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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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. ...
SKC and Nisshinbo Automotive were named Newton County's 2012 Manufacturers of the Year because of the industries' continued development in Newton County.
WHERE: 1110 College Ave. Covington, Ga. 30014 WHAT THEY SELL: Cosmetics, skin care, nail polish and some jewelry WHAT'S UNIQUE: Merle Norman in Covington just received the Gold Medallion status, which means that more than 90 percent of their products are Merle Norman. A secret shopper also visited the store and gives it a review. "We received a wonderful review in which we got all yeses for our great service and products," owner Susan Thompson ...
Ellen Campbell has always been a collector. Growing up, Campbell's choice of collection was bone china teacups, but that was just one collection amongst many.
Newton County has big plans for improving its workforce in 2012, and those efforts will kick off with a workforce development summit from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 17 at the Newton College and Career Academy. State leaders, including the Georgia labor commissioner and economic development recruiters, and local officials will speak about business recruitment efforts and the jobs that will accompany those businesses and how Newton County can position its workforce to take ...
Billie and Louis Van Dyke, amongst other things, shared a love for Blue Willow china. The blue and white, which were their favorite colors, appealed to them but the story behind the china was much more romantic. The legend goes like this: A Mandarin's daughter falls for her father's secretary, but because of their difference in their financial fortunes (the secretary was poor, the daughter's father was rich) the daughter was forbidden to marry him. ...
WHERE: 1109 Reynolds St., Covington, Ga. 30014 WHAT THEY SELL: Prom dresses, accessories, tux rentals, bridal gowns and much more. WHAT'S UNIQUE: Owner Gigi Shinall is also a seamstress who alters the dresses she sells (for an additional cost). ORIGINS: "Candelight Bridal has been open for over 35 years," Shinall said. "It's been through five owners. I took over the shop from Becky Rutledge last June. I worked under her for five years before purchasing ...
In 2003, during an equestrian event held by Achieving Skills for Change's Outreach Therapeutic Counseling Services, founder and CEO Angela Clark saw the positive effect the horses gave to the children participating.
The Dart Container Corporation recently announced it will acquire the Solo Cup Company in a transaction worth approximately $1 billion.
While Newton County's unemployment rate increased in January for a second straight month, hiring is expected to pick up in the Atlanta region as 20 percent of regional companies say they plan to hire more workers during the next three months.
Alicia Reynolds woke up early to attend Walmart's grand opening Wednesday, and her choice for breakfast - bananas and popcorn chicken - were the first purchase made at the new Supercenter at the intersection of Brown Bridge and Salem Roads.
South Newton Electric, 90 Ballground Road, Covington, GA 30014. (770) 869-6520, Mr. William Tracy Rutherford
Noring Farms owners Andrew and Christina Norman started out with jobs that were the farthest from farming and selling produce. She was a mortgage banker and he was a fine wine director.
Virginia-based StampTech, a sheet metal fabricator, will open a new plant in Newton County in mid-April, eventually hiring 40 employees and investing nearly $3 million in equipment and building improvements.