Farmer’s Market Grand opening July 18

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DAWSOVILLE, Ga. — Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black will be the guest of honor at the grand opening of the Amicalola Regional Farmers Market and ribbon cutting for the new City of Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion on July 18 at 8:15 a.m.

The fourth season of the market opened earlier this spring and is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. until sold out or noon. The market is held at the brand new City of Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion located on Allen Street which was completed earlier this year and funded by SPLOST VI.

“The City of Dawsonville is proud to see the results of the SPLOST VI used in a way to help our citizens. The Farmers Market has been a great success since it opened in restricted mode during the COVID pandemic,” said Mike Eason, Mayor of the City of Dawsonville, “This structure will serve our community in many ways for years to come. The ability to have a Famers Market in a covered, lighted facility is just one of many uses that we can expect. We at the City of Dawsonville want to thank all the citizens of Dawson County for supporting this project in SPLOST VI.”

The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is organized and hosted by the Amicalola Regional Agriculture Committee, a program of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.

“The committee was started more than five years ago to determine ways to link local farmers and producers with local citizens. Having a set place for the farmers market has been a dream of the committee for many years and we are proud to see that dream come to fruition,” said

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black will be the guest of honor at the grand opening of the Amicalola Regional Farmers Market and ribbon cutting for the new City of Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion on July 18, 2020 at 8:15 a.m.

The fourth season of the market opened earlier this spring and is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. until sold out or noon. The market is held at the brand-new City of Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion located on Allen Street which was completed earlier this year and funded by SPLOST VI.

“The City of Dawsonville is proud to see the results of the SPLOST VI used in a way to help our citizens. The Farmers Market has been a great success since it opened in restricted mode during the COVID pandemic,” said Mike Eason, Mayor of the City of Dawsonville, “This structure will serve our community in many ways for years to come. The ability to have a Famers Market in a covered, lighted facility is just one of many uses that we can expect. We at the City of Dawsonville want to thank all the citizens of Dawson County for supporting this project in SPLOST VI.”

The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is organized and hosted by the Amicalola Regional Agriculture Committee, a program of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.

“The committee was started more than five years ago to determine ways to link local farmers and producers with local citizens. Having a set place for the farmers market has been a dream of the committee for many years and we are proud to see that dream come to fruition,” said Dawson County Chamber President Christie Moore.

Citizens are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the pavilion during which Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and Mayor Mike Eason will speak and lead the cutting of a green ribbon. Beyond visiting the regular farmers market vendors, attendees will have a chance to win items provided by vendors to celebrate the grand opening.

“We greatly appreciate the vision and support of the citizens of Dawsonville and Dawson County as it gives our local farmers, gardeners and crafters an opportunity to provide fresh, local foods to the community as well as an opportunity for folks to learn about where their food comes from,” said Amicalola Regional Agriculture Committee Chair Louise McPherson, “The market is also a great place to find unique handmade gifts for special people and occasions.”

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The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is run by the Amicalola Regional Agriculture Committee, a committee under the Dawson County Chamber. The market is open to vendors in Dawson, Cherokee, Lumpkin, Hall, Forsyth, Pickens, and Gilmer counties. The market is held every Saturday at the City of Dawsonville’s Farmers Market Pavilion throughout growing season.

 

 

Development Authority meeting scheduled for Tuesday

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Development Authority of Dawson County will meet at 9 am. Tuesday (Oct. 22) in the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority Board Room, 1162 Ga. Hwy. 53 in Dawsonville.

Items to be discussed include the intergovernmental agreement (IGA)  between the Authority and Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved at Thursday’s commission meeting. The agreement provides for funding of the Authority at an annual rate of 15 percent of one mill based on a countywide M&O through Dec. 31, 2029. Payments are to be made on the first day of each calendar quarter.

Attorney Joey Homans will make a presentation on the potential paving of West Hightower Road, a private road in Dawson County.

Financial Director Mike Ball will present the Authority’s financial report.

Development Authority Chairman Brian Trapnell will provide updates on the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Grant and the Housing Task Force as well as a proposal for website services. The ARC grant is a $100,000 grant with 50 percent provided by the federal government.

Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Moore and Economic Director Betsy McGriff will present an Economic Development Director Betsy McGriff will present an economic development report.

 

 

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7th annual Shine Pedalers bicycle ride set July 27

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The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development is hosting its 7th Annual Shine Pedalers bicycle ride July 27.

“We look forward to hosting this ride every year,” Dawson County Chamber President Christie Moore said. “This event offers a wonderful opportunity to showcase our community in a whole new light. The scenery and views along this ride are breath-taking.”

The metric and half-metric rides start and finish at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and Moonshine Distillery in downtown Dawsonville. The rides begin at 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. Each ride takes cyclists through scenic and rural areas of Dawson County. The metric ride offers a challenging climb up Burnt Mountain.

“Each year we strive to make the ride better than the year before,” Moore said. “Over the years the route has been adapted to make it even more enjoyable for the riders by keeping cyclists away from main roads as much as possible. The ride features plenty of SAG (support and gear) stops to keep cyclists energized and hydrated throughout the ride. We strive to have anything that previous riders have requested, even if it seems to vary from the typical water and bananas, such as pickle juice, mustard, flat Coke, and chocolate.”

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce represents more than 490 members in the North Georgia region.  The organization exists to fulfill the mission of “cultivating a successful economic environment and a desirable quality of life for our businesses and community.”  Located just north of the intersection of Georgia 400 and Highway 53, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development provides a Welcome Center and visitor, business, and economic development information to visitors, local citizens, and businesses.  To plan a trip or learn more about business and tourism in Dawson County, please visit: dawson.org or call 706-265-6278.

 

 

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Dawson Chamber of Commerce hosts Teachers of the Year

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Seven Dawson County educators were honored this week at the annual Teachers of the Year luncheon hosted by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.

Honorees included Jessie Venem (Black’s Mill Elementary School), Carolyn Wright (Kilough Elementary School), Chris Lundy (Riverview Elementary School), Jennifer Stowers (Robinson Elementary School), Cindy Bennett (Dawson County Middle School), Hilda Jackson (Dawson County Junior High School) and Paola Epstein (Dawson County High School). Epstein is also the School District Teacher of The Year.

The luncheon program included comments from Dawson County School Superintendent, Dr. Damon Gibbs and Lynn Jackson representing the event’s presenting sponsor, Northside Hospital Forsyth. The principal of each school introduced their teacher of the year by sharing comments from other colleagues and observations throughout their tenure. Each teacher honored was given gifts donated by local businesses.

Northside Hospital Forsyth Administrator Lynn Jackson told the seven teachers that the event was a way “to show you a little bit of love for what you do, how much we admire you and how much you mean to us and to our children.

“I hope that if there’s one thing you’ll carry away with you today, it’s that education is everybody’s business,. You are here today representing education but all of us are in the business of what’s best for our community—and what’s best is for all of our community to be in support of our teachers.”

Dawson County Chamber President Christie Moore added, “Terrific teachers are one of our community’s greatest assets It’s our privilege to host the Teachers of the Year luncheon and to honor these men and women who go far above and beyond fulfilling their duties. We are inspired by their passion, creativity and commitment to collaboration and cannot overstate how grateful we are to them for investing so much in our community’s future leaders.”

The teachers were nominated by their colleagues and each were then interviewed by an external committee to determine a system winner, according to Lisa Perry, chief human resources officer for Dawson County Schools. Epstein, a foreign language teacher, earned the distinction of the systemwide Teacher of The Year.

Epstein, who chose to move to Dawsonville because of her family’s love for NASCAR, got a special surprise when former NASCAR driver, Bill Elliott showed up to congratulate her.

 

Photo: (From left to right) Dawson County Chamber President Christie Moore, Hilda Jackson, Jessie Venem, Cindy Bennett, Jennifer Stowers, Paola Epstein, Chris Lundy, Carolyn Wright, Dawson County Chamber Board Chair, Mandy Power, Northside Hospital Forsyth Administrator, Lynn Jackson.

 

 

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Dawson Co. teachers gain insight into local industry

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — A select group of Dawson County teachers participated in the inaugural Dawson Discovery Tour on Wednesday.

Dawson Discovery Tour, an initiative of the Dawson County Chamber’s business and workforce development committee, was created to bring local industry leaders together with academic teachers to better understand the skills, needs and opportunities of the ever-changing local economy.

The selected Dawson County School System teachers and staff toured local industry including Medical Plaza 400, Fort Dearborn, and BTD Manufacturing. The tours were designed to expose teachers to on the job applications of their academic subjects and to inspire the integration of those applications into their curriculum. Additionally, the experience was planned to expose teachers to the ample local opportunities that exist for future employment of their students.

“Many of our industrial facilities are not open to the public and if educators don’t have a personal experience with what goes on inside, they aren’t able to share those potential career paths with their students,” said Betsy McGriff, Chamber Economic Development Director, “Our goal for Dawson Discovery Day was to show our educators what an important role they play in economic development – a well-trained workforce is critical to the community’s ability to compete for new business and industry locations.”

The 26 teachers and staff that participated in Dawson Discovery Day were selected from Dawson County High School and Junior High and cover a wide range of academic subjects. At the conclusion of the tours, participants gathered for lunch at the Goodwill Career Center to better understand the services they offer and to brainstorm ways to apply what they discovered throughout the day into their classroom work.

“There is a common misconception that retail jobs are the only employment opportunities in our community,” said Christie Moore, Dawson County Chamber President, “While our retail sector plays a very important role in our local economy, this day shed light on the growing employment needs and opportunities in medical services, robotics, manufacturing, human resources, IT, welding, and other fields right here in Dawson County.”

The Dawson Discovery Day is just one example of the many partnerships between local businesses, the Chamber, and the School System. “We are excited to partner with the Chamber of Commerce for the Dawson Discovery Tour,” said Dr. Damon Gibbs, Dawson County School Superintendent, “It provides our teachers and team members with an opportunity to learn about local businesses and workforce resources that are available to students in our community.”

The tour was made possible with support from Northeast Georgia Health System and Associated Credit Union. For additional information about the Business and Workforce Development Committee, please contact the Chamber at 706-265-6278.

 

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce represents more than 490 members in the North Georgia region.  The organization exists to fulfill the mission of “cultivating a successful economic environment and a desirable quality of life for our businesses and community.”  Located just north of the intersection of Georgia 400 and Highway 53, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development provides a Welcome Center and visitor, business, and economic development information to visitors, local citizens, and businesses.  To plan a trip or learn more about business and tourism in Dawson County, please visit: dawson.org or call 706-265-6278.

 

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BOC split meetings scheduled for Thursday

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawson County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session Thursday (June 6) at 4 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 6 p.m.  in the Government Center Assembly Room.

During the work session, commissioners will hear a presentation by Assistant Public Defender Kyle Denslow regarding a proposal for a Dawson County Food Drive spearheaded by the Public Defender’s Office.

Parks and Recreation Director Matt Payne will present a request to build bocce ball courts at Rock Creek Park as an Eagle Scout project.

Payne and Purchasing Manager Melissa Hawk will present a request for proposal (RFP) for a playground and multi-purpose field at Veterans Memorial Park.

Public Works Director David McKee will provide a presentation of an easement for Amicalola Electric Membership Corporation and a request for No Thru Truck Traffic on Blacks Mill Road.

McKee will also give a presentation of a request for Red Rider Road Improvements.

Commissioners will discuss the reappointment of Gail Smith to the county library board.

In the 6 p.m. work session, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Moore will update commissioners on the status of tourism in the county.

Commissioners are expected to vote on a special event business license for Kathy Roos TNT fireworks sales in the Ingles and Walmart parking lots.

They will also consider a resolution authorizing the disposition of certain county property by sealed bid in Accordance with O.C.G.A § 36-9-3(a).

 

 

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Tourism industry sets new record for economic impact

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Numbers released last week at Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the State Capitol show that the state’s tourism industry, and the tourism industry in Dawson County, generated a record-breaking economic impact in 2017.

The day brings hospitality and arts industry professionals from around the state to downtown Atlanta to celebrate the economic impact that the tourism industry has on the state of Georgia. By attending Tourism Day at the Capitol, Dawson County Chamber President Christie Moore and Tourism and Events Director Dustin Heard helped spread the word of the tremendous impact that tourism has on the local economy and met with legislators to encourage continued support of the state’s tourism industry.

Dawson County attracted $52.39 million in direct tourism spending in 2017, generated $2.48 million in state tax, $1.47 million in local tax and supported 507 jobs. Moore said each Dawson County household would need to pay an additional $462 per year to replace taxes generated by tourism’s economic impact.

The state’s tourism industry generated a record-breaking $63.2 billion in economic impact in 2017, an increase of 3.8 percent over last year, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.

Moore and Heard were among the tourism leaders that presented Governor Kemp with a check representing the $3.2 billion in state and local tax revenues generated by tourism-related expenditures in 2017.

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National Small Business Week in Dawson County

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DAWSONVILLE,, Ga. — There’s never been a better time to celebrate business in Dawson County.

Dawson County Board of Commissioners unanimously proclaimed May 5-11, 2019 to be National Small Business Week in Dawson County.

To celebrate, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will be spotlighting its business members through its social media and newsletter as well as visiting members with staff and its Ambassador team.

“We are thrilled to use this week as an opportunity to showcase our business members,” Chamber President Christie Moore said. “Since a business is considered small if it has 500 or less employees, all Dawson County businesses technically fall into this category. Dawson County businesses keep our community thriving and we are grateful to all the local entrepreneurs who innovate, inspire and choose to do business here in Dawson County.”

Dawson County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 5-11, 2019  as National Small Business Week at its vote session meeting on May 2.Pictured with the Board of Commissioners are Dawson County Chamber President Christie Moore, Economic Development Director Betsy McGriff and Membership Director Melissa Mayton.

Across the country, there are 30 million small businesses which create two out of every three new jobs in the economy, according to the Small Business Administration. More than half of Americans either work or own a small business. Small businesses are also responsible for 32 percent known export values totaling $440 billion.

“Here at the Chamber we are always seeking new ways to help our businesses thrive and grow,” Chamber Membership Director Melissa Mayton said. “Whether it’s a programming or networking opportunity or offering insurance benefits that employers can pass on to their employees, we are passionate about getting our members the resources they need for their business to succeed.”

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Chamber of Commerce wants commercial impact fees reduced

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Commissioner Sharon Fausett

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Impact fees dominated much of the discussion at the Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session last week.

Chamber of Commerce President Christie Moore made a presentation and requested commissioners consider reducing impact fees on road projects and fire protection categories to 25 percent. Moore said impact fees are the reason at least one company declined to open a business in Dawson County.

“We’re not here to speak about the residential side,” she said. “We’re here to speak to the commercial side of things. We can’t calculate how many businesses we’ve lost (as a result of impact fees). We can only calculate what we have received. So far only $73,000 has been collected from commercial impact fees. Our concern is not the large businesses like the Olive Gardens of the world. They’re used to impact fees. But it really can hurt some of our attempts to attract other organizations that we really want in our community.”

Moore provided the example of one large fitness center that had planned to build a new facility in the community but backed out when it was learned the impact fee would be $51,000.

Commissioner Chris Gaines

District 1 Commissioner Sharon Fausett challenged the notion that the impact fee was the sole reason the company backed out.

“What would have been their tap fee,” she questioned. Moore said she didn’t know. Fausett said, “But you know it would have been a lot more than that right.”

“It certainly would have been,” Moore said and that is another entity we’ve been advocating with.”

“(Impact fees) are nothing compared to that (tap fee),” Fausett added. “It just seems to me like this is all being blamed on impact fees and I disagree with that.”

District 2 Commissioner Chris Gaines said the announcement that Northeast Georgia Medical Center will open a new hospital at GA. 400 and Hwy. 60 in Lumpkin County will create new opportunities.

“We’ve all continually said we want to diversify our economic base beyond just retail,” he said. “I think we have a great opportunity of attracting commercial office space when it comes to the medical aspect that is going to be ancillary to the hospital. It seems to me (impact fees) are a barrier we’re putting in place that we do control. I think we need to take a good look at this to make sure we don’t miss out on some high paying jobs that can revolve around the new hospital.”

Items discussed during a work session are typically not voted on until they come before the Board in a regular meeting.

 

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Amicalola Farmers Market returns next week

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. —  Back by popular demand, the Amicalola Regional Farmers Market will kick off Friday, May 31st in Dawsonville.

The market is open every Friday throughout the summer from 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. This year, vendors will set up in a new location at Dawsonville City Hall (415 Highway 53 East).  The market will temporarily be held in the city hall parking lot but will move to its permanent location of the Farmers Market Pavilion (also on City Hall property and facing Allen Street) upon its’ completion expected later this year.

The third season of the market is being launched by the Amicalola Regional Agriculture Committee, a program of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.

Throughout the season, events will be held to celebrate agricultural and community awareness. The first market of the season will place special focus on military appreciation month.

Evans Honey (pictured) is one of many terrific local vendors that participate in the Amicalola Regional Farmers Market.

“Our Agriculture Committee has worked diligently to bring a market together that will offer fresh, local produce to our community,” Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Moore said. “We are grateful to the City of Dawsonville for providing space in the heart of our community to host the market.”

Making the market as locally grown as possible is a top priority for the committee. Vendors who participate in the market must show their produce is grown in Dawson County or a county that touches Dawson (Forsyth, Hall, Gilmer, Fannin, Lumpkin). Local artisans offering handmade arts, crafts, soaps, honey, flower and vegetable plants and baked goods will also be at the market. Nonprofit organizations are also invited to sell baked goods.  The committee offers the opportunity for local farmers and vendors to sell their goods at no charge.

 

Dawson Chamber, Office of Tourism receive  Tourism Partnership Champion Award

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. –The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development, along with the six other communities that make up Hospitality Highway, received the Bill Hardman Sr. Tourism Partnership Champion Award during the 2018 Governor’s Tourism Conference on Wednesday, August 29. The award is given to an alliance that collaborates to increase visitation and tourism expenditures in Georgia.

The Hospitality Highway partnership which is made up of the destination marketing offices for seven communities along Georgia 400 (Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, Dawsonville, Dahlonega).

The partnership was given the award for its collaborative effort displayed in creating the Hospitality Highway Farm Trail. The Farm Trail brochure was made available to the public in May of 2018 and promotes the great variety of agritourism destinations that are open to the public along Georgia 400.

“We were so honored to receive the Tourism Champion Award for Partnership.” said Christie Moore, President of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development.

“The Hospitality Highway partnership is one of our greatest tourism assets as it allows us to collaboratively market our community and leverage our dollars as a group to reach much larger audiences than we could reach individually.”

The idea to create the Hospitality Highway Farm Trail originated in Dawson County. “In 2016, the Dawson County Agricultural Committee was seeking a way to better promote their local agritourism destinations,” Moore said. “They were interested in creating a farm trail but wanted a fresh, creative take on the idea.”

After researching trails around the state, Moore determined there were no trails in Georgia that connected urban to rural areas. This led to the idea of creating the Hospitality Highway Farm Trail along GA 400.

“The partners of Hospitality Highway quickly took the initiative to create the trail since it would be an innovative way to better serve their agricultural destinations (which often are left out of printed collateral due to their seasonal nature) and strengthen the brand of Hospitality Highway,” Moore said.

Through the support of the partnership, the Hospitality Highway Farm Trail- Georgia’s Only Urban to Rural Agricultural Trail was launched with printed and digital brochures that highlight 118 diverse destinations throughout Hospitality Highway’s seven communities.

“We are very proud of the Hospitality Highway Farm Trail and were thrilled to lead the process of creating the brochure so that we can better market our local agritourism destinations like Burt’s Pumpkin Farm and the Amicalola Regional Farmers Market,” Moore said.

Copies of the Hospitality Highway Farm Trail brochure are available at the Dawson County Welcome Center, as well as, online at dawson.org or hospitalityhighway.com.

(Pictured above left to right): Deputy Commissioner Kevin Langston, Georgia Department of Economic Development; Courtney Randolph, Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber and Visitors Bureau; Jennifer Cruce, Visit Sandy Springs; Janet Rodgers, Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau; Dotty Etris, Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau; Christie Moore, Dawson County Chamber and Office of Tourism Development; Commissioner Pat Wilson, Georgia Departments of Economic Development; Chairwoman Rashelle Beasley, Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

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