Category Archives: Business

Business: The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 926 moving training complex to 90 acres in Cedartown North Business Park.

Business: The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 926 moving training complex to 90 acres in Cedartown North Business Park.

Media release: The Board of Trustees of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Fund and the membership of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 926 announce they will be relocating and expanding their training facility to 90 acres in the Cedartown North Business Park.  The investment will include land for heavy equipment training purposes that will… Read more

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Business Monday: Cartersville project also sees new commercial real estate player in Northwest Georgia. Gas prices down 3 cents a gallon across Georgia.

Business Monday: Cartersville project also sees new commercial real estate player in Northwest Georgia. Gas prices down 3 cents a gallon across Georgia.

  Streetside Retail, a new Atlanta commercial real estate investment and development company, is wasting no time in redeveloping the Los Reyes restaurant site at 122 N. Morningside Drive. One client already booked for the site is Peachtree Immediate Care. In an earlier interview, Bill Miller, chief executive officer of CRH Healthcare, confirmed the company is “taking about… Read more

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Business: Ready, Aim, Fire! seminar helps businesses target social media. Faltec American hiring; how to apply.

Business: Ready, Aim, Fire! seminar helps businesses target social media. Faltec American hiring; how to apply.

Ready, Aim, Fire! That’s the name of the class the Small Business Development Center (part of UGA) is bringing to the Rome Floyd Chamber on Aug. 28 as part of a lunch-and-learn program, sponsored by Coosa Valley Credit Union. The target marketing workshop incorporates social media channels, creating effective posts, finding marketing research and perhaps most critical, identifying… Read more

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Business: Concrete in place as construction continues on the Lofts at Third and Broad. Also: Middle Eastern Grill now due June 18.

Business: Concrete in place as construction continues on the Lofts at Third and Broad. Also: Middle Eastern Grill now due June 18.

Construction continues on Ira Levy’s Lofts at Third and Broad in downtown Rome with a milestone of sorts marked on Wednesday. Around 4:30 that morning, crews put down concrete for the included parking area that will support the 26 condos planned at the project, more than half of which now have commitments, Levy says. Also,… Read more

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Business: Toys R Us closing June 27. Thatcher’s barbecue in Summerville delayed a few days by rain. Now open: Women of Zion Fashion on Broad Street, Bento Bx restaurant in Armuchee.

Business: Toys R Us closing June 27. Thatcher’s barbecue in Summerville delayed a few days by rain. Now open: Women of Zion Fashion on Broad Street, Bento Bx restaurant in Armuchee.

  Rome’s Toys R Us closing June 27: Since mid March, it hasn’t been a question of if but when. That date is now known as he Rome location of Toys R Us will close at 2780 Martha Berry Highway on Wednesday, June 27. In addition to layoffs, the closing also puts 2.7 acres and… Read more

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Business: RaceTrac opens in Armuchee, another $7 million investment into one of the area’s hottest areas.

Business: RaceTrac opens in Armuchee, another $7 million investment into one of the area’s hottest areas.

Clean. Open. Friendly. Those are the first reactions as you drive up, early park and walk into the RaceTrac mega convenience store on Martha Berry at the Armuchee Connector. The metro-based retailer’s first dip into Floyd County — said to represent a $7 million investment from property to construction — is a beauty, with a… Read more

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Business: Contract pending on 411 Broad St. AR Workshop staying put. Healing Hands Life Center temporarily moves for renovations.

Business: Contract pending on 411 Broad St. AR Workshop staying put. Healing Hands Life Center temporarily moves for renovations.

Another Broad Street building will soon be off the market. A contract is pending for 411 Broad St., the home of AR Workshop. The 5,775 square-foot building is listed with Kimberly Prusakowski with Hardy Realty for $415,000. From AR Workshop: “A Contract is pending on the entire building that we lease space from, but we… Read more

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Business: Wayne Robinson submits plans for mixed-use development on West Third near Courtyard.

Business: Wayne Robinson submits plans for mixed-use development on West Third near Courtyard.

Racing a Friday afternoon proposal deadline, Rome developer Wayne Robinson has submitted a rough proposal for a mixed-use development on city property adjoining the Courtyard by Marriott project on West Third Street. Robinson, working with Mark Cochran of Cevian Design Lab, says the unnamed project includes a mix of condominiums, apartments and retail. The site… Read more

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Business: RaceTrac opening set for June 5 as business boom continues near the mall.

Business: RaceTrac opening set for June 5 as business boom continues near the mall.

  Floyd County’s first RaceTrac super convenience store opens on Tuesday, June 5, at the intersection of Martha Berry and the Armuchee Connector. As final preparations continue, hiring is continuing; apply at racetrac.com/careers.  As many as 25 jobs are being created by the opening. The 5,500-square-foot store will be open 24 hours a day and is… Read more

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Business: Sykes closing Rome office by July 31 but employees will be offered a chance to work at home.

Business: Sykes closing Rome office by July 31 but employees will be offered a chance to work at home.

  In August 2016, Sykes Enterprises announced the opening of a customer contact center at the former Dell offices off Technology Parkway in the Berry Corporate Center, with 100 employees to start and a goal of growing perhaps to 300 to 500 people. On Friday, the company’s Dana Wiederman confirmed the office is closing by July 31.… Read more

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Business: The epilogue for Alan’s Used Books on Broad Street: ‘Leaving this town, this bookstore and this community is really painful no matter what might be ahead for me.’

Business: The epilogue for Alan’s Used Books on Broad Street: ‘Leaving this town, this bookstore and this community is really painful no matter what might be ahead for me.’

Another local business has closed on Broad Street, this time because of “an opportunity that I can’t afford not to take.” So says Alan Crocker, who opened Paradise Lost used book store at 407 Broad St. a decade ago and rebranded to Alan’s Used Books in August 2015. With loyal assistant and store window candy… Read more

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Business: As SMC Music opens at Central Plaza, Cycle Therapy announces its final days.

  Cycle Therapy closing after 11 years: The “about” section on the Facebook page of Cycle Therapy deserves an award for perhaps the best ever written. Simply, it states: “Cycle Therapy is a full-service bicycle shop born from 30 years of passion, engineering and fear of wearing a tie again.” Stress “30 years of passion”… Read more

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April unemployment rates all below 4% in Northwest Georgia.

April unemployment rates all below 4% in Northwest Georgia.

Local unemployment rates for April: Floyd County, 3.8% Bartow County, 3.5% Gordon County, 3.6% Polk County,. 3.9% Chattooga County, 3.5% Media release:  Rome posted a mixed month in April even as the state saw generally down numbers for several cities, according to Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that In Rome, the April unemployment rate… Read more

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Business: Dixie Color, Inc. to invest $19 million in new facility in Trion, create 100 new jobs.

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced Dixie Color, Inc., a color resin pellets manufacturing company, will create 100 jobs and invest more than $19 million in a new Dixie Specialty Fibers facility in Trion. New jobs will include production, management, supervisory, technician and administrative positions. “Georgia offers a wealth of resources for innovative companies like Dixie… Read more

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Business: Another Broad Street building sold. Cartersville’s new Discount Tire rising quickly, hiring now underway for Ross store. Living & Giving named one of “Top 50 Retail Stars” in nation.

Another Broad Street building is off the market and with a familiar buyer. Allstar Properties has purchased 202 Broad St., the current home of Frios and Cevian Design Lab. Over the last couple of years, Allstar has purchased a number of downtown properties including 111 Broad St., 200 E. 2nd Ave. and 205 E. 1st… Read more

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