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
Adam Mazur Real Estate Services
Lindsey Whitlow/market dealer
Towne Lake Electric
Critter Busters & Associates LLC
Firemans Pride Pressure Washing
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
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
Laney Properties Inc.
Susan Caldwell/market dealer
Connected Home Technologies LLC
Scott Boys BBQ LLC
ACA Properties LLC
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.
Canton Truck Rental LLC
Red Key Interior Design LLC
Jason Eyre/home occupation
Jessee L. Tindell/home occupation
Take Two Productions Inc.
Cherokee Sport Supply LLC
Shaw Insurance and Associates Inc.
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
Painted Pig Tavern
Sara Aamir, O.D. LLC
Mr Clean Car Wash
Outdoor Environments Unlimited
Ceiling Pro Inc.
Benchmark Physical Therapy
Innovative Marketing Logistics
Interiors at Fun Finds
Tri-state Valves and Controls
Starbucks Coffee #18730
Save Me from the Dog House, Inc.
Green Solutions Commercial Cleaning
Ascension Counseling & Mental Health, LLC
Material Handling Installers LLC
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:
No new permits were issued in Waleska of Nelson.