Category Archives: Business

Business: Old Johnson Elementary School property on Morrison Campground Road to be auctioned for Floyd Schools on Nov. 22.

Business: Old Johnson Elementary School property on Morrison Campground Road to be auctioned for Floyd Schools on Nov. 22.

The Floyd County Board of Education has selected Dempsey Auction Company to auction the old Johnson Elementary School property at 1910 Morrison Campground Road.  “The old Johnson School property is no longer needed by the school system and the Board wants to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” says Lenora Doss, Public Relations Coordinator with… Read more

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Business: Lewis Chemical transitioning to an ’employee owned’ company as owners Gregg and Diane Lewis look to retire to Florida at year’s end. Plus, new leadership for Floyd GOP as Lewis steps down.

Business: Lewis Chemical transitioning to an ’employee owned’ company as owners Gregg and Diane Lewis look to retire to Florida at year’s end. Plus, new leadership for Floyd GOP as Lewis steps down.

Rome-based The Lewis Chemical Company is now transitioning to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) as owners Gregg and Diane Lewis plan to retire by the end of the year. The couple started the chemical manufacturing and sales company 13 years ago in Rome and have grown to 62 employees. “We are relocating to Florida as… Read more

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LakePoint adding $39 million, 200-room hotel, celebrating new north campus parkway. Also: New hires at the Emerson complex.

LakePoint adding $39 million, 200-room hotel, celebrating new north campus parkway. Also: New hires at the Emerson complex.

  In context: The formal announcement is out on the newest addition to LakePoint Sports — a 200-room hotel with a restaurant and rooftop terrace — as well as the new parkway opening the Emerson development’s north campus. The hotel is in addition to the Hampton Inn and Sleep Inn/Mainstay Suites both off Old Allatoona… Read more

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Business: Kitchen Collection closing in Calhoun. Update on new Southeastern Mills distribution center.

Business: Kitchen Collection closing in Calhoun. Update on new Southeastern Mills distribution center.

  An update on Southeastern Mills’ 140,000-square-foot distribution center. In addition to a $6 million economic impact on Rome/Floyd County,  it will “help Southeastern Mills service its customers around the world with approximately 300 shipments per month. The new distribution center has an innovative video conferencing system that will allow everyone within the logistics team… Read more

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Business: Cartersville keeps on truckin’ as ribbon cut for North Atlanta Old Dominion Service Center. Chick-fil-A’s Riverside drive-through expands menu.  ‘Goo-Goo Good in the Neighborhood’ raises $2,900 for Community Kitchen.

Business: Cartersville keeps on truckin’ as ribbon cut for North Atlanta Old Dominion Service Center. Chick-fil-A’s Riverside drive-through expands menu. ‘Goo-Goo Good in the Neighborhood’ raises $2,900 for Community Kitchen.

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. celebrated its new North Atlanta Old Dominion Service Center in Cartersville at midday Wednesday. Built on 25.1 acres at 211 River Point Road, the campus features 104 doors and employs 63 people. It serves Cartersville, Rome, Adairsville, Calhoun, Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Roswell, Kennesaw, Marietta, Acworth, Atlanta and Dallas. It is the 11th service center… Read more

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Jobs: Unemployment rate dips below 3% in Gordon, Bartow counties in September; Floyd at 3.3%.

Jobs: Unemployment rate dips below 3% in Gordon, Bartow counties in September; Floyd at 3.3%.

  Employment snapshot: Gordon County posted the lowest job rate in the region with 2.8 percent last month with Bartow County just a bit higher at 2.9 percent. Next was Polk County at 3.1 percent followed by Floyd at 3.3 percent and Chattooga at 3.4 percent. Statewide, 3.5 percent of Georgians were identified as unemployed… Read more

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Business: Rome, Adairsville and Calhoun hotels join OYO chain of budget accommodations. Buffalo Luke’s almost ready in Calhoun.

Business: Rome, Adairsville and Calhoun hotels join OYO chain of budget accommodations. Buffalo Luke’s almost ready in Calhoun.

  OYO, a fast-growing chain in the states and no. 1 in India, is coming to Northwest Georgia. You’ve seen the signs off Turner McCall for several weeks anouncing “OYO coming soon.” A quick check shows the one-time Ramada/Country Hearth/Rodeway Inn is converting to OYO where rooms on Tuesday were renting for $28 per night.… Read more

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Business: Blast off for Rocket Wash in Cartersville as it opens today — with free car washes for a few days.

Business: Blast off for Rocket Wash in Cartersville as it opens today — with free car washes for a few days.

  This is opening day for Northwest Georgia’s first Rocket Wash at 1330 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, near QuikTrip and the Grassdale intersection. Barring any surprises, businessman Wayne Robinson says everything looked ready to go for a launch today. Should a problem develop, the opening would be pushed back a day but at midafternoon Monday, Rocket Wash was… Read more

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Business: LakePoint to announce ‘significant infrastructure and growth initiatives’ Thursday afternoon with Gov. Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp attending.

Business: LakePoint to announce ‘significant infrastructure and growth initiatives’ Thursday afternoon with Gov. Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp attending.

    LakePoint Sports, Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp have some announcements to make Thursday afternoon at the Emerson sports campus. The media note says the Kemps and LakePoint Sports President and CEO Mark M. O’Brien and others will “share significant infrastructure and growth initiatives at LakePoint Sports.” Events start around 2… Read more

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Business: Swift & Finch updates and expands the shop, has that customized French van on the road again and looks to grow wholesale business.

Business: Swift & Finch updates and expands the shop, has that customized French van on the road again and looks to grow wholesale business.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Swift & Finch has a lot more brewing at its downtown Rome hotspot than just coffee these days. With a new patio and exterior signage, along with a growing mobile service featuring a decked-out French Citroen H-Van plus their new “cupping” events, things are very busy for owner Ellie Mahon… Read more

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Business: Ribbon cutting for North Atlanta Old Dominion Service Center in Cartersville is Wednesday; 63 jobs included.

Business: Ribbon cutting for North Atlanta Old Dominion Service Center in Cartersville is Wednesday; 63 jobs included.

  Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has expanded into Cartersville and seven other markets. An open house at the new North Atlanta Old Dominion Service Center in Cartersville is set for Wednesday, Oct. 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies begin at noon with tours to follow at 12:30 p.m. Designated as a “brand new… Read more

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Budgetel Inn updates: February Public Health inspection found roaches, mold but earned a score of 84; previous was 93. Updates for Bartow Schools, emergency teams helping displaced tenants.

Budgetel Inn updates: February Public Health inspection found roaches, mold but earned a score of 84; previous was 93. Updates for Bartow Schools, emergency teams helping displaced tenants.

Public Health inspection report from Feb. 27 shows score of 84 out of 100; roaches, dirty air filters, mold. The most-recent inspection of the Budgetel Inn at Carson Loop posted on the Public Health website shows several areas of concern but overall, the score was an 84. The previous score, from May 16, 2018, was… Read more

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Ball Corp. tells of ‘new beverage can lines’ at Shannon. Expansion to add 180 jobs and investment of more than $200 million; first facility dedicated to aluminum cup production.

Ball Corp. tells of ‘new beverage can lines’ at Shannon. Expansion to add 180 jobs and investment of more than $200 million; first facility dedicated to aluminum cup production.

  NEW TODAY: Ball Corp.’s August earnings statement told of growth at Shannon site. A look at the company’s most recent quarterly report includes a shoutout about what’s happening at the local plant already. “Our long-term growth outlook continues to develop at a rate higher than we originally anticipated. While in the short term, we… Read more

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Jobs: 1,000 more jobs here last month vs. September 2018 but first-time jobless claims also rise. State sets employment record. Plus: Who’s hiring.

Jobs: 1,000 more jobs here last month vs. September 2018 but first-time jobless claims also rise. State sets employment record. Plus: Who’s hiring.

Snapshot: September work force matches high for the year in Floyd County: Some 42,400 people were working in Rome/Floyd County last month, matching highs from April , June and August. That’s also 1,000 more jobs than were counted in September 2018. But Floyd (362 claims), Bartow (175 claims) and Polk (122 claims) counties all saw… Read more

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Business: The Season Events celebrates Cartersville addition. Ribbon cutting for $19 million Dixie Specialty Fibers in Trion. Does a famililar name have plans for Broad Street?

Business: The Season Events celebrates Cartersville addition. Ribbon cutting for $19 million Dixie Specialty Fibers in Trion. Does a famililar name have plans for Broad Street?

Armed with jalapeno duck poppers, sausage balls and pimento cheese, The Season Events held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday for the new Cartersville office. Joined by the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, Holly Lynch and Ray Harris served light snacks during the late-morning ceremony, announcing the opening of the full-service event planning and catering companywhich also offers… Read more

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