January 2017

Kobayashi: Warming Hands Around the World
Georgia Department of Economic Development spotlights Kobayashi which is headquartered in Dalton, GA.  "Georgia is very pro-business. You have great corporations like The Home Depot, Coca-Cola and UPS, who are headquartered here, and there's a great talent pool to choose from. Between the small business credits, great infrastructure and temperate climate, you can't beat doing business in Georgia." - Daniel Yim, President, Kobayashi Consumer Products, LLC.

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Congratulations, Jason Parker!
Dalton Police Chief Jason Parker was recently approved as the city's administrator.  "I'm really excited about the opportunity," Parker said. "It's going to be a challenging role, but I'm thankful to have the opportunity for that challenge." Parker said he realizes he has a lot to learn about the other city departments' operations and functions, but he's looking forward to it. He said he will miss the law enforcement arena.

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Dalton's Willies Burger Shack Voted The Best Burgers
"Sometimes the best part about living in Georgia is that big things come in small packages.  This tiny burger joint in North Georgia, voted for having THE best burgers. The next time you're looking for a burger fix like no other, then this is the place to visit. We guarantee you won't be left unsatisfied."

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SPLOST Dollars at Work!
Preview of one of the great views at our community's Haig Mill Park.  It is currently under construction and will be opening possibly late summer/fall 2018.  Our SPLOST dollars at work!

Want to get more involved?
Community input is requested for a Community Pride focus group meeting to share creativity and ideas. This one hour session will include 3 breakout sessions how do we best tell our story to target audiences. Join them on January 23 at either 12:00 or 5:00 at the First Baptist Church.

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  Kevin Harris, Chairman
Bill Davies, Vice Chair
Frank Robertson, Secretary
David Jolly
Bob Kinard
Sara "Skeeter" Pierce
David Renz     
100 S. Hamilton Street
Dalton, GA 30720