Category Archives: Business

The Stitchery sews up some national exposure. Call it L2L: Romega Digital designs new River City Bank site (local to local) Goodwill seeks employers for Rome job fair

The Stitchery sews up some national exposure. Call it L2L: Romega Digital designs new River City Bank site (local to local) Goodwill seeks employers for Rome job fair

  Media release: The Stitchery, a quilt shop in Central Plaza in Rome, has been chosen as one of the 10 featured shops across the United States for the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens. Quilt Sampler, published twice a year, has been profiling North America’s top quilt shops for the past… Read more

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Business Monday: Hawkins named Chief Financial Officer of Greater Community Bank.

Business Monday: Hawkins named Chief Financial Officer of Greater Community Bank.

Media release: Brian Hawkins has been named Chief Financial Officer of Greater Community Bank.  “Brian brings an impressive eighteen years of financial and operational experience to our team,” said David J. Lance, President and CEO.  “I am confident that his expertise will be an asset to the bank.” Most recently, Mr. Hawkins served as the… Read more

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Two local orthodontic offices joining forces as Dr. Lavonne Fore merges her practice with Drs. Pridemore and Cox

Two local orthodontic offices joining forces as Dr. Lavonne Fore merges her practice with Drs. Pridemore and Cox

Two long-standing orthodontic practices in Rome are joining forces as Dr. Lavonne Fore merges her practice with Pridemore and Cox Orthodontics. Fore, who has been practicing in Rome since 1990, will be moving her practice and staff to the offices of Dr. Ben Pridemore and Dr. Ryan Cox at 23 John Maddox Drive by the… Read more

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Business: Romega Digital moving to new office on E. Fifth Ave. to meet ‘tremendous growth’ of web development business.

Business: Romega Digital moving to new office on E. Fifth Ave. to meet ‘tremendous growth’ of web development business.

Braden Keith and his Romega Digital are on the move after feeling the “growing pains” of a successful business over the last several months. Romega Digital is now open at 108-B E 5th Ave, just across from the Rome Clocktower. “The city has been so receptive to the web and marketing work we’ve been doing and… Read more

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Business: PetSmart to open Sept. 30 in Cartersville; Martin’s Restaurant due late this month in Rockmart. Craft brewers, fans celebrate today.

Business: PetSmart to open Sept. 30 in Cartersville; Martin’s Restaurant due late this month in Rockmart. Craft brewers, fans celebrate today.

  PetSmart opening Sept. 30 in Cartersville:  Sidewalk superintendents have been watching all the commotion at the former  Kroger site off U.S. 41 and Main Street in Cartersville since earlier this year. We later learned a 20,330-square-foot PetSmart was heading to Cartersville, valued at $3 million, but we didn’t know exactly where until a bit later. Now the… Read more

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Updated: Advanced Tax Solutions LLC is concentrating operations center in Rome.  Currently employing 22, the company hopes to double staffing by year’s end.

Updated: Advanced Tax Solutions LLC is concentrating operations center in Rome. Currently employing 22, the company hopes to double staffing by year’s end.

Media release: The Rome Floyd Chamber, the City of Rome and Floyd County are pleased to announce that Advanced Tax Solutions LLC is concentrating their operations center in Rome, GA at 316 E Seventh St. SW. Advanced Tax Solutions LLC is a growing software development company with a focus on the income tax industry. Their mission… Read more

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College football’s return means big returns for area restaurants, retailers and delis. What about event planners? Huge season for weddings — on off days.

College football’s return means big returns for area restaurants, retailers and delis. What about event planners? Huge season for weddings — on off days.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net It’s been nine months since we’ve heard the cries of “Go Dawgs,” “Roll Tide,” “War Eagle” and more from college football fans but the wait is over as the 2017 season gets serious this weekend. Local fans not only root for their favorite team, but they spend lots of money each… Read more

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Business: Bartow County saw 152 homes sold last month, more than Floyd and Gordon combined. Also, average sales price was $207,000, up 18.3% from July 2016.

Business: Bartow County saw 152 homes sold last month, more than Floyd and Gordon combined. Also, average sales price was $207,000, up 18.3% from July 2016.

July home sales reports are out for Floyd, Bartow and Gordon counties with a total of 269 homes sold — but each county saw a dip in sales vs. the same month a year ago. The average prices of homes sold in all three counties continued to climb with Cartersville at $207,000 followed by Floyd… Read more

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Vic Mitchell, among the state’s most decorated women’s basketball coaches, named Director of Catering and Community Relations at Otter’s Chicken.

Vic Mitchell, among the state’s most decorated women’s basketball coaches, named Director of Catering and Community Relations at Otter’s Chicken.

    Vic Mitchell, one of the most respected coaches in North Georgia who left Shorter University two months ago, is reuniting with two longtime friends, former Shorter Athletics Director Bill Peterson and his son, Will. The Petersons now lead Otter’s Chicken, a growing fast-casual chicken restaurant group. Media release: Otter’s Chicken, a fast-casual restaurant… Read more

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Business: Meggitt to invest $30 million, bring 200 more jobs to Rockmart as Polk County business boom continues.

Business: Meggitt to invest $30 million, bring 200 more jobs to Rockmart as Polk County business boom continues.

The Polk County business boom continues with recent news from the Governor’s office that Meggitt Polymers & Composites, a manufacturer of environmental components, will create an additional 211 jobs and invest $30 million to expand its facility in Rockmart. This brings the total to some $55 million invested in Polk County over the last 13… Read more

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Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Seven homes in Rome and Cedartown priced from $89,900 to $330,000.

Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Seven homes in Rome and Cedartown priced from $89,900 to $330,000.

  Seven homes in Rome and Cedartown priced from $89,900 to $330,000. For a desktop view, please click Desktop To view on your smartphone, please click Mobile Open house today, 1-3 p.m. 121 WESTMORE ROAD – 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath. $180,000. 300 NORTHWOOD – 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $129,900. 248 HALSTEAD SMITH RD – 4… Read more

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Business: Illusions closing on Broad, merging with North Broad store. Distribution deal for Rome City Brewing; first stop River Revelry tonight. Taco Bell coming to LakePoint/Emerson.

Business: Illusions closing on Broad, merging with North Broad store. Distribution deal for Rome City Brewing; first stop River Revelry tonight. Taco Bell coming to LakePoint/Emerson.

  Illusions planning a disappearing act — to North Broad: The window says it all at 204 Broad St. Illusions is leaving the venue and will merge with Scotty Buffington’s original antiques-and-more shop, When I Was a Child, at 1428 N. Broad St. by the end of next month. An inventory reduction sale is under… Read more

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Business: Cartersville boutique Spool of Dreams opens Sept. 28 near Moe’s barbecue. Ribbon cutting for food court Thursday.

Business: Cartersville boutique Spool of Dreams opens Sept. 28 near Moe’s barbecue. Ribbon cutting for food court Thursday.

The boutique boom continues in downtown Rome with Spool of Dreams — already established in Cartersville — prepares to open on Sept. 28 adjacent to Moe’s Original Barbecue at Bridgepoint Plaza on West First Street. The shop’s owners announced the expansion on Facebook (images above, tip to Missy Alford). The Cartersville location is at 15 Main… Read more

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Business: Cedarstream printing moving to $4.5 million headquarters, hopes to add 15 jobs.

Business: Cedarstream printing moving to $4.5 million headquarters, hopes to add 15 jobs.

Media release: A big idea born inside of a small office in downtown Cedartown has grown rapidly over the past three decades. What went from a husband-and-wife duo of creating, inspecting, folding and packing each product by hand has now morphed into a team of 46 specialized employees, with modern technology streamlining the process. A… Read more

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