Category Archives: Business

Business: Military families open Southern Seasons & Co. bringing fresh flowers, gifts, home decor and soon a Tea Room to Broad Street

Business: Military families open Southern Seasons & Co. bringing fresh flowers, gifts, home decor and soon a Tea Room to Broad Street

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Southern Seasons & Co., a new floral boutique, opened this week on Broad Street bringing, not only fresh flowers, but also gifts, home decor and teas. Business partners Aida Blockwell and Kate Spencer are excited by the support they’ve received this week and what’s to come as plan to open a… Read more

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Rome Floyd Chamber adopts plan to expand inclusion of minority businesses; decision follows recent concerns from city commissioners.

Rome Floyd Chamber adopts plan to expand inclusion of minority businesses; decision follows recent concerns from city commissioners.

  On May 19, a Rome City Commission meeting ended with a prolonged conversation about minority businesses and missing opportunities in the community. The spark was the distribution of federal funds to help businesses reeling from the coronavirus. At the meeting, there was discussion about working with the Rome Floyd Chamber to expand its outreach… Read more

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Business: Heritage First Bank welcomes Joni Holland as Assistant Vice President and Main Office Branch Manager.

Business: Heritage First Bank welcomes Joni Holland as Assistant Vice President and Main Office Branch Manager.

Ryan Earnest, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rome’s Heritage First Bank, announces that veteran banker Joni Holland has joined the bank as Assistant Vice President and Main Office Branch Manager. “It is an honor to welcome Joni into the Heritage First Bank family. Her many years of bank experience, along with her knowledge of… Read more

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Business: Georgia’s May tax revenues fall by 10.1% City of Rome offers emergency grants.

Business: Georgia’s May tax revenues fall by 10.1% City of Rome offers emergency grants.

Media release: Georgia’s May net tax collections totaled $1.58 billion for a decrease of $178 million, or down 10.1 percent, compared to May 2019 when net tax collections totaled nearly $1.76 billion. Year-to-date net tax collections totaled $20.81 billion for a decrease of roughly $857.9 million, or down 4 percent, compared to the previous fiscal… Read more

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New business coming to former Verizon across from the mall after sale closes. Area has seen $20 million-plus in growth, upgrades but also setback with JC Penney’s upcoming exit.

New business coming to former Verizon across from the mall after sale closes. Area has seen $20 million-plus in growth, upgrades but also setback with JC Penney’s upcoming exit.

    The Verizon store at 2773 Martha Berry Blvd. across from Mount Berry Mall is now closed and the property now under contact. The store closed in early May. The property has been listed with Bill Summer of Hardy Realty for $380,000. The selling agent is Larry Cagle with Hardy Realty. The closing is… Read more

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Business: Don Neo’s closes Broad Street restaurant to focus on food truck, historic Partridge building on market. 419 Broad Street also on market for $599,000.

Business: Don Neo’s closes Broad Street restaurant to focus on food truck, historic Partridge building on market. 419 Broad Street also on market for $599,000.

  Don Neo’s Tacos and Elotes has closed its Broad Street restaurant to focus on their food truck. After the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of dining rooms, Don Neo moved back to their original food truck, which travels to various locations in West Rome during the week. You can often find them at Advance Auto… Read more

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Business: Greater Community Bank takes annual meeting digital; agenda includes election of officers, huge year in review.

Business: Greater Community Bank takes annual meeting digital; agenda includes election of officers, huge year in review.

    Media release: Greater Community Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Greater Community Bank, has been hosting its Annual Meeting of Shareholders for over two decades. With the recent social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19, however, that tradition was challenged. Rather than cancel or postpone the meeting, President & CEO David J. Lance and… Read more

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Updated: Rome’s JCPenney on list of Georgia stores being closed by the retailer. Mall owners hope to use ‘this setback to create an opportunity for successful businesses to serve the Rome community.’

Updated: Rome’s JCPenney on list of Georgia stores being closed by the retailer. Mall owners hope to use ‘this setback to create an opportunity for successful businesses to serve the Rome community.’

  The JCPenney store at Mount Berry Mall is on the list of stores being closed by the struggling retailer. It is the second anchor to leave the mall. Sears was first as the company shuttered the retailer in March 2016. By August of that year, another part of the company — Kmart — was closing… Read more

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Business:  The latest view of East Bend from the sky. Rome begins search for new downtown development director.

Business: The latest view of East Bend from the sky. Rome begins search for new downtown development director.

East Bend continues to take shape: The latest overhead view, taken May 28, shows how the East Bend retail center is growing almost in clusters. The expected  homes of Panda Express off Turner McCall and Five Below off Hicks Drive seem to be the closest to completion. Some of the players on the way, perhaps as… Read more

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Business: Twin pieces of East Sixth Avenue across from federal courthouse on the market. Greater Community Bank opens two lobbies; updates hours.

Business: Twin pieces of East Sixth Avenue across from federal courthouse on the market. Greater Community Bank opens two lobbies; updates hours.

    There’s more activity on Sixth Avenue, just over the hill from proposed townhouses: The home of Advertising Dynamics at 102 and 104 E. Sixth Ave. across from the federal courthouse is on the market for $990,000. Craig McDaniel of Toles, Temple & Wright has the listing on the three-story office building in downtown… Read more

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Coosa Valley Credit Union once again is replacing torn or faded American flags across Northwest Georgia. Here’s how to take part.

Coosa Valley Credit Union once again is replacing torn or faded American flags across Northwest Georgia. Here’s how to take part.

Coosa Valley Credit Union once again will be replacing torn or faded American flags in the communities the credit union serves. The project will run now through July 4. “This is the seventh year of this project and to date, Coosa Valley has replaced well over 250 torn or faded American flags in our communities,” says… Read more

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Business: Chick-fil-A Supply warehouse finished in Bartow County; hiring continues. Discount City owners say retirement/closing was planned, delayed by pandemic restrictions.

Business: Chick-fil-A Supply warehouse finished in Bartow County; hiring continues. Discount City owners say retirement/closing was planned, delayed by pandemic restrictions.

  Chick-fil-A Supply has moved into its first supply center, based in Cartersville Business Park on Cassville White Road. Hiring is continuing; please click  at https://chickfilasupply.greatjob.net/ The company broke ground just about a year ago on the operation, set in about 200,000 square feet on 50 acres. In an earlier interview,Matt Rumsey, general manager of the Cartersville… Read more

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Employment meltdown: More than 20,800 Northwest Georgians out of work in April. Jobless rates soar to 11.9% to 17.1% across Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk, Chattooga counties.

Employment meltdown: More than 20,800 Northwest Georgians out of work in April. Jobless rates soar to 11.9% to 17.1% across Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk, Chattooga counties.

  In context: It was a given that April’s unemployment report would be record-setting. But the numbers released Thursday morning by the state Department of Labor are shocking. Across the five-county region, more than 20,800 people were identified as unemployed. In Floyd County, 5,972 people were jobless compared to 7,259 in Bartow County. The unemployment… Read more

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Business: Greater Community Bank reopens lobbies on Monday. Berry’s reopens campus, weekends only, starting June 13. River Ratz: No floating this summer.

Business: Greater Community Bank reopens lobbies on Monday. Berry’s reopens campus, weekends only, starting June 13. River Ratz: No floating this summer.

  Greater Community Bank reopens lobbies Monday, June 1. “The past several months have been a challenge for the communities we serve and the future of day-to-day operations will be brand new to all as local businesses begin reopening their doors. At Greater Community Bank, we thank you for the patience you have shown as… Read more

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Business: Elysium on Broad Street closing after 14 years. Cartersville’s Discount City begins liquidation sale Thursday after 56 years.

Business: Elysium on Broad Street closing after 14 years. Cartersville’s Discount City begins liquidation sale Thursday after 56 years.

      In context: Tuesday has been a rough day for local businesses, including Elysium on Broad Street and Discount City in Cartersville. The latest: An Announcement From Elysium Inc Dear Customers, It is with heavy hearts that we must inform you that we are closing our retail store at 226 Broad St. in… Read more

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