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Newsmakers in business, Jan. 4
Jonathan Amos
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Amos honored with top ASE award
Jonathan Amos of Talmo has been honored as the Chrysler/ASE Master Collision Repair/Refinish Technician of the Year. The award was presented ASE's annual board of directors' industry awards dinner in San Diego.

Amos is a body shop technician at Hayes Chrysler in Oakwood and has been a collision technician for 12 years. He attended Gwinnett Technical College and completed a two-year collision repair program at North Georgia Technical College.

Amos is an ASE Certified Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician and an ASE Certified Estimator.

Outside of work, he enjoys being involved with his son's Cub Scout den and helping out with their projects.

Amos is one of 37 outstanding ASE-certified technicians, nationally recognized by different segments of the automotive service and repair industry.

Thompson is sales, service manager
Professional Touch Landscapes has announced that Ryan Lee Thompson has been named manager of sales and service for the company.

Thompson is a native of Hall County and holds a degree in business marketing from Montana State University. He was previously associated with Hulsey Environmental in Gainesville as manager of marketing and sales.

Professional Touch Landscapes is a full service landscape company that has specialized in commercial and residential landscape design, installation and maintenance in North Georgia since 1997.

Jarrett joins The Industrial Depot
The Industrial Depot in Gainesville has added Jason Jarrett to its staff as sales manager.
In his new role, Jarrett joins The Industrial Depot's sales team to increase the company's presence among Northeast Georgia's manufacturing companies to provide hardware and fasteners.

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