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Wednesday 04/09/2014
CIMS celebrates 25 years in business
Posted: April 09, 2014

Dalton - CIMS announces that 2014 marks its 25th year in operation. From the beginning, CIMS has been focused on serving customers and providing custom solutions to customer problems.

Tuesday 04/08/2014
County looks to develop Davis Road property
Updated: April 08, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Plans are to develop an 8.34-acre tract of land near the intersection of Rome highway and Davis road for commercial use.

Monday 04/07/2014
Winthrop at Polk to expand, adding memory care unit
Posted: April 07, 2014

Charles Williams Real Estate Investment Corporation, owners of Winthrop at Polk Senior Living in Cedartown will be adding 20 additional apartments to its existing facility located at 131 Melissa Lane.

Northside bank appoints Larry Flowers as CEO and president
Updated: April 07, 2014 - 3:35 pm

The board of directors of NorthSide Bank announced today that Larry Flowers has been named CEO and president of NorthSide Bank.

Wednesday 04/02/2014
Polk sees slight uptick in Feburary unemployment rate
Posted: April 02, 2014

Preliminary data from the Georgia Department of Labor showed a slight uptick in the unemployment rate in Polk County from January to February 2014 as the rate saw a month of stabilization over the region as a whole.

Tuesday 04/01/2014
New stylist joins FHF Hair Design
Posted: April 01, 2014

F.H.F. Hair Design announced last week they have added a new member to their staff, stylist Hannah Hulsey.

Wednesday 03/26/2014
City sees positive results from Biz Builder workshop
Posted: March 26, 2014

More than a dozen people were in attendance for the workshop on March 21 which gave people interested in opening a business in Cedartown the opportunity to see what kind of hard work is ahead of them.

Cedartown bank will finance new medical office building
Posted: March 26, 2014

First National Bank of Polk County will provide financing for the new medical office building associated with the new Polk Medical Center.

Tuesday 03/25/2014
County’s aggressive stance on economic development getting statewide attention
Posted: March 25, 2014

Statewide developers are interested in the aggressive stance Polk County is taking with its economic development program.

Small Business Snapshot: Alteration Services
Posted: March 25, 2014

One local tailor continues to stitch together a growing business based on what he’s learned from previous generations in his family right here in Cedartown.

Captain D's coming to Rockmart
Updated: March 26, 2014 - 2:13 am

A new Captain D’s restaurant is coming to Rockmart. The Nashville, Tenn.-based corporation has awarded a franchise for Rockmart to Asif Jariwala and Zaheara Momin who are awaiting formal approval of the specific location they have chosen for the restaurant.

Tuesday 03/18/2014
Vape Locker brings smoking alternative to Polk Co.
Posted: March 18, 2014

A new store catering to those who are trying to find a healthy alternative to tobacco products has opened on Main Street.

Tuesday 03/11/2014
Small Business Snapshot: Buddy’s Used Furniture
Posted: March 11, 2014

Customer service is the name of the game for Buddy and Sheena Jenkins, operators of Buddy’s Used Furniture located at 1136 East Avenue.

Friday 03/07/2014
Free Cedartown Biz Builder workshop coming up on Tuesday
Posted: March 07, 2014

There's still plenty of time to sign up for next week’s Cedartown Biz Builder Workshop, according to a release from the city.

Wednesday 03/05/2014
Business breakfast series focuses on mobile technology
Posted: March 05, 2014

Small business owners got a taste of what they need to do in order to be successful in the ever-changing marketplace that is the mobile space during the Polk County Chamber of Commerce quarterly “Rise and Shine” breakfast.

Tuesday 03/04/2014
UPDATE: Walmart to hold grand opening after more than a month of renovations
Posted: March 04, 2014

UPDATE: Walmart's grand opening ceremony is planned for 8 a.m. on March 14. 

Small Business Snapshot: Cedartown Pet Boutique
Posted: March 04, 2014

It was more than two decades ago when Audrey Lee opened Cedartown Pet Boutique on Main Street. Lee remembers the week well after she spent days like everyone else in Polk County at the time, digging out from the blizzard of 1993.

Monday 03/03/2014
Rockmart Batting Cages opens for business
Posted: March 03, 2014

Rockmart Batting Cages is now open for business.

Thursday 02/27/2014
Economists project solid job growth in Georgia
Updated: February 27, 2014 - 3:13 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Economists expect solid job growth in Georgia during the rest of 2014, with help from the housing market and the state's manufacturing and technology industries.

Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University, says economic growth may be slightly slower than in 2013. However, he said that prospects for this year have brightened a bit in recent months with a congressional compromise on the federal budget.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Dhawan issued the center's quarterly outlook on Wednesday.

He said that a surge of technology jobs means a higher proportion of new positions will pay well.

Dhawan also predicted that Georgia's unemployment rate — now at 7.4 percent — will continue to drop, averaging 6.7 percent this year and 6 percent in two year.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

Wednesday 02/26/2014
Polk Medical prepares for August completion
Posted: February 26, 2014

CEDARTOWN — The new Polk Medical Center is expected to be complete in August, officials from Cedartown, Polk County and Floyd Medical Center heard Tuesday during a visit to the construction site.

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