This is especially true of Vicki and Jay Hood, two of the hardest working small business owners we know. Vicki and Jay left the hubbub of metro Atlanta several years ago, moving to North Georgia. Here they opened a Citrus Solutions carpet cleaning franchise.
Despite the down economy, the Hoods have persevered. They've networked in Lumpkin and Dawson counties, joined the chamber of Commerce in both Dawson and Lumpkin counties, and became active in both business communities.
The couple have built their business on hard work and customer referrals. Customers and business associates alike will tell you that the two entrepreneurs are known for their honesty, trustworthiness, and 'you're in good hands' attitude.
While Jay and Vicki have been busy growing their business, people have been watching and noting the Hood's commitment to their work and community. So, it came as no surprise to us when the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce named the couple, Dawson County's Entrepreneurs of the Year.
Congratulations, Jay and Vicki. You are, indeed, outstanding entrepreneurs.