About to celebrate its 125th anniversary, the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce may soon get a bit of an exterior facelift, thanks to a Chattahoochee Technical College student.
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce is planning to showcase Bartow County and many of its offerings with its Team Bartow Village at the 2013 Atlanta Steeple Chase in Bartow County on April 13.
The Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce is set to showcase Bartow County and many of its offerings at the 2013 Atlanta Steeplechase on April 13. The Chamber's first Team Bartow Village will include visual displays tracing the history of the Steeplechase and chronicling Bartow County’s past; interactive displays by the Booth Western Art Museum and Tellus Science Museum; and the "Taste of the Chase" food court featuring cuisine from Bartow County eateries, Bryan Canty, chairman of the Steeplechase Committee, said in a press release. The main tent is open to the general public and family-friendly. A year ago, Cartersville Patch featured Chamber president and CEO Joe Frank Harris Jr. and the bell-ringing campaign he developed as …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce's 73rd-annual Chairman’s Celebration included a talk by Todd Gongwer, a championship basketball coach and entrepreneur turned inspirational speaker and author.
Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bruce Thompson passed the torch to new leadership and awarded local business and volunteers during the 73rd annual Chairman’s Celebration last Saturday at the Clarence Brown Conference Center. With appearances by Country Music Legend Lee Greenwood and championship basketball coach and entrepreneur turned inspirational speaker and author Todd Gongwer, the event was sold out with 700 attendees, The Daily Tribune News reports. Cartersville UNCUT has more than 100 photos of folks who attended the event. The Chamber awarded these local businesses and individuals: Small Business of the Year Chairman's Award Volunteer of the Year Manufacturer of the Year Eagle Award Humanitarian Award Tell …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce and Cartersville Downtown Development Authority team up to encourage residents to shop local.
Two local organizations are encouraging community members to save the date for downtown Cartersville's first Hometown Christmas event. Cartersville Downtown Development Authority and Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce teamed to spearhead the Saturday, Dec. 8, event scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meant to encourage community residents to shop locally, both organizations are working to schedule a variety of entertainment throughout the downtown district including dance demonstrations, photo opportunities with Santa, choral performances and more. "With the Chamber’s commitment to encourage people to 'Buy Bartow,' we felt this was a great opportunity for the two organizations to partner together to promote the importance of …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Former Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce chairman Fred Kittle beat out incumbent Wanda Cagle Gray for the District 4 seat on the Bartow school board.
Incoming Bartow County school board District 4 representative Fred Kittle sat down with Cartersville Patch on election night. The former Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce board president and active Republican beat out Independent incumbent Wanda Cagle Gray with an unofficial 56.68 percent of the votes. Kittle, who has a background in sales and business, was honored by State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, with Senate Resolution 1134 in a March meeting of the Bartow County Republican Party for his volunteer service and longtime employment, The Daily Tribune News reported. Now, he looks to help the county school system tackle continuing budget shortfalls through efficiency and with the help of knowledgeable community members…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce and State Sen. Barry Loudermilk have taken opposing stances on the proposed constitutional change voters are set to decide Nov. 6.
Following suit with Bartow Schools and Commissioner Clarence Brown, who recently took a formal stance on the proposed charter school amendment, the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce board approved a resolution opposing the constitutional change voters will decide Nov. 6. The board voted "heavily," but not unanimously, to oppose Amendment 1, with President and CEO Joe Frank Harris Jr. citing funding should not be redirected from public schools, The Daily Tribune News reports. "Due to the fact that we have a system in place to handle charter school applications at a local level, we came out against the amendment,” Harris told the newspaper. State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, supports the measure that would allow the state…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Miss Georgia USA and Miss Georgia Teen USA pageants boost the local economy by more than $200,000 each year.
The local Chamber of Commerce has endorsed community sponsorships for the Miss Georgia USA and Miss Georgia Teen USA pageants set for Nov. 15 to 17 at Woodland High School's Performing Arts Center, Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced. “Our board of directors overwhelming endorsed the economic value of the pageants and we look forward to the opportunity to team with the CVB on this effort,” Chamber President and CEO Joe Frank Harris Jr said in a press release. Annually, the pageants boost the local economy by more than $200,000. “The pageant event is one of our two major statewide events that occur in Bartow County," said Melinda Lemmon, director of Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Cartersville was Ron Newcomb's first stop for community receptions in the six counties served by the college.
Bartow County residents Tuesday had a chance to meet Chattahoochee Technical College's new president, Ron Newcomb, in Cartersville. The community reception at the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce was the first of several set in each of the six counties served by the school. Bartow's campus is in Acworth. Building a strong workforce for communities in Georgia is Chatt Tech's No. 1 priority, Newcomb told Acworth Patch in February, after he was named the college's new president. He had served as the interim president of Chatt Tech since Oct. 1, when former president Sanford Chandler stepped down to assume the role of assistant commissioner for global initiatives.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
About 220 more county residents were working in February than in January.
Bartow County’s unemployment rate continued to fall in February, according to preliminary figures released today by the Georgia Department of Labor. The rate slid to 9.7 percent last month, down from a revised 9.8 percent in January and a revised 10.9 percent in February 2011. About 220 more Bartow residents were working in February than in January, and the county gained more than 1,160 working residents in a year, according to the Labor Department. Bartow has added more than 500 jobs within the county since the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce launched its bell-ringing campaign last April. The February rate for Bartow still was higher than the national rate of 8.3 percent, unchanged from January, and the state rate of 9.1 …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The bell rings as Buy Bartow-Work Bartow, initiated by Chamber President and CEO Joe Frank Harris Jr., sees 514 jobs created in the county.
When Joe Frank Harris Jr. speaks about the bell-ringing campaign he developed as interim president of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, he can’t stop talking. That’s how fired up he is about the program that has seen 514 people put to work in Bartow County. And, those 514 jobs equate to $11.32 million in earned wages. “It feels so good,” said Harris, now the Chamber’s permanent president and CEO. “It’s hard to put it into words. Your heart is warmed. You feel like you’re helping people.” As the Buy Bartow-Work Bartow initiative officially kicked off last year in April, Bartow County's 11.6 percent unemployment rate had fallen from the 12.7 percent that started 2010, but still topped the state's jobless rate of 10.4 …