Hobby Lobby
Hobby Lobby kicked off its grand opening in Dawson County on February 27 with a
ribbon cutting ceremony.

Dawson Chamber supports county’s hot business climate

Dawson County’s business climate is thriving. Over the past few months Smoke Signals’ reporters have covered major expansions, new shopping centers and likely upcoming developments.

All this activity is keeping the Dawson Chamber of Commerce hopping with ribbon cuttings and other events. Here are just a few of the chamber events scheduled for April:

  • Tuesday, April 18—Ribbon Cutting, Dawson Vision, 1 p.m. Help the Chamber and Dawson Vision celebrate the opening of its new location behind the Varsity at 78 Bethel Road. The 5,000 square-foot facility offers complete vision services.
  • Thursday, April 13—Business Luncheon with the Chamber, 11:30 a.m. Professional Development Center, 30 Main Street, Dawsonville. Network with community and business leaders while eating lunch and hearing from speakers on issues that impact the Dawson community. To RSVP, call 706-265-6278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Tuesday, April 25—Business After Hours hosted by Dawson Mountain Education Charter School and Lanier Technical College, 5-7 p.m. Network with business and community leaders while promoting your organization. This event will be held at the Dawson Mountain Education Charter School located at 175 Tiger Circle. For more information call the Chamber at 706-265-6278.

The Dawson County Chamber suggests shoppers check out these celebrating, new, and/or expanding businesses:

  • Hobby Lobby, offering arts, crafts and home décor items, celebrated its grand opening on February 27. The store is located at 136 Marketplace Parkway in the Dawson Marketplace shopping center on Georgia Highway 400. For more information visit https://www.hobbylobby.com
  • Byrd’s Mini Storage—providing a friendly and secure environment for storing and moving needs—celebrated its 20-year anniversary recently. Byrd’s is located at 5040 Highway 53 East. For more information visit .
  • Offering fun, safe and high intensity group training workout programs, Dawsonville Fit Body Boot Camp celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 2. Located at 145 Forest Boulevard, Suite 430 in the Dawson Crossroads shopping center on Georgia 400. The “Boot Camp” publishes its class schedule on .
  • Top Cleaners opened its second location in the Dawson Crossroads Shopping Center at 145 Forest Boulevard. Top Cleaners 2 is open seven days a week and provides top-notch dry cleaning and alteration services.
  • Elite Roofing and Restoration, offering residential and commercial roofing as well as carpentry and restoration services, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 16.







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