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Computer Museum of America Announces Its Grand Opening

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The Computer Museum of America will host its official grand opening on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the museum located at 5000 Commerce Parkway, Roswell, GA 30076. The event is open to the public and will begin Saturday at 10:00am. Operating hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm. 

Over the past fifty years, computing has grown from a few gadgets to an almost universal extension of human life. Yet while computing has become commonplace, the history of its innovation is being lost every day as ‘old’ technology is discarded, recycled or consigned to a landfill. The Computer Museum of America was created to preserve this history and educate visitors on the past and future of computing, empowering the innovators of tomorrow. 

“Anything that is in the collection, no matter how primitive, is magic,” says Lonnie Mimms, CEO of Mimms Enterprises. “We want the Computer Museum of America to be a center of inspiration for all generations to be encouraged to go out and do something great.” 

Tickets to the grand opening event are priced from $12-$15 and will give attendees access to exhibits such as A Tribute to Apollo 11 featuring a replica of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, Vanquishing the Impossible: a collection of super computers illustrating how these remarkable machines led to dramatic improvements in weather forecasting and national security, and the Historical Timeline exhibit that shows the advancements in information and data technology – from the early abacus and slide rule up to the ubiquitous “super computers” we call smart phones. 

With 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space, the Computer Museum of America will soon also offer a unique environment in which to host corporate or social events. 

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About Computer Museum of America: Developed from the passions of an avid lover of computers and technology over a period of 40 years, the Computer Museum of America has evolved into one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of computing artifacts, preserving the history of computing for future generations. These artifacts of the digital revolution are beautiful and valuable in their own right, and even more valuable as a permanent record of the innovation process and market experiments that drove discovery forward. From this collection we have curated engaging exhibits to share the stories from the history of computing, while also allowing us to loan rare artifacts to other museums including the Smithsonian Institution. 

New Career Expo Series Kicks Off With Hospitality

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In partnership with the Georgia Department of Labor, we will host the first-ever Roswell Hospitality Career Expo sponsored by Gas South at the Holiday Inn Express on Wednesday, August 21. The first in a series of career expos, this event will focus on bringing together employers and qualified applicants specifically in the hospitality industry.

“This career expo series is unique in that each event strategically focuses on the staffing needs of a key industry,” said Steve Stroud, Executive Director of Roswell Inc. “The hospitality industry is one of Roswell’s leading industries, and with three new hotels and a number of restaurants and attractions set to open within the next year, it continues to grow. We are excited to help support that growth through the Roswell Hospitality Career Expo.”

The event will feature an exhibit hall with more than 35 of Roswell’s restaurants, breweries, hotels and attractions. Employers will have the opportunity to promote available positions and recruit job seekers at their individual company table. Additionally, businesses will have the option to participate in one-on-one interviewing in a separate, more private meeting space. The Georgia Department of Labor along with other local job networking groups are helping to promote this event to their extensive network of job seekers. 

Other career expos that are currently in the early planning stage include automotive and medical career expos.

SCORE Partnership Brings Mentorship and Business Development Programs to Roswell

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We’re thrilled to announce that we recently entered into a partnership with the North Metro Atlanta chapter of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), a national non-profit and partner organization of the US Small Business Administration that focuses on providing mentorship and resources to established and aspiring business owners. The North Metro Atlanta chapter covers all of Cobb, Gwinnett, North Fulton, and Forsyth counties and will now be able to service Roswell area business owners and professionals.

“Our partnership with SCORE is a natural fit for the entrepreneurial spirit of Roswell businesses,” said Steve Stroud, Executive Director of Roswell Inc. “We look forward to working with SCORE to mentor, train, and educate new and existing businesses to expand within the City of Roswell.”

“Our North Metro Atlanta Chapter, with its 15 offices and 62 Mentors, is uniquely equipped to help people start or grow their businesses through one-on-one mentoring, workshops and webinars,” said Bill Foust, of SCORE. “We are Roswell based and focused, and we look forward to serving the needs of Roswell’s future and existing businesses”.   

The partnership will allow Roswell-based SCORE mentors to hold weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions at Roswell Inc . The North Metro Atlanta SCORE chapter will also work with Roswell Inc to host business-focused workshops on a quarterly basis. The two organizations are in the beginning stages of planning these workshops that will be open to businesses across Roswell and the North Metro area.

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SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, SCORE has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs. SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is funded through both a cooperative agreement with the US SBA and individual contributions of over 10,000 volunteers to provide programs for entrepreneurs at minimal to no costs.

Welcome to Roswell | June 2019

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Mattress Made Easy

Congratulation to Mattress Made Easy on celebrating its 2 Year Anniversary! The family-owned and operated business prides itself on its unique and durable product lines. Their helpful and knowledgeable staff are dedicated to assisting customers find a high-quality mattress at an affordable price.

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 Shattered Studios

Welcome to Roswell, Shattered Studios! Located near Canton Street, this eco-friendly art studio offers individual art sessions and group workshops to create upcycled art. They also encourage everyone in the community to recycle glass items in the designated bins located outside of their studio. 

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Roswell Economic Development and Tourism, Inc. Announces New Board Members

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Roswell Economic Development and Tourism, Inc., the board of directors that oversees both Roswell’s tourism program, Visit Roswell, and Roswell’s economic development program, Roswell Inc, has announced seven new board members for the organization.

The new board members became effective July 1, 2019 and will serve three-year terms.

“A strong board of directors is essential to the overall health of any organization,” said Ken Davis, president of Roswell Economic Development and Tourism, Inc. “We are excited to be adding this many high-caliber individuals to our board with experience and expertise in both business development and tourism. We are confident they will help us strategically grow our organization over the next several years.”

New Board Members (2019-2021)

  • Mark Goodman, Director of Economic & Talent Development, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
  • Craig Hallerman, Commercial Account Executive, Gas South
  • Allen Barker, Chief Banking Officer & Regional Market President, Synovus North Georgia Division
  • Mike Prewett, President, Century 21 Connect Realty
  • Monica Smith, President & CEO, Southeast Tourism Society
  • Pat Thompson, IT Executive, GM Innovation Center
  • Dana Gurela, Owner, Deep Roots Wine Market


About Visit Roswell
Visit Roswell, the Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau, is the destination marketing organization charged with carrying the responsibility of tourism promotion throughout the city. The organization incorporates targeted advertising and marketing programs with aggressive sales and public relations efforts to build the image of Roswell as a destination and increase visitation. Visit Roswell provides leadership for the tourism & hospitality industry in the community.

Welcome to Roswell | May 2019

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Mountain Motorsports

Welcome to Roswell, Mountain Motorsports! Founded in 1999 by two lifelong friends, Mountain Motorsports has quickly grown into one of the largest powersport dealership groups in the nation. The Roswell location is the company’s newest addition to the Metro Atlanta market.

Mountain Motorsports is committed to building long lasting relationships with its customers by thoroughly training and serving team members and by being the powersports sales, service and special event center of their communities.

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Pet Suites

Congratulations to Pet Suites on its recent rebranding! Pet Suites is a fun and exciting place to drop your pet off during the day or while you’re away on vacation. The large, luxurious facility can accommodate large or small dogs (in addition to cats) and has everything your pet needs to play and enjoy the day—including an in-ground pool!

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Jacey Verhouef Photography

Welcome to Roswell, Jacey Verhouef Photography! As a mom with four young children, what started as Jacey’s passion for photographing her own children blossomed into a thriving family-owned and -operated business. Serving clients throughout North Metro Atlanta, Jacey helps families preserve cherished memories – from newborn to high school graduation, and all the precious milestones that come in between.

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Live Oak Dermatology

Welcome to Roswell, Live Oak Dermatology! Founded by dermatologist Dr. Brent Goedjen, Live Oak Dermatology’s mission is to deliver the highest quality care for all your skin concerns.

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Roswell Inc Wins National Bronze Anvil Award

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Roswell Inc wins National Bronze Anvil Award for its 2018 Annual ReportRoswell Inc has been awarded the prestigious 1st place Bronze Anvil Award for its 2018 Annual Report through the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community.

For more than 45 years, PRSA’s Bronze Anvil Awards have recognized the best of the best in public relations tactics — the use of social media, video, blogs, podcasts, annual reports, digital newsletters, websites – that contribute to the success of overall public relations programs or campaigns.

The 2019 Bronze Anvil Awards program drew a total of 525 entries from across the country. Of those, only one project was selected as the Bronze Anvil Award winner in each of the competition’s 33 categories. Roswell Inc received the Bronze Anvil Award in the Annual Reports category.

“The Bronze Anvil is one of the most coveted awards in the entire public relations industry, which makes receiving this award an incredible honor—and, of course, extremely exciting for our team,” said Carisa Turner, APR, director of communications and public relations for Roswell Inc. “Our annual report is one of the main ways we tell our story and showcase our impact on building a strong, vibrant business community here in Roswell, and we are thrilled that our work has garnered national recognition in this way.”

Bronze Anvil judging is performed across the United States by teams of PRSA members and others with expertise in the specific categories. Judging is focused on four areas—1) strategic planning and content, 2) creativity and quality, 3) technical excellence, and 4) results achieved through the communications project.

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Veterans Business Expo 2019 Photo Gallery

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Last month, we hosted the first ever Veteran Business Expo of Georgia in partnership with the National Veteran Supplier Diversity Coalition, a Roswell-based nonprofit. Nearly 200 veteran businesses attended and got to connect with 30 corporate purchasing professionals from companies like Lockheed Martin, Southern Company, and Synovus.

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Welcome to Roswell | April 2019

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A Mindful Movement

Welcome to Roswell, A Mindful Movement! Founded on the teachings of Ayurveda, a holistic healing system that guides people to understanding their own unique path to wellness, A Mindful Movement is a wellness and yoga center offering a wide variety of yoga classes for every member of the family; women, men, and children.


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Grand Reserve of Litchfield

Welcome to Roswell, Grand Reserve of Litchfield! A David Weekley development, this community features expansive homesites between one and three acres and a variety of award-winning floor plans to fit your family’s lifestyle.

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Gypsy Rose Music

Welcome to Roswell, Gypsy Rose Music! As Historic Roswell’s newest music venue, Gypsy Rose hosts a variety of curated, original, live music and private events. Founder and local resident, Brittany Crooms, opened the music hall out of a passion for merging music, entertainment, and community.


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Fusion Physical Therapy

Welcome to Roswell, Fusion Physical Therapy, Fitness, and Coaching! As a private, outpatient, therapist-owned clinic, Fusion’s vision is to create a place where therapists come to work with a passion for learning, patient care, consistent improvement and fun, and where patients can achieve their maximum potential. Fusion’s physical therapists work with clients from all levels, from middle school up to senior citizens.


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Roswell Inc Wins Gold Hermes Creative Awards

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Roswell Inc was named a four-time Gold Winner by the 2019 Hermes Creative Awards. The international awards competition honors creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials, marketing and communication programs, and emerging technologies.

In the 2019 Hermes Awards program, more than 6,000 entries were submitted in 200 categories.

Roswell Inc was recognized with wins in the following areas:

  • Gold Award: Roswell Inc 2017 Annual Report
  • Gold Award: Roswell Inc 2018 Annual Report
  • Gold Award: About Roswell Inc Video (Nonprofit category)
  • Gold Award: About Roswell Inc Video (Corporate Image category)

Roswell Inc also received three honorable mention awards for its State of the City Logo, State of the City Brand and Design, and Roswell Craft Beer Magazine Ad.

“It’s incredibly exciting for our team to be recognized for its creativity, design and innovation,” said Carisa Turner, APR, director of communications and public relations for Roswell Inc. “We are thrilled to receive these awards and are proud to represent Roswell on the national stage through this awards program.”

The Hermes Creative Awards program is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand creative professionals. AMCP oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges, and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession. The Hermes Awards program has been in existence for more than 20 years.

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