Category Archives: Business

Buzz: Coosa Middle team wins county and district stock market game. Cyndi Westmoreland joins Synovus. First Baptist Church of Lindale’s annual Beast Feast March 23.

Buzz: Coosa Middle team wins county and district stock market game. Cyndi Westmoreland joins Synovus. First Baptist Church of Lindale’s annual Beast Feast March 23.

  A team of Coosa Middle School students has been named the winning team in the Fall 2018 Georgia Stock Market Game in both Floyd County Schools and the 14th Congressional District. Coosa Middle School students Ethan Spearman, Pablo Vicente-Cruz and Chloe Hardin of Mrs. Tonya Palmer’s seventh-grade Social Studies class swept the competition in the… Read more

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Business: Search begins for next Superstar of Service. Reminder: Regional logistics conference in Cartersville March 14.

Business: Search begins for next Superstar of Service. Reminder: Regional logistics conference in Cartersville March 14.

The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism announces a call for nominations for the 2019 Superstars of Service Awards.  The award program honors employees in Rome and Floyd County in the local hospitality and service industry who go above and beyond normal expectations. Individuals who many not work in the hospitality industry but volunteer their time… Read more

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Business: Massive logistics center proposed for I-75 in Bartow County. River’s Edge closes on Glenn Milner.

Business: Massive logistics center proposed for I-75 in Bartow County. River’s Edge closes on Glenn Milner.

I-75 North Logistics Center proposed for Bartow County: A development of regional impact statement has been filed with the state for a 260-acre development “to support multibuilding distribution and logistics center.”  Capital Development Partners of Atlanta is proposing 2.75 million square feet to be completed by summer 2020. The site adjoins the  Highland 75 industrial… Read more

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Business: Broad Street Boom as Farrell’s Frame and Design expanding; Harper Home Design now open in 400 block.

Business: Broad Street Boom as Farrell’s Frame and Design expanding; Harper Home Design now open in 400 block.

Farrell’s Frame and Design is expanding is Broad Street location to offer more gallery space for local artists. Currently located at 116 Broad Street, they will soon be growing into the adjoining store at 118 Broad St., the former home of Exquisite Kickz. “We’re so excited,” says Amanda Farrell, who co-owns the shop with her husband,… Read more

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Business: Speedway, Savoy Automobile Museum, perhaps credit union branch behind all the construction at U.S. 411 and Ga. 20 in Cartersville.

Business: Speedway, Savoy Automobile Museum, perhaps credit union branch behind all the construction at U.S. 411 and Ga. 20 in Cartersville.

It is perhaps one of the less covered development stories in Northwest Georgia. Many of us drive by the area on our way to and from metro Atlanta or Canton or even closer landmarks such as Georgia Highlands’ Cartersville campus and the Clarence Brown Conference Center. The area in question is called The Highlands and… Read more

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Business: Ball Corp. purchases 67-acre Northwest Regional Industrial Park off Ga. 53. Sale price: $1.675 million.

Business: Ball Corp. purchases 67-acre Northwest Regional Industrial Park off Ga. 53. Sale price: $1.675 million.

  Ball Corp. has purchased 67 acres in what’s known as the Northwest Regional Industrial Park, according to the Rome Floyd Chamber. The site originally was purchased in 1997 by the Gordon County/Floyd County Joint Development Authority. The industrial park is between Rome and Calhoun on West Hermitage Road. The land was sold for $25,000 an… Read more

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Business: River City Bank’s holding company reports $1,656,318 net income in 2018, up 205% from previous year.

Business: River City Bank’s holding company reports $1,656,318 net income in 2018, up 205% from previous year.

Media release: Roger F. Smith, President and CEO announced today that RCB Financial Corp., a one-bank holding company which owns 100 percent of River City Bank, reported 2018 consolidated pre-tax income of $2,197,476 and net income after-tax of $1,656,318. This represents a 205% increase over 2017 net income of $543,401. Income is well diversified, with increasing contributions coming… Read more

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Floyd County hires John Carroll as the next manager of Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Towers Field. Top priority: Dollars for runway extension.

Floyd County hires John Carroll as the next manager of Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Towers Field. Top priority: Dollars for runway extension.

  Story line: John Carroll has been  hired as the next manager of Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Towers Field. County Manager Jamie McCord made the announcement Tuesday, ending a search to replace 21-year veteran Mike Mathews for announced last June he was leaving to become director of Athens-Ben Epps Airport in Clarke County (Athens). Carroll… Read more

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The District: Wayne Robinson presents city commissioners with his plans for upscale condos, apartments, retail on the Oostanaula off West Third Street.

The District: Wayne Robinson presents city commissioners with his plans for upscale condos, apartments, retail on the Oostanaula off West Third Street.

The storyline: Developer Wayne Robinson and architect Mark Cochran presented Rome City commissioners with enhanced plans to build The District on West Third Street facing the Oostanaula River adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott. Robinson has been in talks with the city for almost a year to develop 2.2 acres with a mixed use concept… Read more

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Business: Native Escapes, a new CBD/Vapor Lounge and supply store, coming to Broad Street in March

Business: Native Escapes, a new CBD/Vapor Lounge and supply store, coming to Broad Street in March

Renovations are underway at 326 Broad Street, the former Rock N’ Roll Ice Cream Rolls shop, to become the new home of Native Escapes, a CBD (Cannabidiol) Lounge and vapor supply store. Amanda King, leasing agent with Hardy Realty, confirmed the space has been leased to Joe and Ashley Canty. Ashley will be opening up… Read more

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Business: Upgrades continue at West Rome Walmart. Make that ‘Stacy’s Chicken Salad Chick’ in Rome. Gordon-Floyd Development Authority to meet Wednesday.

Business: Upgrades continue at West Rome Walmart. Make that ‘Stacy’s Chicken Salad Chick’ in Rome. Gordon-Floyd Development Authority to meet Wednesday.

  West Rome Walmart update continues: The six-figure sprucing up of the West Rome Walmart is well under way. This update from the store’s Facebook page this week: “Remodel Update: This week, we’re upgrading the Food Department to make shopping easier for you. Hope you’re as excited as we are.” The Court of Facebook —… Read more

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Business: Greater Community Bank marks record earnings, highest dividends in its 23rd year.

Business: Greater Community Bank marks record earnings, highest dividends in its 23rd year.

Media release: For the second year in a row, Greater Community Bank generates record earnings, with 2018 year-end earnings of $2.3 million. Surpassing a record-breaking 2017 by 38%, 2018 proved to be the best year ever in the bank’s 23 years of operation. In addition, Greater Community Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Greater Community… Read more

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