Category Archives: Business

Business: Rocket Wash joining race to provide mean, clean driving machines in Northwest Georgia. It is part of a nationwide surge.

Business: Rocket Wash joining race to provide mean, clean driving machines in Northwest Georgia. It is part of a nationwide surge.

  From Bojangles to Steak ‘n Shake to O’Charley’s to The Vogue to other Broad Street ventures to the planned District on West Third Street, Rome businessman Wayne Robinson apparently still has time on his hands. What’s new? Rocket Wash car wash coming to U.S. 41 (Joe Frank Harris Parkway) in Cartersville just below the Grassdale… Read more

Share Button
Business: Work continues on Southeastern Mills’ new warehouse facility in South Floyd Industrial Park. Kizuna Japanese Steakhouse opening this week in Rockmart.

Business: Work continues on Southeastern Mills’ new warehouse facility in South Floyd Industrial Park. Kizuna Japanese Steakhouse opening this week in Rockmart.

Work continues on Southeastern Mills’ new warehouse and distribution facility off Superior Drive in the South Floyd Industrial Park, near Georgia Highlands College. The company purchased 15 acres for the facility last August from the Development Authority of Floyd County for $15,000 per acre. The steel is now up at the 120,000 square-foot facility that… Read more

Share Button
What to watch this week: Variances for two big proposals (Sleep Inn and East Bend) go before Board of Adjustments. Rezoning requests go before City Commission. 13,500 expected for Rome River Jam.

What to watch this week: Variances for two big proposals (Sleep Inn and East Bend) go before Board of Adjustments. Rezoning requests go before City Commission. 13,500 expected for Rome River Jam.

  Two big proposals go before the Rome Board of Adjustments this Thursday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the Sam King Room at City Hall. The first is a variance request for a Sleep Inn hotel proposed at 1701 Martha Berry Blvd. at Charlton Street. The second will be Ledbetter Properties’ bids to seek… Read more

Share Button
Business: Plans for new restaurant on West Third Street submitted to building officials. Property rezoning goes before City Commission on Monday.

Business: Plans for new restaurant on West Third Street submitted to building officials. Property rezoning goes before City Commission on Monday.

  It looks like Honeymoon Bakery’s Kevin Dillmon is planning to open a new restaurant at 401 W. Third Street. Contractor Brooks Building Group has submitted restaurant floor plans on behalf of Dillmon and his Moon Dance Properties to the Rome-Floyd Building Inspection Department, according to Artagus Newell, Rome-Floyd Planning Director. The property is currently… Read more

Share Button
May home sales up, average sale price and active listing increases in Floyd. Home sales down, but average sale price up in Bartow and Gordon counties.

May home sales up, average sale price and active listing increases in Floyd. Home sales down, but average sale price up in Bartow and Gordon counties.

May was a positive month for Greater Rome Realtors. A look at some key indicators from the Greater Rome Board of Realtors which shows: Total 134 single-family homes sold last month, a 2.3% increase over last year. Average sales price: $192,271 (up 4% percent) Active lists were up to 329 homes (3.5% increase) New listings… Read more

Share Button
Business: Greater Community Bank announces promotions to vice president for Paula Jasper, Wendy Huckaby; welcomes Antwuan J. Hill as credit analyst.

Business: Greater Community Bank announces promotions to vice president for Paula Jasper, Wendy Huckaby; welcomes Antwuan J. Hill as credit analyst.

Media release: The Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank: PAULA JASPER: … announce the promotion of Paula Jasper to Vice President Retail Lending and Deposits. Ms. Jasper, one of the most tenured employees, has been with the bank for 21 years. Over the years, she has served in the roles of Head Teller, Customer Service… Read more

Share Button
Updated: WeCare Thrift Store opens Rome location. Brewed on Broad: Nearly 12,000 cans of craft beer packaged, shipped from downtown in one day.

Updated: WeCare Thrift Store opens Rome location. Brewed on Broad: Nearly 12,000 cans of craft beer packaged, shipped from downtown in one day.

  There’s something about a thrift store and donation center that opens in Etowah Crossing shopping center just a few doors down from the Goodwill Store and Career Center off Hicks Drive. Apparently a companion store to the WeCare Thrift Store and Donation Center in Calhoun, the Rome shop is open seven days a week. Hours:… Read more

Share Button
Truist Bank the name of merging SunTrust, BB&T. It was selected via a ‘rigorous, data-driven brand development process (that) prioritized input’ from employees, clients.

Truist Bank the name of merging SunTrust, BB&T. It was selected via a ‘rigorous, data-driven brand development process (that) prioritized input’ from employees, clients.

  In local context: With an rebranding campaign labeled “Are you ready?,” SunTrust and BB&T announced Wednesday the merging giants’ new name: Truist Bank. Both are players in the Northwest Georgia banking community. SunTrust held the no. 3 spot in deposits in Floyd County as of June 30, 2018, with deposits of $202.6 million and… Read more

Share Button
Business: More than $10 million in major projects under way or permitted in Rome/Floyd County. Plus a new Taco Bell coming to Resaca; Cartersville Speedway has big debut.

Business: More than $10 million in major projects under way or permitted in Rome/Floyd County. Plus a new Taco Bell coming to Resaca; Cartersville Speedway has big debut.

  If you use building permits as a source for the temperature of the local economy (and we do), suffice it to say things are looking good. A glance as some of the major permits listed for the past five weeks include: Pick-o-Deli, 1403 Dean Ave., Rome. James P. Turner has talked for several years about… Read more

Share Button
Business: Soil, foundation testing under way for The District next to new Courtyard off West Third Street.

Business: Soil, foundation testing under way for The District next to new Courtyard off West Third Street.

  Some key testing and drilling is under way on the site where Wayne Robinson plans to build a retail/residential center along the banks of the Oostanaula River next to the Courtyard Rome Riverwalk off West Third Street. The above photo, taken Friday morning by a Hometown Headlines contributor, shows ground testing under way. Robinson… Read more

Share Button
Sleep Inn proposed for Martha Berry near Summerville Park drawing concern from area residents.

Sleep Inn proposed for Martha Berry near Summerville Park drawing concern from area residents.

    A variance requested for a Sleep Inn hotel proposed at 1701 Martha Berry Blvd. at Charlton Street goes before Rome’s Board of Adjustments at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the Sam King Room at city hall. Expect a contingent from the nearby Summerville Park neighborhood to be on hand. What to know:… Read more

Share Button
Business: Three Rivers Nutrition opens off Spider Webb in Rome. Later day: Major business announcement expected (Berry hotel).

Business: Three Rivers Nutrition opens off Spider Webb in Rome. Later day: Major business announcement expected (Berry hotel).

Three Rivers Nutrition is now open at 874 Spider Webb Drive and managed by Emma Rickel. Open weekdays from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., the shop is described as “a shake, coffee and tea cafe that actually is birthed from a direct sales company called Herbalife.” The store is near Advance Auto Parts and Dairy… Read more

Share Button