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2018 Networking Events

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Mark your calendar, the 2018 networking event dates have been announced!

Roswell Coffee Connect
7:30 to 9:00 AM
at various Roswell locations

  • Friday, January 12 @ The Mill Kitchen & Bar
  • Friday, March 2
  • Friday, May 11
  • Friday, August 10
  • Friday, September 14
  • Friday, November 9

Roswell Connect
5:30 to 7:30 PM
at various Roswell locations

  • Tuesday, February 6 @Wellstar North Fulton
  • Tuesday, April 10
  • Tuesday, August 21
  • Tuesday, October 16
  • Wednesday, December 5

**All Dates are subject to change

Welcome to Roswell – January 2018

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Solve Tutoring

Welcome Solve Tutoring, located on Old Roswell Road! Solve Tutoring offers both individual and group tutoring sessions for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. With its trained staff, Solve Tutoring can help students increase performance in the subjects of math, science, and English.  

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Corrigan Care

Emmy’s Academy

Congratulations to Corrigan Care, a GuideStar Platinum nonprofit, on the launch of Emmy’s Academy! Emmy’s Academy is an early intervention childcare center that provides affordable and accommodating childcare, while crafting individual experiences for each child. Located on Coleman Road, children from six weeks to six years old and their parents will have access to physical, occupational speech, and music therapies.

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Black Dog Interiors

Welcome Black Dog Interiors, located on Canton Street! Owner and interior designer Meghan C. Lubby has a passion for home furnishing, and her store is a one-stop shop for all home décor needs. From big to small projects, Meghan and her team can help you design an entire room, create a concept for a room, add finishing touches to a space, and even provide custom furniture painting.

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Roswell Restaurant Week Kicks Off on January 22

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Visit RoswellRW.comRoswell Restaurant Week returns to celebrate the city’s finest culinary experiences from January 22 to 31, 2018. This is the third consecutive year the event will be presented by Roswell Inc.

This year’s event includes 32 participating restaurants from around the city, all of which will present specialized prix fixe menus featuring signature favorites as well as original specialties.

New to the event in 2018 is the option for restaurants to include a drink pairing as an add-on menu choice.

“Our restaurant community is at the very heart of one of our top five industries in the city—food and hospitality,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “This event is designed to support and strengthen this industry by showcasing all the unique dining options we have in Roswell, while inviting both locals and newcomers to experience our city’s flourishing culinary scene.”

Participating restaurants include: 1920 Tavern, Adele’s On Canton, bistroVG, C&S Chowder House, Ceviche, Circle Noodle, Crabapple Tavern, di Paolo, El Porton, Flippin’ Pizza, Foundation Social Eatery, HOLA! Taqueria & Bar, Houck’s Grill, Hugo’s Oyster Bar, India Chef, Ippolito’s Neighborhood Italian, Lazaro’s Cuban Cuisine, Marlow’s Tavern, Monkey 68, Monterrey Mexican Restaurant, Osteria Mattone, Peach & the Porkchop, Pizzeria Lucca, Plum Cafe, PURE Taqueria, Stoney River Steakhouse & Grill, Table & Main, Taqueria Tsunami, The Big Ketch, The Mill Kitchen and Bar, VIN25, and Your Pie.

Make sure to follow Roswell Restaurant Week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share dining experiences using #RRW2018 and #RoswellRW.

Prix fixe menus for all the restaurants are available at This year, patrons can search the website by lunch, dinner or all-day menus, as well as by price point.

Roswell Restaurant Week is sponsored by Gas South.

Roswell Inc’s Debra Ewing Graduates from Georgia Academy

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2017 Georgia Academy Graduates - Debra EwingRoswell Inc’s business development and outreach coordinator, Debra Ewing, graduated last month from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, a four-month program through the State of Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs.

Created in 1993, the Academy provides training in the basics of economic and community development, plus specialized segments on business recruitment and retention, tourism product development, downtown development, planning, and other essentials for community success. In addition, the curriculum features specific leadership skills such as consensus building, ethics in public service, collaborative leadership and other segments needed for effective community leadership in economic development

“Going through this program helped me outline and better understand the important aspects of economic development,” Ewing said. “Cities and counties don’t experience isolated problems when it comes to economic development. One of the great things this program instilled in all of us was the value of collaboration – that when we work together, we become stronger as a region and more competitive on a national and international scale.”

Since its inception, the Academy has provided training for thousands of professional and non-professional economic developers around the state, and since 1998 the Academy has been offered annually in all twelve regions of the state.

“One of the goals for the multi-day regional Academies is to encourage multi-county cooperation,” says Corinne Thornton, Director of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.  “Many times, the participants discover the issues facing their community are the same as those facing other communities in their region, and can then combine limited resources to address the issue.”

This year’s class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from ten counties in Region 3 Georgia. The Academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional, and state levels.

Ewing joins 10 other Academy graduates from Fulton County this year: Chandra Farley, Emily Giordano, Robert Ross, Dawn Price, Robert Hughes, Sara Saxner, Lauren Price, Trudy Smith, Hattie Portis-Jones, and Bianca Howard.

Welcome to Roswell – November 2017

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American Barber

Congratulations to American Barber Shop on its newest location! Located on Mansell Road, American Barber Shop offers precise and quality haircuts for boys and men. Whether you need a hot shave or classic haircut, American Barber Shop can assist you with the quality services of an authentic barbershop.

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Variant Brewing Company Ribbon Cutting

Variant Brewing Company

Congratulations to Variant Brewing Company on its grand opening! Variant is a microbrewery that features a variety of seasonal, year-round, and “variant” brews. Located on Norcross Street behind City Hall, Variant is a short walk from Canton Street and a perfect place to enjoy a local beer.

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Poke Life Ribbon Cutting

Poké Life

Welcome Poké Life, located on Alpharetta Highway! Poké Life is a fast-casual Hawaiian salad and sushi burrito restaurant. Committed to serving sustainable and natural ingredients, this Hawaiian-infused restaurant focuses on creating a unique quick service dining experience through good food and good health.

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Roswell Smiles Dentistry

Welcome Roswell Smiles Dentistry, a Smile Generation trusted office! Located on Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell Smiles Dentistry offers routine dental care in addition to other oral procedures. The team at Roswell Smiles Dentistry uses up-to-date oral technology and is equipped to tend to your dental procedures.

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Bearor Family Chiropractic

Congratulations to Bearor Family Chiropractic on its newly renovated space! Located on Woodstock Road, Dr. Nate and his team are dedicated to the chiropractic practice and have a passion for educating patients about the body through the use of chiropractic techniques, exercise and nutrition.

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Two New Breweries Open in Roswell

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Roswell is thrilled to be home to two new microbreweries! Both From the Earth Brewing Company and Variant Brewing Company celebrated their grand openings this past weekend, November 3 – 5. We are proud to have had a significant role in the creation of the microbrew industry here in Roswell several years ago and are excited to continue cultivating this business community in the coming years.

From the Earth Brewing Company

From the Earth Brewery

Founded by Tim and Lisa Stevens, From the Earth Brewing Company is a brewpub with a specialized focus on a chef-driven and farm-to-table menu, craft beer options, and social gatherings. In addition to featuring a full menu and four of its own unique brews, From the Earth also serves a selection of other local and seasonal beers, a variety of cocktails, and wine. From the Earth is located on Holcomb Bridge Road in the Connexion Plaza east of GA-400.

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Variant Brewing Company

Variant Brewing

Founded by Matt Curling, Variant Brewing Company features a variety of seasonal and year-round beers in addition to a selection of “variant” brews, which derive their name from Merriam-Webster, which defines “variant” as something varying slightly from the standard form. These beers are thus specific variations of other brew offerings combined with unique ingredients such as toasted coconut, coffee, pineapple, or citrus flavors. Variant is located on Norcross Street behind Roswell City Hall and a short walk from Canton Street.

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Small Business Saturday is November 25

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small business saturdaySmall Business Saturday is November 25, and we encourage everyone to shop small by shopping locally this holiday season. In Roswell, small businesses make up approximately 75% of our economy, so supporting them is an integral part of ensuring our city’s economic sustainability.

While buying local might seem unnecessary, it fosters diversity among companies by creating a balance between well-known versus local brands. Shopping local is recognized in different capacities and can be accomplished by everything from gifting your loved ones a dining experience at one of our restaurants to picking up unique gifts from a small, locally operated store. During the busy holiday season, shopping locally also allows the luxury of skipping long mall lines!

For more information on Small Business Saturday, which is an initiative of the Small Business Association and American Express, visit the Small Business Saturday website.

Welcome to Roswell – October 2017

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Lefko Construction Group Ribbon Cutting

Lefko Construction Group

Congratulations to Lefko Construction Group on its new commercial construction and general contracting office! Located off Highway 9, Lefko tackles projects from office renovations to municipal projects. The Lefko team completes each job with premium project management by using quality execution, advanced technology, and effective communication.   

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Herbert Legal Group Ribbon Cutting

Herbert Legal Group

Welcome Herbert Legal Group, located on Vickery Street! Herbert Legal Group specializes in business law and provides representation for issues of all difficulty levels. Legal services are vital for all business operations, whether large or small, and Hebert Legal Group can assist you with all your business needs.

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Sports Fitness Experience 10 Year Anniversary

Sports Fitness Experience (SFX)

Congratulations to SFX on celebrating the 10-year anniversary of starting its business in Roswell! Located off Highway 92, SFX offers services based around sports performance, general and targeted personal training, and group fitness classes. SFX understands the importance of an active lifestyle provides individuals with a good workout environment and gym space.

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Roswell Inc Launches Retail Study & Analysis Project

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Roswell Inc has launched a three-year study that will provide research and analysis of the city’s retail market on both a macro and micro level, with a specific focus on six main corridors that were identified as the largest shopping areas in the community.

Through a partnership with Georgia Power, Roswell Inc has contracted with NextSite for the study, a leading retail consulting firm that provides in-depth research, analysis, marketing and consulting services. NextSite has worked with multiple communities throughout the Southeast, including Tuscaloosa, AL; Oxford, AL; Augusta, GA; and Kingsport, TN.

“The retail industry is changing rapidly across the country, and with retail being our second biggest industry in Roswell, it’s important that we invest in projects like this that will help our community adapt,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “Being able to gather and analyze this depth of data about our local retail market will guide us in making strategic decisions when it comes to business recruitment and retention, allowing us to both help the shopping centers in our city that are struggling while ensuring that our healthy shopping centers remain healthy.”

The six focus sites in Roswell are 1) Holcomb Bridge Road and Highway 9 Interchange; 2) Highway 92 from Woodstock to Mountain Park; 3) Highway 9 from Mansell Road north; 4) Holcomb Bridge Road and GA-400 Interchange, east through Martin Landing Drive; 5) Holcomb Bridge Road east from Scott Road; and 6) Historic District from Woodstock Road to the Chattahoochee River.

The project kicks off with an initial 60-day research and analysis period that will provide baseline data and key findings about the current state of the city’s retail market. From there, fresh data will be sourced and gathered by NextSite on a regular basis.

Data collected and analyzed will include, but is not limited to, the following areas: retail gap and leakage, peer identification and analysis, consumer attitudes and behavior, market segmentation, thematic mapping, mobile mapping, competitor analysis, and identification of retail prospects.

This data, along with the analytical tools and reporting functionality available through NextSite, will assist Roswell Inc in advising stakeholders, developers, property owners, local business owners, site selectors, and city leadership on key retail decisions.

“We know how important quality retail is to a community’s quality of place, which is why we’re excited about supporting this effort and helping Roswell and communities across the region adapt to the changing retail landscape,” said Lauren Lambiase, senior community and economic development manager at Georgia Power.

Three years is a best practice for this type of study, as it allows time for patterns and trends in the market to emerge and change. It also provides ample time to apply research and analysis to business deals, many of which take months or years to complete.

Welcome to Roswell – September 2017

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Ribbon Cutting at McDowell Chiropractic

McDowell Chiropractic

Welcome McDowell Chiropractic, located off Holcomb Bridge Road! McDowell offers services for both children and adults that help to revitalize the body’s basic capabilities. Dr. McDowell uses gentle, specific, and non-invasive techniques to adjust the spine to increase its mobility and proper function. These practices allow Dr. McDowell to focus on the physical health and well-being of his patients.


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Ribbon Cutting of Gazal Eyecare

Gazal Eyecare

Congratulations to Gazal Eyecare on its new Roswell location! Located on Norcross Street, Gazal Eyecare offers premium products and services for all basic optometry needs. Some of the services offered are routine eye exams, custom and SPFX lens fittings, and eyewear fittings and adjustments. Each pair of glasses is designed in Atlanta and hand crafted in Japan using unique and quality materials. Gazel Eyecare is dedicated to providing luxury eyewear and eyecare through innovative designs and vision technology.


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Ribbon Cutting of Crazy Love Coffee House

Crazy Love Market & Coffeehouse

Welcome Crazy Love Market & Coffeehouse, located on Canton Street in the heart of Roswell’s Historic District! Owners Perry and Sandra Pettett opened Crazy Love Market & Coffeehouse in May of 2017 with a mission to create a delicious cup of coffee and a comfortable gathering spot for community members. Crazy Love Market & Coffeehouse serves more than just coffee, breakfast, and lunch – it also offers an array of home décor and market items. Coupled with an excellent menu and staff, this coffeehouse is the perfect place to connect.  


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Ribbon Cutting of Centered Recovery Programs

Centered Recovery Programs

Welcome Centered Recovery Programs, a Psychology Today verified treatment center! Centered Recovery’s mindfulness-based, non-12-step program was created to help people live free from substance abuse, while learning the steps to be present and self-aware. Located off Upper Hembree Road, Centered Recovery offers both intensive outpatient (IOP) and full-time day treatment (PHP) to patients looking for drug or alcohol abuse recovery aid.

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