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Monday February 8th, 2016 2:00PM

Flowery Branch business owners stand together

By Staff
FLOWERY BRANCH - Efforts by the south Hall municipality to encourage local business growth are showing fruit.<br /> <br /> So much so that about twenty-five Flowery Branch businesses have banded together to form the Flowery Branch Business Owner's Association.<br /> <br /> Patty Phillips is the owner of Calliope Sweets on Main Street and a member of the association. She says the association, which encompasses businesses on Main Street and Atlanta Highway, was created so business owners could support one other.<br /> <br /> "Right now we've got about twenty-five businesses that are involved," Phillips said, "and about fifteen to eighteen that are there every month when we meet."<br /> <br /> Phillips said the group began meeting in January with six people. <br /> <br /> "We're all small business owners. We all struggle with some of the same problems. So we decided it would be great...to get together and work as a group to see if we could help one another...or promote one another."<br /> <br /> "That's our main focus, promoting one another," Phillips added.<br /> <br /> She invites all interested to attend an "After Hours" event held in conjunction with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday on Main Street in Flowery Branch from 5 to 7p.m.<br /> <br /> More information is available at the Flowery Branch Business Owner's Association Facebook page.<br /> <br /> <br />
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