New businesses offering everything from accounting to photo processing to dry cleaning services are starting up in the Perimeter, one of the largest commercial areas in metro Atlanta. Here’s a sampling of recent ribbon cuttings formally marking the opening of new businesses in the area. Photos were provided by the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce and the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce.

Sandy Springs’ officials joined Ronald McDonald and restaurant owners Joyce Stafford, center left, and Allen Stafford, center right, on April 12 to commemorate the re-opening of the McDonald’s location at 6360 Powers Ferry Road. Others attending the pre-grand opening reception were, left to right, J.M. Owens, president of the Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Owners Association, Ron Comacho, Sandy Springs Councilman Chip Collins, Allen Stafford Jr., Vicki Chancellor and Luis Melendez.
Dunwoody Hall Cleaners returned to its original space at 5552A Chamblee-Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody after moving into another building during area construction. Their move was noted by the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended by, from left, Heather Kaufman, Juan Diego, Randy Aufleger, Dunwoody City Councilman Terry Nall, Beal, Nash Amlani, owner, Indu, Shamin Amlani, Jovana, Fauzia Amlani, Norman Collins, Carmen, Sara Massey, Paula Owens, Glen Fuse and Ken Manous.
Dunwoody Photo, located at 5588 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody, offers a variety of print services, including finishing, enlargements and film processing, and marked their opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce. From left, Kathleen Cabero, Christina Salzer, Juan Diego, Dunwoody City Councilman Terry Nall, Jean Beattie, Gary Beattie, Michael Beattie, owner, Debbie Fuse, Glen Fuse, Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis, Sara Massey, Norman Collins and Ken Manous.
Albany-based Draffin & Tucker, LLP, a certified public accounting firm, recently opened a branch office at Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 1250, in Sandy Springs, and celebrated with the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce and the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. Far left, Dunwoody City Councilman Terry Nall and Steve Bedsole, partner, Draffin & Tucker, Atlanta office, with, far right, Jimmie Richter, partner, Draffin & Tucker, Atlanta office, and Diane Fries, Sandy Springs City Councilwoman.
Sierra Place Apartments recently joined the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, and celebrated the remodeling of their clubhouse with a ribbon cutting. Joining the event were Sandy Springs Councilwoman Karen Meinzen-McEnerny, center left, Community Manager Evelyn Gomez, right, with scissors, as well as staff, Chamber ambassadors and friends. Sierra Place is located inside I-285 on Northwood Drive, just north of the Prado.

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