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The Rome Floyd Chamber is pleased to announce the dedication of the renovated Rome Floyd Chamber Executive Boardroom, 1 Riverside Parkway. The Barron – Ferguson Executive Boardroom was dedicated Monday evening, December 10, in honor of W. Frank Barron, Jr. & J. Paul Ferguson, M.D.“It was…

Romans don’t have to go far to get an understanding that they’re living in a global economy. Farmers across Floyd County are feeling the impact of trade tariffs that are impacting the prices they pay for machinery on the front end and the prices they’re getting for the crops on the back end.

Harley Chastain, enrolled in the Lactation Consultant program on the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Calhoun campus, has been named the college's Exceptional Adult Georgia in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Award winner. She will go on to represent the college at the state EAGLE Leadership…

As Rome and Floyd County leaders work to iron out wrinkles in a new plan to change the way the community seeks new jobs — actually several city commissioners claim there isn’t enough cloth in the deal to create wrinkles — the fate of the Greater Rome Existing Industries Association is also i…

The father and son owners of the new Lumina Coffee Company are in hiring mode as they head toward the Christmas holidays, with an eye on opening in mid-to-late January. They hope to fill between 30 and 40 positions prior to opening and have already launched a new website and have established…

The Georgia Urban Forest Council has recognized one of Floyd County's newest manufacturing firms, Carlsen Precision Manufacturing with its Outstanding New Development Grand Award for tree preservation at the plant site in the Floyd County Industrial Park off US 27 South.

Pete McDonald compares the German apprenticeship model for close to 300 different occupations to dating. McDonald, who just returned from a trip to Germany, said, "During the apprenticeship time you're dating, you're trying to see how things match up and then at the end you either get marrie…

Operational changes at Giggity's Sports Bar and Grill netted kudos Monday from Rome's Alcohol Control Commission.

The Christmas trees have arrived at Lavender Mountain Hardware & Garden. Just like they have for the past 19 years, the Fraser Fir trees were delivered from a small family-owned farm in North Carolina. Over 180 trees, ranging from six to 16 feet in height, transform the garden center int…

Rome city commissioners tapped the brakes on plans to change the model used to attract industry and jobs to the community this week. Even though the Chamber of Commerce executive committee and Floyd County Commission had agreed to the plan, city commissioners delayed a vote pending additiona…

The annual Salvation Army Can-a-Thon is set for Nov. 30. Captain Jason Smith said the event is usually held on the first Friday of December but since that fell a little later than usual this year, the decision was made to move the event up a week.

Business partners Phillip Quarles and Chris Ganser are not looking for anything else to do during the holiday season. Quarles is a single dad with a background in the fast food industry, while Ganser is a U.S. Postal Service employee. The two have come together in the last year and a half to…

Bartow County Sole Commissioner Steve Taylor made no bones about it last week. Interstate 75 has been the linchpin to the success of economic development across the county, from Emerson on the south end through Cartersville to Adairsville on the north end of the county. Taylor said that whil…

The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting a job fair on behalf of a number of different employers in the Rome area Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard River walk, 320 West Third Street in Rome.

The annual Rome Floyd Chamber Business Expo is set for Nov. 1-2 at the Forum River Center. Close to 100 businesses are slated to take part in the expo, where for just the second year, merchants will actually be able to sell directly to the expo visitors.

Coosa Valley Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Bruce Day tells the Rome News-Tribune the first Hard Hats and High Heels Gala was both an artistic and financial success. The event was enough of a success that Day said the decision has already been made to hold another event next fall.

Both of the locations for Blue Sky Outfitters — with stores in both Rome and Cartersville — is in the process of being acquired by Elizabeth Watkins, one of the partners in the Spool of Dreams women's boutique at 103 West First Street.

One of the best aspects of the major changes in the federal tax code is the fact that accountants have had most of the year to help their clients plan of its implementation on Jan. 1, 2019. However, Rome CPA Kirk Jarrard told Rome business and community leaders Thursday that there are still …

The new "Ramblin' Rome" portable tourism bus debuted at the Rome Hot Air Balloon Festivals but was fully outfitted a week ago at the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show. The bus is a prime example of how personnel across a couple of city departments worked together to accomplish a common task. 

Gasoline prices in Georgia continue to rise at a time of year when the price at the pump typically trends down. Calvin Hosey of Kingston was pumping fuel into his truck at a station on North Broad Street as he said, "It's killing me, I'll be honest with you."

Anthony “Tony” Mannino has been named Chief Financial Officer of Greater Community Bank. “Tony brings an impressive eighteen years of financial and operational experience to our team,” said President and CEO David J. Lance.

The Myrtle Hill – Oak Hill Memorial Association is in the process of creating a new garden on Neely Hill in the shadow of Rome's iconic Clocktower. The garden will be dedicated in honor of historian Ann Culpepper and the time she has spent sharing her love of Rome’s history.

In his iconic "Annie's Song,” John Denver sings that the mountains in springtime fill up his senses. In Georgia, the mountains in the fall fill up the cash registers of parks and outdoor supply shops from Rome to Rabun County.

Rome's Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will bring Professor Margaret Bender to Rome for a lecture on the history of the Cherokee syllabary and language on October 25 at 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the Berry College campus.

Growth in the production of goods and services by Rome and Floyd County business and industry slowed to 1.4 percent from 2016 to 2017. The annual Gross Domestic Product report indicates Rome companies pushed out $3.96 billion worth of product last year, up from $3.89 billion in 2016.

Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler will conduct a business summit in Rome on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The event is another in a series of 12 being held throughout the state.

A partnership between Redmond Regional Medical Center and the SmartCare Medical Group is bringing two new urgent care facilities to Rome. Ground was broken Thursday night for the urgent care at 1810 Turner McCall Blvd. at East Ninth Street. The center at 609 Shorter Ave., at the Division Str…

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