Business licenses for April remain steady
by Joshua Sharpe
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Dale McGahee will soon open  his boutique, Finery Consignment, located next to the Union Hill Grill on Sugar Pike Road. <br>Staff/Todd Hull
Dale McGahee will soon open his boutique, Finery Consignment, located next to the Union Hill Grill on Sugar Pike Road.
Staff/Todd Hull
CANTON — Cherokee County saw little change in the growth or drop in the number of new business licenses issued in the month of April.

A total of 124 new business licenses were doled out in Cherokee in April, which is the same as the 124 in April 2012 and down one from March 2013.

But Pam Carnes, president and CEO of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, said Friday that the flat growth is no cause for alarm.

“There’s no rhyme or reason,” she said. “I don’t think it’s significant enough for concern.”

Carnes pointed out that sometimes the number of new business licenses can be somewhat skewed when compared to the numbers from years previous.

“Permit numbers will change as the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta open soon,” she said. “And a year later, those numbers will be different again.”

Carnes said while overall 124 isn’t exactly the number she was looking for, she still thinks the market is heading in the right direction.

“We are on the right track for a positive move,” she said. “But that doesn’t mean people are ready to take the plunge and start a new business.”

One Cherokee County man to take that plunge is Dale McGahee.

McGahee is a Cherokee native with a degree in business from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

Through the years, McGahee said he’s been a banker, an accountant and a real estate salesman.

He said Thursday that he didn’t have the idea for his new business Finery Boutique & Consignment until about seven months ago when he was working in sales at a clothing market in Atlanta.

It was during this time working in Atlanta that he discovered his love for sales and customer service, he said.

McGahee said he left that job officially just last month and has been getting his shop on Sugar Pike Road in the Union Hill community ready since.

The shop will open June 1 and will carry mostly brand new clothes, with some consignment pieces, he said.

For McGahee’s new shop next to Union Hill Grill, he said his target customers are women in their 30s and older.

Those women can look forward to “classy” clothing and accessories with low prices and in hard-to-find brands, McGahee said.

“Ninety percent of this is going to be wholesale (price) or even lower,” he said. “They’re going to get a deal.”

McGahee said it’s particularly important for deals with the current state of the economy.

It was also this state of the economy that him made think long and hard about his decision to open his shop.

He said it was intimidating to open a business in the present climate.

“It was, is and will be (intimidating) for a while,” he said. “But you won’t succeed if you don’t try.”

In addition to Finery Boutique & Consignment, the following other Cherokee businesses received licenses in April:

Cherokee County:

WellStar Medical Group LLC

Eden Exhibit LLC

Global Auto Restoration LLC

Blue Line Consulting Services INC

Pee Wee’s Wrecker Service

4 Him Consulting LLC

P and J Total Lawn Care

Big Time Promos LLC


Prestige Security Services INC.

Atlanta Buffing Company

Rob Harshman Forensic Science and Engineering LLC

Be Original

Trotter & Patel Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics LLC

Qaracon LLC

John Cofer

Graham Pediatrics of Woodstock LLC

Edwards Lifesciences LLC

Goshen Valley Foundation, Inc

Wiltek Elevator Services, Inc

Kimberly Davis

Eloy Hernadez

Tellico Home Services LLC

Advanced Retail Solutions Inc

Air Pro Heating & Air LLC

Synergy Refrigeration Inc

Delaney, Whelan, Keane Properties LLC

Big Boyz Motor Toyz LLC

Scott-Barbour & Associates LLC

Zach’s Grading & Removal

Danica Fowler

Nutri-Shake & Training Club

Revive25 Ministries

Koreena’s Creations

Michael Sierra

Sound Health Concepts LLC

Southeastern Liquidation Services, Inc.

Green Publications

Game Over Pest Solutions LLC

North Alpharetta Car Service

Massey Mobile Home Park

Paula T. Oligny

Baseline Construction LLC

Donley’s Enterprises LLC

GA Lawn Solutions LLC

Energy Solutions Technology Inc.

James Jowers Insurance

Aerobic Atlanta Inc.

R & R Home Maintenance

Georgia Auto Finders Inc.

Steel Stitch Corporation

Fisher IV Holdings LLC

Jeannette Curry Beauty and Barber

Hair Styles by Margaret

Castle Roofing and Construction LLC

Free Home Traditions Inc.

Southeastern CCTV LLC

Play Pro Swings

M & M Property Maintenance

Amore Bella Weddings And Photography

Inspirational Design LLC

Hope Church International Inc.

Retro Remodeling

Metro Lawn Care Service

Bella Vista Cleaning & Lawn Services LLC

Jays Inc

NTC Consulting Group Inc.

Vega & Han LLC

Beauty Supply & Braids by Zoe

Adjo Kafui Akiy Braiding

“Safe Watch” Lawn Services

Arc 3 Communications LLC

Gardner Realty Consulting LLC

Captivate Signs LLC


Romeos of Canton

The Mayo Agency LLC

Chevron Food Mart

Sambrano Scapes

Eye Expressions

Polymer Resources LLC

Cherokee Women’s Health

Jennings, Jack S.

Ladies N Lace Lingerie

Regine’s Events & Weddings

Brookes Boutique LLC

Tom Rectenwald Construct

Bawden Services LLC

Let’s All Make Believe

Whitestone Enterprises LLC

Canyon Website Design

MK Power Services LLC

Prudential Georgia Realty

El Chapin Taxi

American Taxi


3 Sons Home Improvement

Absolute Excellence Painting

Steiner, William Stephen

Bryant & Company Inc.

Cherokee Rose Shoppe LLC

Aquanauts Aquarium Serv LLC


Hacienda Vieja Mexican Restaurant #2 Inc.

The Refuge Counseling Center LLC

Chao Praya Chinese Eatery

Maidenform, Inc.

Econorides LLC

Virtual Identity Federation LLC


American Medical and Life Ins. Co

Pro Nails

U.S. Standard Insurance Company

Extreme Contracting LLC

Inspired Gardens & Décor

Woodstock Shell

Digital Media Group Inc

PPC Services Inc.

Cycan Industries LLC

Peggy Still School of Music

Atlanta Valuations Inc.

Dirt Cheap Christianwear

Leaning Ladder

Lopez Car Wash

Whitty Siding and Exteriors LLC

Holly Springs:

Kyle Church’s Taekwondo Academy Inc

Wod Distribution

Ram Auto

Michaels Plumbing Service

Gold and Diamond Exchange

Atlanta Home Repair

Nelson, Waleska and Ball Ground issued no business permits in April.
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