Business: Work under way on Coosa Valley Credit Union’s new main office. Krueger named chamber leader. Shaw up for international honors.

Business: Work under way on Coosa Valley Credit Union’s new main office. Krueger named chamber leader. Shaw up for international honors.

 

Work is under way on what will be the new corporate headquarters of Coosa Valley Credit Union off the Bypass and as shown in the above photos from Friday, courtesy of a Hometown contributor. Below, an artist’s rendering of what’s on the way. 

 

Work begins on new main office for Coosa Valley Credit Union at 1307 Redmond Road at the site of the former Northwest Georgia Credit Union location just off the Bypass. The credit union hopes to open at the new location in early 2020. Coosa Valley is based just down the road from the construction site in West Rome. Just across the highway, work continues on The Spires at Berry College, also due in 2020.


Interim Rome Floyd Chamber director Jeanne Krueger has been named to that post by the chamber’s Board of Directors, according to a report from the Rome News-Tribune on Friday. Krueger was named interim following Al Hodge’s retirement announced last fall. Krueger had been member management director at the time and has more than two decades of experience with the Metro Atlanta Chamber. She’s directing a chamber with a diminished focus from Hodge’s two-plus decades. Economic development has been plucked from the organization, replaced with a director and deputy now answering to the Rome Floyd Development Authority. City and county governments are each contributing $150,000 a year for three years toward the new agency’s operations, more than triple the previous annual costs. The development authority also has pledged $450,000 over that period.


Shaw Industries Group Inc. (Shaw) has been named a finalist for the Ethical Corporation’s 10th Responsible Business Awards 2019 – the world’s leading celebration of responsible business excellence – in three categories.

Shaw, which employs around 4,500 people in Floyd, Bartow and other Northwest Georgia counties, is among a group of companies whose efforts to lead the change, innovation and technology that drives industries forward are being recognized. Selected from among companies worldwide, Shaw is being recognized for its achievements in:

  • Circular Innovation: The award will go out to companies that have developed innovation in a circular initiative or project that has been enabled by technology. This award will celebrate innovation which moves the company from a linear to a circular model. Innovation means any environmental, social or financial consideration has been generated from research into commercialization.
  • Plastics Innovation: This category rewards companies that have demonstrated a market leading plastics initiative which has created measurable impact through deploying technology or innovation
  • Diversity & Inclusion Leader: This award will go to a project or initiative that has best demonstrated measurable impact and investment in diversity strategy from the boardroom to middle management to new recruits

The Responsible Business Awards 2019 will take place at a gala on Oct. 2 at 8 Northumberland Ave. in London. The winners will be announced on the night of the Awards. For more: https://events.ethicalcorp.com/awards/index.php.

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