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From Sir with Love Stationery Shop Opens in Historic Roswell

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From Sir with Love, a new custom gift and stationery store, will officially open its doors in Roswell on March 19. Located on Atlanta Street on the east side of Roswell’s historic town square, in the building previously occupied by Salvage Bee, the shop will offer unique, high-quality gifts and stationery services for weddings, corporate clients, and individuals.

The shop’s owner, Sirmantha Ellison, began her business in 2011 out of a love and passion for creating elegant and tasteful gifts and memories. What began as a small studio called Paper Parfait quickly grew over the years, causing Ellison to rebrand to From Sir with Love and begin looking for a brick and mortar space for her business last year.  

With Roswell ranking number two in the State of Georgia for wedding destinations, Ellison strategically chose to open her business in Roswell, knowing it would be the perfect market for her product. She also knew the city’s strong culture for supporting small businesses.

“I’ve always admired Roswell’s Southern hospitality and friendliness, which made it the perfect place to set up a shop for my curated and personalized pieces,” said Sirmantha Ellison, owner of From Sir With Love. “Every city needs an organization like Roswell Inc. From helping me navigate city hall to making necessary business connections, Roswell Inc was my biggest cheerleader and played a vital role in opening my storefront.”

“Small businesses like From Sir with Love are the core of Roswell’s entrepreneurial culture,” said Debra Ewing, business development coordinator at Roswell Inc. “At Roswell Inc, we enjoy helping small businesses get off the ground, and it was an absolute honor to work alongside Sirmantha throughout this process. We are thrilled to have her join Roswell’s thriving business community.”

For more information about From Sir With Love, visit fromsirwithlove.com.

Marshalls and Ross Open in Roswell Village

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As of this month, two of Roswell Village Shopping Center’s new tenants, Ross Dress for Less and Marshalls, have officially opened their doors to the public. Crunch Fitness is currently under construction and actively accepting memberships pending its opening this summer. Starbucks, one of the other announced tenants in the shopping center, is also under construction with an anticipated opening at the end of 2019.

Located on the corner of Alpharetta Highway and Holcomb Bridge Road, the Roswell Village Shopping Center is owned by Sterling Organization. The 149,261-square-foot center has been undergoing redevelopment since April 2018.

Our team has been working with Sterling Organization throughout this process, from helping to recruit tenants to assisting with navigating city hall for signage and permitting, and we will continue to partner with them as they finalize tenants and finish the project.  

For more information about the development, visit sterlingorganization.com/properties/181.

Roswell Inc Board Members Recognized as “Top 10 Under 40”

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Four of our organization’s board members were recognized as part of Roswell Magazine’s first Top 10 Under 40 list. Our team is proud to have such influential and successful individuals serving as board members. Join us in congratulating them on their achievement!
For more information, visit myroswellmagazine.com/u40-winners.

Welcome to Roswell | February 2019

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Bodega Fitness Boutique

Welcome to Roswell, Bodega Fitness Boutique! Located off Canton Street, tucked behind Harmony Chiropractic, this new fitness studio offers yoga and HIIT classes.

For more information, visit bodega-fitness-boutique.business.site/.

Shapes Fitness For Women

Welcome to Roswell, Shapes Fitness For Women! Located on Etris Road, this is a women-only gym that specializes in health and fitness.

For more information, visit roswell.shapesfitnessforwomen.com/.

Roswell to Host First Ever Veteran Business Expo of Georgia

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The National Veteran Supplier Diversity Coalition, in partnership with Roswell Inc, will host the first ever Veteran Business Expo of Georgia at the Country Club of Roswell on Tuesday, April 30. This one-day event will bring together veteran-owned business owners and entrepreneurs and corporate purchasing professionals for a reverse tradeshow and matchmaking event.

This innovative tradeshow model is unique within the industry and will serve the needs of veteran business professionals as well as the local, regional, and national companies looking to work with and hire veteran-owned businesses.

The expo will feature networking opportunities, in-depth, one-on-one matchmaking activities between veteran-owned businesses and corporate purchasing professionals, and an exhibit hall specifically tailored for small-to-medium veteran-owned businesses to share their products and services with large corporations looking to network and grow their supplier diversity program.

“The best way we can help veteran entrepreneurs is to give them access to as many opportunities as possible,” said Brent Moeller, director of outreach for NVSDC. “As veteran entrepreneurs, ourselves, we saw first-hand the problems with traditional trade shows and decided to create a new model based directly around the needs of veteran entrepreneurs—something affordable and exclusively veteran-focused that would provide access to an expansive network of private companies and government purchasing managers who are passionate about using veteran suppliers.”

Additionally, veterans interested in learning about opening a franchise will have opportunities to hear from and connect with professionals in the franchising industry.

“We are thrilled to be bringing this new, innovative, and much-needed event to our community in order to serve and support veterans and veteran-owned businesses here in Roswell and within the region,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “We’ve been honored to work hand-in-hand with the NVSDC team and look forward to seeing the positive impact this event will have on fostering a vibrant business environment for our veterans.”

To date, the Veteran Expo of Georgia is sponsored by Lockheed Martin (Title Sponsor) and SAS Software (Partner Sponsor). As Title Sponsor, Lockheed Martin is also specifically sponsoring the one-on-one matchmaking activities.

Additional sponsors will be announced in the coming months, and sponsorship opportunities are still available for interested companies at multiple levels.

For more information about sponsorships, becoming an exhibitor, or registering to attend as a veteran-owned business, visit nvsdc.org/trade-show.

About National Veteran Supplier Diversity Coalition

The National Veteran Supplier Diversity Coalition (NVSDC) is a nonprofit that works to support veteran-owned businesses and any company seeking to increase its own commitment to veteran suppliers. NVSDC accomplishes this through recognizing corporate commitment to diverse suppliers, promotion of sourcing opportunities for vets, aiding companies in meeting their supplier diversity goals, providing start-up funding for veteran small businesses, and offering mentoring programs.

Welcome to Roswell | January 2019

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Your CBD Store Ribbon Cutting in Roswell, GA

Your CBD Store

Welcome to Roswell, Your CBD Store! Specializing in CBD supplements, this company has opened a location in Founders Square to serve the Roswell community.

For more information, visit cbdrx4u.com/find-us/georgia/roswell.

Flame Pizza Ribbon Cutting in Roswell , GA

Flama Pizza Co.

Welcome to Roswell, Flama Pizza Co.! Located off Holcomb Bridge Road inside the Crossings at Roswell shopping center, Flama serves up a gourmet menu including New York City style pizza.

For more information, visit flamapizzaco.com/.

Historic Roswell Place Ribbon Cutting in Roswell, GA

Historic Roswell Place

Congratulations to Historic Roswell Place! Located on Magnolia Street, this Pegasus Senior Living facility is within walking distance of Roswell’s historic district.

For more information, visit pegasusseniorliving.com/communities/historic-roswell-place/.

Magnolia Place Ribbon Cutting in Roswell, GA

Magnolia Place

Congratulations to Magnolia Place! This facility is Pegasus Senior Living’s second Roswell location and is located on Mansell Road.

For more information, visit pegasusseniorliving.com/communities/magnolia-place-of-roswell/.  

State of the City 2019

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Roswell Inc’s Economic Development Report

by Steve Stroud

Executive Director Steve Stroud

On January 25, 2019, we hosted our annual State of the City event at The Country Club of Roswell. More than 300 business, civic, and elected leaders from both Roswell and around the region attended to hear an update on economic development in Roswell, a look back at 2018, and a preview of what’s to come in 2019. Roswell Mayor Lori Henry also gave a State of the City address regarding city business.
Key highlights from our presentation included an overview of our success in economic and business development from 2018, which included:
  • 58 business attraction and recruitment projects, 22 retention projects, and 9 retention projects supported – of those, 33 projects closed in 2018
  • 54 ribbon cuttings, 83 ombudsman engagements (where we help businesses navigate city hall), and 131 business development meetings
  • Total of 1,754 new jobs created through our recruitment, retention and expansion efforts
  • Several large projects, including:

    • Recruitment of Element by Westin business-class hotel on Westside Parkway
    • Expansion of Boutique Hotel and Mixed-Use Development in Historic District
    • Brixmor Property Group regional headquarters recruitment—50 jobs
    • GPS Trackit national headquarters recruitment—40 jobs
    • Staff Zone national headquarters retention and expansion—35 jobs
    • McKesson Corporation’s “Atlanta Hub” recruitment—500 jobs
  • Total of $654,000+ in new annual revenue to City of Roswell through our work
  • Total of $614,000+ in new one-time revenue to the City of Roswell through our work
For a full picture of our organization’s work from 2018, check out our Annual Report.

Check out Mayor Lori Henry’s presentation below along with a photo gallery from the event.

Roswell Inc Annual Report 2018

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Roswell Inc Annual Report Cover

We are excited to announce the release of our 2018 Annual Report, which provides an overview of the work and impact that our organization has on the community.

“This year’s report is filled with success stories of the work we’ve done together to help foster a robust and healthy economic climate in Roswell,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “We are proud to share this report with the community and look forward to another year ahead.”

👇 or take a peek at the highlights below first 👇

Roswell Inc's Report Card from their 2018 Annual Report

2018 Ribbon Cutting Recap

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