The city of Dawsonville in partnership with the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and USDA Rural Development hosted its inaugural Dawsonville Home and Business Expo at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame last week. “The city and the chamber have been very supportive and very helpful because we could not have done it on our own,” USDA Area Specialist Kathy Forster said. Approximately 30 service providers set up booths and filled the Gordon Pirkle Room March 28 for business owners and community members to learn more about services available to them. “Really the purpose of the expo is to provide an avenue for if you’re starting a new business or are trying to grow your business. There’s vendors here who can assist with that and as well as if you’re interested in purchasing a home or repairing your home,” Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Melissa Mayton said.