Category Archives: Business

Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Six homes in Greater Rome priced from $84,900 to $429,900.

Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Six homes in Greater Rome priced from $84,900 to $429,900.

  Your first look at six homes in Greater Rome with prices ranging from $84,900 to $429,900. View on your desktop computer View on your smartphone An advertising supplement of Hometown Headlines Marketing.   Read more

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Business: Craze Boutique opens today at 11 a.m. on Broad Street.

Business: Craze Boutique opens today at 11 a.m. on Broad Street.

  Casie Autry has been working hard for months to bring another version of her hit boutique to downtown Rome and today, it happens. Craze Boutique, which has shops in the Calhoun and North Georgia premium outlets (Dawsonville), opens at 11 this morning at 231 Broad St. in Rome, closing at 9 p.m. Saturday: 10… Read more

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Jobs: FieldTurf recruiting today in Calhoun; Suhner career fair is June 29.

Jobs: FieldTurf recruiting today in Calhoun; Suhner career fair is June 29.

  Kelly Services is recruiting for  skilled laborers and general workers for temporary to full-time opportunities with Suhner Manufacturing in Rome. The event is Thursday, June 29, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway. What to know: These positions will be 12- hour shifts (4… Read more

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May jobs report: Unemployment rate up slightly across Northwest Georgia vs. previous month, down from a year earlier. Plus: Who’s hiring.

May jobs report: Unemployment rate up slightly across Northwest Georgia vs. previous month, down from a year earlier. Plus: Who’s hiring.

  A county-by-county look at the Floyd: 5.1 percent, up from 5.0 percent in April but down from May 2016. Bartow: 4.6 percent, the region’s lowest, the same as in April and down from 4.7 percent in May 2016. Gordon:4.8 percent, up slightly from April but down from a year earlier. Polk: 5.3 percent, the… Read more

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Business: May was another strong month for area home buyers, sellers.

Business: May was another strong month for area home buyers, sellers.

May was another solid month for local Realtors: The market report from the Georgia Multiple Listing Service is in and the numbers are good ones for the Greater Rome Board of Realtors. The key indicators: Homes sold in May: 108, up 1.8 percent from a year earlier. April sales: 105 homes. Average sales price: $144,612,… Read more

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Business: Woodstock Furniture opens at Central Plaza; ribbon cutting is next week.

Business: Woodstock Furniture opens at Central Plaza; ribbon cutting is next week.

  As you make your way to lunch today at Duffy’s Deli, you might find more cars in the parking lot at Central Plaza separating you from that chicken salad sandwich. Woodstock Furniture and Mattress Outlet’s soft opening is today. The doors are open daily, going forward, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. (closed on… Read more

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Coosa Valley Credit Union consolidating West Rome locations. Branch at 1307 Redmond Road to close at end of July.

Coosa Valley Credit Union consolidating West Rome locations. Branch at 1307 Redmond Road to close at end of July.

Media release: To better serve our growing field of membership, Coosa Valley Credit Union announced today that it will consolidate its two West Rome branches into its Main branch located at 2010 Redmond Circle. As a result of the consolidation, the branch at 1307 Redmond Road will close at the end of the business day on… Read more

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Business: Veteran banker Mike Stover promoted to vice president at Greater Community Bank. Plus: Georgia Chamber’s Georgia 2030 2.0 tour coming to Rome on Monday.

Business: Veteran banker Mike Stover promoted to vice president at Greater Community Bank. Plus: Georgia Chamber’s Georgia 2030 2.0 tour coming to Rome on Monday.

  Media release: Mike Stover, a 35-year veteran of the banking industry, has been named as a Vice President of Greater Community Bank.  “Banking is a very competitive business, and we compete every day to be our customer’s first choice,” said Stover.  “I am honored to have established many wonderful relationships over the years.” “Mike joined… Read more

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Business: LocoMex targets mid to late July opening. Dr. Charles May Jr. joins United Community Bank board.  Bailey new editor at RNT.  Honors for Cartersville Medical.

Business: LocoMex targets mid to late July opening. Dr. Charles May Jr. joins United Community Bank board. Bailey new editor at RNT. Honors for Cartersville Medical.

  About that sign in the window at LocoMex, coming to 201 Broad St.  Lots of eyes are on Magretta Hall as it shifts from the Crickets venture to LocoMex. The latest: Owner/operator Federico Gimenez says about the opening date — “I’m looking at the third or fourth week of July. We are working on… Read more

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Jobs: 800 more jobs here in May vs. same month last year. First-time jobless claims down. Plus: Who’s hiring.

Jobs: 800 more jobs here in May vs. same month last year. First-time jobless claims down. Plus: Who’s hiring.

EMPLOYMENT SNAPSHOT Mostly good indicators across the board. Rome/Floyd saw 800 more jobs last month vs. May 2016 — but the job total also was flat when compared to April 2017. First-time unemployment claims were down in May in most parts of Northwest Georgia with the exception of Gordon County. Statewide, the unemployment rate rate… Read more

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Business: Cedarstream moving from Broad Street to River Walk. Hortman, Kent attend ‘marketing college.’ Deal, wife visit Japanese parent offices of Adairsville-based Yanmar.

Business: Cedarstream moving from Broad Street to River Walk. Hortman, Kent attend ‘marketing college.’ Deal, wife visit Japanese parent offices of Adairsville-based Yanmar.

Cedarstream is moving from Broad Street to River Walk (near Shane’s Rib Shack). One of the region’s top suppliers of specialty event shirts and gear is on the move. Cedarstream — based in Cedartown — is in the process of moving from its downtown location at 338 Broad St. to the storefront that had been… Read more

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Updated: Martin’s restaurant joining rush to Rockmart with shop planned next to El Nopal. Opening date: Middle of September. New jobs: 25.

Updated: Martin’s restaurant joining rush to Rockmart with shop planned next to El Nopal. Opening date: Middle of September. New jobs: 25.

  Yet another restaurant is joining the menu on U.S. 278 in Rockmart between Ga. 101 and Ga. 113. Rising next to El Nopal is Martin’s, especially known for its breakfast biscuits and chili dogs.  The company is based in Mableton in Cobb County and currently has stores at 1214 West Ave. and on 896… Read more

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Drive-by journalism: Updating you on businesses on the way (Craze, LocoMex, T-Mobile, Jon Headrick Motor Co.)

Drive-by journalism: Updating you on businesses on the way (Craze, LocoMex, T-Mobile, Jon Headrick Motor Co.)

Some quick updates on businesses coming to Rome, taken as we made a few stops just before noon on Friday. 231 Broad St., Craze Boutique, downtown Rome.  What’s new: Hiring. “… Open interviews on June 14 from 3-6 p.m. We are seeking fashionable, outgoing, reliable and personable sales associates. if you have been sent an application… Read more

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