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Movies Filmed in Douglas County

Lights, Camera, Douglas County – Film Industry in Douglas County

By Allison | Sep 25, 2017

What do big names like Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Winona Ryder, Tyler Perry, and Jeremy Renner all have in common? All of these superstars have been involved in movie and television productions filmed, at least...

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Youth Leadership Douglas Mentor Program

DC Chamber Announces 2017-18 Youth Leadership Douglas Mentor Program Participants

By Allison | Sep 25, 2017

Devon Boatright, DCHS and Nadia Faucette, Georgia Power Company The Douglas County Chamber is pleased to announce the selection of ten Youth Leadership Douglas (YLD) graduates and community leaders to participate in the YLD Mentor program for the 2017-18 school...

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Villa Rica Dairy Queen

Villa Rica Dairy Queen opening soon

By Allison | Sep 25, 2017

The new Villa Rica Dairy Queen is on schedule to open in the middle of October at 811 West Bankhead Highway in Villa Rica. Training will begin the first week of October, and the restaurant will open a week or two...

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Fido 1-mile Fun Run/Walk

Resurgens Charitable Foundation and Star 94.1 radio to host 1st annual Fido 1-mile Fun Run/Walk

By Allison | Sep 25, 2017

Resurgens Charitable Foundation and Star 94.1 radio will host the 1st annual Fido 1-mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, October 14th at the Powder Springs Square (4484 Marietta Street, Powder Springs).  The dog-friendly event will start at 10:00 a.m. with fun and activities to follow. ...

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Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning

Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning Donates to School Music Program

By Allison | Sep 22, 2017

Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning Co. representatives Lesia Vick, Jordan Buchanan, and Allen Davis presented a check today to Ms. Mary Moore to benefit Eastside Elementary School’s music program. Eastside Elementary School was recently awarded a SupportMusic Merit Award for...

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Chamber Chairmans Club

DC Chamber Chairmans Club Attends Washington D.C. Fly-In

By Allison | Sep 20, 2017

Business, Government and Education Leaders Meet with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson while in Washington D.C. Attendees on the Washington Fly-In (pictured L-R) included Harrison Merrill Sr., Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club; Howard Ray, HRC Engineers, Surveyors, & Landscape Architects; Superintendent...

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Prisoners

Ten Prisoners Complete Welding Program

By Allison | Sep 19, 2017

Ten inmates at the Carroll County Prison have completed certifications in Welding & Joining Technology through West Georgia Technical College. West Georgia Tech, Carroll County and the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board have partnered to offer a Welding & Joining...

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Douglas Dental Care

Douglas Dental Care Opens New Location

By Allison | Sep 19, 2017

Douglas Dental Care (DDC) dentists, Dr. Dimitri Arfanakis and Dr. Joel Tidwell, staff, patients, and Chamber representatives celebrated the grand opening of their new location by holding a DC Chamber Ribbon Cutting on September 6th.  Douglas Dental Care is now...

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Benton House

Benton House Douglasville Celebrated Partnership with Aegis Therapies

By Allison | Aug 30, 2017

Benton House of Douglasville Community Relations Director, Alicia Westbrooks, Aegis Therapies Outpatient Director of Rehab, Chris Culbreth, celebrated their new partnership by holding a DC Chamber Ribbon Cutting on May 11th. Benton House of Douglasville is located at 4999 Prestley...

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Serenity Empire Home Care

Serenity Empire Home Care celebrates two years of business

By Allison | Aug 29, 2017

Submitted by the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Isaac and Henrietta Essel, founders of Serenity Empire, staff, friends and Chamber representatives celebrated two years of business by holding a DC Chamber Ribbon Cutting on July 12th. Serenity Empire is located...

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Douglasville Eye Clinic

New Doctor at Douglasville Eye Clinic

By Allison | Aug 29, 2017

  Douglasville Eye Clinic welcomes new physician Shae W. Steward, M.D. has joined the team as the third ophthalmologist at Douglasville Eye Clinic. She will begin seeing patients on the first of September. Dr. Steward grew up in nearby Oxford,...

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SYNERGY Homecare of NW

SYNERGY Homecare of NW Atlanta Recognizes Caregiver

By Allison | Aug 29, 2017

SYNERGY Homecare of NW Atlanta recognizes their Caregiver of the Year for 2017, Randy Williams. Randy has been a CNA since February 2013, and a beloved caregiver of Synergy Homecare of NW Atlanta since July 2013. He continues to set...

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North Loop

North Loop / Roundabout in Villa Rica

By Allison | Aug 28, 2017

  Getting There in a Roundabout Way The Georgia Department of Transportation held an Open House July 20th, 2017 at the Powell Park Arts Center to share information and accept public comment regarding the Villa Rica Bypass project. Attendance was...

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Another's Treasure

Another’s Treasure Antique Mall changes ownership

By Allison | Aug 28, 2017

Dot & Ivy New ownership for Another’s Treasure New ownership for old treasures is what Another’s Treasure Antique Mall in Villa Rica is all about. There is an eclectic mixture to fit almost any taste or purpose. Unique jewelry, glassware,...

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Chamber Golf Classic

“Heart of Rock and Roll” theme for Chamber Golf Classic

By Allison | Aug 28, 2017

The Douglas County Chamber will host the annual Chamber Golf Classic on Friday, September 29th at Mirror Lake Golf Club.  More than 250 golfers are expected to participate in the 2017 Classic, presented by GreyStone Power. Golfers and participants will experience...

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Jimmy John's

Jimmy John’s opens in Douglas County

By Allison | Aug 28, 2017

Jimmy John’s has arrived. The gourmet sandwich store known for all natural meats and fresh ingredients planned to have their newest location on Thornton Road in Lithia Springs open by the end of August. The forty to fifty new employees...

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Continuing Education Scholarships

Chamber’s Young Professionals Connection Awards Continuing Education Scholarships to Local Millennials

By Allison | Aug 28, 2017

Pictured L-R: Abby Robbins, YPC Co-Chair-Adam Carter, and Mahdi Al-Husseini The Douglas County Chamber’s Young Professionals Connection (YPC) was pleased to award the recipients of the annual YPC Continuing Education Scholarship at the GreyStone Power Luncheon on August 15th. Recipients...

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Adult Education Division

WGTC Adult Education Division Preparing Students

By Allison | Aug 28, 2017

The West Georgia Technical College Adult Education Division is embracing new opportunities this year, by placing a greater focus on helping students enrolled in GED preparation classes reach long-term goals like college degrees and meaningful careers. At least twice a...

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AD West Dance

AD West Dance championship

By Allison | Aug 28, 2017

  AD West Dance Company wins second straight championship A.D. West Dance Company participated in the Fusion National Dance Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida this past summer in 2017.  They came home with their 7th National Championship Title for the...

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Chick-Fil-A

Chick-Fil-A – New Parking Lot Design

By Allison | Aug 27, 2017

  Chick-fil-A Thornton Road The Chick-fil-A on Thornton Road has a new parking lot design. In the past, they’ve had a problem with Thornton Road traffic either jumping in front of people who came in the back entrance for the...

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Antiques

Ben’s Antiques & Market Relocates to Chapel Hill Road

By Allison | Aug 25, 2017

Ben’s Antiques & Market CEO Ben Haverty, staff, customers, and Chamber representatives celebrated their upcoming grand opening by holding a DC Chamber Ribbon Cutting on August 23rd. Ben’s Antiques & Market is located at 9365 The Landing Drive next to...

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Trivia Night

Art Trivia Night with the Villa Rica Arts Coalition

By Allison | Aug 23, 2017

EAT, DRINK & TEASE YOUR BRAIN! People will gather together, drink some drinks, play some trivia and one lucky team will win a $50 cash prize.Expect the trivia to be all art related, but DO NOT PANIC if you’re not...

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Pep Boys

Just Brakes replaced by Pep Boys

By Allison | Aug 23, 2017

The Just Brakes store at 3068 Bankhead Highway in Lithia Springs is now a Pep Boys Service and Tire Center. Pep Boys announced the purchase of all 134 Just Brakes locations early in 2017. The company offers a full range...

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Berry Much Yogurt Closes

By Allison | Aug 16, 2017

Berry Much Yogurt closed June 26th. The frozen yogurt shop was located in the Paradise Crossing shopping center at Lee Road.  It was popular with families and very active in supporting local community organizations and youth groups. On social media,...

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Twisted Pickle

Here Comes the Twisted Pickle

By Allison | Aug 2, 2017

It’s green, it’s spiral sliced, and it’s deep fried, It’s the namesake appetizer of what is becoming a local favorite for diners and music fans alike. The Twisted Pickle Tavern will opened July 31 at 2123 Fairburn Road, and will...

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Pet of the Month

Meet Achilles – Pet of the Month

By Allison | Jul 31, 2017

Meet Achilles! He was found with a HUGE chain around his neck and has been stuck in the shelter for over 70 days! This sweet cuddle bug LOVES attention and toys! He’s a big teddy bear! Achilles weighs 51lbs, is...

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Pelican's SnoBalls

Pelican’s SnoBalls opens Douglasville location today

By Allison | Jul 29, 2017

Pelican’s SnoBalls opens their Douglasville location today. The new business is located at 6482 East Broad Street (Bankhead Highway) between Fairburn Road and downtown Douglasville. Ever since it was announced, the anticipation has been growing for this business, as evidenced...

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