Category Archives: Business

Business: Easy Auto’s new dealership on Shorter Avenue completed by Pinson’s Construction. Rome Manufacturing Co. auction shifts to July 3 to give potential buyers more time for ‘due diligence.’

Business: Easy Auto’s new dealership on Shorter Avenue completed by Pinson’s Construction. Rome Manufacturing Co. auction shifts to July 3 to give potential buyers more time for ‘due diligence.’

  Easy Auto, a Cleveland, Tenn., -based car dealership, is just about ready to open the new store on Shorter Avenue. Will Pinson of Pinson’s Construction shares that the building  is completed. Easy Auto is adjacent to the PPG Paint Store, at the corner of Shorter Avenue and Old Airport Road. The company has other locations… Read more

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Jobs: Unemployment claims reverting to prepandemic guidelines on June 27. State, federal benefits have topped $22 billion over the past 63 weeks.

Jobs: Unemployment claims reverting to prepandemic guidelines on June 27. State, federal benefits have topped $22 billion over the past 63 weeks.

Media release: In accordance with the plan for reemployment and the announcement to no longer participate in the federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs enacted through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will reinstate many of the eligibility requirements waived during the recent pandemic. The last payable… Read more

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River District’s next big thing: The transformation of The Star House on North Fifth Avenue, including apartments.

River District’s next big thing: The transformation of The Star House on North Fifth Avenue, including apartments.

Tuesday’s opening of Blossom Hill BBQ & Burgers drew a big response, from first customers to the ribbon cutting. It completed the latest big remake in the River District with much more on the drafting tables. But around the block, and just over the bridge from the law enforcement center, another building is quietly getting… Read more

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Business: 1.3-million-square-foot business center proposed in Bartow. Bids sought on two nearby hotels. Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling coming to Broad Street’s 200 block. Downtown Development meets Thursday.

Business: 1.3-million-square-foot business center proposed in Bartow. Bids sought on two nearby hotels. Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling coming to Broad Street’s 200 block. Downtown Development meets Thursday.

    Cass White Business Center proposed with 1.3 million square feet under roof: Developers of an $80 million project between I-75 and U.S. 411 are seeking approval from the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission to build the new center. According to Development of Regional Impact statements, the project is from Bartow Land Partners II LLC with… Read more

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Bruster’s closed, site for sale on Shorter Avenue in West Rome. At Buc-ee’s in Calhoun, the interstate sign is up.

Bruster’s closed, site for sale on Shorter Avenue in West Rome. At Buc-ee’s in Calhoun, the interstate sign is up.

Before there was a Mountains on Broad Street or gelato at Honeymoon Bakery (with more coming to Third Avenue from Honeycream), the City Creamery and even the frozen yogurt surge still fueled by sweetfrog’s Premium Frozen Yogurt, Bruster’s was the in spot for high-end cool treats in Rome and elsewhere. The store even competed with… Read more

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Business: Buc-ee’s now targeting an Aug. 20 opening off I-75 between Adairsville, Calhoun. Hiring under way — with some jobs at $15 to $17 an hour.

Business: Buc-ee’s now targeting an Aug. 20 opening off I-75 between Adairsville, Calhoun. Hiring under way — with some jobs at $15 to $17 an hour.

THURSDAY UPDATE The opening of Buc-ee’s off the Union Grove exit of I-75 between Adairsville and Calhoun has changed. The new date is now Aug. 20, per Buc-ee’s General Counsel Jeff Nadalo. Updated: With an opening now set for August, Texas-based convenience store chain Buc-ee’s is making serious progress between Adairsville and Calhoun at the Union Grove exit… Read more

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Business: Greater Community Bank’s upsized Calhoun office sets June 19 grand re-opening. Entertaining summer under way at Lawrence Preserve at Horseleg Creek. Knives also in the mix at Game of Throwns due in Cartersville. Business networking returns.

Business: Greater Community Bank’s upsized Calhoun office sets June 19 grand re-opening. Entertaining summer under way at Lawrence Preserve at Horseleg Creek. Knives also in the mix at Game of Throwns due in Cartersville. Business networking returns.

Greater Community Bank has scheduled a grand reopening of the Calhoun office at 305 W. Belmont St. for Saturday, June 19. The event is scheduled for 5 until 9 p.m  Live entertainment is planned as are door prizes and food (Taco House, Dairy Queen). The bank has doubled the size of the previous footprint and is… Read more

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Coosa Valley Credit Union again offers free replacement American flags, now through Independence Day.

Coosa Valley Credit Union again offers free replacement American flags, now through Independence Day.

  Media release: Coosa Valley Credit Union will once again be replacing torn or faded American flags in the communities the credit union serves. The project will run today hrough Independence Day. “This is the eighth year of this project and to date, Coosa Valley has replaced well over 300 torn or faded American flags in… Read more

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Business: Woodford and Riverside Gourmet join forces to offer everything from home décor and wines to gifts and clothing.

Business: Woodford and Riverside Gourmet join forces to offer everything from home décor and wines to gifts and clothing.

By Leanne Cook Hometown Headlines Just a couple of weeks ago, Andrew and Mary Helen Heaner purchased Riverside Gourmet at Broad Street and East Third Avenue from Wes Walraven, joining a much-loved kitchen, high-end foods and wine location with Woodford boutique just a few doors away on East Third Avenue. This week, Hometown Headlines talked with Woodford Manager… Read more

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Business: Mach-1 Express jumping in to the surging car wash business with a hot Cartersville location as others expand.

Business: Mach-1 Express jumping in to the surging car wash business with a hot Cartersville location as others expand.

Signs are up for another new competitor in the growing car wash industry in Northwest Georgia. Mach-1 Express Wash has signage up next to the Speedway center at Tennessee Street/Ga. 20 adjacent to the relatively new Speedway convenience store and fuel pumps. It is the same area where Family Savings just opened a new credit… Read more

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Gas prices easing a bit; $2.73 a gallon available at several spots in Cartersville. Most areas still higher.

Gas prices easing a bit; $2.73 a gallon available at several spots in Cartersville. Most areas still higher.

TODAY’S UPDATES Sunday morning averages from AAA show a little improvement but …. : …  and there’s always a but. In our drive-by journalism research on Saturday — from Rome to Rockmart to Mableton to Midtown to Cartersville and back — prices mostly were the same, around $2.90 a gallon. But there was hope — our Saturday… Read more

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Business: Five Below to open second NW Georgia store in Calhoun; Ross also on the way.

Business: Five Below to open second NW Georgia store in Calhoun; Ross also on the way.

Halpern Enterprises has signed leases with national retail chains Five Below and Ross to join indian Hills shopping center off Ga. 53 in Calhoun. Ross will occupy 18,000 square feet and Five Below will occupy 8,880 square feet; both are expected to open next spring. “We are thrilled to welcome Ross and Five Below to Indian Hills.… Read more

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Update: Discount Tire now open at East Bend in Rome.

Update: Discount Tire now open at East Bend in Rome.

EARLIER The Discount Tire store fronting East Bend in Rome opened Saturday morning. An earlier look on Thursday showed everything is about ready. The customer lobby was set up and the garage doors on the “Texas Road House” side of the business was mostly open, displaying vehicle lifts, tool cases and other needs. The nearest… Read more

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Jobless rate across NW Georgia continued to plummet in April but employers are still scrambling to find seasonal, permanent workers.

Jobless rate across NW Georgia continued to plummet in April but employers are still scrambling to find seasonal, permanent workers.

As the April unemployment reports unfold for Northwest Georgia, there is good news. A year ago, the five-county region saw nearly 20,400 without jobs. As of last month, that had shrunk by nearly 75% to 5,136 people. That was an 8.7% drop from March of this year as well. But across the region, employers are… Read more

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Free ‘help wanted’ posts today on Hometown Headines’ Facebook page. Also open to would-be workers’ ‘situation wanted’ posts.

Free ‘help wanted’ posts today on Hometown Headines’ Facebook page. Also open to would-be workers’ ‘situation wanted’ posts.

On April 26, we posted an open thread on the Hometown Headlines’ Facebook page, seeking brief “help wanted” notes from area employers as well as “situations wanted” from would-be workers. The post drew more than 11,200 views, 72 comments and 153 shares. We’re repeating the post today, inviting add employers (and candidates) to post for… Read more

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Business news with quick reviews: Smart Dollar opens Saturday on Shorter Avenue, latest shop in the converted retail center. Cheeky Baby’s first anniversary a customer celebration. More previews photos from Las Mesas.

Business news with quick reviews: Smart Dollar opens Saturday on Shorter Avenue, latest shop in the converted retail center. Cheeky Baby’s first anniversary a customer celebration. More previews photos from Las Mesas.

Some business notes at midweek: Another entry into the discount market opens Saturday in West Rome. Smart Dollar bills itself as “the cornerstone of modern day shopping. We are generally a one-stop shop. Our products range from women’s Apparel, to household supplies such as to toilet tissue.”The shop is coming to 1600 Shorter Ave., Suite H… Read more

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