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‘Bartow Boom’ continues: 777,000-square-foot, three-building Class A office park to start construction later this year in Emerson.

‘Bartow Boom’ continues: 777,000-square-foot, three-building Class A office park to start construction later this year in Emerson.

  Media release: Black Creek Group, a Denver-based real estate investment manager and development firm with a more than 25-year history, announces the purchase of 53 acres in the I-75 Northwest Atlanta area for the development of a three-building Class A, industrial park. The park will total 777,000 square feet and will be able to accommodate… Read more

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Jobs: Bartow saw growth in labor force, fewer jobless claims in June. Plus: Regional snapshot.

Jobs: Bartow saw growth in labor force, fewer jobless claims in June. Plus: Regional snapshot.

Media release: Bartow County grew its labor force and added employed residents again in June. At the same time, initial claims for unemployment were down for the month and year, preliminary numbers show. “Georgia’s been in an extended growth cycle,” said Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “In June, our state and local communities added jobs and… Read more

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Business: Bella Luna, high-end nail salon among retailers moving into Lofts at Third & Broad’s first floor businesses. Woodford Clothing planning to add gift shop adjacent to current store.

Business: Bella Luna, high-end nail salon among retailers moving into Lofts at Third & Broad’s first floor businesses. Woodford Clothing planning to add gift shop adjacent to current store.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Within the next month, Rome businessman Ira Levy hopes to start moving residents into his Lofts at Third and Broad condominiums. In addition to 26 condominiums, there are six retail spaces on the first floor and they’re filling up quickly. “We’ve sold four of the six units and have two available. The… Read more

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Business: Work under way on Coosa Valley Credit Union’s new main office. Krueger named chamber leader. Shaw up for international honors.

Business: Work under way on Coosa Valley Credit Union’s new main office. Krueger named chamber leader. Shaw up for international honors.

    Work begins on new main office for Coosa Valley Credit Union at 1307 Redmond Road at the site of the former Northwest Georgia Credit Union location just off the Bypass. The credit union hopes to open at the new location in early 2020. Coosa Valley is based just down the road from the construction… Read more

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Business: Signs up at new Mathis Builders on John Davenport. Shaw planning $35 million ‘moderization’ in Chickamauga. Good second quarter for United Community Banks.

Business: Signs up at new Mathis Builders on John Davenport. Shaw planning $35 million ‘moderization’ in Chickamauga. Good second quarter for United Community Banks.

  Sign’s up at the new Mathis Builders Hardware & Supply Co. on John Davenport: For months, Lee Bagley’s Prestige Builders have been shaping the new home of Mathis Builders Hardware and Supply just down the road from Life’s Church’s campus at the road’s intersection with North Second Avenue. Mathis has had a busy few… Read more

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Jobs. County-by-county look at June’s employment reports: All saw increases vs. May. Plus: Upcoming job fairs, links to who’s hiring.

Jobs. County-by-county look at June’s employment reports: All saw increases vs. May. Plus: Upcoming job fairs, links to who’s hiring.

County-by-county jobless rate vs. previous reports Floyd: 4.1 percent, which rose from the previous month but was down vs. June of 2018. Bartow: 3.6 percent, up from May, down from June 2018. Gordon: 3.7 percent, also up from the previous month but still below June 2018. Polk: 4 percent, up from May, down from June… Read more

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Business: Water line break means sidewalk — and tax-free – sale at GoGo. Honors for River City Bank. Mount Vernon growing again in Trion.

Business: Water line break means sidewalk — and tax-free – sale at GoGo. Honors for River City Bank. Mount Vernon growing again in Trion.

GoGo at the Shoe Box had a breaking sidewalk sale on their hands off Martha Berry. On Wednesday, co-owner Jay Stephenson found the store’s floor flooded because of a line backup. So as ServiceMaster by Twins moved in, the racks moved outside for a sidewalk sale. Adding to it all: no sales tax today through… Read more

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Business: Dollar Tree due on Maple Avenue in Rome as early as Sept. 12; will be 10th location in Northwest Georgia.

Business: Dollar Tree due on Maple Avenue in Rome as early as Sept. 12; will be 10th location in Northwest Georgia.

    Dollar Tree isn’t wasting any time in opening its latest Rome store at 2005 Maple Ave. On Tuesday, a customer representative said, “We anticipate that the Rome store will open on Sept. 12; however, this date is still subject to change.” This is Dollar Tree’s fourth location in our Rome. Other nearby stores… Read more

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Business: Brick-oven pizza and beer on the way to West Third? Plus: Three new industry-focused programs offered by GNTC.

Business: Brick-oven pizza and beer on the way to West Third? Plus: Three new industry-focused programs offered by GNTC.

The latest restaurant buzz is building around 401 W. Third St. with rumors of brick oven pizza coming to the River District. We have nothing official on what plans Kevin Dillmon and Moon Dance Properties LLC have in store for the property other than a boat load of renovation work well under way. The project got serious… Read more

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Druck Report: Social media pioneer Carol Morgan on why Facebook is critical to the success of your business (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, too).

Druck Report: Social media pioneer Carol Morgan on why Facebook is critical to the success of your business (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, too).

Carol Morgan of Denim Marketing of Cartersville was among the first to champion Facebook as a critical tool for her clients. In this interview with Hometown Headlines’ John Druckenmiller, Morgan — in plain English and no ‘tech talk’ — shares why your business needs a frequent post on Facebook to help it grow. Carol, the… Read more

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Business: New Marathon gas station coming to Rockmart Highway. Murphy USA to re-open at East Rome Walmart on Aug. 19; expect more than a few changes there. Reminder: Chicken Salad Chick job fair is today.

Business: New Marathon gas station coming to Rockmart Highway. Murphy USA to re-open at East Rome Walmart on Aug. 19; expect more than a few changes there. Reminder: Chicken Salad Chick job fair is today.

A new Marathon gas station is on the way to Highway 101 near Silver Creek. Crews have been working this week on the old Virgil’s Market at 3113 Rockmart Highway to renovate the building for a new convenience store. The awnings were repainted and Marathon signage went up on Friday. On Saturday, crews were working… Read more

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Georgia Power’s Wheeler says economic hit from Plant Hammond closing will be substantial. Floyd County Schools expected $3 million a year loss.

Georgia Power’s Wheeler says economic hit from Plant Hammond closing will be substantial. Floyd County Schools expected $3 million a year loss.

  The economics of the loss of Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond in Coosa is just starting. For decades, the power plant has been a prime employer but now the work force is down to around 30 people basically monitoring systems as the coal-fired plant prepares to turn the lights off. At Thursday’s Rome Rotary meeting, Cassandra… Read more

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Business: Spirit Halloween again to haunt the former Toys R Us location near the mall. Fencing up around old Kmart as demolition prep continues.

Business: Spirit Halloween again to haunt the former Toys R Us location near the mall. Fencing up around old Kmart as demolition prep continues.

Spirit Halloween’s pop up store is possessing the former Toys R’ Us store near Mount Berry Mall again this season. Signage has gone up, announcing the pending opening of the Halloween specialty store as well as hiring now under way. The store is 2780 Martha Berry Highway. Seasonal positions, including store manager and assistant manager,… Read more

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Big boom in local jobs last month, up to 42,600. Statewide, a record 4.61 millions. Says Labor Commissioner Mark Butler: ‘There’s plenty to be encouraged about in the June report.’

Big boom in local jobs last month, up to 42,600. Statewide, a record 4.61 millions. Says Labor Commissioner Mark Butler: ‘There’s plenty to be encouraged about in the June report.’

The workforce in Rome/Floyd County grew to 42,600 jobs in June, up 1,200 positions from the same month a year earlier and an increase of 400 jobs over May 2019. First-time jobless claims for the month of June, one of the key employment indicators, showed the following trends for each county in Northwest Georgia: Floyd:… Read more

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Business: Sage Cottage in Adairsville under new ownership, grand ‘reopening’ is Aug. 10. Create DIY Workshop has grand opening Friday.

Business: Sage Cottage in Adairsville under new ownership, grand ‘reopening’ is Aug. 10. Create DIY Workshop has grand opening Friday.

An open house and grand reopening of Sage Cottage in Adairsville is set for Saturday, Aug. 10, from 2 until 9 p.m. Noreen Wiseman has purchased the events center/bed and breakfast near Barnsley Gardens from Jim and Sharon Southerland.  The landmark had been up for sale since October 2017. The cottage sits on 12.5 acres… Read more

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Surge in senior living options with new developments, expansions and renovations under way at multiple locations in Floyd, Bartow counties.

Surge in senior living options with new developments, expansions and renovations under way at multiple locations in Floyd, Bartow counties.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net As more ‘Baby Boomers’ reach retirement age and beyond, there is a growing need for senior living/assisted living centers, retirement communities and even memory care services. There are a number of new developments as well as expansion and/or renovation projects at existing facilities, hoping to meet the increasing demand in Floyd… Read more

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