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  • Workforce Magazine Announces Cherokee County, Georgia, Board of Commissioners as 2018 Optimas Award Winner

    October 22, 2018 — Cherokee County, Georgia, Board of Commissioners was announced as a prestigious winner achieving two global 2018 Optimas Awards by Workforce magazine, a Human Capital Media publication. Cherokee County achieved the Gold award in the Benefits category for their 2017 Health Management Strategy, and the Silver award…

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  • Pandas in Convos Getting Coffee

    “The name is ConvoPanda. It was originally Convo.AI but it put emphasis on the wrong thing and in sales conversations people wanted to see the AI and how cool the tech was but the model is more driving business results and leads into the funnel. I wanted to

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  • From Freelancer to Managing Partner—David Leggett Shares His Journey 

    “I was fascinated with building and programming computers when I was younger. I started developing websites when I was 10 or 11 and started selling advertisement space on them. Back then my parents restricted electronics to one hour a day but when a $1,000 check from Google arrived in the mail, they…

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  • Coffee in the Cloud

    1 Million Cups Cherokee (1MC Cherokee) welcomed cooler temperatures and Cloud & Wire founder Robert Hootselle at this week’s gathering; perfect conditions for coffee and community. Hootselle took the stage to present his technology consulting agency to the 1MC Cherokee community.  

    “We are subject matter experts in Telephony, Global Communications and we work…

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  • Reformation Brewery Announces Canton Location

    ATLANTA (October, 13) – Reformation Brewery announced today plans to relocate their main warehouse and production facility to The Mill on Etowah in historic downtown Canton next year with the anticipated opening of an adjoining taproom and events space in early 2019.

    Located within walking distance to downtown Canton at 141 Railroad Street,…

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  • From Bachelor Pad to Wedding Venue: Lee Lusk Shares His Journey

    The Circuit, a coworking space powered by Fresh Start Cherokee in partnership with the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, hosts a monthly lunch to cultivate a community of entrepreneurs. In celebration of the year’s most popular wedding month, the program hosted Lee Lusk, CEO of The Wheeler House, for…

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  • Coffee Helps You Thrive

    “Two things every business owner wants for their business: to make money and to make more money. The issue is that there is not an easy or affordable way for a startup to hire top talent and scale the business, nor do they have the resources to hireRead More »

  • Cherokee by Choice Initiative Exceeds Goal – Raises $2.54 Million

    Investments support new business brand and fund local efforts to generate and retain jobs, develop a stronger workforce, and create new business infrastructure

    (CHEROKEE COUNTY – METRO ATLANTA) | August 31, 2018 — To a room full of investors at Reformation Brewery on Tuesday, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) team announced it has significantly…

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  • GoWithMe to Grab a Coffee

    “GoWithMe allows you to do the things you love with people you like,” said Amanda Denatala to the 1 Million Cups Cherokee (1MC Cherokee)  community Wednesday. Denatala is the founder of GoWithMe, an event-based app. When Denatala’s 17-year-old stepdaughter expressed an interest in dating apps such as Tinder and Match,…

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  • Cherokee Office of Economic Development Awarded Best in Class


    Gene A. Stinson, SEDC President awarding Misti Martin, COED President, with the “Best in Class,” and “Merit,” awards.

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) was officially recognized for their award-winning entries in the Communication Awards competition by the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) at the 2018 Annual…

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  • The Accidental Entrepreneur

    Ashley Holcomb, youngest of ten, grew up chasing chickens in Ball Ground. Holcomb is now the owner of Landmarx Inc, a land surveying and construction management firm, and a board member of the Development Authority of Cherokee County. Jonathan Chambers, Community Manager of Entrepreneurship for the Cherokee Office of Economic…

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  • Schoen Insulation expansion adds capacity and jobs

    Schoen Insulation Services, which manufactures non-metallic, machined, turned and cut parts has expanded its operations with the addition of a 60,000-square-foot facility.

    In a written statement, company officials said the new space will enable the company to serve customers in the power generation, aerospace and military, oil and gas, medical,…

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