Fresh start: Businesses stable; 110 permits issued in February
by Joshua Sharpe
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The Williams family of Canton recently opened a produce stand on Highway 140 near Old Donaldson Road. Kathy Williams helps Beth Johnson of White to pick out a few fresh strawberries Friday afternoon. <br>Staff/Todd Hull
The Williams family of Canton recently opened a produce stand on Highway 140 near Old Donaldson Road. Kathy Williams helps Beth Johnson of White to pick out a few fresh strawberries Friday afternoon.
Staff/Todd Hull
The Williams family, from left, Cray, 5;  Perry, Katy; 8 and Kathy.
The Williams family, from left, Cray, 5; Perry, Katy; 8 and Kathy.
Cray and Katy help restock cucumbers.
Cray and Katy help restock cucumbers.
CANTON — Though the number of new businesses in Cherokee County this February weren’t staggering, they were stable, with the 110 business licenses issued in February falling just a bit short of the 119 granted in January.

But the numbers are still down from February 2012, when 130 licenses were issued.

One of the newcomers braving the slow-mending business climate is Waleska husband and wife Perry and Kathy Williams’ budding produce market on Highway 140 near Old Donaldson Road.

Williams Family Produce is two handmade wooden stands, about 20 different fruits and vegetables and many colorful yard signs staked out front, attempting to catch the attention of passersby.

Kathy Williams said Friday that their new business, which opened last Friday, is in fact a “family” effort.

The kids, Cray, 5, and Katy, 8, like to tie on their aprons and tend to the customers, she said. And Perry Williams has the regular task of heading south to the Atlanta Farmers Market in Forest Park to pick up their inventory.

Kathy Williams said in the coming months, she and the family hope to transition to selling only locally-grown products, as they get to know more area farmers.

They would also like to expand their operation to fill their entire property on Highway 140, which, is big enough to give them room to grow.

“We’re hoping to operate year round,” Kathy Williams said. “With pumpkins and Christmas trees.”

She also dreams of adding a hot stand called Go Dog.

“You get your dog and go,” she said.

Other new additions to Cherokee County business were:

In Cherokee County:

Bob Bradberry Computing LLC

Domestic Arms LLC

Nathan’s Construction Inc.

Eagle Eye Property Services II

Julie Murphy/market dealer

Michael Little/market dealer

Azteca Green Landscape Maintenance

Auction Treasures by DGC, LLC

Brad Medina/mail order repair parts

Deanco Enterprises LLC

Creative Autoworks II, Inc.

Iron Horse Auto LLC

Perimeter Realty Group LLC

ISR of Woodstock LLC

New You Delivered LLC

Argos Ready Mix LLC

Bam Personal Training LLC

Derek Harkins/tree removal

Negron Medical Billing Services

Moon Cindy

Adam Mazur Real Estate Services

Lindsey Whitlow/market dealer

Towne Lake Electric

Critter Busters & Associates LLC

Firemans Pride Pressure Washing

HandyMan Specialist

Rowland Periut/transient merchant

JLH Cemeteries LLC

Global Dynamic Consulting Inc.

Classic Customworks LLC

Innovative Designs by KB LLC

Able Painting & Renovations LLC

Infectious Connections LLC

Jackle’s Lawn Service

Robert Turk/antique resale

Poss Electric Company

LR Stitched

All-American Home Services Inc.

Jackson Taylor Photography

Source International Inc.

Vickie Byrd/market dealer

Merritt Financial Services Inc.

Cathy Hamrick Consulting

Boomer Marketing LLC

Nara Used Furniture

Gold Leaf Landscape Management LLC

Vanderlande Industries Inc.

Corporate Care Georgia LLC

At Your Service North Georgia LLC

Karina’s Creations

Laney Properties Inc.

Logical Remedies

Equip-it LLC

Susan Caldwell/market dealer

Connected Home Technologies LLC

Scott Boys BBQ LLC

Blue Crescent

ACA Properties LLC

Thompson Painting

Atlanta Forklift Sales and Service LLC

Janine Powell/market dealer

Rhino Tree Service LLC

Supreme Foundations LLC

JannYvette Angel-Byrd/market dealer

RexiAlo Services Inc.

Brittany Durham/rentals

Canton Truck Rental LLC

Red Key Interior Design LLC

Jason Eyre/home occupation

Jessee L. Tindell/home occupation

Take Two Productions Inc.

Saenz Company

Cherokee Sport Supply LLC

Shaw Insurance and Associates Inc.

Appalachian Construction

Willow’s Bend Boutique LLC

Mountain Goat Adventures LLC

Innovative Financial Housing Solutions Inc.

A-OK Motor Sales LLC

Hagan Home Improvements LLC

Liberty Lawn Care

In Canton:

Painted Pig Tavern

Sara Aamir, O.D. LLC

City Exxon

Maurice Smith

Mr Clean Car Wash

Outdoor Environments Unlimited

Ceiling Pro Inc.

Benchmark Physical Therapy

Innovative Marketing Logistics

EZCourtPay LLC

Highland Management

Interiors at Fun Finds

Tri-state Valves and Controls

Starbucks Coffee #18730

In Woodstock:

Save Me from the Dog House, Inc.

Green Solutions Commercial Cleaning

Ascension Counseling & Mental Health, LLC

Material Handling Installers LLC

Mathand Inc.

Raceway Automotive

Robert Brown/ Fruit and vegetable markets

Norman Wells Design

The Revillion Group, LLC

In Holly Springs:

Fortress Construction Services

Brenda Bateson, Hair Stylist

Lawns Plus & Company

Gunnin Land Surveying, LLC

In Ball Ground:

Pynki’z Garage

No new permits were issued in Waleska of Nelson.
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