Category Archives: Business

Business: Texas Roadhouse opens at 3 p.m. Wednesday; McAlister’s Deli needs a little more time. Also: Rare retail weekend for Cabell’s Designs. Rome’s Hydro Dynamics honored again.

Business: Texas Roadhouse opens at 3 p.m. Wednesday; McAlister’s Deli needs a little more time. Also: Rare retail weekend for Cabell’s Designs. Rome’s Hydro Dynamics honored again.

    McAlister’s Deli is just about ready to open but needs to nail down a few more items before joining the East Bend restaurant and retail community.  Hours will be Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. McAlister’s will include catering and teases a breakfast menu as part of that. Texas Roadhouse: Opening day is Wednesday, Dec.… Read more

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State labor department: CARES Act unemployment programs to end the day after Christmas.

State labor department: CARES Act unemployment programs to end the day after Christmas.

Media release: On Dec. 26, all federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs signed into law with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act are slated to end for hundreds of thousands of Georgians. The law signed on March 27 included additional unemployment insurance for many workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including workers who… Read more

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All that activity around State Mutual Stadium is temporary; it is a staging area for West Rome gas pipeline project. Berry’s animal science building quickly coming together.

All that activity around State Mutual Stadium is temporary; it is a staging area for West Rome gas pipeline project. Berry’s animal science building quickly coming together.

All the commotion at State Mutual Stadium? It is a staging area for the new pipe system. Those attending Tuesday night’s Rome Christmas Parade at State Mutual Stadium likely spotted all the equipment and materials on site between the Bypass and the Armuchee Connector before the river. It turns out the four acres are being… Read more

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Business: Floyd sees jump in October home sales; drops in Bartow, Gordon. Greater Rome Board of Realtors honors members at luncheon: Della Gore, Jeb Arp, Mary Ann Lindsey and Bill Temple.

Business: Floyd sees jump in October home sales; drops in Bartow, Gordon. Greater Rome Board of Realtors honors members at luncheon: Della Gore, Jeb Arp, Mary Ann Lindsey and Bill Temple.

    Realtors in Floyd, Bartow and Gordon counties together sold 305 homes in October, down five homes from September and from 319 in August and 348 homes in July. Floyd showed a much better October than a year earlier — 19.2% — while Bartow and Gordon were below 12 months earlier. Each county showed… Read more

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Hardy Realty donates $10,000 each to the Davies Shelter, Open Door Home and Salvation Army. ‘2020 taught us how to pull together, lean on one another and reminded us kindness will prevail,’ says CEO Jimmy Byars.

Hardy Realty donates $10,000 each to the Davies Shelter, Open Door Home and Salvation Army. ‘2020 taught us how to pull together, lean on one another and reminded us kindness will prevail,’ says CEO Jimmy Byars.

Hardy Realty on Wednesday presented a check for $30,000 to local nonprofits, making a $10,000 donation to each of the following in honor of our agents, employees and clients: The Salvation Army, The Davies Homeless Shelter and The Open Door Home. At the event, agents and employees enjoyed coffee and hot chocolate from Java Joy, a new local… Read more

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Business: Cartersville father and daughter launch ‘Closets of North Georgia’ to custom design storage and organization units for your home.

Business: Cartersville father and daughter launch ‘Closets of North Georgia’ to custom design storage and organization units for your home.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net For those of us who make New Year’s resolutions to reorganize and de-clutter our living spaces, a father-daughter duo in Cartersville have launched a new company to help you do just that. Closets of North Georgia, founded by Chris Boss and Jessica Daniel, can design a custom closet, pantry or… Read more

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$10 million to $15 million industrial park on radar in Polk County. $2.5 million renovation the latest in Red Top Mountain upgrades.

$10 million to $15 million industrial park on radar in Polk County. $2.5 million renovation the latest in Red Top Mountain upgrades.

  Multimillion-dollar industrial park coming together in Polk? Bids are being sought for a $10 million to $15 million industrial park in Polk County. Dodge Construction shows the project listed as West Girard Industrial Site; there’s also a listing for Cedartown North Business Park, Route 101 Business Park and Rockmart Vulcan Site Industrial Building. They all carry… Read more

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Jobs: Unemployment rate continues to drop in Northwest Georgia but still above prepandemic levels. 5,636 without jobs here in October.

Jobs: Unemployment rate continues to drop in Northwest Georgia but still above prepandemic levels. 5,636 without jobs here in October.

Rome saw its unemployment rate drop a substantial 1.2 percentage points in October. Rome also saw monthly increases across all major indicators, including labor force, number of employed residents, and jobs for October. “In October, every MSA saw unemployment rates dramatically decrease, including some areas that dropped to pre-pandemic numbers, demonstrating how strong our economy was… Read more

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Business: BB&T branch consolidating in Cartersville as part of Truist merger. Rome Realtors’ Christmas luncheon moves online. Bartow Realtors post mixed numbers for October.

Business: BB&T branch consolidating in Cartersville as part of Truist merger. Rome Realtors’ Christmas luncheon moves online. Bartow Realtors post mixed numbers for October.

As the Truist merger continues, more shake out is continuing. The latest is an announcement we received in the mail Monday afternoon. The BB&T branch at 314 E. Main St. in Cartersville, as well as the drive-through office adjacent to it, will close for good as of noon Tuesday, March 2. The accompanying statement: “BB… Read more

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No decision Thursday on Popeye’s in East Rome; developers expected to bring back revised plans.

No decision Thursday on Popeye’s in East Rome; developers expected to bring back revised plans.

Thursday afternoon: The Popeye’s variances are on hold as no decision was made by the Board of Adjustments on Thursday. Board members voted 5-1 to push the decision to the next meeting. That would allow any changes to the proposal to be advertised to and reviewed by the community and then come up for a new… Read more

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Jobless claims climb again in Northwest; 600 new jobs here since September. State unemployment rate drops to 4.5% (prepandemic was a record 3.1%).

Jobless claims climb again in Northwest; 600 new jobs here since September. State unemployment rate drops to 4.5% (prepandemic was a record 3.1%).

Some 6,457 Northwest Georgians filed first-time jobless claims in October, up 7.76% from 5,992 claims in September and 933 in October 2019 (pre-pandemic), according to the Georgia Department of Labor. On the plus side, Rome/Floyd County’s labor market added 100 jobs last month vs. a year earlier. Also, another 600 jobs were added vs. September… Read more

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Business: Rome seeks new bids on West Third Street property.

Business: Rome seeks new bids on West Third Street property.

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Development Authority of Gordon County earns ‘outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of business in Georgia’ for Creative Flooring deal bringing 300 jobs, $70 million campus to Calhoun.

Development Authority of Gordon County earns ‘outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of business in Georgia’ for Creative Flooring deal bringing 300 jobs, $70 million campus to Calhoun.

The Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized the Development Authority of Gordon County for an “outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of business in Georgia” at its Annual Awards luncheon on Monday. Gordon County was recognized because of the Creative Flooring Solutions project, which announced on June 24. Bert Brantley, Deputy Chief of Staff for Governmental Affairs at… Read more

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Business: Transport complete as Carquest moves from River District to Martha Berry and the Bypass. Jill Trapp named marketing director at The Spires.

Business: Transport complete as Carquest moves from River District to Martha Berry and the Bypass. Jill Trapp named marketing director at The Spires.

  Carquest Auto Parts Co. has completed the move from 309 N. Fifth Ave. to the new building on the Berry Crossing project behind CVS and off the Bypass. The store is now at 60 Redmond Road in a recently completed building by property owners Two Old Tigers LLC.  The deal was handled by Hardy Realty.  The store is keeping the same hours,… Read more

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Greater Community Bank names Angela Hammond vice president/commercial lending officer for Gordon, Bartow markets.

Greater Community Bank names Angela Hammond vice president/commercial lending officer for Gordon, Bartow markets.

Media release: The Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank welcomes Angela Hammond as Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer representing the Bank’s Gordon and Bartow County markets. “Angela brings a breadth of lending expertise to the Bank, especially within our growing Calhoun and Cartersville markets. Her strong community involvement and spirit of unparalleled service will… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia again gets high marks for top business climate. Chieftains selling Christmas cards, ornaments created by local artist Judy Frasure.

Buzz: Georgia again gets high marks for top business climate. Chieftains selling Christmas cards, ornaments created by local artist Judy Frasure.

Georgia has been named the No. 1 state for business climate for the eighth consecutive year by Site Selection magazine. “I’m so proud that Georgia has earned this top business distinction for a record-setting eight years, and it is an honor to accept this award from Site Selection magazine,” said Gov. Brian Kemp, who took office in… Read more

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Business: Relax Inn on the market for $950,000 as future of Martha Berry Highway remains a big what if.

Business: Relax Inn on the market for $950,000 as future of Martha Berry Highway remains a big what if.

  Another one of the Martha Berry Highway hotels is on the market, this time the Relax Inn with an asking price of $950,000. Craig McDaniel, a commercial Reatlor for Toles, Temple & Wright and mayor pro tem of the City Commission, once again has the listing for one of the city’s more known addresses. The… Read more

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