Business Informer, April 2018

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April 24, 2018

Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce


DeSoto Theatre, Downtown Rome, GA

Date: April 12, 2018

Al Hodge, President, Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce

The Rome-Floyd Chamber’s annual Confluence was held at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome, Georgia on April 12th.  The Confluence is a one day conference of inspiration, innovation and motivation.  The community-based event is planned and executed by the Rome Floyd Chamber with help from a large volunteer committee.  The Confluence is designed to provide insights on emerging technical trends and generate ideas as well as promote an entrepreneurial spirit in the community.

This year’s attendees learned about trends in virtual reality; toys and games; wearable technology; 3-D printers; and the implications of new technology in healthcare.

Speakers included Dr. David Lee, UGA Vice President of Research and Development, Thomas Gatliff, Owner of Gatliff Technologies, Annie Eaton, President and CEO of Futurus, Matt Nuccio, Design Edge, Joshua Cutter and Berry Student Team, Solar Powered Sensor, Dr. Himanshu Patel, Redmond Regional Medical Center and Harbin Clinic, Witt Teem and Graham Widmann, HackBerry Fashion Show

Witt Teem and Graham Widmann– Hackberry Technology in Fashion


The Mobile Career Resource Center is a 13-station, state-of-the-art, fully accessible computer lab. The unit offers a full array of services.  Internet connection is via satellite. Printer, scanner and copy services are available on the unit. A fully accessible ADA workstation is available adjacent to the wheelchair lift.  For more information and/or to reserve the lab, please contact Terri Morgan,

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WDB/CCEO/Committee Meetings, March 2018

Public Service Announcement (PSA), in compliance with the July 1999 revisions to the Georgia Open Meetings Law.


Beth Kelly, Chairman of the Youth Committee, announces a meeting of the YOUTH  COMMITTEE for the purpose of: Minutes; Fiscal Report; Performance Report; Budgets, and other items. The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Calhoun, Georgia.

A PROPOSAL REVIEW COMMITTEE meeting has been scheduled for the purpose of: Chairman, Minutes, New Programs and Providers, Budgets, and other items. The meeting will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Calhoun, Georgia.

Bruce Bowman, Chairman of the Workforce Development Board, announces a meeting of the WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD (WDB) OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA for the purpose of:  Consent Agenda; Fiscal Report; Promoting Access for Individuals with Disabilities Committee Report; Youth Committee Report and Recommendations; Proposal Review Committee Report and Recommendations; High Demand Career Initiative Update; and other items. The meeting will be at 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Calhoun, Georgia.

Ted Rumley, Chairman of the Council of Chief Elected Officials of Northwest Georgia, announces a Meeting of the CHIEF ELECTED OFFICIALS OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA (CCEO) for the purpose  of: Consent Agenda; Workforce Development Board Membership; WDB Actions; and other items. The meeting will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018, Gordon County Agricultural Services Center, Calhoun, Georgia.

*Activities are conducted in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the State Open Meeting requirements.

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Multi-employer career and resource fair – Job Jam 2018

January 30, 2018 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Northwest Georgia Housing Authority
560 N Division Street, Rome, GA 30165

Sponsored by: The Rome Career Center in partnership with Northwest GA Housing Authority

Access to create an account and resume. Existing resumes can be uploaded. Having an EmployGeorgia account and resume will allow attendees to receive enhanced services and/or rapidly advance through the process of meeting with employers.

For more information, please call Lindia Moore at 706.195.6558

Job Jam 2018 Flyer

High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) Partnership Kickoff Meeting

The High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) Partnership is a workforce development sector partnership working group that will focus on meeting the talent need of industries in the Northwest Georgia region.

The kickoff meeting for the HDCI Partnership has been scheduled for September 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Gordon County Agricultural Services Center. Please see the events calendar listing for more information.