Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Business owners are encouraged to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote their businesses and inform Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch readers.
When Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch launched in 2010, editors ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our directory. Now, nearly two years later, the directory is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods, and much more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars, and can add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim you listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information, and proof of ownership. Within a few days, someone from…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
What would you like to see in this empty storefront?
This space for lease would never suffer from lack of passing traffic. Located on Highway 92 across from Dairy Queen, this spot would be perfect for what? For more local news, sign up for the free Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Started in November 2011, GeorgiaLocalSearch.com offers online promotion at no charge to service men and women wanting to start their own ventures.
Friday, May 4, 2012
The high unemployment rates for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan inspired the owners of one small business to do their part in bringing that number down. Started last November, GeorgiaLocalSearch.com creates online profiles and helps with the overall Internet marketing and presence for businesses in five metro Atlanta counties: Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas and Paulding. Service men and women returning from the Middle East who want to launch their own business are given the services free for a year, said Ken Adams, a retired BellSouth executive who runs the business with his wife, Donna Rae, and son, Kenny Jr. “The guys that have gone to Iraq and Afghanistan have sacrificed so much—they’ve given so much of their lives for our…
Editor Lindsey Davidson is transferring to another Patch site in Boston.
It’s a bittersweet morning. I’m looking around at the semi-packed boxes in my room and the empty suitcases because procrastination has won this week. My “I <3 WS” tumbler is the only thing I have managed to pack for my airport trip. My one-way ticket for Boston doesn’t seem as exciting this morning. While I will be conquering the challenges of another Patch in the great North, the realization of how much I will miss Woodstock and the people who have impacted my life in my short stay here is coming over me. If Woodstock has taught me anything, it’s to be local, local, local. I cannot thank this town enough for instilling that 120 percent local drive into my mind. I have never met so many hard-working, passionate entrepreneurs as the ones in…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Where do you plan to take the best lady in your life out for brunch on Mother's Day?
With Mother's Day quickly approaching, we simply want to know where you think is the best place to treat her for brunch. I also need some ideas, so make sure to post those reviews on the restaurant listing's page in the free directory as well. Here are some of our favorite places: We can't add any stores to this poll, but if your favorite is missing, tell us in the comments below so we'll know for next time. You also can vote for your favorites in Canton-Sixes Patch, Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch and Northeast Cobb Patch. You have until 9 a.m. Friday to vote. The winner will be based equally on the poll results and on positive reviews and ratings on the directory listings for the businesses. So after you vote in the poll, be sure to …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Return Monday morning to vote on your favorite brunch place in town.
If you're looking for a local place to order flowers this Mother's Day, take it from your neighbors and order from Woodstock Flowers & Gifts. With 47 percent of the votes, this Downtown Woodstock shop was the fan favorite in this week's Readers' Choice poll. Woodstock Flowers & Gifts also offers stuffed animals, figurines and cards to complement your bouquet of flowers. Come back to Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch at 5 a.m. Monday to let us know where is your favorite place in town to have brunch for Mother's Day.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
What business would you like to see in the historic cotton warehouse building at 105 Towne Lake Pkwy.?
Want a piece of historic Downtown Woodstock for yourself? Now you can have it for the small price of $650,000! The historic cotton warehouse building at 105 Towne Lake Pkwy., most commonly known as the popular Cotton Mill Deli that closed in mid-December, is for sale, according to Loopnet.com. It doesn't come cheap. The 5,600-square-foot building is listed as a restaurant either for sale for $650,000 or for rent in two spaces. The rental property covers the main floor of 3,100 square feet for $4,400 per month or the terrace level of 2,500 square feet for $2,100 per month. You can find the building listed with Landmark Commercial Realty, Inc.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Join the Georgia Department of Labor for tips on how to write the perfect resume.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Georgia Department of Labor experts offer resume writing advice today. You can view replays of previous live discussions on topics including surviving a layoff, career advice for young people and succeeding at job interviews.
The Downtown Woodstock nightclub and wine bar folds after weeks of tough sales.
After a hectic six months in business, Wink Woodstock, the hybrid restaurant nightclub which took up residence on Main Street last October, is permanently closing its doors. The company had been plagued by financial troubles, zoning issues and legal disputes between the four founding partners, and on Monday, a decision was made by owners Steve Rabb and Shannon Fannin to pull the plug. "It has been a road travelled, certainly, with many lessons learned," Fannin said in an email sent to staff that evening. "I want to personally thank you all for your hard work. I think each and everyone of you have some amazing qualities, and I have really enjoyed the relationships I have built." In an announcement posted on Facebook early Tuesday morning, …
Monday, April 23, 2012
We want to know who is your favorite florist in town in time for Mother's Day on May 13.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what to get the No. 1 ladies in our lives. We thought we would help with letting you tell us who is your favorite florist in town. Here are our choices listed in our directory: We can't add any stores to this poll, but if your favorite is missing, tell us in the comments below so we'll know for next time. You also can vote for your favorites in Canton-Sixes Patch, Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch and Northeast Cobb Patch. You have until 9 a.m. Friday to vote. The winner will be based equally on the poll results and on positive reviews and ratings on the directory listings for the businesses. So after you vote in the poll, be sure to click on the name of the …