Category Archives: Business

Updated: SOLD! 420 Broad St. purchased by FB Taylor Holdings.

Updated: SOLD! 420 Broad St. purchased by FB Taylor Holdings.

THE LATEST You were the first to know about the former Fricks building being back on the market and now for the rest of the story. The purchase has closed and Fred Taylor’s FB Taylor Holdings is the new owner of 420 Broad St. Steve Graves of Hardy Realty handled the sales Graves says the… Read more

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Business: Redmond Regional has what we’re calling the region’s largest Christmas card. Coosa Valley Credit Union welcomes Cartersville’s Katie Jones.

Business: Redmond Regional has what we’re calling the region’s largest Christmas card. Coosa Valley Credit Union welcomes Cartersville’s Katie Jones.

  Katie Jones, a native of Cartersville,  has accepted the position of senior mortgage lending officer at Coosa Valley Credit Union.  Jones is a 2012 graduate of Cartersville High School as well as a 2016 graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. She comes to Coosa Valley from Guild Mortgage… Read more

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Business: Greater Rome Realtors present annual honors.  Candor to partner with HealthWhiz.

Business: Greater Rome Realtors present annual honors. Candor to partner with HealthWhiz.

  Realtors present annual honors: The Greater Rome Board of Realtors held is annual Christmas luncheon at Coosa Country Club on Wednesday. As part of the afternoon, the board presented its annual awards. Among those honored this year were Hardy Realty’s Steve Graves, who won the 2017 Humanitarian Award, and Broker/CEO Jimmy Byars, who was… Read more

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Business: Work begins on the DiPrima’s Shoes expansion in Armuchee. Make that two new Aspen Dental clinics on the way.  wed

Business: Work begins on the DiPrima’s Shoes expansion in Armuchee. Make that two new Aspen Dental clinics on the way. wed

  Expansion of DiPrima’s Shoes under way in Armuchee: Even more work is churning at Armuchee’s “hot corner” as the expansion of DiPrima’s Shoes begins at 2904 Martha Berry Highway. The former steakhouse gave way to the above lot which is being prepped for the new look. The store — one of three in Northwest… Read more

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Main Street Marketplace, a $40 million investment that opened a year ago, drawing new business to Cartersville with more on the way. Impact: 7 to 8% jump in sales tax revenue so far.

Main Street Marketplace, a $40 million investment that opened a year ago, drawing new business to Cartersville with more on the way. Impact: 7 to 8% jump in sales tax revenue so far.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net The retail landscape in Cartersville has been transformed thanks to the opening of the Main Street Marketplace last October and other nearby business developments from R.H. Ledbetter Properties. In addition to more options for consumers, the developments are powering what could wind up being a 7 to 8 percent jump in… Read more

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Business: Kroger’s convenience shopping service ‘ClickList’ coming to Rome store by first of the year

Business: Kroger’s convenience shopping service ‘ClickList’ coming to Rome store by first of the year

Rome Kroger customers get ready for a new convenient shopping service coming by the first of the year. The store is making preparations now to launch the new ClickList that allows customers to pre-order groceries online via computer or app and pick-up at your convenience. “Kroger’s priority is to ensure we serve the unique needs… Read more

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Business: Rome-based ServiceMaster by Twins expanding into metro-Atlanta. Aspen Dental and Five Guys coming to Calhoun.

Business: Rome-based ServiceMaster by Twins expanding into metro-Atlanta. Aspen Dental and Five Guys coming to Calhoun.

  Rome-based ServiceMaster by Twins is growing again. Larry and Barry Alford report that they’re expanding into metro Atlanta as well as beyond Chattanooga into Cleveland, Tenn. It is the only ServiceMaster into the Atlanta perimeter, they say. Also, with the additional offices, the operation will be the “premiere disaster restoration company in the Southeast.”… Read more

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Updated: IHOP now plans to reopen Friday after brief closing for interior remodeling. Gravy Boat hiring as reopening draws closer.

Updated: IHOP now plans to reopen Friday after brief closing for interior remodeling. Gravy Boat hiring as reopening draws closer.

IHOP customers had to wait two days: Fans of IHOP were greeted Wednesday with a sign basically saying to come back today. The restaurant is undergong some updates and posted a note saying they’re close until 6 this morning. That changed, and now the reopening is set for Friday morning. In fact, we’ve since learned… Read more

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Buzz: A different spin on ‘Peter Pan’ opens this weekend at the DeSoto. Tropical Smoothie Cafe opens at 7 a.m. Monday in Cartersville.

Buzz: A different spin on ‘Peter Pan’ opens this weekend at the DeSoto. Tropical Smoothie Cafe opens at 7 a.m. Monday in Cartersville.

Rome Little Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan Jr.,’ opens Friday Dec. 1, and will run through Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Historic Desoto Theater. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Peter Pan is played by Luke Naddy, and his clever companion Tinker Bell (Kate Scott) travel to the… Read more

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Business: ‘Coming soon’ sign up at RaceTrac at Martha Berry and Armuchee Connector. Temporary new home for chamber.

Business: ‘Coming soon’ sign up at RaceTrac at Martha Berry and Armuchee Connector. Temporary new home for chamber.

Sign of the times: That’s  Hardy Realty’s Steve Graves, left, the listing agent, and Wayne Lester, right, the selling agent for the site at the intersection of Martha Berry and the Armuchee Connector that soon will be home to the RaceTrac store on that site. Due by spring, the store will be about 5,500 square… Read more

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What we’re watching: December openings for AR Workshop and Colosseum Escape Rooms on Broad St., and maybe new Courtyard by Marriott?

What we’re watching: December openings for AR Workshop and Colosseum Escape Rooms on Broad St., and maybe new Courtyard by Marriott?

Several highly anticipated new businesses are slated to open their doors next month in Downtown Rome. AR Workshop will be opening this Friday, Dec. 1 at 411 Broad St. The grand opening is set for 6-9 p.m. with music, food and giveaways. AR Workshop — short for the now-franchising Anders Ruff Workshop- is a new boutique… Read more

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Business: Denim Marketing, newly rebranded in Cartersville, already earning industry honors. Greater Rome Board of Realtors awards meeting Dec. 6. Legacy Lashes opens in Cartersville.

Business: Denim Marketing, newly rebranded in Cartersville, already earning industry honors. Greater Rome Board of Realtors awards meeting Dec. 6. Legacy Lashes opens in Cartersville.

  Denim Marketing, newly rebranded and based in Cartersville, already bringing home the hardware:  Denim Marketing  won three OBIE awards — two gold and one silver — at the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s 37th annual OBIE Awards. Presented by the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council, the OBIE Awards are the premiere awards given in the… Read more

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Jobs: Unemployment rate climbs slightly in Northwest Georgia. Labor commissioner says Rome/Floyd ” a growing job market and is producing some strong economic numbers.’

Jobs: Unemployment rate climbs slightly in Northwest Georgia. Labor commissioner says Rome/Floyd ” a growing job market and is producing some strong economic numbers.’

Executive summary: The unemployment rate rose a bit in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties in October compared to September,  according to  Georgia Department of Labor. In Chattooga County, it remained flat at 4.2 percent. The jobless rate was down by a full point or more in all area counties vs. October 2016, however. What’s it… Read more

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