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  • Jul. 09, 2017 - 7:08 AM

Business Briefs

The Newnan Times-Herald

Fried Green Tomatoes at The Cellar at Firestone recognized as one of Georgia’s “100 Plates Locals Love”

The Cellar at Firestone has been awarded the 2017/2018 “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division.

Georgia Tourism’s third annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love” is featured in the state’s culinary guide, “Georgia Eats.” The new Culinary Guide is now available at the state’s Visitor Information Centers. 

Of the Cellar's fried green tomatoes, Regional Tourism Project Manager for Presidential Pathways Holly Winner said, "Great spin on a classic Southern dish. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

Also selected was Court Square Cafe in Greenville.

“Congratulations on a Greenville restaurant being nominated for the 100 Plates Locals Love list in the 2017 Georgia Culinary Guide. The Court Square Café’s Turkey Reuben Sandwich received a significant number of nominations and was chosen for this year’s list,” Winter said in notifying the Meriwether Chamber of Commerce of the designation.

As part of the state’s culinary initiative, the third annual Georgia Restaurant Week will take place July 17-23 at participating restaurants throughout Georgia. During this week-long event, patrons will be able to explore the numerous dining options throughout Georgia for a special price and sample locally grown products that are available in Georgia’s restaurants.

This year, more than 750 “plates” were nominated via and evaluated by a panel of judges. The third annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love” features favorite dishes from across the state.

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Newnan Hampton by Hilton Hotels awarded 2017 TripAdvisor

Certificate of Excellence

Hampton Inn by Hilton Atlanta/Newnan located at 50 Hampton Way in Newnan has received a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses

that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating

of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must

have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Atlanta-Fairburn located at 7790 Ella Lane in

Fairburn also received the certificate.

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Local business connections & opportunities

July 11

Ribbon Cutting/ State Farm- Brian Couey, 12:00-12:35 p.m., 3441 Hwy 34 E

Suite A, Sharpsburg. For more information, visit

July 12

Business Women Owners Coaching 9:30- 11:30 a.m., The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, 23 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan. For more information, visit

Golf Life Ladies USA, 5:30-7:00 p.m. White Oak Golf Club, 141 Clubview Dr., Newnan.   For more information, visit

Business Women’s Senior Executive Coaching, 5:30-8:00 p.m. The Cellar, 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan. For more information, visit

July 13

Business After Hours, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Shine ‘N Drive,  530 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan. For more information, visit

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