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At Worldwide Industrial Solutions (WIS), we specialize in delivering critical operational repairs for Industrial Electronic Equipment, Servo Motors, and Hydraulics across a diverse range of industries. What sets us apart from the other global industrial companies is our commitment to customer value. Worldwide Industrial Solutions specializes in servicing industrial electronics for manufacturing plants across a wide range of worldwide industries. WIS has kept manufacturing lines running smoothly all across the nation. We pride ourselves on offering fast, friendly, professional worldwide industrial solutions to all of our customers, no matter how big or small the job may be.

Giggle Monkey Toys is a place for fun…with toys, games, puzzles, and books for all ages. It is a place for learning…with products that encourage age-appropriate development and employees who can help parents and grandparents learn the value of play. It is a place for caring…through support for a wide variety of community activities, organizations, and charitable causes. But perhaps most of all, Giggle Monkey Toys is a place filled with joy!

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.