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MILTON, Ga. — Local governments adopt tree ordinances to preserve their canopies by requiring developers to provide a minimum amount of coverage on new and existing projects. All North Fulton cities and Forsyth County have adopted such policies.

MILTON, Ga. — The old Milton High School in downtown Alpharetta has been reduced to piles of broken concrete, steel and drywall. Its demolition, which clears the way for a STEM school set to open in 2020, marked the end of the historic structure that had served students from 1921-2005 before…

CUMMING, Ga. — Go Pro Real Estate Academy, a new real estate school now enrolling students, recently opened. The school offers online certification courses for Real Estate Sales Licenses, Broker Licenses, and Continuing Education.


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County businesses were honored recently at the annual Excellence in Business awards sponsored by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Last summer the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce’s public private partnership with the local development authority, local school system, Lanier Technical College and the University of North Georgia took a large ste…


ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Construction is no rare sight in Downtown Alpharetta, but perhaps the most unique development in the works is the A+ Sports Performance Center and Creative Studios Café at 160 North Main Street.

  • Kathleen Sturgeon

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County is taking a look at its economic development strategy in order to garner more business after a successful 2017.

  • Joe Parker

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Those who visit Clothes Horse in downtown Alpharetta are likely to see the friendly, smiling face of co-owner John Thompson behind the counter, ready to provide what he calls a “real service” to those looking for casual and comfortable clothing. Thompson’s welcoming attitud…

  • Patrick Fox

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Comcast has announced plans to close its operation on North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, a move the company says will affect more than 500 local jobs.

ATLANTA — Jackson Healthcare announced Jan. 16 that former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., has been named to the nearly $1 billion, Atlanta-based company’s advisory board.

NORTH FULTON, Ga. — Aria Salon.Spa.Shoppe, with locations in North Fulton and Forsyth County, earned the distinction of being named to the Salon Today 200 by Salon Today Magazine for 2018. It is the seventh time Aria has earned the title of being recognized as an elite salon in the nationwid…

CUMMING, Ga. — Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation recently announced that it is preparing to retire approximately $10 million, to over 94,000 eligible current and former members, through a general retirement of patronage capital.

ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell Inc’s business development and outreach coordinator, Debra Ewing, graduated last month from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, a four-month program through the State of Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Crye-Leike Real Estate Services recently announced Janice Chatham as the new sales manager for the Johns Creek branch office, located at 9945 Jones Bridge Rd.

  • Julia Grochowski

ROSWELL, Ga. — Two staple restaurants in the Roswell food scene closed suddenly New Year’s Eve. Both Greenwoods and Swallow at the Hollow, known for their Southern comfort and barbeque food offerings, announced that Dec. 31, 2017 was their last day of business in a recorded phone message.

ATLANTA — Georgia Primary Bank, a community bank headquartered in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, recently announced the hiring of Andrew K. Walker, Jr. as executive vice president and market president in the North Fulton and Forsyth counties markets. Walker’s principal responsibilities will b…

  • Dick Jones

Do some of your employees always cause problems in your small business? Are these same employees impacting your business culture in a negative way? Just like one bad apple will spoil the bushel, a bad employee will do the same with all of your employees.

  • Geoff Smith

And away we go. Welcome to 2018 everybody. Get as much done as you can because Thanksgiving will be here again before you know it.

ATLANTA — Emory Healthcare is the first hospital system in North Georgia to offer patients access to a new spinal cord stimulator to help relieve chronic pain. The FDA-approved device, known as the Intellis System, is the world’s smallest implantable spinal cord neurostimulator.