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Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce to host small business seminar Sept. 25

The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Georgia Chamber will host a seminar entitled “Employment Law for the Small Business: A Legal Update” on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Colonnade Civic Center.

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Friday 09/12/2014
Area Development magazine names Ga. top state for business
Posted: September 12, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is a leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Beer prices may rise because of crop damage
Posted: September 11, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — That rain on the plain that saturated Montana's malt barley crop in late August could be tears in the beer of American brewers in 2015.

Ringgold’s Georgia Winery increases range of distribution
Posted: September 11, 2014

The Georgia Winery in Ringgold is broadening its distribution throughout Georgia. In 2011, the Georgia Winery signed on with Athens Distributing to get their wines in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Ringgold opens two businesses downtown
Posted: September 11, 2014

Historic downtown Ringgold held ribbon cuttings for two businesses opening Saturday, Aug. 30. Several family, friends and supporters of downtown came to welcome the two new retail stores to the historic Nashville Street shopping area.

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Dunn of Lookout Mtn. judicial circuit speaks to Ringgold Rotary Club
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 11:48 am

David Dunn, public defender of the Lookout Mountain judicial circuit, spoke to the Ringgold Rotary Club about the future plans to create a state court for Catoosa County. From left: Skip Patty, attorney; David Dunn, public defender and Randall Peters of Weeks and Peters Insurance, a division of Starr Mathews Agency, Inc.

Roper not getting out of the kitchen — or LaFayette — any time soon
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 10:02 am

Following Monday’s announcement that Electrolux has offered $3.3 billion, in cash, to purchase GE’s appliance division, the fate of Roper, a wholly owned GE subsidiary, its LaFayette plant and employees is unknown.

Monday 09/08/2014
Electrolux to buy GE Appliances, including Roper plant in LaFayette, in $3.3 billion deal
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 10:56 am

Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said today.

Sunday 09/07/2014
Catoosa chamber to host seminar for small business legal issues
Posted: September 07, 2014

The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Georgia Chamber will host a seminar entitled “Employment Law for the Small Business: A Legal Update” Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Colonnade Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. for registration until noon.

Saturday 09/06/2014
Georgia Farm Bureau to award 2015 agriculture scholarships
Posted: September 06, 2014

Georgia Farm Bureau will award a total of $14,250 in scholarships to ten high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, or a related field.

Thursday 09/04/2014
GDOL to host job training recruitment in LaFayette Sept. 18
Posted: September 04, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) will host a special recruitment for job seekers who qualify for OJT, a federal on-the-job training program to help get unemployed workers back into the labor force. The recruitment will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LaFayette Career Center, 200 West Villanow St. in LaFayette.

Wednesday 09/03/2014
The Georgia Winery celebrates 31 years Sept. 5
Updated: September 03, 2014 - 10:27 am

Celebrating their 31st year, the Georgia Winery welcomes the community to be a part of their first annual Georgia Winery Day. Guests are invited to stop by on Friday, Sept. 5 from 1-5 p.m. and enjoy $3 wine by the glass and wine slushies. The Chattanooga chamber declared Georgia Winery Day on Sept. 5, 2013, for the Georgia Winery’s 30th anniversary. For more information call 706-937-9463 or email taylor@georgiawines.com.

Saturday 08/30/2014
Georgia Humanities Council awards grant to 6th Cavalry Museum
Posted: August 30, 2014

The 6th Cavalry Museum will receive a $2,000 Georgia Humanities Council (GHC) grant to sponsor the Remembering Our Heroes School Day program, slated for Friday, Oct. 24.

Catoosa and Walker Farm Bureaus seek entries for 2015 essay and art contests
Posted: August 30, 2014

The Catoosa and Walker County Farm Bureaus encourage students in sixth through eighth grade to enter the Georgia Farm Bureau middle school essay contest. Students should address the topic “Make My Career Agriculture.” Each Farm Bureau will award $50 to their contest winner.

Friday 08/29/2014
Fees increase for sale of beer and wine in Walker County effective Sept. 1
Posted: August 29, 2014

The cost of a license for retailers who sell beer, wine and other fermented beverages in Walker County will increase on Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day).

Thursday 08/28/2014
Hensley speaks to Rossville Exchange Club
Posted: August 28, 2014

Debbie Hensley of the sexual assault victims advocate center was a recent speaker for the Rossville Exchange Club. Hensley updated the club on what the center is doing to bring aid to victims in Walker, Dade and Catoosa counties. 

Bendabout Farm polo match will benefit Fort Oglethorpe's 6th Cavalry Museum
Posted: August 28, 2014

Bendabout Farm, 3818 S Lee Hwy, McDonald, Tenn., will host international high goal polo matches the weekends of Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14 and again Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, weather permitting.

Local Dodge dealership raises funds for Heritage High School
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 11:18 am

Heritage High School students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser on July 31, and raised $3,060.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
Georgia Winery donates funds from Luau to Ringgold Rotary Club
Posted: August 26, 2014

The Georgia Winery in Ringgold held a Luau event to raise money for the Ringgold Rotary Club. Over 250 patrons attended the event. The winery presented a check to the club in the amount of $925.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 8.5 percent in July
Posted: August 21, 2014

The unemployment rate in the northwest Georgia region increased to 8.5 percent in July, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in June, the Georgia Department of Labor reports. The rate was 9.0 percent in July a year ago.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
LaFayette Roper employees and officials watch and wait as GE and Electrolux acquisition dance continues
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:28 pm

The rumors of GE selling its appliance division, which includes Roper Corp. in LaFayette, that began about the time it held its annual stockholders meeting have intensified in recent weeks, as evident in this message posted on the company website:

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