ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Governor Nathan Deal declared this week Small Business Week in Georgia.
A new restaurant is creating 45 new jobs.
First-time business owner Glenn Eames is getting ready to open Smoke and Fire on Gillonville Road next to Darton State College.
It will specialize in wood-fired pizza and barbeque.
Eames says it took patience, confidence, and motivation to get his business off the ground.
"I've always had that kind of entrepreneurial spirit and it's very rewarding. I like the challenge of providing an environment and atmosphere that you think people will really enjoy," said Glenn Eames, Smoke and Fire Owner.
Smoke and Fire can seat up to 88 people inside and 40 on their patio.
Eames says he plans to open sometime next week.