Business

Sue Gray’s adventure in international retail sales actually began in a pasture. After purchasing a horse with white hair on its muzzle some years ago, she realized she had to protect the underlying pink skin in a sustainable way.

The annual Chieftains/Major Ridge Home Low-Country Boil and Barbecue will move from the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill to the Palladium on the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds Friday, August 9.

Marlem "Nataly" Gonzalez-Ramirez has joined Garden Lakes Realty as a license real estate agent and and realtor.

River City Bank is proud to announce that Sarah Greer has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Deposit Operations. Greer joined the bank’s retail team in 2007 as a Community Banking Associate.

The LakePoint sporting community in Bartow County will not only be the largest venue for competitive youth sports, but very soon, it will be one of, if not the most technologically enhanced youth sporting facilities in the country.

High-performance acoustics, digital lighting and sound systems, and reconfigured audience seating are among enhancements underway as JE Dunn Construction, 2555 Cumberland Parkway SE in the Cumberland area, renovates and restores the historic Ford Auditorium on the campus of Berry College.

Representatives from more than a dozen local businesses got to tour The Lofts at Third and Broad on Tuesday on what amounted to a field trip for the Small Business Action Council of the Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce.

Floyd County social worker Kiara McConnell has been honored for her efforts to reunite foster children with their parents.

The latest data from the Georgia Department of Labor showed Floyd County with a 3.6% jobless rate for May, up 0.4% from April, but still near historic lows.

River City Bank Assistant Vice President & Retail Banking Manager Jennifer Selman has completed the Graduate School of Banking program at Louisiana State University.

The average Floyd County resident was making $853 a week during the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this week. The data shows that Floyd County residents rank fifth among the 15-county Northwest Georgia region.

The businessman behind the redevelopment of the building on the corner of South Park Avenue and Oothcalooga Street in Calhoun said it was a mix of his love of downtown, a desire to see more businesses in the area, the generous feedback he’s received related to another project, and his own fa…

The Coosa Valley Credit Union has again been recognized by Forbes magazine as a “Best-in-State” credit union. It marks the second time the Rome-based financial institution has made the list. CVCU is one of only five credit unions in Georgia to be recognized by the editors of the magazine.

Habitat for Humanity's annual Hard Hats and High Heels Gala has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

The University of Georgia Extension Service will host a workshop to teach folks a little more about keeping goats and sheep July 30 at the Gordon County Agricultural Service Center.

Rome’s Between the Rivers Historic district is in the process of an unprecedented residential growth spurt. For years the Downtown Development Authority has put a high priority on getting the upper level of many of the downtown buildings renovated for apartment living. Now, several condomini…

Phil Epstein, owner of Phil’s Alterations, answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.

Oglethorpe Power has contributed a used vehicle lift to the Automotive Technician Program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The lift will assist students working toward their Automotive Service Excellence Certificate improved access to work underneath vehicles.

The Forum River Center in Rome is poised to once again become a significant force for economic development in Rome and Floyd County. The Forum management team believes that improvements made as a result of funding from the 2013 SPLOST package have significantly upgraded the facility and made…

FirstBank Mortgage has awarded $1,000 scholarships to a trio of families in the Rome area as part of its Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship program.

Rome-Floyd County Development Authority Chairman Jimmy Byars is “cautiously optimistic” that a new executive director for the agency can be hired soon.

With the lead responsibility for recruiting new industry to Floyd County being shifted to the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority, the Rome Floyd Chamber is returning to its roots — being all about small business.

Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post 5 Commander Steve Rood has confirmed that the Legion does once again have its post home on Shorter Avenue under contract.

Several Rome officials will be leading panel discussions at the upcoming Georgia Municipal Association annual convention June 21-25 in Savannah.

Romans all very well aware that health care is a big business in Rome and Floyd County. A new report by the Georgia Hospital Association confirms that with some very specific numbers.

It’s been almost a year since the Georgia Department of Community Health rejected an application from Floyd Medical Center, Tanner Medical Center and Hamilton Medical Center to provide open heart surgery services. All three facilities filed appeals of the decision in July 2018 and it’s been …

Bartow County is one of 47 rural communities across the nation that will receive technical assistance for the development of long-term economic development efforts.

F&P Georgia in the Floyd County Industrial Park off US 27 south will host a charity 5K run and health walk on Saturday, June 15. Funds generated by the event will be directed to the assistance of an employees who’s wife is suffering from cervical cancer.

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