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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General Mills is once again investing in Georgia and will open up a distribution center east of Social Circle in 2010. The center will create 112 jobs.
Benton House of Covington, a senior living facility being built at 7155 Dearing Road, will open in July and reservations are being taken now. Director of Operations Mike Allard said Benton provides good-sized apartments with a lot of closet space, has easy access because all apartments are on the first floor and is the right size to provide a sense of community without crowding residents.
Keeping information safe: Brandon Carter, vice president of operations and co-owner of A Cut Above Shredding company, stands by a truck filled with documents to be shredded. Newton Federal Bank and the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce hosted the second annual Shred Day. Residents were able to have documents that held sensitive information disposed in a safe way. ...
If you want a 100 percent black Angus burger and a tasty side of fresh-cut fries then stop by Sweet Bea's Café on Ga. Highway 11. Sisters and co-owners Angela Durden and Kathy King opened the restaurant in December and named it after their grandmother Bea, who worked as a waitress and loved to cook, Durden said.
On Thursday, May 7, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Newton Federal Bank and A Cut Above Shredding will hold the second annual Shred Day. This event is open to all businesses and citizens of Newton County. The event will be held in the Chamber's parking lot at 2101 Clark Street from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. said it will cut 21,000 U.S. factory jobs by next year, phase out its storied Pontiac brand and ask the government to take company stock in exchange for half GM's government debt as part of a major restructuring effort needed to get more government aid. The struggling automaker also said it will offer 225 shares of common stock for every $1,000 in notes held by bondholders as part of a debt-for-equity swap.
While many companies have recently had to lay off employees or delay projects, Thomas Brothers Hydro Inc. in Newton County has made company history and plans to soon add around 20 high-tech employees to their staff.
Antiques and Stuff is a place to find just that - antiques - and "stuff." The 28,000 square foot building at 2174 Elm Street NE in Covington is loaded with aisles of furniture, dishware, art, collectibles and lots of other random items. "We have anything and everything," co-owner Matt Crowe said. "We have everything from high-end antiques to just 'stuff.' That's the best way to describe it. We have a lot of 'stuff.'"
f you're looking for a job and collecting unemployment benefits in Georgia, a new program called Georgia Works could put you on a new career path altogether.
As the apartment business enters its busier season, Arbor Lake Apartments is poised to attract renters looking for inexpensive, quality housing. Arbor Lake, located at 431 Kirkland Road, is offering 1,175 square-foot, two-bedrooms apartments for $599 a month through at least the end of April. Apartment manager Susan Tate said she has a few units available now and prospective renters should contact her at (770) 385-6166, or by e-mail at email@example.com for more details.
Zia Tusmani believes there are three key elements to any successful restaurant: quality, pricing and service. Tusmani is the owner and main cook of Borage Grill in Olde Town Conyers and he said he practices those elements every day. Quality meals begin with quality ingredients and Tusmani buys and cooks only the best, freshest food he can find. All of the vegetables are brought to the store fresh every morning. All of the sauces and ...
Representatives of Beaver Manufacturing and General Mills met with directors from DeKalb Technical College and the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday at the Newton County Historic Courthouse as Covington Mayor Kim Carter and Newton County Commission Chairman Kathy Morgan signed a joint proclamation to honor local manufacturers for their contributions to local economic growth and community partnerships.
Newton County's unemployment rate continued to climb in January, reaching 11.7 percent, up from 10.4 percent in December. Newton County's rate continued to outpace the state's average of 8.6 percent, as well as the rates of the surrounding counties.
Hays Tractor has been in the family for 58 years and during that time the company has strived to provide the best customer service possible. "A lot of customers say we treat them like friends and family," General Manager Shelia Hays Massey said. "They come to buy the tractor, but also gain the relationship with the family here."
DeKalb Technical College will hold two career fairs in March. On Tuesday, March 24, the first Career Fair will be held at DeKalb Tech's Clarkston Campus in the Conference Center, located at 495 N. Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston. On Thursday, March 26, the second Career Fair will be held in the Auditorium of Building A at the Covington Campus, located at 16200 Alcovy Road NE, Covington. Both Career Fairs will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.