Category Archives: Business

Business: So what’s next for West Rome? As Salvation Army’s Family Store prepares for Gala Plaza move, a look at some hot spots for new tenants.

Business: So what’s next for West Rome? As Salvation Army’s Family Store prepares for Gala Plaza move, a look at some hot spots for new tenants.

  Above are just a few of the sites either being developed or available in West Rome. We’ve read several reports about fast-food updates, including a new home for Burger King and even a return of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen (see Rome News). One of the area’s newest restaurants, a second Jack’s location, opened earlier this… Read more

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Business: Loloi Rugs breaks ground on 647,000-square-foot campus off Old Cass-White Road.

Business: Loloi Rugs breaks ground on 647,000-square-foot campus off Old Cass-White Road.

  One of Bartow’s newest companies, Loloi Inc., broke ground Wednesday morning in a ceremony at 840 Cassville White Road, Cartersville. In late spring, the Georgia Department of Economic Development announced the company’s decision to create 198 new jobs in Bartow County. Also known as Loloi Rugs, the company is making a “substantial” investment in… Read more

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Update: East Rome Beverage Center closed today, to open Friday at new 8,000-square-foot store also off Dean Avenue.

Update: East Rome Beverage Center closed today, to open Friday at new 8,000-square-foot store also off Dean Avenue.

Update: The East Rome Beverage Center closed its doors on the old location Wednesday evening and will reopen in the new location this Friday, July 13. The store is at 1805 Dean Ave SE. The current store will be demolished in coming weeks. Previous updates below: Davis Contracting and Development Inc. is putting the final touches… Read more

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Business: Rite Aid closing Maple Avenue store; prescriptions transferring to Walgreen’s near Floyd.  Other locations being rebranded as Walgreen’s.

Business: Rite Aid closing Maple Avenue store; prescriptions transferring to Walgreen’s near Floyd. Other locations being rebranded as Walgreen’s.

Rite Aid is closing its store at 2005 Maple Ave., across 20th Street from rival CVS, as of Wednesday, Aug. 1 (three weeks from today) Signage is up on the entrance doors and around the property announcing that prescriptions normally filled at that store will be transferred to Walgreen’s at 701 Martha Berry Blvd. as… Read more

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Business: Remake of old Los Reyes in Cartersville moving quickly. Phil’s Alterations Shop coming to Turner McCall Boulevard. Mapco Express job fair July 23.

Business: Remake of old Los Reyes in Cartersville moving quickly. Phil’s Alterations Shop coming to Turner McCall Boulevard. Mapco Express job fair July 23.

Streetside Retail, a new Atlanta commercial real estate investment and development company, is wasting no time in renovating and redeveloping the old Los Reyes restaurant site at 122 N. Morningside Drive. The exterior renovations are nearly complete with interior work underway. One client already booked for the site is Peachtree Immediate Care. In an earlier… Read more

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Education: GNTC students take home medals in SkillsUSA National Competition

Education: GNTC students take home medals in SkillsUSA National Competition

Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Taylor Eagle of Chattooga County, Georgia hit the medal stand at the SkillsUSA National Competition this past weekend in Louisville, Kentucky. Eagle took home the bronze medal in the Residential Systems and Installation Maintenance category at the organization’s National Leadership and Skills Conference held annually in the Bluegrass State.… Read more

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Business: United Community Banks Inc. announces H. Lynn Harton as new CEO

Business: United Community Banks Inc. announces H. Lynn Harton as new CEO

Media release: United Community Banks, Inc. announced today that H. Lynn Harton has assumed the role of United’s CEO, succeeding longtime company leader Jimmy Tallent. In addition to this new role, Harton continues as President and CEO of United’s subsidiary, United Community Bank. United also announced that Tallent has moved into his new role as Executive Chairman… Read more

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Business: Forbes’ ‘best-in-state’ ranking of credit unions puts Coosa Valley in the top spot.

Business: Forbes’ ‘best-in-state’ ranking of credit unions puts Coosa Valley in the top spot.

Media release: Coosa Valley Credit Union took the top spot in Georgia on Forbes’ inaugural “Best-in-State” credit union list. CVCU is one of only three credit unions in Georgia to be recognized by Forbes. CVCU was selected for the honor following a Forbes’ survey of financial services consumers across the U.S., including those in CVCU’s primary market areas.… Read more

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Business: Pope & Land plans retail, hotels, restaurants adjacent to LakePoint. Burger King seeks bids on restaurant near Ga. 20, I-75.

Business: Pope & Land plans retail, hotels, restaurants adjacent to LakePoint. Burger King seeks bids on restaurant near Ga. 20, I-75.

    Almost three weeks ago, LakePoint Sporting Community entered into voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in federal court in Rome. Earlier this week, some of the first wave of filings began — reports on assets, liabilities and related financials. The new management team, working with primary owner Rimrock, plans to be out of bankruptcy… Read more

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Business: Closer look shows May was a record employment month in region; Polk sees lowest jobless rate ever.

Business: Closer look shows May was a record employment month in region; Polk sees lowest jobless rate ever.

The Georgia Department of Labor has posted additional updates on the local employment scene, each with more details from Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties. Some of the highlights include record-high regional employment for our area; Bartow County being home to nearly 49,000 jobs; a record low jobless rate in Polk County; and job growth in… Read more

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Business: Lights out for Little Caesar’s in East Rome while Great Clips moves one center over. So what’s next for all those Kmart acres?

Business: Lights out for Little Caesar’s in East Rome while Great Clips moves one center over. So what’s next for all those Kmart acres?

  Want to make some fast money? Get a food truck, stack it full of hot-to-go pizzas and park in front of the former home of Little Caesar’s and Great Clips on Hicks Drive off Turner McCall Boulevard in East Rome. You’ll go home happy and return the next day because even as the East… Read more

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Business: Over 200 jobs available through job fairs next week in Northwest Georgia including opportunities at voestalpine Automotive, Shaw Industries and LG Hausys

Business: Over 200 jobs available through job fairs next week in Northwest Georgia including opportunities at voestalpine Automotive, Shaw Industries and LG Hausys

Over 200 manufacturing jobs will be available through job fairs next week across Northwest Georgia. In Bartow County, voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc. just completed a $50 million expansion of their plant and will be filling 200 positions ranging from advance manufacturing to hot-forming and assembly positions. A job fair will be held on Wednesday, June… Read more

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