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Entrepreneurship: a Practice in Just Seeing What Happens

“Julie and I have been in business for 33 years; I would call the past 30 years stagnant but we have been on fire for the past 3 years. I truly believe that Ball Ground is the new place to be. I’ve met several people who have either moved in with big plans for a […]

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Never Too Soon to Quit Your Day Job; From SWAT Team to Photographer

A paratrooper, a SWAT veteran, and a photographer walk into the Lunch Circuit and take a seat- they are all Jerry King of JKing Images. “Prior to starting out with photography I spent 10 years in the Army as a paratrooper, 17 years in law enforcement and 12 of that on the SWAT team,” said […]

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Drink Coffee and #Prevail

“At SARCRAFT, we seek to become the outdoor education industry standard in the areas of wilderness survival, fieldcraft, bushcraft, and search & rescue consulting, and by doing so, bestow the skills necessary to preserve life onto those who venture into the wild,” said SARCRAFT’s Co-Founder and Business Development Manager Alexander Bryant. Bryant represented SARCRAFT as […]

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New Cherokee Workforce Collaborative Logo Reflects Sense of Community

The Cherokee Workforce Collaborative – a united, community-based partnership created by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) to strengthen Cherokee’s pipeline of skilled workers –  unveiled a new logo and brand identity today. The new logo reflects a strong sense of community, highlighting the collaborative’s key partnerships with business, government, education, and local organizations. […]

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When Building a Brand, Start with the Why

“I shot my first free throws on that stripe right there,” laughs Path & Post COO & Owner Brad Nix to the April Lunch Circuit audience- a monthly gathering of successful entrepreneurs. He’s pointing to the free throw line painted on The Circuit’s floor- the same floor that was once Woodstock Elementary School’s gymnasium. Fast […]

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Cherokee By Choice: Where Everyone Has A Seat At The Table

Cherokee County offers the quintessential environment for business, career, and life to take off. It’s a place where the energy of cutting-edge business leaders and new start-ups combine with the comfortable pace of green space and outdoors, giving you ample room to breathe.  It’s a place where you can live like a local and take […]

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Putting Athletes on Track to Run the World

The Co-Founders of One Track Mind, Camille Driscoll and Ginny Nelson, presented their business for feedback at the 1MC Cherokee this morning. Today’s gathering was sponsored by Reinhardt University with Tim Norton as lead organizer, VP of Marketing and Advancement, and Matthew Thomas, Canton’s Economic Development Manager, served as the emcee. The One Track Mind […]

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COED and Business Leaders Launch Campaign to Enhance Economic Development in Cherokee County

On Friday, leading Cherokee business leaders joined the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) to officially launch Cherokee By Choice – a $2 million economic development fundraising campaign. The new five-year public-private partnership reinforces Cherokee’s role as a leader in economic development focusing on three specific goals: Grow and diversify Cherokee’s business and tax base Grow the local workforce for existing […]

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95 Problems, But Beer Is Not One of Them

95 Problems, But Beer Is Not One of Them   “I’ve got 95 problems, but the beer ain’t one,” joked Spencer Nix of Reformation Brewery on The Circuit stage at the 1 Million Cups Cherokee (1MC) gathering Wednesday morning. “The top 3 problems are: a highly regulated industry that doesn’t always share our values and […]

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Secrets to Success: Work Backwards and Carry a Big Dictionary

Secrets to Success: Work Backwards and Carry a Big Dictionary “If you’re focusing on personal gain and single transactions, you’re missing the point.” Heath Matiak made it clear to the Lunch Circuit audience – a monthly meet-up of successful Cherokee entrepreneurs – that the family-owned commercial HVAC company, R&D Mechanical Services, is merely a vehicle […]

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