Small Business Snapshot: Furniture Medic
Retail recruitment consultant Chuck Branch compares recruiting retailers to a community to dating. “You’ve got to keep calling and asking them out,” Branch told city staff and Commissioners Bill Collins and Evie McNiece last week. Perhaps an even larger question, philosophically at least, is…
The sigh of relief from Ira Levy was almost audible Friday afternoon as he and wife Libby broke ground on his new project, The Lofts at Third and Broad (map).
Rome officials say they are planning to make the city more business friendly, and City Manager Sammy Rich has agreed to create a temporary business advocate position.
Audrey Burton (left) and Mark Cochran snip the ribbon to formally open the new Cevian Design Lab architecture studio on the second floor at 202 Broad St. The new studio includes a skylight and a rear open patio. (Doug Walker, RN-T)
The new sign goes up Thursday afternoon, May 25, 2017, over the front of the new Woodstock Furniture and Mattress Outlet in Central Plaza. The new store is expected to open sometime in the middle, or latter half of June. The Rome Floyd Chamber has scheduled a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony f…
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Floyd County’s unemployment rate in April was 5.1 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in March. In April 2016, the rate was 5.6 percent
Longtime Rome investment adviser John Bishop has left SunTrust Investments after 25 years to open a Rome office for The Avenue Wealth Management Group.
The “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” mantra seems to be the appropriate marching order for management and staff at Profile Custom Extrusion, 100 Anderson Road. The plant unveiled a new fresh logo Thursday during its annual sales meeting in Rome, three years after the company changed owners…
The stars have aligned for downtown Rome businessman Jay Shell and Dr. Trent Prault to expand the Rome City Brewing Company, 325 Broad St., a couple of doors down to the 333 Broad St. building. “Man I feel like I’m coming home,” said Shell who operated his original restaurant and bar at 333 …
Floyd County's unemployment claims stayed much the same in April when compared with March. There were 280 first time unemployment claims in April compared with 267 in March. They did show a drop in claims when compared with April 2016 figures. There were 431 first time unemployment claims in…
Anheuser-Busch has revealed a plan to invest close to $2 billion in its network of breweries across the United States, including $12 million at the Cartersville brewery.
WOW Cafe: American Grill and Wingery owner Chuck Patel said he’s looking forward to a little rest and relaxation after he closes his restaurant for good Saturday.
Neighborhood convenience stores are taking a larger share of the food market with biscuits and breakfast burritos in the morning and fried chicken, hot dogs and barbecue at lunch and in the evening.
Dutch auto industry executives snipped the ribbon Thursday to open the new Constellium N.V. advanced aluminum automotive structural components and crash management systems plant in Bartow County’s Highland 75 Industrial Park. The 135,000 square-foot plant was constructed with an eye on expan…
Amanda Carter, marketing and events coordinator for Rome’s Downtown Development Authority, has been promoted to succeed Ann Arnold as director of Rome’s ongoing downtown revitalization effort.
Rome-based Hydro Dynamics Inc., 8 Redmond Court, has launched XtractMor Inc., to take better advantage of the growing beer market for HDI’s cavitation extraction technology. XtractMor will also be headquartered in Rome but marketed around the world.
Braden Keith fits the millennial mold in terms of age and his interest in all things digital, but he describes himself as a bit of an old-school businessman when it comes to developing personal relationships with his customers.
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black wants 20 percent of the food provided in classrooms across the state to be Georgia Grown products by the year 2020. Black said that tapping into the school market at a much higher level was critical to preserving farms of the future and communicati…
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, has closed a deal with Coca-Cola Refreshments to expand its franchise territory into the Rome area.
ROCKMART — ACH Entertainment, part of businessman Andrew Heaner’s portfolio of holdings, has become a major player in the restaurant industry in Polk County.
Rome architect Mark Cochran called some of the building code regulations that govern new construction in Rome, and all over Georgia, “crazy” and “ridiculous” on Friday. Cochran testified after being called before the committee which is working to streamline the process for opening or expandi…
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate in March was 5.3 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 5.7 percent in February. In March 2016, the rate was 5.9 percent.
Corporate officials at Bekaert and representatives of the union are slated to be back at the bargaining table today to try to hammer out a new five-year contract.
Rome’s medical community has long been recognized as an economic engine that helps drive the local economy. And a new report from the Georgia Hospital Association notes the impact of the health care delivery system on the statewide economy as well.
Officials with Balta Home USA are looking forward to getting their U.S. floor covering operations back under one roof. And that new roof will be in Shannon, on the former Florida Tile property. Balta, the largest floor covering firm in Belgium, revealed plans for a new distribution center in…
The former Florida Tile property off Ga. 53 northeast of Rome has been sold by Caterpillar Inc. to a pair of Georgia companies registered in Atlanta and Carrollton.
During the Rome City Commission’s two-day planning retreat last month, the local development of Rome’s future workforce took up much of an afternoon, with Commissioner Craig McDaniel calling for enhancements to Rome City Schools’ career prep programs.
Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson will be the keynote speaker for the Rome Floyd Chamber Confluence conference, an event dedicated to technology and innovation. He will kick off the event at 9 a.m. Thursday morning in the auditorium of the Historic DeSoto Theatre.
With the 124-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel on West Third Street on track for a July opening, the Rome City Commission is mulling its next move in the district across the Oostanaula River from downtown.
Rome’s Redevelopment Committee has given city staff the green light to take the steps needed for creating a new tax allocation district on acreage around Mount Berry Mall.
Rhino Ribs is moving beyond the walls of their food truck to open a restaurant in the Food Lion shopping complex in Armuchee, opening sometime in late spring, according to owner Stephen Self.
In a deal that took almost a year to materialize, Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post 5 has agreed to sell its long-time post home off Shorter Avenue to make way for a new retail center, according to Steve Rood, post commander.
Lidl, a German discount grocery chain, will be the anchor tenant at a new 5-acre retail center slated for Shorter Avenue next to the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation headquarters.
CAVE SPRING — City officials are hoping Cave Spring can become a hub for outdoor adventure activity in the region. Leaders of the Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority believe a byproduct of becoming a center for recreational activity will be an economic shot-in-the-arm.
A young entrepreneur from Plainville is in the process of trying to identify as many as 40 homes in Rome that need painting this summer while he tests his talents as a business owner under a national student enterprise.