Pick Ellijay Podcast PEP TALK

Pick Ellijay Podcast PEP TALK

The Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring you PEP TALK, a weekly discussion about exciting things happening in and around Ellijay, Georgia. Host Asa Jones dives into what makes the people and businesses of Ellijay tick.


March 16, 2023 10 min

Sylvia Harris of the Friends of Gilmer Animal Shelter (FOGAS) educates the community on this non-profit organization and how it works in concert with the Gilmer Animal Shelter. FOGAS provides donations, equipment, and essential special services to the animal shelter. The organization is currently seeking volunteers and donations.


Friends of Gilmer Animal Shelter

Wolfstock Festival

Saturday, April 14



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Beau Lowman is an ambassador for the Gilmer County Chamber and owner of Beauti-ful Creations Paint Parties. Listen in as you learn of upcoming painting classes and the most creative place in town to hold your next special event.

March is Restaurant Month Swag Items—a set of 4 Pick Ellijay Bamboo Coasters

Ribbon Cutting Tuesday, March 14 Boardwalk Pizza & Pub 25 N.Church Street Ellijay, GA 4:30–5:00 p.m.

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Alecia Porter, of RE/MAX Town & Country talks about how the spring tourism season is already upon us and what that means to Gilmer County. Tourism Director, Ron Cheslock, joins the discussion to break down the trends in rental properties. And finally, let's get ready for Apple Blossom Festival on May 6–7. Spring is in the air!

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February 22, 2023 12 min

Imagine a cross between a mountain resort, summer camp, "glampground," and an outdoor adventure hostel. That's Mulberry Gap! Adventurers enjoy cabins, campsites, shuttles, day passes, and delicious meals. It's an excellent base camp for outdoor adventure. Bonus—Mariah talks about Coyote Ugly Racing! www.mulberrygap.com

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BIG NEWS! On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, Emily's Restaurant will become known as "Butcher & Bottle." This exciting day will kick off with a Ribbon Cutting from 4:30–5:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy a new menu and ambiance. Don't miss the unveiling!

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February 8, 2023 10 min

Grapes and Ladders is a family-owned and operated vineyard, winery, and tasting room with indoor and outdoor seating. You'll find the atmosphere quaint and comfortable, where pets and kids are welcome. You'll enjoy live music nearly every weekend at Grapes and Ladders. Join Asa Jones as he PEP Talks it up with Cindi.

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Boardwalk Pizza is a family-owned pizza joint in the heart of Ellijay. If you're looking for scrumptious food on the boardwalk with perfect views of parades and other exciting events—Boardwalk Pizza is the place.

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Robert Ferguson, of Take One Studio Productions, works closely with the Gilmer Chamber of Commerce to film places and events around Gilmer County. The company also creates website videos and captivating advertisements for businesses.

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Host Asa Jones has a conversation with Pedro Sanches of High Mountain Bread Company—the rustic, local eatery the Ellijay community has been waiting for. Get ready to enjoy hearty breakfasts, scrumptious lunches, seasonal specials, and artisan bread to satisfy every craving.

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Justina Kukla founded Arlowe’s Bakehouse in 2021 as a cottage industry bakery serving North Georgia and beyond. Arlowe’s Bakehouse is opening its first brick-and-mortar store in Ellijay later this year.

  • Buy TODAY! Pick Ellijay Sasquatch Socks
  • Annual Chamber Gala, January 28
  • Ribbon Cutting—Grand Welcome North Georgia Mountains, January 12
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