Mark Valentine, general manager of Tanger Outlets, won Volunteer of the Year; Andy Garrison, owner of The Garrison Company, was selected as Citizen of the Year; Carmen Poblet, owner of Art Design Promotions, was named Ambassador of the Year; the Small Business of the Year Award was presented to Martha Martin for Phil-Mart Transportation; Roy Stowe, vice president of marketing and member relations for Jackson Electrical Membership Corporation, was awarded the William H. Booth Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Large Business of the Year Award winner which was awarded to Southeast Toyota Distributors was accepted by Rodney Dale. See more scenes below.

Boots & Bling: Roy Stowe is Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce’s William H. Booth Lifetime Achievement Award winner

                            By FARAH BOHANNON fbohannon@clickthepaper.com “Can we give our biggest YEE-HAWS for our award winners this evening,” said Boots & Bling host Andy Garrison as he introduced the awards ceremony for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 22. The Chamber recognized ...

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Hitachi officials and Braselton Mayor Bill Orr put the finishing touches on the planting of a new Japanese Flowering Cherry outside Hitachi Koki USA’s North American headquarters during grand opening festivities held Jan. 15. See more scenes below in Farah Bohannon's photo gallery below.

Braselton celebrates Hitachi opening

By FARAH BOHANNON fbohannon@clickthepaper.com The Town of Braselton celebrated with Hitachi on Jan. 15 as the company has recently moved its North American headquarters to a 540,000-square-foot facility located on Highway 124. Hitachi, a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, ...

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Sharing the vision for Extra Special People in Jackson County are alumni members of Leadership Jackson who presented a check for $17,000 for the camp which is benefiting from last April’s Tug of Love held at Crow’s Lake and other fundraising. Leadership Jackson alumnus Mike Faulkner with property manager Brianne Baine, ESP director Laura Whitaker, and Leadership Jackson alumni Jackson County Sheriff Janis Magnum, Ross Kesterson and Paul Brown with Jack the dog, who belongs to Wellspring Camp founders Josh and Tammy Griffin. ESP acquired the Wellspring property in December. See more scenes below.

Leadership Jackson donates toward ESP and plans for Camp Wellspring’s future

By LEANNE AKIN lakin@clickthepaper.com Extra Special People (ESP), a Watkinsville-based non-profit that provides programs for children and young people with special needs in nine Northeast Georgia counties, including Clarke, Banks, Barrow, Jackson and Madison, will soon be turning some of its focus ...

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Taking part in this morning's dedication of the Rotary Flag Plaza at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton was Nancy Colston, president and chief development officer of
The Medical Center Foundation; Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braseltonpresident Anthony Williamson; Braselton Rotarian Paul Maney; Braselton Rotary president-elect Leigh Carroll; Braselton Rotary president Howard Hardaway; past Rotary president Jim Joedecke; Braselton Rotarian Tony Funari, who serves as Braselton chairman of the Campaign Cabinet for The Medical Center Foundation; Northeast Georgia Health System president and CEO Carol Burrell; and Medical Center Foundation chairman Jim Moore. See more scenes below in LeAnne Akin's photo gallery.

Rotary Flag Plaza at new hospital dedicated

Just days after Medical Plaza B opened on the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton campus, a special ceremony was held to dedicate the Braselton Rotary Flag Plaza. Hospital president Anthony Williamson said the flag plaza “is a very special destination at ...

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With practices opening today to begin seeing patients inside Medical Plaza B on the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton's 112-acre campus, auxiliary members Frank and Kathy Tedeschi are among the volunteers and staffers greeting patients and visitors. The hospital is not opening until this spring and signage is found outside and inside the facility top help provide directions to the medical offices. See more scenes below and a list of the practices now open and opening Jan. 19.

Medical Plaza B is now open on Braselton hospital's campus

By JEFF GILL Regional staff The first wave of physician offices opened today at Medical Plaza B, but emergency, inpatient and other services in the adjoining Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton will be on hold until at least April. Ten specialty practices and ...

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