Category Archives: Business

Business: Taylor Farm Supply in Cartersville just about ready for the move to Tennessee Street.

Business: Taylor Farm Supply in Cartersville just about ready for the move to Tennessee Street.

  In late August, the  Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce staged a groundbreaking as a longtime community favorite was ready to begin its move to new quarters. Not even five months later, Taylor Farm Supply in Cartersville is just about ready to open at 916 N. Tennessee St. The current location is at 12 Leake St. The announcement move… Read more

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Rome Police: Suspect sought in midday Sunday on Dodd Boulevard. One man shot several times; warrants out for suspect.

Rome Police: Suspect sought in midday Sunday on Dodd Boulevard. One man shot several times; warrants out for suspect.

Media release: On Sunday, Jan. 6, at about 12:45 p.m., Rome Police responded to a reported shooting at 131 Dodd Blvd. On arrival, officers found Dakota Alan Malone shot twice in the back. Malone was transported to a local hospital for the injuries. He is being treated at the time of this release. The investigation… Read more

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Business: Ideal Meals of Rome moving into new building as business doubles and delivery options expand into Cartersville, Cedartown; some 4,000 meals prepared each week.

Business: Ideal Meals of Rome moving into new building as business doubles and delivery options expand into Cartersville, Cedartown; some 4,000 meals prepared each week.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net To meet increased demand since opening 18 months ago, local meal prep service Ideal Meals will be moving into an expanded location later this month as business owners Amanda DeWitt and Casey Gray position themselves to grow even more. Currently located at 874 Spider Webb Drive, Ideal Meals will be moving Jan.… Read more

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Business: Rome Kroger store changing hours to 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily; will no longer be open 24 hours effective Jan. 13.

Business: Rome Kroger store changing hours to 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily; will no longer be open 24 hours effective Jan. 13.

  Effective next Sunday, Jan. 13, the Rome Kroger store at 1476 Turner McCall Blvd. will no longer be open 24 hours. The store’s new hours will be 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. According to Assistant Store Manager Robbie Gambrell, the change is a directive from the Kroger Corporate office. “Several other stores have gone… Read more

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Business: Redmond Urgent Care opens in West Rome. Gretchen Corbin among state’s 100 most influential, according to Georgia Trend.

Business: Redmond Urgent Care opens in West Rome. Gretchen Corbin among state’s 100 most influential, according to Georgia Trend.

    The first of two Redmond Regional Urgent Care locations in Rome is now open. The Rome Floyd Chamber held ribbon-cutting ceremonies Thursday morning at the clinic at the intersection of Shorter Avenue and Division Street in West Rome. Redmond is partnering with SmartCare Medical Group on both the West Rome campus and another rising quickly… Read more

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Business: Rome Floyd Chamber’s ‘wish list’ to local legislative delegation includes request for the ‘transfer of Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property to the community.’

Business: Rome Floyd Chamber’s ‘wish list’ to local legislative delegation includes request for the ‘transfer of Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property to the community.’

Update from Thursday’s Pre-Legislative Breakfast from the Rome Floyd Chamber: The meeting was held at Sweet P’s at the Palladium (fairgrounds) Thursday morning with the local legislative delegation. The chamber presented its annual agenda to the lawmakers in advance of the start of the General Assembly on Jan. 14. Below is a copy of that agenda:… Read more

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Jobs: Region’s jobless rate down to 3.3% in November; Bartow sees an all-time low.

Jobs: Region’s jobless rate down to 3.3% in November; Bartow sees an all-time low.

Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped in November. At the same time, most indicators remain positive for the year. “As we move through this holiday season, it’s exciting to see our communities doing so well,” said state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “While monthly numbers fluctuate, we continue to see long-term trends going in the right direction.” The… Read more

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Business: New signs up for Bistro 208 (notice the special I?) Small Business Development Center offers five courses in Rome, Cartersville for beginners, others looking to grow. Chamber breakfast, Redmond ribbon cutting this morning.

Business: New signs up for Bistro 208 (notice the special I?) Small Business Development Center offers five courses in Rome, Cartersville for beginners, others looking to grow. Chamber breakfast, Redmond ribbon cutting this morning.

  New signs already up at Bistro 208: Bob Blumberg and his associates didn’t waste any time in getting the new name on 208 Broad St. The switch from Seasons to Bistro 208 was pretty quick. One special item to note: Check the I in “Bistro.” They’re using a wine glass (Malbec inside?) to make… Read more

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Looking ahead in 2019: Lots on the way in downtown development, healthcare, education, government and recreation

Looking ahead in 2019: Lots on the way in downtown development, healthcare, education, government and recreation

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net On Tuesday, we will usher in a new year filled with big opportunities in downtown development, health care, education, government and recreation. Downtown Development The Lofts at Third & Broad, Ira Levy’s retail/residential mixed project, are slated to open late this spring. According to Levy, construction is about five months… Read more

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Since 2009, Rome/Floyd County voters have taxed themselves an extra $24 million for economic development. We’re still waiting to see most of those dollars put to work.

Since 2009, Rome/Floyd County voters have taxed themselves an extra $24 million for economic development. We’re still waiting to see most of those dollars put to work.

  For months, we’ve seen fingers pointed and changes proposed when it comes to economic development in Rome and Floyd County. The Rome Floyd Chamber continues to recruit prospects but with some members of the County Commission and City Commission pushing to move industrial recruitment to perhaps one of the existing development boards, the process… Read more

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The campuses of two urgent care centers under construction in Rome, Cartersville already on the market.

The campuses of two urgent care centers under construction in Rome, Cartersville already on the market.

    Redmond Regional’s new urgent care center on Turner McCall already on the market; Cartersville office as well: The East Rome medical office, including 3,400 square feet under roof at the intersection of East Ninth Street, is on the market for $2,084,509, according to the commercial real estate site LoopNet. A joint project with Redmond… Read more

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Jobs: Unemployment rate drops to 3% in Gordon County in November, 3.1% in Bartow and 3.7% in Floyd.

Jobs: Unemployment rate drops to 3% in Gordon County in November, 3.1% in Bartow and 3.7% in Floyd.

\ The county-by-county numbers show: Floyd: 3.7 percent, down from October of this year and the same month last year. Bartow: 3.1 percent, down from October and from November 2017. Gordon: 3 percent, the lowest in the region, and down from both October and November 2017. Polk: 3.5 percent, down vs. the previous month and… Read more

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