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Film industry center stage at conference

Almost 100 tourism professionals descended on Woodstock this week for the annual three-day Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center Conference. At this year’s event hosted by the Woodstock Convention and Visitors Bureau as a part of Georgia Cities Week, attendees learned how Cherokee County is rising to the top in the film industry. Camera Ready liaison […]

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Papa John’s Seeks To Hire 100 Employees For Distribution Center

ACWORTH, GA — The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment and open house to hire 100 employees for Papa John’s new food service distribution center in southwest Cherokee County. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at the Papa John’s Quality Control Center at 1389 Highway […]

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A Fresh Look at a Sustainable Cherokee

When most people think of sustainability, the environment comes to mind, with a focus on programs like recycling and clean energy. Defining sustainability means looking beyond the environment to the community the environment supports. In other words, focusing on sustainable communities. Specifically, a sustainable community is one whose programs and infrastructure enable its members to […]

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Hundreds of Jobs Available at Cherokee Career Expo

A total of 36 employers will be on hand for the second annual event, set for March 15 in Canton. CANTON, GA — Next week, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development will bring you an opportunity to jump-start your career or find your first job. The agency, along with the Georgia Department of Labor, will […]

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Economic leaders reveal plan to better Cherokee’s workforce

  With 78 percent of Cherokee residents traveling across county lines to work every day, economic leaders and business representatives have joined hands to offer a program that will “improve the workforce” and keep workers in the county. The Cherokee County Office of Economic Development revealed the highly anticipated Cherokee Workforce Collaborative Strategic Implementation Plan […]

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Forget the commute! Work in Cherokee County

There’s the church where he was baptized; it’s the one his father and grandfather attended as boys. The woods that filled with laughter as he camped with other young boy scouts. For Will Thacker, Cherokee County is the only home he’s ever known; his family has lived here for seven generations. Cherokee County has changed […]

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Canton-Filmed Movie Tops Box Office

Last March, the city of Canton was transformed into the era of the 1960’s space race for the movie “Hidden Figures,” and now the film is rocketing to the top of the box office. “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson, three African-American women who worked as “human […]

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Entrepreneurship Can Transform a Community

Building something from nothing takes guts. It is risky. It is bold. It is not for the faint-hearted. Being an entrepreneur is not always all it is cracked up to be. Very few people become a Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or an Elon Musk. Many fail, fail often, and often fail big. But there is […]

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Yanmar America to open new facility in Cherokee

ACWORTH — An international manufacturer has invested $20 million to develop a new facility in Acworth that will bring new jobs to Cherokee County. Yanmar America Corp., a global producer of advanced performance diesel engines, equipment and gas engine-based energy systems, will open a new training facility on more than 50 acres at the corner […]

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Yanmar America investing $20M in Cherokee County

Yanmar America Corp., which makes advanced performance diesel engines, equipment and gas engine based energy systems, will invest $20 million in a new training and customer experience facility in Acworth, creating 25 jobs. “We are in the business of bringing quality jobs and investment to Georgia, and it is always a great day when we […]

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