Category Archives: Business

Buzz: Caucus, closed meeting, regular meeting for Rome Schools on Tuesday. Retired federal workers to meet Thursday.  Marines’ guest speaker has ties to the early days of the space program.

Buzz: Caucus, closed meeting, regular meeting for Rome Schools on Tuesday. Retired federal workers to meet Thursday. Marines’ guest speaker has ties to the early days of the space program.

  The Rome Board of Education will meet Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. in the boardroom. The caucus and a closed meeting will be held in the superintendent’s office at 4 p.m. Agenda The Rome Chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Civil Service Employees will have its monthly meeting at the Landmark… Read more

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Business: Pawn shop coming to Martha Berry across from John Davenport. Job fair set for May 12 for Adairsville firm.

Business: Pawn shop coming to Martha Berry across from John Davenport. Job fair set for May 12 for Adairsville firm.

  A familiar spot on Martha Berry Boulevard is about to get a new tenant. Signs for Floyd County Pawn are up as work continues on updating the building that recently was home to Driven Nutrition and several other businesses. The hours are listed as 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday… Read more

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Business: Our kind of ‘doubles’ — the ACC men’s, women’s tennis championships returning to Rome in spring 2020, 2021.

Business: Our kind of ‘doubles’ — the ACC men’s, women’s tennis championships returning to Rome in spring 2020, 2021.

In context: Moved to Rome by necessity because of politics in North Carolina in 2017, the ACC men’s and women’s tennis championships were an unexpected bonus for the community (economic impact of at least $500,000) and the SPLOST-funded tennis center off the Armuchee Connector and Old Dalton Road. The immediate hope was a quick return… Read more

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Dining & Drink: Tap Room taps into new menu this weekend. Foundry salutes ‘May the Fourth be with Brew.’

Dining & Drink: Tap Room taps into new menu this weekend. Foundry salutes ‘May the Fourth be with Brew.’

  Rome City Brewing’s Tap Room starts food service. Following a 100 on this week’s food inspection, Rome City Brewing’s Tap Room atop the brewery at 333 Broad St. begins serving a small menu this evening. Included this weekend are a slider trio (beef or chicken); loaded tater tots covered in beer cheese, Sriracha Slaw and… Read more

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Business Buzz: Dollar General has more upgrades in mind for Greater Rome. Plus: Mountains ice cream, Ian’s Sweet Bar open Saturday on Broad Street.

Business Buzz: Dollar General has more upgrades in mind for Greater Rome. Plus: Mountains ice cream, Ian’s Sweet Bar open Saturday on Broad Street.

As the fast-growing company prepares for the grand opening of the new North Broad Street store this Saturday, Dollar General executives also are scouting other potential sites for store relocations. We’ve seen several in our area already, including Cave Spring, and another is in active review at this time with a final decision expected by… Read more

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Business: Berry’s updated MBA program gets some state notice. Shaw, Mohawk among Forbes’ top employers.

Business: Berry’s updated MBA program gets some state notice. Shaw, Mohawk among Forbes’ top employers.

The May edition of Georgia Trend takes a closer look at ‘Action-oriented MBAs,’ including offerings at Berry: The monthly business publication focuses on several programs across the state, including changes at Berry College: “In the past year, Berry College has revamped its MBA program to provide a core curriculum with tracks in healthcare, professional management and… Read more

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Business: Mountains Old Fashioned Ice Cream opens Saturday in Rome. In Cartersville, roll-up ice cream on the way.

Business: Mountains Old Fashioned Ice Cream opens Saturday in Rome. In Cartersville, roll-up ice cream on the way.

  Casie Autry has something for Broad Street. Less than a year after she brought Craze Boutique to 231 Broad St., she’s at it again — this time with ice cream. Autry is behind the Mountains Old Fashioned Ice Cream store opening Saturday right next to Craze in the red-hot 200 block. Says Autry: “We… Read more

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Business: New Dollar General opens on North Broad; grand opening Saturday. RaceTrac puts up a make-shift sign alerting customers that it is due in a few weeks.

Business: New Dollar General opens on North Broad; grand opening Saturday. RaceTrac puts up a make-shift sign alerting customers that it is due in a few weeks.

    Dollar General’s new North Broad Street store is open with a grand opening celebration set for Saturday at 8 a.m. at 1605 N. Broad St. Planned are special deals and free prizes as part of the grand opening. Also, the first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the… Read more

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Rome Floyd Chamber returns to former office — but you won’t believe the difference. It is now one of the most modern offices in the region.

Rome Floyd Chamber returns to former office — but you won’t believe the difference. It is now one of the most modern offices in the region.

  For several months, the ongoing operations of the Rome Floyd Chamber had been based in the former Georgia Power building at Broad and Turner McCall as work continued on renovating the office at 1 Riverside Parkway. On Monday, we got a quick walk-through of the restyled offices that offer a high-tech, open space home… Read more

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Business: Swirl of changes continue at struggling LakePoint — including $10 million commitment for future growth.

Business: Swirl of changes continue at struggling LakePoint — including $10 million commitment for future growth.

  Last week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle took a closer look at struggling LakePoint Sporting Community and the continuing round of changes under way on the 1,300-acre Emerson complex that has been drawing more than 1 million visitors each summer. The Chronicle’s story is behind a pay wall but this much has been shared: California hedge… Read more

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Business: So about the latest Kmart/Target rumors . . .

Business: So about the latest Kmart/Target rumors . . .

  The rumors of a Target coming to Rome are at least as old as the Braves’ single-A franchise in our community, which on paper at least started after the “yes” SPLOST vote in 2001. At one point, Target was assumed to be pairing with Publix Super Markets on property adjoining State Mutual Stadium. And… Read more

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Business: Factory Connection opens today in Summerville. Fieldturf needs more than 30 employees. Ribbon cutting at Burrell Square. Honors for ServiceMaster by Twins.

Business: Factory Connection opens today in Summerville. Fieldturf needs more than 30 employees. Ribbon cutting at Burrell Square. Honors for ServiceMaster by Twins.

  Burrell Square ribbon cutting marks latest achievement in South Rome: South Rome Redevelopment Corp., the City of Rome and Laurel Street Residential celebrated the ribbon cutting at  Burrell Square, 425 Cherokee St., on Thursday. It marked the end of Phase Two of continuing affordable housing efforts in South Rome. The project was a $14 million investment in South… Read more

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Jobs: Unemployment rate across Northwest Georgia falls again in March. Bartow the lowest at 3.9%

Jobs: Unemployment rate across Northwest Georgia falls again in March. Bartow the lowest at 3.9%

Unemployment rates for March, by county, from the state Department of Labor. Each county posted jobless rates below February 2018 and compared to March 2017. The data: Floyd: 4.2 percent Bartow: 3.9 percent. Gordon: 4 percent. Polk: 4.3 percent. Chattooga: 4 percent. Media release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Rome posted an excellent March… Read more

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