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  • By Doug Walker, Associate Editor
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Balta Home USA became Floyd County’s 19th international company Thursday. Balta CEO Tom Debusschere made the trip from Belgium to Rome to cut the ribbon, formally opening the firm’s new distribution center in the former Florida Tile complex off Ga. 53 in Shannon.

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Proprietary technology first developed by Rome-based Hydro Dynamic Inc., now marketed through HDI’s wholly-owned subsidiary XtractMor, is now being used in the production of wine at a brewery in Pennsylvania. The Shock Wave Xtractor system has been marketed to breweries and executives have t…

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Properties along the 300 block of Broad Street are getting major facelifts with the assistance of grants from the Downtown Development Authority. The agency approved a $3,000 grant for work at 317-319 Broad St. and a $5,000 grant for major work at 333 Broad St.

Remnants from the Dixie steamboat that sank at the confluence of the river have been moved from an exposed site in West Rome to covered space on General Electric property on Redmond Circle.

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The Forum River Center will host the Rome Floyd Chamber Business Expo on Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors at the Expo will get a chance to network with each other along with the entire chamber membership during a special Business After Hours on Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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City of Rome officials got their first look at a proposed Payment in Lieu of Taxes agreement with the new Lavender Mountain Senior Living Center at Berry College Wednesday. “There is a state statute that makes these types of projects, a senior living facility, tax exempt,” said City manager …

Reese & Smallwood Real Estate welcomes E.M. “Buddy” Childers to their staff. Childers is a graduate of Model High School, served in the U.S. Marine Reserves, is owner of Grant Telecommunications, a member of Riverside Baptist Church and served in the Georgia House of Representatives from…

Global Impact International, the parent ministry of Restoration Rome, has announced Dr. Courtney Cash as their new Vice President of Development and Community Engagement. Cash began work in September focused on securing funds to transform the old Southeast Elementary School building into a h…

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Georgia Quick Start, a division of the Technical College System of Georgia, has once again been voted the number one workforce training program in the U.S. for the eighth consecutive year, according to a survey conducted by “Area Development” magazine, a trade publication for professional si…

Harbin Clinic Oncologist Dr. Melissa Dillmon has been named an advocacy champion by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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Adairsville finds itself in a sweet spot off I-75 halfway between Atlanta and Chattanooga. The city is experiencing a mini-boom in commercial and residential construction activity in addition the widening of Ga. 140 from northern Floyd County to Interstate 75. “It is our time, we’re ready fo…

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Big Time Products, a global consumer goods manufacturer specializing in work gear based in Rome has been recognized twice this week by The Home Depot, as a result of category leadership and its timely response to recent weather crises.

United Community Bank welcomes Fred Taylor to its Board of Directors in Rome, Georgia. Mr. Taylor is the founder of several businesses including OTR Wheel Engineering, Blackstone OTR, and Green Carbon, which are located in Rome, along with Silverstone Inc., Omaha, Nebraska, OTR Europe, OTR T…

The old Esserman’s building, Broad Street, most recently home of the Peach Palace nightclub, has been sold to a pair of local businessmen. Mark Floyd, who owns the building and Rene Fountain, longtime local Bojangle’s owners and a developer of the North Broad Youth Center, have partnered to …

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Tourism was responsible for spreading more than $149 million across Rome and Floyd County in 2016. The latest U.S. Travel Association data was released last week and shows an increase of 4.5 percent compared to 2015.

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United Community Bank welcomes Fred Taylor to its Board of Directors in Rome, Georgia. Taylor is the founder of several businesses including OTR Wheel Engineering, Blackstone OTR, and Green Carbon, which are located in Rome, along with Silverstone Inc., Omaha, Nebraska, OTR Europe, OTR Thail…

Sykes Enterprises, 25 Legacy Drive, a leader in providing comprehensive inbound customer engagement services to corporations around the globe, celebrated its 40th anniversary September 22.  Employees at the Rome call center celebrated their first anniversary in Rome on Thursday, Sept. 21.

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Leaders of the 15-county Northwest Georgia region adopted a new long-range Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) during a Northwest Georgia Regional Commission session in Calhoun Thursday. The plan provides a blueprint for economic growth through the year 2022.

Amanda Miller was born in Macon, Georgia, but grew up in the Rome area. She is a 2006 graduate of Georgia Highlands and obtained a certification in phlebotomy in 2013. Before starting at Hardy Realty, Amanda worked for Wells Fargo.

The Bob Richards Regional Youth Detention Center is pleased to announce Sergeant Darius Hall as its 2017 Second Quarter Security Employee of the Quarter and Food Service Supervisor Valerie Allen as its 2017 Second Quarter Support Employee of the Quarter. Both were nominated by their peers fo…

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Travelers and shoppers don’t just stumble into Cave Spring. Even though the city sits at the crossroads of U.S. 411 and Ga. 100, neither route, at least not in Cave Spring, draws as many through travelers as log trucks. That has not hampered recent redevelopment efforts in Cave Spring. The d…

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