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  • Cherokee By Choice: Where Everyone Has A Seat At The Table

    Cherokee County offers the quintessential environment for business, career, and life to take off.

    It’s a place where the energy of cutting-edge business leaders and new start-ups combine with the comfortable pace of green space and outdoors, giving you ample room to breathe.  It’s a place where you can live…

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  • Putting Athletes on Track to Run the World

    The Co-Founders of One Track Mind, Camille Driscoll and Ginny Nelson, presented their business for feedback at the 1MC Cherokee this morning. Today’s gathering was sponsored by Reinhardt University with Tim Norton as lead organizer, VP of Marketing and Advancement, and Matthew Thomas, Canton’s Economic Development Manager, served as the…

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  • COED and Business Leaders Launch Campaign to Enhance Economic Development in Cherokee County

    On Friday, leading Cherokee business leaders joined the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) to officially launch Cherokee By Choice – a $2 million economic development fundraising campaign.

    The new five-year public-private partnership reinforces Cherokee’s role as a leader in economic development focusing on three specific goals:…

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  • 95 Problems, But Beer Is Not One of Them

    95 Problems, But Beer Is Not One of Them


    “I’ve got 95 problems, but the beer ain’t one,” joked Spencer Nix of Reformation Brewery on The Circuit stage at the 1 Million Cups Cherokee (1MC) gathering Wednesday morning. “The top 3 problems are: a highly regulated industry that doesn’t…

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  • Secrets to Success: Work Backwards and Carry a Big Dictionary

    Secrets to Success: Work Backwards and Carry a Big Dictionary

    “If you’re focusing on personal gain and single transactions, you’re missing the point.” Heath Matiak made it clear to the Lunch Circuit audience – a monthly meet-up of successful Cherokee entrepreneurs – that the family-owned commercial HVAC company, R&D Mechanical…

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  • 300 Job-Seekers Attend Cherokee Career Expo

    Hosted by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) and the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL), the Fourth Annual Cherokee Career Expo connected over 300 job-seekers with 38 of Cherokee County’s leading employers. Attendees were also offered free resume review assistance from Reinhardt University and Chattahoochee Technical College’s Career Services…

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  • One Million Cups – Loves Atlas

    Must Love Coffee

    3 March 2018

    WOODSTOCK, Georgia

    After Wednesday morning’s gathering, 1 Million Cups Cherokee is about 120 cups of coffee into its goal of 1 million! The team behind Loves Atlas took the attendees on a journey to find love with a matchmaking service for singles…

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  • 4th Annual Cherokee Career Expo

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), in partnership with the Georgia Department of Labor, will host the fourth annual Cherokee Career Expo on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The event will be held from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Northside Cherokee Conference Center, located at 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton,…

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  • 1 Million Cups Cherokee Launch was a huge hit!

    On a very rainy Wednesday, event goers gathered together for a fresh cup of coffee and an opportunity to support Cherokee entrepreneurs.

    1 Million Cups Cherokee, an initiative under Fresh Start Cherokee, celebrated its inaugural event at The Circuit, a coworking space at the Woodstock campus of Chattahoochee Technical College.…

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  • 2018 Cherokee County Career Expo Registration Form

    Register your business for the upcoming Cherokee County Career Expo.

    For additional information or questions, Contact Shawna Mercer at 770-345-0600

    Deadline to register is March 8, 2018.

    2018 Cherokee County Registration Form


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  • Cherokee County Launches 1 Million Cups – Updated


    Cherokee County Launches 1 Million Cups

    to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs


    Free, bi-weekly program developed by the Kauffman Foundation
    helps build startup communities nationwide


    WOODSTOCK, Georgia, January 18, 2018

    Cherokee County…

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  • Woodstock Furniture Outlet Expands to Cherokee 75 Corporate Park

    Cherokee County, GA (August 16, 2017) – Woodstock Furniture Outlet (WFO), a longtime Cherokee company, has announced an expansion in Cherokee 75 Corporate Park. “We are thankful to everyone with the Cherokee Office of Economic Development and United Community Bank for helping make our much-needed expansion possible. Our new headquarters…

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