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COED to host 2nd Annual Cherokee Career Expo

In 2015, nearly 1000 job seekers attended the inaugural Cherokee Career Expo. Scores of Cherokee’s largest employers were on-hand, looking to hire for over 600 positions. After the staggering success, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) knew that this event needed to continue, a notion that was reinforced by the Opportunity Cherokee strategic planning […]

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CCSD’s Six High Schools Win AP Honors

Each of CCSD’s six traditional high schools has earned recognition from the State as an 2016 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School for outstanding student performance and participation on AP exams! CCSD’s high schools have been named to the AP Honor List each of the last six years. Schools can earn recognition in as many as […]

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SW Cherokee welcomes Papa John’s Regional Hub

“Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.” Better Cherokee. Papa John’s International, Inc. (Papa John’s) is locating its new regional hub, which will supply over 400 Papa John’s stores across seven states, to Cherokee County. There are currently ten full-service regional production and distribution centers in the United States, which Papa John’s refers to as Quality Control Centers […]

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Reformation Brewery Receives Georgia Small Business Award

The Cherokee community is raising a toast to a local business in celebration of their hard-work and accomplishments. Reformation Brewery has been recognized as one of Georgia’s “Small Business Rock Stars,” a program that recognizes outstanding, unique and impactful small businesses in the state of Georgia. Created in 2013, the program is a joint effort […]

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Coles College of Business recognized for global ingenuity, innovation and creativity

Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Businesshas earned accolades for creating an environment where out-of-the-box thinking flourishes. AACSB International, the global accrediting body and membership association for business schools, has recognized the College’s innovative Doctor of Business Administration program (DBA). Celebrated as part of AACSB’s Centennial Anniversary and upcoming Visioning Initiative, the inaugural […]

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Jaipur moves Atlanta Headquarters to Cherokee 75 Corporate Park

Cherokee County, GA (February 2, 2015)- Jaipur Living Inc. (Jaipur), a company specializing in rugs, throws, pillows and more, has announced their move to Cherokee 75 Corporate Park. With the plans to relocate their Atlanta Headquarters, currently in Norcross, the company will be building a new facility in the southwest Cherokee park.   “Our company has […]

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Woodstock named green city by ARC

Going green is reason to celebrate these days in the city of Woodstock. The city was recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission for leadership in policies and practices that contribute to efficient and sustainable use of resources, the ARC announced Wednesday. “Sustainability is one of Woodstock’s core values,” said Katie Coulborn, Woodstock’s long-range planner. “Focusing […]

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State of the County: Chairman touches on ‘unique selling points’

The county is chock full of unique selling points that are unmatched in the region. But even with a nationally recognized parks and recreation agency, an expanding job market and the second lowest tax burden per capita in the metro area, Cherokee County leaders continue to raise the bar. Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens addressed the […]

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Atlanta Metro Export Challenge Announces First Round Winners

35 Companies Across Metro Region Receive $5,000 Grants to Help Them Export  Metro area leaders today announced the first-round winners of the inaugural Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program powered by Chase which boosts support for small and medium-sized businesses looking to begin exporting or to increase their export programs. Thirty-five companies from metro […]

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Canton Forward: Etowah to the Loop

We have visited many OTP cities and love the blend of history, quaintness, and development. Many downtowns have strategically grown both their retail and restaurant development, making them unique OTP destinations. Canton is our hometown city. Our children attend Woodstock High School based on boundaries, and therefore we find ourselves in downtown Woodstock more often than […]

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