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.
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The U.S. Small Business Network is hosting one final cash mob in Covington at Van Go's Studio from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
The U.S. Small Business Network is hosting one final cash mob in Covington at Van Go's Studio from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. "I hope you're not mob weary, but I promise this one will be worth it," Marlon Brammer posted on the Facebook page of the Small Business Friday group. "Van Go is tucked away off the square and really does not get much attention. They are in desperate need of some exposure. If there ever was a need for a cash mob, this one would be it."
Brenda Cronan has joined the Covington United Bank office as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Cronan will be responsible for developing United Bank's mortgage loan presence in Covington and the surrounding counties of Newton, Rockdale and Walton.
Christina DiCarlo of Covington, received her white coat at the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2013 White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn., on June 30.
Car wash company owner Mike Aiello Jr. had planned to build two new car washes in Newton County, investing around $5 million and adding 60-plus full-time jobs, but he said he's abandoning the Newton County market completely after the county board of zoning appeals denied his request for buffer and impervious surface variances.
Newton County's unemployment rate showed little movement from April to May and has dropped a little over a point when compared to last year.
Nestled in the corner of the square is a brand new addition to the city of Covington. Charmed: Salon-Spa-Boutique is opening on Thursday July 5, bringing luxury spa treatments and more to the area.
As the health care world becomes more regulated and hospitals struggle to work with fewer staff, Patricia Waller, one of Newton's newest executives, fears the human side of nursing is being lost and hopes to stem that trend. "As we get more regulatory and checklist-oriented, it becomes technician-type nursing. We've lost the personal touch," said Waller, who was hired June 1 as the assistant administrator of patient care services, including the role of chief nursing officer.
Burke Truckline, 190 Cheyenne Drive, Covington, (770) 256-4423, Mr. Heron Earma Burke. 2 Sister's and A Balloon, 295 Creekside Trail, Covington, (770) 598-9358, Annette Benton and Cassandra Albert. NC Five 17, 170 Creekview Boulevard, Covington, (678) 772-2003, Ms. Lisa M. Faulkner. M & M Just Fix it Inc., 50 Lakeside Court, Covington, (404) 625-8911, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin and Margaret Freeman. Southern Property Preservation and Maintenance, 210 Alcovy Way, Covington, (770) 714-9427, James E. Maxwell. ...
Georgia exporters now have an easy way to increase their presence in the global marketplace and find trade partners throughout the world. By listing their companies and products or services in the online Georgia Export Directory, companies in the state can heighten their global visibility and attract potential customers, buyers and/or representatives. This opportunity is offered through the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Convergent Commerce Group, publisher of the directory. "Growing business through trade ...
Dairy Queen Of Covington, 3125 Highway 278 E, Covington, March 29, Score 82. DJ's Café, 14656 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, May 16, Score 92. Domino's Pizza No. 5759, 1065 Access Road, Covington, April 18, Score 84. Donut King, 6143 Highway 278, Covington, April 25, Score 99. Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 3153 Highway 278, Covington, May 10, Score 85. El Charro Mexican Restaurant No. 1, 3165 Elm St., Covington, May 8 Score 95. El Charro Mexican Restaurant ...
The U.S. Small Business Network is spearheading an initiative in Newton County called Small Business Fridays with its first target being Noring Farms on Floyd. This Friday, Noring Farms on Floyd will be "cash mobbed" between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Noring Farms on Floyd is an organic food store with fresh produce and foods from local farmers.
Robinson Masonry, 60 Woodland Ridge Circle, Covington, (404) 966-9726, Mr. Billy Robinson. Lone Wolf Financial Services, 85 McGiboney Place, Covington, (678) 342-0256, Mr. Christopher Jervis. Gary and Tariq Lawn Service, 135 Spring Valley Way, Covington, (678) 938- 7415, Gary N. Semper. Process Equipment and Controls LLC, 150 Rose Creek Drive, Covington, (404) 488-1590, Ryan and Robby Loew. Michelle Dunning LLC, 85 Ewing Drive, Social Circle, (404) 866-1793, Ms. Michelle Dunning. Dillard Private Home Care, 65 ...
When the Dairy Queen opened on Jan. 2, 1965, it was one of the only restaurants in town. Today, it surrounded other fast food joints, grocery stores and businesses.
In July 2010, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce revamped its mission statement and promised to take the lead on small business, economic development and tourism.