Category Archives: Business

Buzz: T-mobile now open on Turner McCall Blvd. Bank of the Ozarks has record second quarter earnings. Electronics recycling this Saturday.

T-mobile is now open at 205 Turner McCall Blvd., adjacent to Walgreens and across from Floyd Medical Center. This is the first store for the wireless phone company in Rome and it expands into Northwest Georgia. The next closest stores are in Cartersville and Dalton. Business hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.… Read more

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Business: A quick look at the Stemco grand opening, ribbon cutting.

Business: A quick look at the Stemco grand opening, ribbon cutting.

  Stemco formally opened its first brake friction production plant at a site near Georgia Northwestern Technical College and off U.S. 27 on Tuesday. The Rome Floyd Chamber was on hand for a 2 p.m. ribbon cutting amid opening ceremonies. From Rome-Floyd Chamber: STEMCO Rome Friction Factory cuts the ribbon celebrating their Grand Opening for the… Read more

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Business: Southern Interiors on Second Avenue in Rome is closing after 30 years.

Business: Southern Interiors on Second Avenue in Rome is closing after 30 years.

  You could tell the changing of the seasons — retail at least — by drive by one longtime retailer in Rome. A continuing whirl of signs boasted of Halloween or Christmas or spring sales within the building. But it’s the latest sign that has caught more than a few eyes. Southern Interiors at 415… Read more

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Business: River Dog consolidates storefront onto site of beer garden (and SpeakCheesy is there, too).

Business: River Dog consolidates storefront onto site of beer garden (and SpeakCheesy is there, too).

  Two of downtown Rome’s most welcome additions in recent years — River Dog Paddle Co. and its spinoff, River Dog Outpost beer garden —  are now based on one site at 1 Broad St. The storefront came first just as the paddle board trend was emerging, and Mike and Connie Sams expanded to the… Read more

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Quick reads: West Rome plaza on the market for $9.3 million. Arby’s brings ‘the meats’ to LakePoint. $10,000 donation for Harbor House. Openings: Floyd urgent care today, Sellers Eatery on Thursday.

Quick reads: West Rome plaza on the market for $9.3 million. Arby’s brings ‘the meats’ to LakePoint. $10,000 donation for Harbor House. Openings: Floyd urgent care today, Sellers Eatery on Thursday.

Real estate (commercial) West Town Square in West Rome — home to Redmond Regional Medical Center’s office as well as Bargain Hunt and Harbor Freight Tools — is on the market for $9.3 million. According to LoopNet: “100% leased by three  national tenants… successful, seasoned shopping center provides strong cash yield to the investor … high… Read more

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Business: Dan West promoted at Greater Community Bank. Busy month for Bartow chamber. Paradise Garden a ‘hidden gem’ in Georgia Trend’s roundup.

Business: Dan West promoted at Greater Community Bank. Busy month for Bartow chamber. Paradise Garden a ‘hidden gem’ in Georgia Trend’s roundup.

Greater Community Bank announces the promotion of Dan West to Vice President. West joined the bank as a Commercial Lending Officer in 2013. “He has consistently demonstrated solid judgement and professionalism and is committed to the success of the bank.  I am very happy to recognize his efforts and dedication,” said David J. Lance, President and CEO. “I… Read more

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Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop: A Broad Street icon for over 100 years forced to move as building owner makes ‘major’ repairs

Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop: A Broad Street icon for over 100 years forced to move as building owner makes ‘major’ repairs

A Broad Street staple for more than 100 years is being forced to moved from their building at 409 Broad St. Because of major repairs taking place soon on the building, the Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop, started by the DiPrima Family in 1914 and now currently owned by Joe Murray, will have to find a new… Read more

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Business: With two successful businesses already to her credit, local entrepreneur Shasta Farrer launches own clothing line with a ‘Rome touch’

Business: With two successful businesses already to her credit, local entrepreneur Shasta Farrer launches own clothing line with a ‘Rome touch’

  Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net With a popular boutique and successful beauty shop to her credit, local entrepreneur Shasta Farrer is at it again launching a new clothing line, Picking Daisies Collection. The new line will be sold exclusively this month at her Shasta Daisies Boutique at 610 Shorter Ave., but could be launched throughout the… Read more

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AJC: No sales tax-free weekend in Georgia this year for back-to-school shopping

AJC: No sales tax-free weekend in Georgia this year for back-to-school shopping

It’s official: there will be no back-to-school sales tax-free weekend in Georgia this year, according to the AJC State lawmakers failed to pass legislation during this year’s Legislative session to provide for a 2017 tax holiday, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue. Teachers, students, and their families have used the annual tax-free weekend to… Read more

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Business: Carlsen Precision nearing opening of new $5 million manufacturing facility, hiring and training underway.

Business: Carlsen Precision nearing opening of new $5 million manufacturing facility, hiring and training underway.

Work steadily continues on the new Carlsen Precision Manufacturing plant coming to the Floyd County Industrial Park off U.S. 27. Canadian-based Larsen & Shaw LLC is bringing the new company, known for custom and standard precision hinges, to Georgia in its first U.S. location for the company founded in 1919. “In spite of the wet weather, Brooks Building… Read more

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Business: Kroger’s expansion of Rome pharmacy underway. Look for project to be complete in August.

Business: Kroger’s expansion of Rome pharmacy underway. Look for project to be complete in August.

Work is now underway on an expansion to the busy pharmacy at Kroger in Rome. Crews were working Tuesday evening after the pharmacy closed for the day. The walls of the pharmacy are expanding out into the store to add 225-square feet for the popular walk-up and drive-through service, according to Felix Turner, Public Relations… Read more

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Business: Closer look at Lidl’s plans to build a $100 million distribution center in Cartersville creating 250 jobs.

Business: Closer look at Lidl’s plans to build a $100 million distribution center in Cartersville creating 250 jobs.

Bartow’s business boom continues as Gov. Nathan Deal officially announced European-based discount grocer Lidl plans to build new regional headquarters and distribution center in Cartersville. The company will invest $100 million over the next five years, creating 250 jobs. It’s another big economic boost for Bartow County which has seen the addition of several large manufacturers in recent… Read more

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