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Located amidst the serene Blue Ridge Mountains, Mount Sinai Wellness Center stands as a premier facility for dual diagnosis treatment, catering to substance use and mental health disorders. Our integrative approach to recovery empowers clients to select from a diverse range of programs tailored to foster lifelong sobriety. With round-the-clock medical support, our sanctuary provides a secure environment for embarking on the journey to recovery. Our team of trauma-certified master level clinicians diligently collaborates with each individual, addressing and surmounting obstacles to healing. Spanning 43 acres, our expansive campus employs over 170 dedicated professionals, with the majority residing in Lumpkin County. We are very proud to call Dahlonega and Lumpkin County our home!


Blue Coolers (Blueworks, LLC) is a Utah based company.  Blue Coolers is approximately four years old.  In late 2021, and early 2022, Blue Coolers realized they were paying high delivery fees with some 70% of their business being on the east coast.  Through a networking situation they reached out to Pinnacle 3 Direct Solutions (P3DS) a small Dahlonega based company to assist them in finding a warehouse in the North Georgia area.  After a thorough study via P3DS (Betty Fisher and Ron Winkowski) recommended the McDonald Road facility.  Blue Coolers took up residence at the location in February 2022, with first shipments on May 23, 2022.

The decision was made to staff the operation with high school students under the leadership of Betty Fisher and Ron Winkowski.  Initial contact for workers came via the Bishop of the Morman Church Ward in the area.  Word spread quickly via the boys from The Church and soon a total of twelve boys were “working” part-time.


52 West Brewing is an independent regional craft brewery, located in the heart of North Georgia Wine country. The owners, husband and wife team, David Burns and Samantha Couzens realized one Sunday afternoon while visiting a local winery, that the one thing missing from Dahlonega was a cool brewery. One that offered the same unique experience the wineries had: amazing scenery, music, a laid-back vibe that was close to home but could make you feel worlds away – BUT WITH BEER. Dave has always had a love/love relationship with beer. Drinking it was one thing. The question was could he make it? Starting with a home brewing kit and an insatiable thirst for great beer. The journey to make 52 West Brewing a reality had begun.

Dave and Sam sold their home in Cumming, Georgia, bought a fabulous property in Dahlonega and wrote a business plan. The vision was to build a unique brewery concept, they coined Farm to Pint. A place where they would live, get a couple of cows, grow hops and fruit for the beer and brew uniquely balanced, flavorful beers.


Copeland Creative is a very unique business in the sense that we want to tell stories. Being a content creation and brand image/marketing firm, we are obsessed with a great story. We have been telling stories since the beginning of time and that is why everything we do is rooted in a story, it has to resonate with people.

Growing up in Dahlonega I have seen this area grow exponentially. It is an honor to be a company which gets to work hand in hand with our college and some of our local businesses to help them get their stories out to the region and in some cases the world.

We believe that communication, integrity and honesty are the backbone of our business.


With over 825 weddings annually in Lumpkin County, The Venue at 223 is the newest event space here in Dahlonega, GA.  From weddings, corporate and music events, The Venue at 223 is “The Perfect Venue for Your Special Event.”  Phase two will consist of an outdoor wedding tent and outdoor patio.  The Venue at 223 also has all of your transportation needs covered with their sister company DahloneGo!  We look forward to seeing what Rhonda & Jim do next.


Barefoot Hills Hotel is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Dahlonega, Georgia.  Its convenient location near Springer Mountain, the official beginning point of the Appalachian Trail, as well as numerous other prized mountain gaps, has long made it a favorite spot for the trail hiking community.  Cyclists, mountain bikers, rock climbers, kayakers, fly-fishing aficionados, boaters, golfers and outdoor enthusiasts from all walks also find Barefoot Hills Hotel conveniently located to some of the finest recreational outings in the southeastern United States.

Barefoot Hills Hotel, TripAdvisor’s #1 ranked hotel in Dahlonega since 2017, in partnership with the Chrysalis Fund, a registered 501c3 charity focused on childhood development programs within public school systems nationwide, is pleased to sponsor the AAA Center to benefit the advancement of the Lumpkin County School System’s Aim-Achieve-Arrive program in preparing students for internships, apprenticeships, and careers.