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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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.
After briefly being taken over by the state on Friday due to insolvency, The Community Bank reopened on Monday as The Bank of Essex in a purchase deal brokered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
For over 19 years Sigman Bottle Package Store has been serving the citizens of Newton and Rockdale counties for all their liquor, wine and beer needs.
Since 1970, Rhoades Printing has been a fixture in downtown Covington business.
Since opening its doors for business in 1988, Whitaker Builders Supply, located on Stark Road in Jackson, has strived to provide its customers with superior service and competitive prices. The Whitaker family has been building homes since 1959. The business is now run by Allen Whitaker and his siblings David Whitaker, Lanae Martin and Lisa Whitaker.
Dustin Vanderbunt knows his barbecue. As the co-owner and chef at Ed Boudreaux's Bayou Bar-B-Que restaurant in Ashville, N.C., which bills itself the home of the "Voodoo Reuben," Vanderbunt, along with his business partner Erik Feichter of Waynesville, N.C., has developed a line of 14 sauces.
The Potting Shed – a unique local nursery that sells custom-designed mixed planters – has changed locations, moving to the heart of historic Covington on Floyd Street.
When Newton County residents need help with their computers, there is one place that comes to mind and that's PC Afterdark. Located in the Covington Crossing shopping center, PC Afterdark offers a variety of services and products. The store repairs computers, laptops, printers, some fax machines, software, virus and spyware and networking.
When Newton County residents need help with their computers there is one place that comes to mind and that's PC Afterdark.
NEW YORK -- Circuit City Stores Inc., the nation's second-biggest electronics retailer, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday but plans to stay open for business as the busy holiday shopping season approaches. It filed under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code, which will allow it to hold off creditors and continue operations while it develops a reorganization plan.
Local DirecTV retailer Satellite Junction has been in business for two years, and recently opened their fourth store, a location in Covington, last year As a retailer, they do installation and sales for DirecTV as well as fulfillment work for other larger DirecTV retailers.
Located on Elm Street, Ludie's Sporting Goods has called Covington home since 1982. First located in Newton Plaza, the store moved to its current location in 1996.
Governor Sonny Perdue and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development recently announced the Solo Cup Company as the Work Ready Business of the Year. Solo Cup Company, the global manufacturer of single-use food and beverage service products, instituted Work Ready into its three Georgia facilities earlier this year. Working with DeKalb Technical College, the company created job profiles and began using Work Ready to hire the most qualified candidates – resulting in more than 70 ...
On Nov. 1, 1996 Merryvale Assisted Living Facility opened its doors to local senior residents. Merryvale's story began when Sam III and Loucy Hay envisioned a top-notch senior care facility serving area families right in the heart of Newton County.