Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce celebrates Mike’s Tire and Auto with ribbon tying

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce celebrated one of its newest members, Mike’s Tire and Auto, with a ribbon tying ceremony.

On Thursday, a large group gathered at Mike’s Tire and Auto, located at 196 Big A Road, in Toccoa, for the ceremony.

Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen explained that a ribbon tying ceremony symbolizes a community coming around a new business in support of the services that business provides.

Mike’s Tire and Auto is owned by Mike McCurry.

He says it was always a dream of his to start a tire shop; but more importantly, this allows him to spend more time with his family.

“I’ve been in the trucking industry; I drove for the last 17 years. I just wanted to have more quality time with my family. I decided to see what was out there to do. I used to do tires, years and years ago, and I thought ‘well me and my dad always wanted to open a tire shop’ and it didn’t happen before he passed away. I kept looking at it. And Elijah (Mike’s son) as he was growing, I wanted to be at ball games and I wanted to spend more time with him and my wife, so we decided to open a tire store. Mike’s Tire and Auto has been opened for six months. It’s doing really good and we just appreciate everybody,” he said.

He says they offer a range of services from tires to diagnostics.

“We do alignments, brakes, belts, tires, computer diagnostics, oil change, ac repair, tune ups, batteries. We try to do a blend of everything. I’m a hometown guy, I’ve been here my entire life. We know a lot of people. I’m glad to have everybody come out and support us. Like I said, I grew up here, this is what I know and this is what I love,” he said.

Mike’s Tire and Auto is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional information regarding Mike’s Tire and Auto call 706-297-2003.