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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Georgia exporters now have an easy way to increase their presence in the global marketplace and find trade partners throughout the world. By listing their companies and products or services in the online Georgia Export Directory, companies in the state can heighten their global visibility and attract potential customers, buyers and/or representatives. This opportunity is offered through the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Convergent Commerce Group, publisher of the directory. "Growing business through trade ...
Dairy Queen Of Covington, 3125 Highway 278 E, Covington, March 29, Score 82. DJ's Café, 14656 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, May 16, Score 92. Domino's Pizza No. 5759, 1065 Access Road, Covington, April 18, Score 84. Donut King, 6143 Highway 278, Covington, April 25, Score 99. Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 3153 Highway 278, Covington, May 10, Score 85. El Charro Mexican Restaurant No. 1, 3165 Elm St., Covington, May 8 Score 95. El Charro Mexican Restaurant ...
The U.S. Small Business Network is spearheading an initiative in Newton County called Small Business Fridays with its first target being Noring Farms on Floyd. This Friday, Noring Farms on Floyd will be "cash mobbed" between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Noring Farms on Floyd is an organic food store with fresh produce and foods from local farmers.
Robinson Masonry, 60 Woodland Ridge Circle, Covington, (404) 966-9726, Mr. Billy Robinson. Lone Wolf Financial Services, 85 McGiboney Place, Covington, (678) 342-0256, Mr. Christopher Jervis. Gary and Tariq Lawn Service, 135 Spring Valley Way, Covington, (678) 938- 7415, Gary N. Semper. Process Equipment and Controls LLC, 150 Rose Creek Drive, Covington, (404) 488-1590, Ryan and Robby Loew. Michelle Dunning LLC, 85 Ewing Drive, Social Circle, (404) 866-1793, Ms. Michelle Dunning. Dillard Private Home Care, 65 ...
When the Dairy Queen opened on Jan. 2, 1965, it was one of the only restaurants in town. Today, it surrounded other fast food joints, grocery stores and businesses.
In July 2010, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce revamped its mission statement and promised to take the lead on small business, economic development and tourism.
Newton County's jobless rate fell below 10 percent for the first time since 2008. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in Newton County fell from 10.2 percent in March to 9.9 percent in April. The jobless rate in Newton County in April a year ago was 10.9 percent. The preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Northeast Georgia area also dropped slightly to 8 percent in April from 8.3 percent ...
A local auto repair shop received national recognition recently for customer service. Aamco of Conyers received the Superlative Customer Relations Achievements award at the company's region conference meeting May 12. The store was one out of 850 to receive the award, and the only store to achieve the award in the Southeastern region.
Buoyed by the Baxter announcement and hoping to capitalize on the momentum that huge project has generated, the chamber is requesting $450,000 in public money for economic development, nearly double its current budget.
The Turner Lake Complex once again played host Friday to a local gathering of the annual Chick-fil-A Leadercast, a gathering of inspirational leaders in Atlanta, which is simulcast around the county. The Newton County Recreation Commission is a local simulcast location and sells tickets every year to raise money for the Miracle League of Newton County Project, a special needs-friendly baseball field that will be built at City Pond Park. Around 145 business owners, employees ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Farmers markets are seeing a resurgence in demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, locally grown products and more ethnic items.
Baxter International has already begun taking applications for jobs at its planned $1 billion manufacturing plant at the intersection of Newton and Walton counties.
Newton County is one of three counties in the Northeast Georgia region that has an unemployment rate higher than 10 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.
Fifteen hundred jobs proved to be too many for the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce's monthly ring the bell event, as the bell's rope broke in the middle of being rung 1,500 times.
WHERE: 2120 Woodlawn Road Covington, GA 30014 WHAT THEY DO: Cottonwood Farm offers English and Western Lessons. "The difference is in the saddle," said Ken Justice. Western saddles are used for regular riding. English saddles are used more for competitions and jumping purposes. "We also offer boarding for horses and summer camps for kids," added Justice. FAVORITE ABOUT THE JOB: "I love waking up on Sunday and going out to feed the horses," Justice said. ...