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Distillery gets green light on tastings

Distillers on Friday got the final approval needed to begin offering samples of the first legal moonshine produced in Dawsonville.

"I'm so excited," said owner Cheryl Wood. "We're all really excited."

December 05, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Deals worth the wait

The holiday shopping season is officially here. And judging by the lines at local retailers, shoppers were happy with the deals they were finding on Black Friday.

Sales events started at 8 p.m. Thursday at Walmart and continued throughout the evening and into the weekend.

November 28, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Urgent care center set to open Monday

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."

November 28, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Holiday shopping season kicks-off Thursday night

The official Christmas shopping season is still a couple days away, but retailers are bracing for one of the busiest Black Friday shopping events in years.

According to a report by the National Retail Federation, an estimated 147 million people will shop either at stores or online during the Black Friday weekend, which draws its name from an accounting term that indicates retailers have made a profit, or are "in the black."

November 21, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Distillery gets green flag

The backwoods moonshining business birthed one of the nation's most popular sports in NASCAR, so it fits that the state's newest legal moonshine distillery is under the same roof as the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

In fact, the distillery - Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery on Hwy. 53 in Dawsonville - can't make the liquor fast enough to take the checkered flag ahead of its demand.

November 21, 2012 | By Lee Johnson DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Newspaper holding open house Friday

The public is invited to an open house Friday at the Dawson Community News' new home.

The staff will welcome guests from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to the office at 76 Howard Ave. East, Suite 140, in Dawsonville Business Park.

November 07, 2012 | From staff reports | BUSINESS


Belk to host semiannaul charity sale on Saturday

Belk will host its semiannual charity sale on Saturday, which benefits local nonprofits and schools.

To participate, shoppers should buy a $5 ticket from a participating nonprofit or at their local Belk store.

October 31, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Membership director named

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce has chosen a familiar face as its new member­ship director.

Long­time chamber member and community volunteer Kara Hewatt accepted the position last week. Today is her first day on the job.

October 31, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Northside expands local imaging center

Northside Hospital improved medical offerings in Dawson County with the opening of its expanded imaging center on Monday.

"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."

October 31, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Consumer expo to highlight area businesses

Local businesses will have the opportunity to showcase products and services Oct. 30 during the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Business and Consumer Expo.

Celebrating its 12th year, the mini-trade show will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lakeview Center on Dawson Forest Road.

October 24, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Development authority promotes county globally

Dawson County entered the global market Oct. 11 during north Georgia's first virtual summit aimed at promoting innovations in regional economic development.

Organized by the Development Authority of Dawson County, the event used high-tech systems in Atlanta, Dawsonville and Cornelia to join panelists with online participants from across Georgia and the nation.

October 17, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber leader named to ‘40 Under 40’

Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Haynes is a University of Georgia elite alumna.

Haynes, 24, was selected earlier this year to UGA's 2012 40 Under 40.

October 03, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Private firm to manage lodge

Management of the lodge, cottages and convention center at Amicalola Falls State Park in northern Dawson County will shift to a private hospitality firm on Dec. 1.

State Department of Natural Resources board members discussed a partnership with Naples, Fla.-based Coral Hospitality during a meeting Sept. 26 in Atlanta.

October 03, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dance team to appear on reality TV show

Reality television shows aren't exactly known for clearing up misconceptions, but one local dance team hopes a new show will tell the truth about the sport.

Synergy, a two-time national championship clogging team based in Cumming, will be featured in a one-hour reality TV show at 11 tonight on TLC.

September 26, 2012 | By Savannah King DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


‘It’s just a joy’

Officials gathered Thursday morning to dedicate Lanier Technical College's new building in Dawson County.

Nearly a decade in the making, the close to 32,000-square-foot $5 million facility is off Hwy. 9 next to Dawson County Middle School and near downtown Dawsonville.

September 26, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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Midwest company purchases Impulse Manufacturing

BTD Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, announced Tuesday it has acquired Dawsonville's Impulse Manufacturing for $30.5 million in cash.

September 02, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Sawnee EMC reduces power rate for rest of year

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation has announced it is lowering rates for most members by reducing the component with which most power bills are calculated.

September 02, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Workforce development crew coming to Dawson County

Those interested in working on finishing that much-needed GED or learning new workforce skills will have the opportunity to get all the help they need.

September 02, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Tax credits available for employers that help workers get GEDs

New tax credits are available for employers who help their employees earn their GEDs.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Applications now available for Downtown Development Authority Project Fund Grant

Entrepreneurs wishing to bring their business to or improve already existing businesses in Dawsonville can now apply for a grant for city assistance.

August 26, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


More retail, restaurants eye Dawson

Hobby Lobby, Panda Garden, Ulta, Academy Sports, Organic Nails.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville man appointed to state committee

A community banker from Dawsonville was recently appointed to serve on a state committee charged with studying and identifying guidelines to be utilized in partnerships ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


City development authority nears completion on application

The Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority is nearing completion on its application process for a $25,000 grant program.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


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 editor@dawsonnews.com | 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 editor@dawsonnews.com | 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


Assisted living center opens in downtown Dawsonville

Dawsonville has its first assisted living center, and it's located within walking distance of downtown.

August 05, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


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