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DDA to focus less on festivals, more on business development

After a rather different year for the Winder Downtown Development Authority in 2014, Chairman Chris Maddox said at Tuesday’s meeting that he hopes for a better 2015.

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Gwinnett Chamber CEO: Region's future hinges on attracting new leaders

Gwinnett Chamber CEO: Region's future hinges on attracting new leaders

The head of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce discussed the elements needed for Barrow County and the rest of the metro Atlanta region to thrive during a meeting in Winder last week.

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Barrow, Jackson Form Symbiotic Circle to Drive Tourism in Northeast Georgia

The word tourism is often associated with a trip to a theme park, a getaway to an exotic land, or a day spent soaking in the rays on some idyllic beach. In Northeast Georgia, however, tourism means something a little different. Barrow County, in particular, generates a lot of its annual revenue from tourists coming into the area to golf, camp, and otherwise enjoy the many activities the region has to offer those who’d rather spend their time outside than plunked in front of a TV set.

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Longtime downtown Winder jewelry shop going out of business

Longtime downtown Winder jewelry shop going out of business

As an 18 year old high school graduate Larry Evans had ambitions of going to college, but he knew his parents couldn’t afford to send him. His alternate plan was to join the Air Force and get an education through the GI bill.

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