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Crowdfunding component added to Cedartown Biz Builder program; public voting on business plans to open Oct. 13

Local students enrolled in the 2014 Cedartown Biz Builder Program are nearing the end of their studies and will soon be ready to pitch their business ideas to the public.

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Wednesday 09/10/2014
Gammage Funeral Home celebrates employee’s 50 years of service
Posted: September 10, 2014

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home hosted a surprise celebration for 50 years of employment for Emmett Vernell Johnson last week.

Monday 09/08/2014
Hobby Lobby set for grand opening in Rome Sept. 22
Updated: September 09, 2014 - 1:06 am

Hobby Lobby’s location in the Midtown Crossing shopping center on Shorter Avenue is set for a grand opening Sept. 22.

Dr. Lyndsay Bass Claroni joins Floyd Primary Care Network
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 12:29 am

Lyndsay Bass Claroni, D.O., has joined Floyd Primary Care Network. She is seeing patients at Floyd Primary Care and Center for Diabetes located at 48 Hills Creek Rd., Taylorsville, GA.

Friday 09/05/2014
First Biz Builder classes set to wrap up this month
Posted: September 05, 2014

Details for “Shark Tank”-style contest coming soon

DAPC seek new business, industry in Polk
Posted: September 05, 2014

Cooperation between local officials and community partners is important when seeking new industry and business for Polk and its municipalities.

Thursday 09/04/2014
Mechanical dance done daily at Westside Recycling
Posted: September 04, 2014

The sounds of reviving engines mingle with the dust and voices of men working in the yard at Westside Recycling, 945 Atlanta Highway, Rockmart.

Sunday 08/31/2014
Precious Paws heads to schools to teach pet ownership
Posted: August 31, 2014

Kellie Taylor, owner of Precious Paws Pet Grooming in Rockmart, is participating in a unique educational program at Young’s Grove Elementary School.

Friday 08/29/2014
Chamber to roll out new website in new year
Posted: August 29, 2014

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce plans to rollout a new website during January of 2015.

Thursday 08/28/2014
Unemployment rate up in Polk, Northwest Georgia
Posted: August 28, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor announced 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 rate was 9.0 percent in July a year ago.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Rick Zoerb purchases Ford dealership in Cedartown
Posted: August 27, 2014

A new owner is in charge at Cedartown’s Ford dealership located on Highway 278, and already the new owner says he’s making an impact on the local economy.

Friday 08/22/2014
RBA postpones Rockfest; fireworks on tap for Sept. 5
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Rockmart Business Alliance (RBA) has postponed plans for a Rock Fest, previously scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30 on Water Street, downtown.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Vintage With a Twist opens in Cedartown
Posted: August 21, 2014

Visitors quickly notice primary colors of yellow, green and pink when parking at Vintage With a Twist, located on Main Street in Cedartown.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
August and September meetings announced by the Polk County Chamber
Posted: August 19, 2014

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce lists the following meetings.

GDOL to help Toyo Tires hire workers in Gordon County Saturday
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 12:07 pm

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor will help Toyo Tires recruit a number of workers for its manufacturing facility in Bartow County on Saturday, Aug. 23. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gordon County Parks and Recreation Center, 7494 Fairmount Highway, S.E. in Calhoun.

Friday 08/15/2014
DAPC welcomes new president
Posted: August 15, 2014

Rachel E. Rowell, new President/CEO of the Development Authority of Polk County (DAPC), has been on the go since her first day on the job – Monday, July 7.

Thursday 08/14/2014
Rakestraw Auto and Tire celebrates 20 years of business
Posted: August 14, 2014

Rakestraw Auto Service and Tire shop is located at 600 North Piedmont Avenue, Rockmart.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Winthrop Senior Living Center starts new project
Posted: August 13, 2014

Representatives from Winthrop Senior Living Center in Cedartown get their shovels in the dirt as they celebrate the beginning of a new project to add additional rooms to their facility. Owner Charlie Williams said he is looking forward to seeing hte changes once the project is complete. 

Chamber of Commerce to hold meeting Oct. 3
Posted: August 13, 2014

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce 2014 State of the Community Address is scheduled to begin with a welcome at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Stone Creek Inn near Fish Creek Bridge on U.S. Highway 278.

Tuesday 08/12/2014
Chamber helping with College and Career Academy needs assessment survey due Friday
Posted: August 12, 2014

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Polk School District to find out what business and industries will need when they start hiring students who have entered the workforce.

Sunday 08/10/2014
DAPC: Speculative building nearly done
Posted: August 10, 2014

The new speculative building, located in Cedartown’s North Business Park, should be completed by September.

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