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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WASHINGTON - Citing danger to the national economy, the Bush administration approved an emergency bailout of the U.S. auto industry Friday, offering $17.4 billion in rescue loans in exchange for concessions from the deeply troubled carmakers and their workers. The government will have the option of becoming a stockholder in the companies, much as it has with major banks, in effect partially nationalizing the industry.
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators on Thursday adopted sweeping new rules for the credit card industry that will shield U.S. consumers from increases in interest rates on existing account balances among other changes. The rules, which take effect in July 2010, will allow credit card companies to raise interest rates only on new credit cards and future purchases or advances, rather than on current balances.
East Metro Cellular's flagship store in Covington has been open since 2000, and since that time, the company has opened five additional locations.
Concerned about where your food comes from? Interested in supporting the locally grown movement? If you don't have the time to drive to the farmer's market in Atlanta every week to stock up on fresh produce, then you might want to check out Freshway Market of Social Circle as an alternative.
C.R. Bard Inc. donated a $4,000 grant to DeKalb Technical college Business Office Technology program at the Covington Campus for curriculum upgrades. Liz Allgood, a 1998 graduate of the Business Office Technology diploma program at DeKalb Tech, knew that her employer C. R. Bard Inc. through their foundation supported higher education and highly skilled employees.
K&D Shoe Warehouse is a family-owned business that's been in business for 16 years. K&D holds more than 35,000 pairs of men and women's shoes in stock, and offers over 200 vendors.
Candlelight Bridals has helped Newton County brides make their wedding day beautiful for more than 30 years. Becky Rutledge bought the business in 2005 and shortly after moved off the square onto Reynolds Street in downtown Covington. Since 2005, Rutledge estimated she has handled aspects of more than 150 weddings.
In these hard economic times it's a relief to know that there are still some services that aren't too expensive. Metro Embalming & Crematory of Conyers is one of them.
First Georgia Community Bank became the second local bank to fail in less than a month when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation took control of the bank on Friday.
As part of a larger effort to drum up public support for emergency loans to Detroit's automakers, Ford representatives in Covington made the case for keeping the Big Three going by tying them to local suppliers like Guardian Automotive.
Customers looking for a hometown bank with a hometown feel find what they need at United Bank in Covington.
Steve Kapp has served as president of Sunbelt Builders, founded by his father-in-law Sam B. Hay Jr. in 1982, for four years. Since its beginning, Sunbelt has dotted this region of the country with buildings from churches to hospitals.
This holiday season, amidst all of the flurry of gift shopping, be sure not to overlook Newton County's oldest nonprofit store - The Salvation Army.
In business since 1922, Ginn Motor Company is Newton County's oldest car-dealership. For 10 years after opening, the car dealership was a franchise company for Ford. Then in 1932, the two Ginn brothers that started the company sold the franchise and took on the Chevrolet name, followed by Oldsmobile in 1946. In early 2000 when General Motors quit making Oldsmobile, the company became a Chevrolet dealer only. In late 2007 Ginn Motor acquired Newton County's ...
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.