Category Archives: Business

Jobs: Employment rebound continued across Northwest Georgia in February, state Labor Department shows.

Jobs: Employment rebound continued across Northwest Georgia in February, state Labor Department shows.

  Northwest Georgia saw positive over-the-month measures for every key indicator in February, including Rome and Bartow County, the state Labor Department shows. “February’s numbers are a strong indication the state is getting back to where it was prior to the pandemic,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “Not only are we seeing growth for nearly every indicator in each… Read more

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Business: Oprah the latest to ‘relish’ Cabell’s Designs. Marietta group — RNT’s parent company — buys Madison weekly. RAK Designs adds screen printing, onsite orders.

Business: Oprah the latest to ‘relish’ Cabell’s Designs. Marietta group — RNT’s parent company — buys Madison weekly. RAK Designs adds screen printing, onsite orders.

A shout out on Good Morning, America was one thing. But a mention from Oprah magazine? That’s huge for Cabell’s Designs on Bale Street in Rome’s River District. The nod from the queen of media is in the spring edition of Oprah’s publication. Here’s how Cabell Sweeney and crew posted it on Instagram Tuesday: cabellsdesigns3… Read more

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Business: New boutique ‘Fleurish’-ing in downtown Rome. As more events move outdoors because of the pandemic, Rent-A-Tent keeps you covered (including setup).

Business: New boutique ‘Fleurish’-ing in downtown Rome. As more events move outdoors because of the pandemic, Rent-A-Tent keeps you covered (including setup).

Fleurish is the latest boutique to join downtown Rome’s retail options. Following Saturday’s grand opening at 214 Broad St., the shop is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Facebook   Rent-A-Tent Rome ‘has you covered.’ Here’s the latest “why didn’t we think of… Read more

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Business: Construction begins on RaceWay in West Rome with an anticipated fall opening. Groundwork also under way on nearby Starbucks.

Business: Construction begins on RaceWay in West Rome with an anticipated fall opening. Groundwork also under way on nearby Starbucks.

Groundwork is underway for the new Raceway on Shorter Avenue at Coker Drive, the former home of Winslette Pharmacy (now on the other side of the highway). The initial project is valued at $750,000 to $1 million, based on bids shared Dodge Construction. Here’s what we know so far: RaceWay is part of the RaceTrac Petroleum brand. RaceTrac canceled… Read more

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Real estate: Mixed report on February home sales in Northwest Georgia — up mostly vs. the same month last year but down from robust January.

Real estate: Mixed report on February home sales in Northwest Georgia — up mostly vs. the same month last year but down from robust January.

  A mixed report on Northwest Georgia home sales in February. While the numbers for February vs. the same month a year ago were mostly up in Rome/Floyd County, they took a dip compared to January of this year. In Bartow County, total sales dropped a bit while prices rose. The same was true in… Read more

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Business: Courtyard by Marriott to make formal debut in Cartersville Chamber ribbon-cutting April 15: 4 stories, 114 rooms, 4 suites.

Business: Courtyard by Marriott to make formal debut in Cartersville Chamber ribbon-cutting April 15: 4 stories, 114 rooms, 4 suites.

  Cartersville’s new Courtyard by Marriott adjacent to the Clarence Brown Conference Center off Ga. 20 gets a formal Cartersville-Bartow Chamber ribbon cutting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15. It will be followed by a Business After Hours reception beginning at 4 p.m. The hotel opened recently, offering four floors wih 114 rooms and four… Read more

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The pandemic slammed Eagle Christian Tours: ‘The phone rang off the hook with cancellations, thousands of trips, all evaporated.’ Idle for 3 months, closing was an option. Instead, they focused on safe, ‘essential’ corporate travel. Today, they’re at full speed.

The pandemic slammed Eagle Christian Tours: ‘The phone rang off the hook with cancellations, thousands of trips, all evaporated.’ Idle for 3 months, closing was an option. Instead, they focused on safe, ‘essential’ corporate travel. Today, they’re at full speed.

  Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part feature on Eagle Christian Tours based in Rome. Click here to read Part 1 from Monday. By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net It’s been just over a year that Brett Roes, CEO and founder of Rome’s Eagle Christian Tours, experienced “the single worst day of his adult… Read more

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Strip center at Broad Street and Eighth Avenue on the market in what has become a busy few blocks in downtown Rome.

Strip center at Broad Street and Eighth Avenue on the market in what has become a busy few blocks in downtown Rome.

With so much focus on Broad Street comings and goings and all the River District ideas, what isn’t getting as much attention is the activity just off Broad Street. The latest offering is the small strip center created by Larry and Barry Alford of Twins Commercial Properties from the former Expert Tire location in 2014. Now… Read more

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Business: With 25 buses and 45 employees, Rome-based Eagle Christian Tours growing into one of nation’s ‘premiere motorcoach transportation’ companies.

Business: With 25 buses and 45 employees, Rome-based Eagle Christian Tours growing into one of nation’s ‘premiere motorcoach transportation’ companies.

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part feature on Eagle Christian Tours based in Rome. Part 2 will publish on Tuesday.  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net What started as a “hobby” business in 2012 for Brett and Becky Roes has grown to become one of the nation’s top motorcoach transportation companies. Now with a… Read more

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Business: The Early Way on Broad offering buy/sell/trade sneakers. Hayden Taylor Designs — making custom jewelry, gifts — opens in Summerville.

Business: The Early Way on Broad offering buy/sell/trade sneakers. Hayden Taylor Designs — making custom jewelry, gifts — opens in Summerville.

  The Early Way on Broad is coming to 326 Broad St. (Suite 100), next door to Greene’s Jewelers. It is a buy-sell-trade sneaker shop featuring brands including Nike. Look for an opening within the next week. Store hours will be Tuesday-Saturday from noon until 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. and closed… Read more

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Business: Call it the sequel without equal: Cedartown landmark West Cinema scripting upcoming return. Key downtown Rome site sold.

Business: Call it the sequel without equal: Cedartown landmark West Cinema scripting upcoming return. Key downtown Rome site sold.

  The pandemic has been rough on theaters and a lot of other businesses. Now imagine you’re an independent vs. one of the multiscreen companies. One independent, the storied West Cinema in Cedartown, is planning to reopen soon. Says the latest Facebook post: “Opening date coming soon! Make sure to share and interact with this… Read more

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