August in Review – 2016

By September 19, 2016Business News

Take a look back at Roswell Inc’s highlights for August, 2016   

Quick Stats:

Roswell New Businesses & Job Creation

36 New Businesses
84 New Jobs Created
45,791 Commercial SqFt Occupied



Preliminary July 2016


Preliminary July 2016

Summer Sippin’ Roswell – Winner Announced!

Summer Sippin’ Roswell came to an end on August 15th.  Summer went by fast, but all the creative concoctions of participating restaurants helped keep us chill.

Want to know which finely crafted cocktail claimed the Best Sip of Roswell 2016? Check out the top 5 (really 6 – there was a tie for 2nd) below:

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On August 25, Roswell Inc, Visit Roswell GA and the Conventions and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors celebrated 25 years of partnership with the City of Roswell with over 250 attendees.

Over the past 25 years, RCVB’s Board of Directors has successfully implemented and provided oversight for Roswell’s tourism program, Visit Roswell GA, and more recently the economic development program, Roswell Inc, through a public-private partnership with the City of Roswell.

Thank you to the community, business and civic leaders for a wonderful evening that celebrated 25 successful years of collaboration, partnership and success.

Be sure to view the photos of the event here:

We were proud to recognize regional partnerships as well.  Visit Roswell GA presented the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Tourism division with the Tourism Partner award while Roswell Inc presented the Economic Development Partner Award to the Small Business division.

Ending the evening, Dotty Etris was presented with the History Maker Award – for her 25 years of service to Roswell as the Executive Director of Visit Roswell GA.

We would not have been able to celebrate without the support of all our sponsors:

Silver Signature:

Malon D. Mimms Company
Bank of North Georgia
Carl Black Roswell
Georgia Power
Gas South
Renasant Bank
WellStar North Fulton Hospital

Silver Select:

Ferrari Maserati of Roswell
Verizon Wireless

Silver Reserve:

Aesthetic Specialy Centre
Alpha Office Products
Chipper Gronholm at Coldwell Banker
Comcast Cable
Duke Land Group
Frontdoor Communities
Kaufman & Forman P.C.
LGE Community Credit Union
Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance
Randall-Paulson Architects
Schmit & Associates
Scroggin & Company, PC
Sterling Healthcare
Talk of the Town Catering

Revealing of Roswell P3

The following was announced at
Celebrating 25 Dinner and Awards
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For approximately 20 of its 25 years, the CVB’s sole purpose was to address revitalization
of the Historic District and promotetourism in the City of Roswell.

Under the direction and leadership of Executive Director Dotty Etris, Roswell’s tourism program has enjoyed great success. According to an independent study, for every $1 invested in advertising, marketing and promotions of tourism, the City of Roswell reaps $365 in tourism related economic activity.  The success of our program was recognized at the State level when Dotty Etris was recognized by Governor Nathan Deal with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Tourism.

In 2011, the Roswell CVB Board of Directors expanded its partnership with the City of Roswell.  Our partnership would not only include promoting tourism in the City, but it would also include promoting economic development in our City.  This new program was charged with retaining and
expanding current businesses in Roswell as well as building awareness of Roswell as a great place to do business.

Under the direction and leadership of Executive Director Steve Stroud, Roswell’s economic development program has enjoyed great success as well.  The number of Roswell businesses increased to 5,070 in 2015; an increase of 609 businesses or 14% over 2014 levels.  In addition, the number of new business licenses increased to 649 in 2015 creating 2,409 jobs.

We would all agree that the City or Roswell is a great place for our family and friends to visit, to live, and to do business.  As proud as I am of the past 25 years, I am even more excited about the next 25 years as our tourism and economic development initiatives continue to grow and bring success to Roswell.  To celebrate our history and to best position and align our programs for the years to come, I am pleased to announce the renaming of our executive committee and board. The purpose of this realignment is to better define our Board of Directors responsibilities while at the same time more strongly and accurately positioning both programs we govern.  Moving into the future, we will be known as Roswell P3 -Supporting Community Initiatives & Partnerships Since 1991.  Roswell P3 better represents the two distinct programs under the Board’s responsibility and helps bring clarity as we continue as a public, private partnership with the City of Roswell.  Reporting to our community led Board of Directors, Dotty Etris will continue to lead our tourism initiatives with the Visit Roswell GA Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Steve Stroud will continue to lead our economic development initiatives with Roswell Inc. Learn more at