Category Archives: Business

Business: Boom month for Rome Realtors with 23.1% jump in total sales; slower in Bartow, Gordon. Development authority meets today; legislative briefing is Wednesday.

Business: Boom month for Rome Realtors with 23.1% jump in total sales; slower in Bartow, Gordon. Development authority meets today; legislative briefing is Wednesday.

    August was a busy month for the Greater Rome Board of Realtors: Overall sales (closings) last month jumped to 128, up 23.1 percent from August 2018. Some of the other stats from the month were just as positive: The average sales price was $193,000, up 28.1 percent. New listings were up 15.3 percent… Read more

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Rome Business Group building through referrals, relationships with twice-monthly meetings.

Rome Business Group building through referrals, relationships with twice-monthly meetings.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Over the last five years, the Rome Business Group has been growing local businesses by building relationships, educating each other and exchanging referrals.  Now with 35 members, each representing a different business category in Rome, the RBG hopes to increase its membership by the end of the year. President Moriah Medina, with… Read more

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Business: Evergreen Patio opening new location this week in Downtown Cave Spring featuring handcrafted outdoor furniture and firepits.

Business: Evergreen Patio opening new location this week in Downtown Cave Spring featuring handcrafted outdoor furniture and firepits.

  Evergreen Patio will be opening their new location at 14 Mill Street in Downtown Cave Spring with a grand opening celebration this Thursday, Sept. 19. Festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. and open house. From Evergreen Patio’s Facebook page: “It has been a long year for Evergreen Patio and our… Read more

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Business: Cartersville-based Phoenix Air Group, Inc. awarded $500 million contract with U.S. State Department for aviation support services.

Business: Cartersville-based Phoenix Air Group, Inc. awarded $500 million contract with U.S. State Department for aviation support services.

Cartersville-based Phoenix Air Group Inc. has been awarded a $500 million contract with the U.S. State Department to provide aviation support services for the next 10 years, according to report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. According to the report, Phoenix Air Group Inc. will provide both rapid response to critical threats to U.S. diplomatic personnel… Read more

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Business: Deposits up at banks serving Northwest Georgia through June 30 of this year vs. same period last year.

Business: Deposits up at banks serving Northwest Georgia through June 30 of this year vs. same period last year.

  The annual deposit summaries from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. through June 30 of this year are now available for Northwest Georgia. Below please find the reports for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties as well as a quick summary on each. Each county reported a nice increase in overall deposits from the same period… Read more

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Business: IDI/Northwest Business Center plans 637,000 square feet of industrial space in Bartow. Fourth major project announced there this year.

Business: IDI/Northwest Business Center plans 637,000 square feet of industrial space in Bartow. Fourth major project announced there this year.

  Add another major project to the red-hot I-75 corridor in Bartow County for this year. A three-building project for warehouses and offices providing nearly 640,000 square feet under roof is up for review by the Northwest Georgia Regionql Commission. IDI Logistics, which has industrial sites from Florida to New York to California and especially… Read more

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Business: CSL Plasma opening soon at former Rite Aid location at Shorter and Division Street in West Rome. Al Hodge elected chair of the Japan America Society of Georgia’s board.

Business: CSL Plasma opening soon at former Rite Aid location at Shorter and Division Street in West Rome. Al Hodge elected chair of the Japan America Society of Georgia’s board.

Look for CSL Plasma to open soon at the former Rite Aid drug store at the intersection of Shorter Avenue and Division Street in West Rome. The store closed a year ago next month following the merger of Walgreen’s and Rite Aid. A South Rome store also closed. The building anchoring the shopping center has… Read more

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Business: Bank buys back assets of closed Calhoun radio station. Williams joins River City Bank. Shaw Create Centre in Cartersville. Rome’s Downtown Development board meets Thursday.

Business: Bank buys back assets of closed Calhoun radio station. Williams joins River City Bank. Shaw Create Centre in Cartersville. Rome’s Downtown Development board meets Thursday.

Bank buys back assets of WEBS in Calhoun: Off air now for more than two weeks, here’s the latest on the former WEBS 1030 AM and Kickin 93.5 FM. The station’s assets — building, equipment, other holdings — were to be sold at auction on the Gordon County Courthouse steps on Sept. 3. However, there… Read more

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Business: Georgia named the top state for doing business for the sixth consecutive year.

Business: Georgia named the top state for doing business for the sixth consecutive year.

In context: Here’s what the magazine’s Steve Kaelble had to say about the state: “That said, there are plenty of good ways to make informed assessments of the various American states and their suitability for big-headline business projects. Just ask the experts who help guide those businesses in their location decisions. They know what characteristics… Read more

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Updated: Economic development director briefs City Commission on agency’s first steps: Website, branding, board retreat, prospect recruitment.

Updated: Economic development director briefs City Commission on agency’s first steps: Website, branding, board retreat, prospect recruitment.

Missy Kendrick, named president of the Rome Floyd Economic Development Authority, met with Rome City commissioners during the caucus session Monday evening. Kendrick, who held a similar position in Polk County before starting in Rome/Floyd on Aug. 1, talked about what’s under way; personnel; website development and branding; and other updates. A video report appears… Read more

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Business: West Express relocating to outparcel building in front of Mount Berry Mall; resumes normal business hours at new store on Tuesday. Bella Luna’s move is under way.

Business: West Express relocating to outparcel building in front of Mount Berry Mall; resumes normal business hours at new store on Tuesday. Bella Luna’s move is under way.

  West Express Rome, the work and western wear retailer, is on the move to a new location near Mount Berry Mall. Signage is up at their former spot at 1410 N. Broad St. announcing the move to 2730 Martha Berry Highway, the outparcel building in front of the mall and former home of Buchanan’s Sports… Read more

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Business: Some potential key updates in City Hall meetings Monday.  Raybon joins Hardy Realty.

Business: Some potential key updates in City Hall meetings Monday. Raybon joins Hardy Realty.

  Some items with business interests on the agenda at Rome City Hall on Monday: Redevelopment Committee called meeting, 4:30 p.m. Monday: Top item — Discuss Lofts easement. Caucus before Monday’s Rome City Commission meeting: A Rome-Floyd Development Authority update from Missy Kendrick, who now leads industrial development efforts as they’ve been removed from the… Read more

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Business: Rome Axe Throwing targets young adults, church and business groups as it opens this weekend.

Business: Rome Axe Throwing targets young adults, church and business groups as it opens this weekend.

So why not a little axe throwing this weekend? Rome Axe Throwing is now open at 110 E. Eight Ave. in Rome (former home of the military museum).  We sent Jeffrey Burke a few questions about this new business as it premieres this weekend. Q: How did you develop the idea? We’ve seen it in other markets… Read more

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Updated: CVS, Walgreens join ‘no more open carry’ movement. Earlier: Walmart, Kroger take steps in response to outbreak of mass shootings in America.

Updated: CVS, Walgreens join ‘no more open carry’ movement. Earlier: Walmart, Kroger take steps in response to outbreak of mass shootings in America.

THURSDAY UPDATES From CVS: “We support the efforts of individuals and groups working to prevent gun violence, and continually review our policies and procedures to ensure our stores remain a safe environment.  We join a growing chorus of businesses in requesting that our customers, other than authorized law enforcement personnel, do not bring firearms into… Read more

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Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union’s Andy Harris nominated for IMPACT Award from Cartersville Chamber. Rome-Floyd Planning Commission meets today, to tweak East Bend site.

Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union’s Andy Harris nominated for IMPACT Award from Cartersville Chamber. Rome-Floyd Planning Commission meets today, to tweak East Bend site.

Media release: Coosa Valley Credit Union, Northwest Georgia’s largest credit union, is announces that CVCU President and CEO Andy F. Harris has been nominated for an IMPACT Award by the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber. The IMPACT Awards are designed to recognize emerging leaders within the chamber community. These individuals are leading the field in their line of work… Read more

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Dining: Chipotle Mexican Grill confirms Rome restaurant opening ‘some point next summer.’ Likely home: East Bend.

Dining: Chipotle Mexican Grill confirms Rome restaurant opening ‘some point next summer.’ Likely home: East Bend.

  Chipotle Mexican Grill is “currently scheduled to open a location in Rome, Ga., at some point next summer,” according to Regina Wu with the Newport Beach, Calif.-based chain’s corporate office. “Those are the only details I have to share right now but please do check back.” Of course we will but for now, this confirms… Read more

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