Opening a local business amid a pandemic and economic crunch is not ideal, but several Forsyth County business owners are taking the initiative to begin their new ventures and put people to work.
Medical ventilators, machines that help patients suffering from respiratory illness breathe, are a crucial tool for saving those with severe cases of COVID-19.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Cristi Holcombe, a Johns Creek resident and former HGTV star, recently opened her own interior design and home goods store in the city.
Vaca will take on his new position on July 1. His predecessor, Santiago Marquez, left to become the new executive director of the Latin American Association.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has hit the restaurant industry particularly hard, but one local restaurateur has weathered the storm better than most.
DUNWOODY, Ga. —The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber has been working to get the community back to work with a series of virtual events discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the Perimeter workforce.
Tap & Six has joined a growing number of businesses folding under the strains of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact. The family-owned craft beer market and bar, located on Oak Street, announced June 4 that it would host its last call on June 14.
The smart play for small businesses affected by the economic downturn is to pursue opportunities provided through the Small Business Administration’s expanded loan programs. That’s the word from a group of area bankers and business experts speaking at a special North Fulton Banking Forum
DUNWOODY, Ga. — The $2 billion High Street development long-planned for the 42-acres across the street from the Dunwoody MARTA station has received a second extension to negotiate tax breaks.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The Johns Creek Chambers of Commerce has stepped up to support local organizations affected by the COVID-19 economic downturn.
NORTH METRO ATLANTA, Ga. — The resources of two area chambers of commerce have begun a collaboration to connect industries with potential labor forces in a series of virtual hiring events.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — For the second time in a year, many Halcyon businesses are opening their doors to customers. Most restaurants and retailers at the 135-acre mixed-use development had their grand openings last fall, but the coronavirus pandemic forced those companies to lock their doors …
NORTH FULTON, Ga. — Empty parking lots and signs emblazoned with “closed” on storefronts provide easy visual cues of COVID-19’s impact to the North Fulton business community, but a recent survey provides hard data.
Option Signs, a design and fabrication facility specializing in architectural signage, and its sister company, Oakhurst Signs, is now creating medical and workforce personal protective equipment.
The Alpharetta Design Review Board held its first virtual meeting April 24, approving site plans for a 140-room Marriott hotel as part of the Northwinds Summit development.
An Alpharetta businessman has launched a unique contest to promote local restaurants in the hopes of generating more customers during the coronavirus threat.
NORTH METRO ATLANTA — The coronavirus pandemic has impacted just about every industry, but people always need food. For weeks, grocery stores have been struggling to keep up with that demand, and many customers have been met with barren shelves.
About Sawnee EMC
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 181,000 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. Sawnee’s assets exceed $720 million, with energy sales of
3.7 billion kWh and annual revenue of $355 million. With a team of approximately 340 dedicated professionals and over 11,373 miles of distribution line, Sawnee always stands ready to meet the needs of its members/owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…
“At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The coronavirus pandemic has crippled certain industries, but with millions of Americans now working and learning from home, teleconferencing has boomed. Two major providers in the trade — Zoom and PGi — are both based in Alpharetta and have seen a spike in usage of their s…
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions as the Fulton County Board of Education held its first ever virtual meeting March 19.
The Fulton County Board of Education is discussing the possibility of re-opening schools the Monday after the district’s planned spring break, if the threat of coronavirus ends.
NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — With social distancing the new norm, businesses throughout the country are trimming operations.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — After permitting problems threw the future of Nell’s Produce Market into question, patrons of the longtime Newtown establishment rallied to their support.
Are your top performers getting promoted based on the ongoing results they are achieving? Do you have a promotion model in place that encourages your employees to work hard to earn more status and money? Promoting your best performers is beneficial in many ways, including creating a culture …
Whether it’s a natural disaster, a criminal incident such as a mass shooting or fraud, or even a global pandemic, every business — no matter the size — will at some point experience an event which could have a substantial impact on its survival.
As a small business owner that works long hours each day, are you carving out some time to keep in shape? Do you allocate time in your busy schedule to work out and get some physical fitness? Staying physically fit will help you stay mentally fit and enable you to do a better job in running …
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Toyota Financial Services will open a new office in Alpharetta to become the company’s East Dealer Service Center. The investment of more than $8 million will bring 150 new jobs to area, state officials said.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Delta Community Credit Union’s John’s Creek location has a new branch manager, Carisa Buffington.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Northside Hospital has acquired three ChoiceOne Urgent Care of Gwinnett facilities, expanding its presence in Gwinnett County.
Are you having challenges managing your technology in your small business? Do computer problems or issues with software and printers take up too much of your time? Most small business owners rely heavily on technology to run their business, and it is very important that they manage and main…
While most downtown areas are typically considered “entertainment” districts, none in Atlanta really compare to what Tyler Perry is cooking up on and around the 330 acres he bought near Fort McPherson in 2015. He’s putting the “entertainment” in entertainment district.
ROSWELL, Ga. — One of Roswell’s most anticipated developments is now officially underway.
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Gov. Brian Kemp announced late March 2 that Georgia’s first cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, have been confirmed.
Are you constantly doing one thing after another in running your small business? Are things “slipping through the cracks” and not getting done on time because you are juggling so many things at once? Is your workday getting longer and longer trying to get everything done?
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — InterContinental Hotels Group celebrated the grand opening of its first EVEN Hotel in Georgia Feb. 18 directly across from Avalon in Alpharetta.