Business: Downtown Cartersville gets cameo in latest Mercedes-Bendz commercial. Kemp swears in Steve Graves to serve on state Real Estate Commission. Vacation time ahead for Yummy Thai.

Business: Downtown Cartersville gets cameo in latest Mercedes-Bendz commercial. Kemp swears in Steve Graves to serve on state Real Estate Commission. Vacation time ahead for Yummy Thai.

Recent filming in downtown Cartersville now part of new Mercedes-Benz commercial:

You probably saw some of the merchants’ videos of the filming in late March. Shot under the bridge near Appalachian Grill, you can see some familiar spots — briefly — in the

“SUV Family Commercial ‘Rivals – Anthem.’ ” Go to the 16-second mark for a better view. Click here to go right to the video.


Steve Graves’ term on the real estate commission will run through April 1, 2026. The commission is charged with ensuring “that real estate licensees and appraisers are professionally qualified and promotes a fair and honest market environment for those involved in real estate transactions throughout the state.”  Rome’s Lynn Dempsey serves as real estate commissioner.

According to his bio on Hardy Realty’s website:

Graves is a lifetime resident of Northwest Georgia with a 40-year affiliation to Rome. He has 20 years of sales experience. Steve has been a Realtor since 1994, and Associate Broker since 2007. He has distinguished himself as a Top Producer by being Hardy’s Agent of the Year for eight consecutive years.

Steve served in the Marine Corps where he learned how to make things happen. He also learned to never give up until you have exhausted all means available. This has served him well in meeting the needs of his clients.

Steve, his wife Carrie and two boys, Ben and Caden are very active in their church, North Rome Church of God, Floyd County Schools and Armuchee Community. Steve is a member of the  Rome-Floyd Chamber, the Greater Rome Board of Realtors, Armuchee Ruritan Club, and has served on the Superintendents Advisory Board and School Council.

Graves also served two terms on the Floyd County Airport Commission.


The Broad Street favorite (best fried rice in town) is taking a vacation/updating break after Sunday. This seems to be a trend among small businesses — and a good one.


 

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