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Thursday 02/26/2015
Artificial turf manufacturer to hire 90 workers in Calhoun
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 3:17 pm

The Georgia Department of Labor will help artificial-turf manufacturer Field Turf hire about 90 workers for its facility in Gordon County, according to a press release.

Wednesday 02/25/2015
Partners in Prosperity III off to a running start; $1.52 million of $2.1 million goal raised so far
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 1:49 am

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce has raised $1.52 million — 70 percent of its goal — toward its Partners in Prosperity III campaign.

Monday 02/23/2015
Kaiser tapped for statewide economic development role at Georgia Power
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 10:23 pm

Anne Kaiser of Rome has been named vice president of community and economic development at Georgia Power — to lead the company’s efforts to recruit new industry and improve the marketability of communities around the state.

Small Business Snapshot: Shuttletran
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Isaac E. Rudeseal, President of Shuttletran, answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.

Sunday 02/22/2015
International Paper dealing with transitioning workforce
Posted: February 22, 2015

International Paper linerboard plant in Coosa is investing up to $150 million to upgrade technology in the 60-year old paper mill. At the same time, the company is facing workforce challenges similar to other major industrial manufacturing firms.

Friday 02/20/2015
Ga. Tech cyber expert speaks at Confluence about fighting viruses
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 11:02 pm

The most dangerous viruses and malware spreading across the Internet can be attributed to a relatively small group of people with malicious intent, an expert in cyber security said.

New Alzheimer’s test unveiled at Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce Confluence conference
Posted: February 20, 2015

If you were likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, would you want to know in advance?

Thursday 02/19/2015
Will your hospital change hands? Partnerships, purchases on the rise
Posted: February 19, 2015

The hospital partnership dance continues in Georgia. Given the pressures of the health care economy, nobody apparently wants to be a wallflower.

GDOL to help Field Turf hire manufacturing workers in Calhoun
Posted: February 19, 2015

ATLANTA --The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help artificial-turf manufacturer Field Turf hire about 90 workers for its facility in Gordon County.

Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce Confluence Conference bringing tech gurus to Rome
Updated: February 19, 2015 - 10:20 am

Presenters at the 2015 Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce Confluence Conference this week will detail how brainpower and technology can create solutions to real-life problems.

Wednesday 02/18/2015
Health insurance exchange easily surpasses half-million mark in Georgia
Posted: February 18, 2015

Powered by a late surge, Georgia’s enrollment in the 2015 health insurance exchange easily surpassed the half-million mark.

Heritage First Bank announces small business division
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 6:01 pm

Heritage First Bank President Ryan Earnest today announced the formation of Heritage First Small Business Solutions to be headed up by veteran banker Ronnie Wallace.

Greg Sumner plans apartments on Broad, including some on street level
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 11:29 am

Rome entrepreneur Greg Sumner is seeking to develop apartments in a couple of buildings in the 200 block of Broad Street. His plans call for one of the buildings to include apartments on the ground floor — something that doesn’t exist at this time.

Tuesday 02/17/2015
Makervillage firms generate $2.7 million in first year of operations
Updated: February 17, 2015 - 9:32 am

Tucked away on Rome’s iconic Clocktower Hill, the Makervillage has generated an estimated $2.7 million in revenue after its first full year in existence.

Sunday 02/15/2015
Biggest real estate deal last week out at Stonebridge
Updated: February 16, 2015 - 8:44 am

Monday’s edition of Roman Record reveals details of at least nine real estate transfers valued in excess of $100,000. The biggest deal of the past week involved a residential property in the Stonebridge community. Check out Roman Record to see who paid more than $330,000 for a new home.

Saturday 02/14/2015
Burgess divesting numerous properties via Internet auction
Posted: February 14, 2015

Rome Paper Co. owner Wilson Burgess said he’s not getting any younger, so he’s going to dispose of a half-dozen of his properties in the city via an Internet auction that will close on March 18.

Friday 02/13/2015
S&P 500 closes at a record high as energy sector recovers
Updated: February 13, 2015 - 4:18 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A key U.S. stock index is back at a record high as the energy sector recovers along with the price of oil.

Rome-based Hydro Dynamics among 44 businesses recognized for entering new international markets
Updated: February 13, 2015 - 9:36 am

Rome-based Hydro Dynamics Inc. is the winner of a GLOBE award from the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Thursday 02/12/2015
Dr. Jarrod Wiegman joins Floyd Family Medicine Residency
Posted: February 12, 2015

Jarrod Wiegman, M.D., has joined the Floyd Family Medicine Residency program as a faculty member. He will see patients at Floyd Medical Center and the Family Medicine Residency Center and will train recently graduated physicians during their next stage of education.

Tuesday 02/10/2015
Oil on wild ride; How will it end?
Posted: February 10, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it's headed.