With a new grandbaby on the way in April, Jane Bosarge has decided to sell C&S Trophies, 7 Broad Street, the business name, customer list, website and most of the highly specialized equipment and inventory to Beaudry Engraving of Cumming, Georgia.

C&S Trophies has been a fixture on Broad Street since 1978. Bosarge bought the business from Paul Blevins in 2014.

“(Beaudry) will be servicing all of my customer by phone, e-mail and website,” Bosarge said. “He has a laser engraver and I was searching for someone who could produce the same quality work as we do here.”

“It’s not about anything with Broad Street, I love downtown. All the people and businesses downtown are wonderful, even the parking on my end of the block when the city changed traffic flow on West First Street, that was wonderful,” Bosarge said. “It has nothing to do with anything, it’s just that I want to spend more time with my family.”

Beaudry has been around for about 15 years and is also purchasing the C&S laser engraver and proprietary software that C&S has been using for the last several years.

Beaudry is also acquiring some of the trophy inventory from C&S.

Homebuilders award scholarships

The Rome Home Builders Association, seeking to promote the construction trades, has awarded a pair of scholarships to individuals pursuing a career in building and construction related fields.

Francisco Perez-Loza, who is working to obtain his heating and air conditioning certification, and Marvin James Pointer, working on a construction management degree, are both enrolled at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and were chosen for their assistance based on applications, transcripts and letters of recommendation from their program directors.

“This industry is alive and well,” said Hunter Newton, President of the Rome Home Builders Association. “We want to encourage and support students coming into our industry. A strong construction industry equals a strong economy. Construction projects provide jobs and creates the infrastructure critical to keeping Floyd County and all of Northwest Georgia moving forward.”

The construction trades, everything from plumbing and electrical workers to carpenters and laborers, are all facing shortages as veterans in the field begin to retire and the pool of younger people interested in so-called “blue collar” jobs has significantly diminished.

Registration now open for PEDS summit

The PEDS Georgia Walks Summit, slated for March 15-16 at the Forum River Center in Rome, will feature Anthony Garcia, co-author of “Tactical Urbanism”, as the keynote speaker.

PEDS is an acronym for “Pedestrians educating drivers on safety.”

The summit brings transportation planners, public health professionals, outdoor enthusiasts, community advocates and politicians together to discuss best practices, make pedestrian safety a priority and grow momentum for the development of walkable communities.

Finally, the book provides a detailed toolkit for conceiving, planning, and carrying out projects, including how to adapt them based on local needs and challenges.

Tactical Urbanism, which Garcia co-authored with Mike Lydon, promotes a new generation of active urban residents, urban designers, land use planners, architects, and policymakers to play major roles in the effort to make their communities more pedestrian friendly.

Concurrent tracks during the summit will make information relevant to diverse audiences and to community leaders from towns and cities of all sizes.