If you can’t resist the aroma of wood smoke mingling with the smell of barbecue, there’s a good chance you’ll end up at the Bar-L-Bar-B-Que in Rockmart.
The winner of the 2014 Small Business of the Year for the Polk County Chamber of Commerce was announced as Bussey's Florist in Cedartown.
The Cedartown Biz Builders program is doing more than offering opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into viable businesses, according to city manager Bill Fann. It is also bringing the city to the forefront as an example of successful economic development.
Editor's note: The Biz Builder program for 2015 held their first class on Thursday night. Check back in the May 20 edition of the Standard Journal for more on the program's opening evening.
Some 30 years ago, when Vicki Lee Brown joined the Polk County 4-H as a fifth grader, she didn’t know it would be a decision that would shape her life to this day.
Armoires and cupcakes? Four-posters and petit fours? “Picked Just For You,” an antique emporium and sweet shop that recently opened on the Rome Highway in Aragon, offers both.
The Krystal on Main Street in Cedartown has been serving the community for at least 30 years, says general manager Vamel Madden. “It may be longer,” she said, “I get people who come in and tell me they remember when they tore the house down here to build it,” she says.
Melissa and Doug started their toy company 25 years ago in the garage of the Doug’s childhood home. Today, the brand is recognized for its high quality children’s products. So far, the company has created nearly 2,000 toys, games, and activities in just about every category of children’s play one could imagine.
If you could spend $15 to get $25 worth of pizza, dessert and drinks at Papa John’s, would you? Students from Cherokee Elementary School hope the answer to that question is yes.
Selling current spec building, continuing to develop program remain top priorities
Cedar and Smoke, the much-anticipated new restaurant under construction on Herbert Street in downtown Cedartown, is slowly wending its way to an opening date in early summer.
Vintage with a Twist looks good on Main Street. The creative signage is bright and attractive and the window displays are well thought out; the groupings of repurposed furniture and vintage signs often displayed on the sidewalk out front give Main Street a lived-in look that is drawing customers to their shops as well as to downtown in general.
Members of the Rockmart Business Alliance are gearing up for a new marketing campaign that will spread the word about all that the city has to offer.
West Elm Antiques is a beautiful blend of old and new items placed in unique arrangements throughout eight rooms of a former home, located at 550 West Elm St. in Rockmart.
Good news for the local economy came out of the Georgia Department of Labor in the early hours of the morning, as the preliminary March unemployment numbers were released.
Most people these days associate the rambling one-story building across the parking lot from Knight’s Hardware on South Main with Stix and Stones, where vintage treasures could be unearthed if you were willing to dig.
Dr. Caleb Landrum has joined Dr. Bruce Bell in optometric practice at The Eye Center of Rockmart.
“Peace, Love and Wings,” Jefferson’s Cedartown. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
Rockmart city officials are promising prompt action after the Rockmart Business Alliance took the city to task Tuesday for allowing the downtown area to deteriorate to the point of civic embarrassment.
One of the world’s largest manufacturers of steam boilers and one of Polk County’s largest employers was named 2014 Industry of the Year today by the Polk County Chamber of Commerce.
The trees lining Main Street were approaching full leaf last week when the SJ took a walk down Main Street to see what’s new in the shops downtown.
For the past 26 years, Richard Grimes’ work schedule has rarely varied. He opens the door to his Radio Shack store at 9 a.m. and he locks up and leaves at 6 p.m. So when his customers began asking, ‘When are you closing?’, he quickly realized they weren’t asking if they had time to get their nails done next door and still get back to buy a car charger before he closed.
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Silver Comet Bakery Café is now open for business at 102 Sycamore Grove Circle in Rockmart.
The Polk Industry Appreciation Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Rockmart Depot, 180 West Elm Street.
Shelle Glover, M.D., has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network in Cedartown.
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Miura Manufacturing America and Miura North America Announce Merger
Blue Water Tanning and Boutique is now open for business at 208 South Marble Street in Rockmart.
Work has begun at Akins Printing Company, 128 South Marble Street in Rockmart, to repair extensive damage due to the impact of a runaway vehicle in a 2014 accident.
The Rockmart Business Alliance is seeking new members who would like to get involved in this vibrant organization.
Providing budding entrepreneurs with tools for success will be the highlight of two free business workshops that will take place at Cedartown City Hall.
The Rockmart branch of Coosa Valley Credit Union has lost a branch manager to promotion, but gained a new one in the process according to a press release from the bank.
The Polk County Chamber of Commerce has put out a new website to help showcase what the friendly folks in this neck of the woods has to offer the rest of the world.
Shelle Glover, M.D., has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network in Cedartown. She will see patients at the Polk Medical Office Building, 2370 Rockmart Hwy., Suite 100, Cedartown.
Cedartown’s Biz Builder program is set to kick off again in May, but local organizers and participating schools are hoping a pair of morning and evening workshop sessions will help continue to drive interest in the coming year’s classes.
Cedartown’s Family Dollar will be getting a whole new look and location in the coming months as the nationwide chain looks to update its image locally to match current branding efforts.
The unemployment rate in Polk County remains down for the year and month-to-month, but remains over 7 percent following the Georgia Department of Labor’s release of unemployment statistics for January 2015.
A Rockmart restaurant is closing its doors near the end of the month as the owner Jennifer Minucci seeks to spend more time with her family.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor will help a staffing company, Aerotek, recruit 11 workers to assemble office furniture at the The Hon Company’s manufacturing facility in Cedartown.
All around Polk County last week, local businesses big and small suffered from the impact of midweek winter weather, and are looking to recover this week if the forecast holds and no more snowfall or ice comes to Cedartown and Rockmart.
Editor's Note: Ronnie Dingler, owner of North Main Video, asked the Standard Journal to change the headline to reflect that his business will remain open until the building and stock sell completely. - KM
Editor's Note: Since the time of this report, gas has already gone back up again, as high as $2.19 at some stations in the Cedartown area. Keep us informed on gas prices, or write us a letter to the editor about the recent price spike at email@example.com.
A three-year strategic plan for economic development in Polk County will become reality during 2015.
Southern hospitality clinched the decision for James Chin to locate a new Italian restaurant in Rockmart.
A public hearing followed by the monthly meeting of the Cedartown Planning Commission is planned for Thursday morning at city hall.
A longtime Cedartown business is changing its name in order to fall under what everyone is already calling it: Phil’s.
The Polk County Board of Commissioners has voiced support of a signage plan presented by Karen Nissen and April Welch, Chamber of Commerce Imaging and Marketing Committee.
Lights & More 101 is now open for business at 3205 Rome Highway near Aragon, according to Jennifer Goodwill, owner.
The Rockmart Business Alliance greets a new year with a report on projects that brought people into the City during 2014 while reviewing plans for planned 2015 events.
Laughter is often heard at Tangles Beauty Salon, a place of elegance and hospitality.
From 2005 to 2006, Georgia Highlands College Associate Professor of History Bronson Long spent his time living in Paris on a dissertation fellowship—awarded to him by the French government—sifting through the French Foreign Ministry archives.