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Dawson County Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cutting for State Farm Agent Jonathon McKibben
On May 17, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce held an official ribbon cutting for State Farm Insurance Agent Jonathon McKibben. - photo by Erica Jones

On Tuesday May 17, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce held an official ribbon cutting for State Farm Insurance Agent Jonathon McKibben. 

McKibben’s office opened earlier this year, and as a State Farm insurance agent he offers auto insurance, home insurance, property insurance, business insurance, life insurance, health insurance and banking. 

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, McKibben explained that while he is not new to the insurance field, he is newer to the Dawsonville area, so he’s excited to start learning the community and getting plugged in. 

“I’ve been an agency manager for the last six years for another agent down in Kennesaw; so I’m not new to State Farm, just new to Dawsonville,” McKibben said. “So I’m looking to get plugged in and lean on the people that know the community well and lean on that. We definitely love being here.” 

McKibben runs the office with his wife Ariel, and the two have several employees that will be working at the office, including two college students who are a part of their internship program. 

"I’ve got two guys here that are interns, Max and Daniel who are both students — Max at UNG and Daniel at KSU — and they’re in my internship program; I’ll have a rolling internship program every semester so partnering with UNG, KSU, Georgia State, and so on,” McKibben said. "And then I have three other employees that are in licensing right now, so by the time we turn around to June 1 we’ll have a full house in here.” 

Before cutting the ribbon, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mandy Power welcomed McKibben and his staff to the community and to the chamber. 

“This is truly one of our favorite things to do is cut ribbons of new businesses coming in to Dawsonville,” Power said. “If you want to get plugged in, this is exactly where you need to be so we are very excited about that. You have a lot of great assets here in this room that have been here for a very long time so they can help you as well.” 

Board Chair Shannon Voss added to Power’s comments, welcoming McKibben to the network and family that the chamber provides. 

“We are so happy to have you as part of the chamber; I know you’re really just going to enjoy all the relationships that you’re going to build,” Voss said. 

McKibben said that he looks forward to becoming more ingrained in the community, to forming those relationships and to bringing quality insurance services to Dawson County. 

“Really the biggest key with small business is the network around you and the people around you supporting you as you go,” McKibben said. “Stop by and see everybody; we’re here to help.” 

McKibben’s office is located at 5959 Highway 53 East Suite 300, and the office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, go to or call 706-525-7635.