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Canton Entrepreneur Goes Airborne

“Last summer I was driving a Bobcat for ten dollars an hour, so to be on stage talking to you about entrepreneurship, it’s an incredible story,” said Josh Neville, Founder of Airborne Canton, as he concluded his 1 Million Cups Cherokee (1MC CHK) presentation on Wednesday at The Oak House: Canton’s first coworking space. 1MC […]

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On Discovering the Urge to Surge into Entrepreneurship

“He came back a couple of hours later and told me, “they picked yours,” said Tom Cox as he told the story of landing the “Always Coke” campaign back when he was 23. Jonathan Chambers, Community and Entrepreneurship Manager at Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) interviewed the brand identity expert in front of a […]

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Super Spy Turned Entrepreneur

1 Million Cups Cherokee has met in a school gym, a historic theatre, a bus, and now a train depot. The City of Holly Springs welcomed the 1MC Cherokee community into the historic train depot Wednesday morning with coffee provided by The Coffee Vineyard. Fresh Start Cherokee nurtures the county’s 186-year-long startup spirit and meeting […]

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3 Entrepreneurs, 3 Stories – The Lunch Circuit Q&A Panel

The Lunch Circuit, a monthly gathering powered by Fresh Start Cherokee, turned a year old this past May. The program celebrated its second year kickoff by hosting a crowdsourced Q&A panel of previous guests to speak with the entrepreneurial community. The three entrepreneurs chosen this year were Nick Downs of Reformation Brewery in Woodstock, Heath […]

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Local Fintech Startup Sets Out to Innovate an Industry

The 1 Million Cups (1MC) Cherokee community welcomed its first financial technology (referred to as fintech) startup entrepreneur to the stage on Wednesday morning. Atlanta is well known for its reputation as the financial technology capital of the world, and 1MC Cherokee is excited to support the team at Veriphy Analytics as they disrupt the […]

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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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