November 2019
Small Business Newsletter
Dear Subscriber,

Thank you for viewing the latest edition of the Dalton-Whitfield Small Business Newsletter. We hope this helps you locate the resources you need to develop and strengthen your small business. Please do not hesitate reaching out to us should you need anything!
Congratulations William Jarrett!
Congratulations to William Jarrett for being honored as the Small Business Person of the Year at the  Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce  Annual Banquet. This award is sponsored by the Dalton Whitfield JDA. We would also like to congratulate our runner-ups Stacey Roach and Krista Long!
Gratefull Nov. 25
Believe Greater Dalton Community Pride is so excited to bring Gratefull, a community-wide Thanksgiving lunch to our community! No fee, no expectations, and no agenda - just an open invitation.

We can't wait to see you all at Burr Park on November 25th from
 11:30 - 1:30pm for Gratefull!

Elementary Students Visit GNTC
Around 500 fifth grade students from Dalton Public Schools toured the GNTC Whitfield Murray Campus on Friday, Nov. 15 through a partnership with United Way.

Carl Campbell, the executive director of the Dalton Whitfield Joint Development Authority, talked to a group of City Park students about how he works to bring businesses to town. Campbell spoke on how his job allows him to travel, sometimes internationally, and the result is more jobs brought to Dalton and Whitfield County.

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Dalton's Third Quarter Cost of Living Index Results
Visit our website to view Dalton's results for our Third Quarter Cost of Living Index.

HMC Granted Certificate of Need
Hamilton Medical Center has been granted the Certificate of Need to develop an open heart surgery program by Georgia’s Department of Community Health. 

Hamilton has long been a community partner, not only in providing for the healthcare needs of the community, but also as an employer and as an economic partner. A new open heart surgery program is expected to bring more jobs to the community with the addition of physicians, surgeons and surgical staff to support the program.

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Take Advantage of these FREE Opportunities...
Provided by SCORE
December 5: Do Fun is Powerful- Transform Your Creative Ideas Into Innovation and Profit

Are the constant demands of running your own business zapping your creativity?
Discover how every business under the sun can derive new energy—and create new innovative possibilities—by tapping into the principles of creativity.
Robin Blakely, CEO of Creative Center of America, will demonstrate an easy-to-understand strategy that inspires creative thought, focuses creative thinking on innovation, and ultimately leads businesses to better bottom lines.
You’ll learn how to:

  • Visualize your business strategy like a gameboard with universal roles, goals, and rules
  • Define what needs strengthening in your brand’s storyline
  • Find the creative energy you need to realize your professional potential
  • Reclaim your passion for what you do and apply your wild ideas to growing your business

Classes in Your Area...
Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center through UGA.
November 22: Develop an Import/Export Business | Atlanta
December 03: Quickbooks (Basics & Beyond) | Atlanta
December 05: Starting a Business | Atlanta

A UGA-Assisted Doggy Day Care and Dog Treat Bakery in Savannah is Thriving
When Tonya and Nick Rintye decided to open a day care and boarding facility for dogs, they went to the  UGA Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) in Savannah  for assistance.

They learned right away that they needed more than an idea to start a business.

“I didn’t have any money to put down on a business and didn’t know what I’d need to get it,” Tonya Rintye says. “They told me no bank would just hand us the money, that we’d have to prove we have experience and are worthy of getting the loan. We’d also need a business plan and financial projections.”

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Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority | 706-278-7373 | Website