Residents want more restaurants and places to shop, and local officials think tax breaks may be the way to get them.
Local company Apollo Staffing has been honored as the 10th fastest-growing company in metro Atlanta in 2013 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Newton County's former industrial recruiter has signed on with local business Wagner Service Solutions in an effort to expand the company's reach into new markets.
Downtown businesses and beyond looked through colorful blooms and plants Tuesday to create the perfect arrangement to go in front of their storefronts as a part of an effort to beautify the downtown area.
Head industrial recruiter Roger Harrison is leaving Newton County, but the chamber has already hired a replacement in Courtney Bernardi, the top recruiter in Jackson County.
Skyline Pest Solutions has announced the acquisition of Beyond Exterminating in Social Circle.
Months after Baxter International's big announcement to locate a $1 billion manufacturing plant in Stanton Springs industrial park, Newton County is starting to see some positive effects.
After a one-month spike above 10 percent, Newton County's unemployment declined to 9.8 percent in February; however, the change was accompanied by a decline in employed workers and the overall local labor force, signaling people probably stopped looking for work.
Local optical business Covington Eyes owner Dr. Andrea Washington is relocating her business to a building behind Newton Medical Center.
Small business professionals can learn more about filing their taxes during a webinar hosted by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce next month.
Good leaders have to capitalize on their strengths, but, just as importantly, they also have to admit their weaknesses and find ways to compensate for those. When both of those things happen, leaders thrive.
After months of discussion, the Covington City Council finally reached a consensus on allowing temporary signs at businesses.
Jazzercise, the world's leading dance fitness program, is opening its newest fitness center in Covington.
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For more than two decades Newton Package Shop has been serving the citizens of Newton County with a knowledgeable and friendly staff and a large selection of wines, beers and liquors.
General Mills continued its history of giving during a ceremony Wednesday morning by donating $170,000 to local schools and organizations to help fund programs that encourage healthy lifestyles.
At first glance Tropical Nails may appear to be just another nail and hair salon, but once you walk inside you'll notice the warm atmosphere and attentive service.
Clairon Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that James Mathis has been named Employee of the Year for 2009.
Although the Super Bowl officially ends football season, Johnny's New York Pizza is still a great place to go to watch college basketball with friends and take the family for pizza, wings and all variety of Italian food.
Ms. Cheryl Connell has recently joined McIntosh Commercial Bank, Covington as Retail Development Manager. Ms. Connell has been in banking since 1981 and brings her excellent customer service and banking knowledge as well as her community spirit to our team. She began her banking career at First Bank of Conyers. Ms. Connell has been an active community leader in the markets she serves. With the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, she completed the ...
The new Droid Eris, Motorola's answer to the iPhone, has been one of the most popular Verizon phones sold locally so far in 2010.
Résumés are now being accepted for the next chamber president, and the search committee is reaching out to the group of 15 to 20 names they've collected over the past few months. Since September, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce has been without a president. A search committee headed by Chairman Jerry Mays has had numerous conversations about the skills and experience the next president should have and is poised to begin interviewing candidates soon, ...
In a world where technology changes daily, Chris and Teri Haler are veterans of keeping up with the curve. The couple has been in the advertising, print and Web design and video fields for nearly 20 years, and they have owned their own company, Current Events Productions, since 2002. However, to become the multimedia masters they are today the Halers took a long road. The couple graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1991 ...
Covington recently gained another fully-accredited educational center with rigorous academic standards. A Time 4 Learning, originally based in Porterdale has moved to the original Wal-Mart location next to Antiques & Stuff.
Debra S. "Deb" Junkin has been named CEO of the Georgia Association of Realtors after beating out 55 other applicants for the position.
Brad Stewart entered the world of professional barbecue with a bang more than 15 years ago, and he's been going strong ever since.
Tommy Coker opened Bulldog Tire in Covington in 1986, more than a quarter century ago. He had worked in a tire company in Monroe for 19 years before that. "I finally decided I wanted to do something on my own," Coker said. He scouted out Covington for many months before deciding to open a Bulldog location with his partner Ronnie Ward, who owns the Bulldog Tire store in Monroe and co-owns two other Bulldog stores in Snellville and Griffin.
The newly elected officers of the Covington Area Employer Committee assumed leadership of the group in November. Officers are Bob Wehner, treasurer; Heather Weiss, secretary; and Candy Morris, chair. The CAEC is a partnership of local business representatives working with the Department of Labor.
While many car dealerships are standing on their last legs, Horton Cadillac in Monroe continues to thrive. Part-owner Bruce Kelly said the new 2010 models have been flying off the lot, particularly the 2010 Buick LaCrosse and 2010 GMC Terrain.