
Etowah Water & Sewer Authority recently received its fifth consecutive Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. The award, which was given for fiscal year 2010, is given to the reporting business or organization that shows exceptional accuracy in its financial reporting during the year.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's Amazing Race membership drive was Aug. 30 and two local women took home the grand prize. Carol Tyger, ambassador representative for the chamber, and State Farm agent Carla Boutin teamed up to secure five memberships for the chamber and win the race.
Northside Hospital recently announced the expansion of its radiology services with the addition of CT, or computed tomography, services at its Dawsonville location. Since 2008, Northside/Dawsonville Imaging has offered high-quality digital mammography and digital X-ray services for patients of all ages. The new 16-slice CT scanner brings more state-of-the-art imaging for patients, across a number of specialties, closer to home.
The Development Authority of Dawson County has announced RaceTrac Petroleum expects to begin building a gas station and convenience store on Ga. 400 within the next month. Initial permits were issued last week for a facility at Ga. 400 South and Whitmire Road.
After a long day at work last Thursday, Taylor Wallace planned to spend a relaxing evening at home. But as 9 p.m. approached, his phone started to ring.
Businesses may show renewed interest in Dawson County thanks to lower fees from Etowah Water and Sewer Authority. As of Sept. 1, the authority will reduce its capital recovery fees for new commercial and residential water and wastewater connections.
A local steel fabricator is in talks with Dawson County officials about possible tax incentives for an upcoming project.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving is next week and with that comes the official start of another tradition - holiday shopping.
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation has announced a second rate reduction for its customers.
County commissioners last week approved a rezoning that has potential to bring a large-scale tourism development to western Dawson.
Belk department store is hosting its semi-annual charity sale next month and is inviting local schools and nonprofit organizations to participate.
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.
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