A new face will be promoting Newton County to the rest of the world, as the chamber has hired local resident Jenny McDonald as its new tourism director.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston continues to push for more active recruitment of retail businesses, including restaurants, movie theaters and the like, and he's hoping the city of Covington and the Newton County Industrial Authority may be able to bring some major companies to the area.
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.
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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.
The unemployment rate rose slightly in Newton County in January, climbing back above 10 percent.
Instant Imprints, a company that offers screen printing, embroidery, signage and promotion productions under one roof, is planning to open six new franchise retail centers in the Rockdale, Newton and Walton county area.
LB Recycling and Waste Service's bid to collect recycling centers' scrap metal and remove discarded metal from the landfill was unusual, county commissioners and county attorney Tommy Craig agreed.
Home furnishings and décor giant Pier 1 Imports will be locating to the Conyers Crossroads Shopping Center sometime this summer.
The Covington Y has launched its 2013 Annual Giving Campaign themed "Why it Matters," to raise funds for financial assistance for families looking to participate in The Y's countless programs.
Residents who shop in Conyers have noticed some changes in location to some popular retail stores. The Conyers Crossroads shopping center off of Dogwood Drive, which has Carmike Crossroads 16 movie theater and Kohl's department store as its anchors, has seen two stores move locations and could see T.J.Maxx locate there is rumors prove true.
There are some changes brewing at the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, as a long-time economic development employee is leaving and, in an unrelated move, a real estate agent is coming on board.
An expert on replacing the skills of retiring baby boomers will headline Newton County's second annual Workforce Development Summit, scheduled for Feb. 26.
The Georgia Department of Labor and Springfield Baptist Church will host a Career Expo for veterans and other job seekers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the church, 1877 Iris Drive, Conyers.
A $12 million plant and 90 jobs are coming to Monticello as part of an expansion by industry Norton Packing, which broke ground Tuesday.
Realtors from Covington and Conyers were among hundreds who participated in the Georgia Realtors Rally for Homeownership on the front steps of the Georgia Capitol building in Atlanta last week.
Environmental Resources Inc., Adam Womack, 10135 Twin Oaks Drive, (770) 722-8759, Sept. 21, other services.
Covinton-based SouthEastern Builder's Supply changed its name to SouthEastern Appliances and More in 2013 as the company seeks to rebrand itself and widen its appeal.