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  • Alma Coffee to Open Café at The Circuit

    One of Cherokee’s newest companies, Alma Coffee, is set to open its first café in The Circuit in Downtown Woodstock. The Circuit doubles as Cherokee’s first co-working space and Chattahoochee Technical College’s Student Center, representing an innovative partnership between the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), Chattahoochee Technical College, and…

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  • Cherokee Student Film Festival for Career Pathway Film Students Hosted by COED/CCSD

    The Cherokee County School District’s CTAE (Career Technology and Agricultural Education) Audio/Video Technology and Film (AVTF) educators, in collaboration with the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), hosted the first annual Cherokee Student Film Festival on Sunday, April 28, in the Cherokee High School Auditorium.

    The Cherokee Student Film Festival…

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  • Cherokee By Choice: A World of Opportunity

    People are often surprised to learn that many household brands such as the adidas SPEEDFACTORY, the first of its kind in the U.S., and the Papa John’s Regional Hub share Cherokee County zip codes.

    Own a BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, or RAM truck? You can thank Cherokee-based Inalfa Roof Systems for…

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  • Cherokee Career Expo: Where Preparation Meets Opportunity

    On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 410 job seekers lined the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center to meet with 34 of Cherokee’s leading employers. Hosted by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) and the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL), this annual event has helped more than 2,250 individuals in their…

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  • Raydeo Enterprises: From Neon Signs to Mercedes-Benz Stadium

    “Throughout your life, people may try to mold you and make you into something that you’re not. Bankers want you to earn a certain amount and pay back your bills, my mom wanted me to work in a steady industry with guaranteed pay and health benefits, and my wife wanted…

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  • Cherokee Workforce Collaborative to Offer Career Ready Training Programs

    This summer, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development’s (COED) Cherokee Workforce Collaborative, in partnership with the Matiak Foundation and the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), is pleased to offer three specialized career-ready training programs – the Cherokee Summer Internship Program, the Construction Ready Program, and Tools for Success.


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  • Cherokee Career Expo Brings Opportunity Closer to Home

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), in partnership with the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL), will host the fifth annual Cherokee Career Expo on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The event will be held from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center, located at 1130 Bluffs…

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  • COED and YANMAR to Host Inaugural Cherokee Film Summit

    The Cherokee Film Summit is now just weeks away, and the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) and presenting partner, the YANMAR EVO//Center, are hard at work preparing for the first-ever event which will celebrate the film production industry’s success and potential in Cherokee.

    The Cherokee Film Summit (CFS) will…

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  • COED to Host First-Ever Film Summit in Cherokee

    “Community” doesn’t just happen overnight. Community, and all its facets, by nature takes time…for listening, trusting, and building, and then listening some more. Cultivating community takes a willingness to be in it for the long game.

    Founded 187 years ago, Cherokee has long been a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and…

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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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