Business News

  • By Doug Walker, Associate Editor
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The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Rome is one of the best kept secrets in Floyd County when it comes to helping businesses grow. The agency, based at 901 N. Broad St., Suite 301, offers a wide variety of services — most at no cost — to help local entrepreneurs an…

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The past 12 months represented another busy year for business growth in Rome and Floyd County. The heart of Rome — the Broad Street business district — continued its boom in 2017. The year was bookended in January with the anticipated sale of the Fricks Furniture building and in December wit…

  • By Kathrine Kirby, Rome News-Tribune correspondent
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Anyone walking into Builders Salvage in West Rome is apt to find more treasure than they bargain for, especially if they make it into the little office where all business there is transacted.

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Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro reopened Monday after it was reinspected by the Bartow County Health Department because of a food-borne-illness outbreak during a catered Thanksgiving meal at Toyo two weeks ago.

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With the retirement of longtime leader Steve Kemp on the horizon, veteran Rome banker David Johnson has been promoted to CEO of the Northwest Region of the United Community Bank. Scott Tucker has been named president of the regional group which includes seven banks in Floyd, Bartow and Chatt…

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Per capita personal income grew in all 15 counties across the Northwest Georgia region from 2015 to 2016. Pickens County leads the way with residents earning $41,987 on average, while Murray County brings up the rear with a per capita personal income figure of $27,904. The data was released …

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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.

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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 …

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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…

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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.

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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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