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Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrates 45 years
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On May 24, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce held its “45th Chamberversary Celebration” to celebrate 45 years in the community. - photo by Erica Jones

On Tuesday May 24, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated 45 years in the community with a special “45th Chamberversary Celebration”, presented by Northside Hospital. 

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Event attendees line up to enjoy fresh burgers from the Dawsonville Pool Room during the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce’s “45th Chamberversary Celebration” on May 24. - photo by Erica Jones

Dozens of community members and business leaders flocked to the chamber office to network with one another and to celebrate the occasion with Bully Burgers from the Dawsonville Pool Room, cookies from Crumbl Cookies, live music performed by David Payton, ax throwing and giveaways. 

Mandy Power, president and CEO of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, said that having all of the local businesses together in one place to celebrate the special occasion was really an embodiment of what the chamber is all about. 

“Our presenting sponsor is Northside Forsyth; they’re such a great community partner and we’re very excited they’re our presenting sponsor today,” Power said. “And then we have our music, we have ax throwing, we have Crumbl and you can’t have a 45th anniversary without the Pool Room. We’re trying to make this all about Dawson County being able to celebrate with one another, so we’re very excited.”

Power said that, as the president and CEO of the chamber, she’s excited to see how far it’s come since it became a part of the community 45 years ago, and the strides that the chamber has made since she took the helm in the beginning of 2021. 

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Community members and business leaders visit and network during the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce’s “45th Chamberversary Celebration” on May 24. - photo by Erica Jones

“Although I have not been here for 45 years, I’m very excited for those who helped establish the chamber and had the foresight 45 years ago to be what it is today, so we’re very excited about that,” Power said. “I took over a very good healthy chamber and am happy to continue to have it thrive and just celebrate it today with our 45th anniversary.” 

In the 45 years that it has been a part of the Dawson County community, the chamber has been an important cornerstone of the community as an advocate for business, tourism, leadership, economic development, workforce development and much more.

“What we do for the community in being the voice of business. representing our business community and making sure that they can network with one another and get their business to thrive is a great accomplishment for us; we’re very excited,” Power said. “We hope to have huge, big adventures going forward for all of our businesses in our community, and we hope to have 45 more years.”