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American Rescue Plan Act

2021-03-22T15:29:08-04:00March 18th, 2021|COVID-19 News|

Upon President Biden signing the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Senior Advisor Michael Roth stated: “The American Rescue Plan Act enables the SBA to continue to lift up the cornerstones of our communities; the mom-and-pop businesses and nonprofits that provide essential services for our everyday [...]

Q&A: Meet Sean Walcek, Owner of 5/4 Meadery

2021-02-12T17:50:34-05:00February 12th, 2021|News|

Roswell has become regionally known for its craft beverage scene, made up of breweries, distilleries, beverage markets and the newest addition—a meadery! In this month’s Q&A, Roswell Inc’s Kimberly Allred chats with 5/4 Meadery owner Sean Walcek to discuss the growing industry of mead making, [...]

Board Member Spotlight | February 2021

2021-02-12T16:35:06-05:00February 12th, 2021|News|

Sunny Bailey, owner of Naylor Hall, serves as a board member of Roswell Economic Development and Tourism, Inc.—the board of directors that oversees Roswell Inc and Visit Roswell. In 2009, Sunny purchased the 180 year old home and restored the property to turn it into a special events venue. “Having [...]

Welcome to Roswell | Dec 2020 & Jan 2021

2021-02-12T16:37:59-05:00February 12th, 2021|Ribbon Cuttings|

Graceleaf CBD Welcome to Roswell, Graceleaf CBD! Graceleaf CBD was founded on the principles of natural health and wellness. Kevin and Rani Quirk became interested in CBD when they saw how it was positively impacting the lives of their close friends and family. They decided to take their entrepreneurial [...]

Industry Insight | Increasing Restaurant Revenue in 2021

2021-02-15T10:38:15-05:00February 12th, 2021|News|

Welcome to our new series Industry Insight where local industry experts join us as blog contributors to share their wisdom and guidance to help our local business community thrive! To kick off this series, Lauren Fernandez, CEO and Founder of Full Course, is joining us to provide tips and tricks [...]

Board Member Spotlight | December 2020

2020-12-08T15:00:08-05:00December 8th, 2020|News|

Monica Smith serves as the President and CEO of Southeast Tourism Society (STS) and has over 26 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. Prior to joining the staff of STS, she served on its Board of Directors while she was the Vice President of Sales and [...]

Welcome to Roswell | OCT-NOV 2020

2020-12-09T10:24:00-05:00December 8th, 2020|Ribbon Cuttings|

Evimero Marketplace Welcome to Roswell, Evimero Marketplace! Roswell's newest gift shop officially cut the ribbon in October, but we first featured the shop when it first opened on our August post. Check it out here!  Magnolia Financial Family owned [...]

Board Member Spotlight: November 2020

2020-11-16T13:55:56-05:00November 16th, 2020|News|

Dave Schmit has spent his career creating places and experiences that engage people.  From building paper mills to shopping centers to residential communities, Dave has focused on providing quality of life improvements and economic opportunity for people in the communities he serves. His company develops town-centered mixed-use projects in the [...]

Honda Carland Expands with New Facility

2020-11-16T13:37:13-05:00November 16th, 2020|News|

Honda Carland first opened their doors in 1974 on Alpharetta Highway in Roswell, Georgia. Since its first location, a one-car showroom, Honda Carland has grown with its community to serve all of the North Georgia suburbs of Atlanta, selling new and pre-owned Honda vehicles. The Honda Carland team is [...]

Q&A: Southern Post Mixed-Use Development

2020-12-08T14:01:55-05:00November 16th, 2020|News|

Located in the heart of downtown Roswell, the $95-million redevelopment project Southern Post, which is situated on the former Southern Skillet property, will bring 40,000 square feet of retail, 90,000 square feet of office, 128 apartments and 10 townhomes to the historic [...]

Best Sips in Roswell 2020

2020-11-16T12:23:55-05:00November 16th, 2020|News|

The fifth annual Summer Sippin’ Roswell, which wrapped on September 30, brought the community together to safely celebrate the end of summer while supporting the local restaurants and of course, to crown the “Best Sips in Roswell” 2020. This year’s event was the largest to [...]

Q&A: Office Space at Southern Post

2020-10-12T11:35:06-04:00October 9th, 2020|News|

Located in downtown Roswell, the $100-million redevelopment project Southern Post will feature the historic districts' first Class-A office space. In this month's Q&A, Roswell Inc executive director Steve Stroud discusses the project with Stephen Clifton, Senior Managing Director of Transwestern, which is the commercial real [...]

Roswell Startup, Talli, Raises $220k Pre-seed Funding

2020-10-08T17:19:15-04:00October 8th, 2020|News|

Roswell startup, Talli, has closed a $220k pre-seed funding round led by Atlanta’s Outlander Labs. Recently established in Atlanta after a move from California, Outlander’s founding team, Leura and Paige Craig, are bringing their vast experience and network to early stage founders in the Southeast. And their first two [...]

Best Sips in Roswell 2020

2020-10-08T17:17:16-04:00October 8th, 2020|News|

 After two months of sippin’ in Roswell, the wait is finally over, and we're thrilled to announce the 2020 "Best Sips in Roswell"! Drinks created by Fresco Cantina Grill and Huh Natural & Real Food each won first place in their respective categories. The "Blackberries [...]

Board Member Spotlight | October 2020

2020-10-08T17:05:29-04:00October 8th, 2020|News|

Lonnie Mimms has over 35 years of experience working in the Commercial Real Estate industry. In his role as CEO of Mimms Enterprises, his primary responsibilities include making major corporate decisions, overseeing the company’s fiscal activity and providing strategic direction of the company. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Mimms [...]

Welcome to Roswell | September 2020

2020-10-08T17:16:50-04:00October 8th, 2020|Ribbon Cuttings|

The George Center for Music Therapy Welcome to Roswell, The George Center for Music Therapy! The George Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic and educational opportunities to individuals, not limited to, neurologic, developmental, and neurodegenerative diseases. They use the principles of presuming competence, rhythm, [...]

Welcome to Roswell | August 2020

2020-09-18T11:05:13-04:00September 11th, 2020|News, Ribbon Cuttings|

Evimero Marketplace Welcome to Roswell, Evimero Marketplace! The fair trade, artisan marketplace bringings unique gifts, home goods, jewelry and more to the community. Everything they carry is handmade either locally, within the US or abroad. Evimero means "to thrive" in Greek, and their hope is to help [...]

Industry Q&A: Hospitality & Tourism

2020-09-18T11:07:38-04:00September 11th, 2020|News|

Across the nation, COVID-19 has impacted the hospitality and tourism industry, including here in Roswell. In April and May, the industry took a major hit as many hotels, restaurants, venues and attractions were required to close or limit capacity to comply with public health guidance. [...]

Board Member Spotlight | September 2020

2020-09-10T15:55:20-04:00September 10th, 2020|News|

Michael Curling Michael was raised in Roswell and moved back in 2011 after finishing his MBA at Virginia Tech. He is the Vice President of New Kent Capital, a Roswell family office that invests in and works with a number of local businesses including Table & Main, Osteria Mattone, [...]

Inc. 5,000 2020 Companies in Roswell

2020-08-21T14:02:09-04:00August 21st, 2020|News|

Inc. Magazine recently released its list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America, 10 of which call Roswell home. Roswell Companies: #232 Wursta (IT Management) Growth - 1,875%#343 Flip Electronics (Business Products & Services)Growth - 1,318%#2,213 OTR Capital (Financial Services)Growth - 189%#2,487 Qiigo (Advertising & Marketing)Growth - 166%#2,842 BELAY (Human [...]

Welcome to Roswell | Summer 2020

2020-08-19T11:46:50-04:00August 19th, 2020|Ribbon Cuttings|

Fran Farias State Farm Happy 30th Anniversary to the Fran Farias State Farm Team! The company celebrated with an open house benefiting two charitable organizations—Homestretch and Community Assistance Center. Fran and her team of Agents are known for their outstanding customer service and provide Home, Auto, Business, [...]

Board Member Spotlight | August 2020

2020-08-06T10:38:53-04:00August 5th, 2020|News|

We want you to get to know us a little better, and that includes our board—Roswell Economic Development & Tourism, Inc. Each month we will feature 2 board members, kicking off with our board president Ken Davis of Renasant Bank and treasurer Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz of Tolbert Yilmaz School of [...]

Partnering with Georgia Hispanic Chamber to Build Hispanic Business Community in Roswell

2020-08-07T12:53:46-04:00August 4th, 2020|News|

We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) to support both aspiring and current Hispanic business owners in Roswell, develop mutual business relationships between Hispanic and non-Hispanic business owners in the city, and strengthen Roswell’s overall business community. The partnership will provide for a variety [...]

Summer Sippin’ Roswell Returns with a Twist on August 1!

2020-10-08T17:18:43-04:00July 31st, 2020|Events, News|

Summer Sippin’ Roswell, a two-month beverage competition that typically occurs from June through July, will take place this year from August 1 through September 30. Our organization created this event in 2016 as an industry support program, and in the event’s fifth year, more than 50 restaurants are competing [...]

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