Whitfield County Business Expo 2013
Networking is one of the most important things businesses can do! Come be a part of the premier networking event in Dalton and Whitfield County: Business Expo. Business Expo will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at the NorthWest Georgia Trade & Convention Center. The Expo is open to the public between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. “This is the 10th Annual Business Expo and we are proud to be able to continue to offer this opportunity for exposure to our members and community,” said Member Services Vice President Beth Morrison.
The Renz Nest Catering Company and the Oakwood Café in conjunction with the Greater Dalton Chamber, will be hosting ‘Cookout on the Hill’ as part of the Expo again this year. This cookout is in honor of National Small Business Week and takes the place of our traditional Cookout on the Corner. “The combination of Cookout and Expo is a natural fit and continues to be a huge success. Cookout’s mission to recognize small business and the Business Expo’s position as the largest opportunity for small businesses to be showcased in Northwest Georgia is a great marriage,” said Morrison. “We expect crowds of more than 600 attendees during Expo this year. We are excited to be able to work with local and regional business partners to make this event a success.”
City Entertainment is also back as a partner to entertain the crowd. Owner, P.J. Poston helps host the event from a center stage. “The element of excitement that City Entertainment brings to the Expo makes the event more fun and interactive. We are so excited about our 10th Anniversary for this event and being able to help Dalton businesses connect in a variety of ways.” said Morrison.
The Business Expo theme this year is “We’ve Got You Covered”. Come learn about the variety of wonderful offerings in our county or show off your company’s products and services while networking and growing your business!
Although admission to the event is free, there is a charge to be an exhibitor. The cost is $200 for an exhibit space. Only Chamber members may exhibit in Business Expo and space is limited, so sign up now. You may call the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce at (706) 712-0949 to reserve an exhibit space for your business, or email email@example.com.
More Business News
Last Update on July 30, 2015 07:34 GMT
ECONOMY-THE DAY AHEAD
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Labor Department will report today on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week.
The Commerce Department will also issue the first of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the April-June quarter. In the first three months of the year, the economy shrank at an annual rate of 0.2 percent.
Also today, Freddie Mac will report on average mortgage rates and Zillow will release its latest data on rental prices around the country. The report is likely to show that rents continue to climb amid strong demand for apartments
Procter & Gamble will report quarterly financial results before the market opens.
Amgen and LinkedIn will report after the closing bell.
HOME RENTAL PRICES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around New York, Los Angeles and Washington.
Real estate data firm Zillow says that U.S. rental prices rose a seasonally adjusted 4.3 percent in June from a year ago, roughly matching the same pace as in May.
Rents continue to jump at double-digit rates in Denver, San Francisco and San Jose, California. But the monthly data suggests that several other major markets have either added enough new buildings or prices have pushed residents to their financial limits and cannot rise further.
Median prices slipped month over month in the New York metro area by $15 to $2,340, while also dropping slightly in Washington and flat-lining in Los Angeles.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics is reporting a fifth straight quarterly profit drop as the Galaxy S6 series of smartphones failed to reverse its declining fortune in the smartphone industry.
Samsung's April-June net income was 5.8 trillion won ($5 billion), down 8 percent from 6.3 trillion won a year earlier. A FactSet survey of analysts predicted 5.6 trillion won of net income.
Sales fell 7 percent over a year earlier to 48.5 trillion won while operating income dropped 4 percent to 6.9 trillion won, in line with its earnings preview earlier this month.
A robust performance at its semiconductor department helped narrow the profit decline. Operating income from its semiconductor division surpassed the 3 trillion won mark for the first time in multiple years.
But the launch of the latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, were not enough to halt its decline in the smartphone industry.
HELSINKI (AP) -- Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. says second-quarter net profit was (euro) 347 million euros ($383 million), with growth particularly strong in its core networks division.
Overall sales increased 9 percent to 3.2 billion euros, with higher software sales and global demand for mobile broadband. Net profit a year earlier was 213 million euros but is not directly comparable because of discontinued operations.
CEO Rajeev Suri says all three of the Finnish company's remaining business sectors performed very well and it was "well positioned to deliver on our full-year 2015 commitments."
Nokia, which was unable to meet the challenges of Apple, Samsung and Asian phone makers, has seen a turnaround in its business since selling its ailing handset unit to Microsoft for 5.4 billion euros in 2013.
BERLIN (AP) -- Lufthansa says its earnings trebled in the second quarter compared with a year earlier, helped by falling fuel costs.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG, which includes airlines such as Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Germanwings, reports net earnings of 529 million euros ($584 million) for the April-June period, up from 173 million euros a year earlier. Revenue rose 8.9 percent to 8.39 billion euros from 7.7 billion euros.
Lufthansa confirmed its full-year outlook for adjusted pre-tax earnings of over 1.5 billion euros before strike costs.
The second quarter saw no strikes by Lufthansa's pilots in a long-running dispute that has led to repeated disruptions.
Chief financial officer Simone Menne says, alongside "extra momentum" for Lufthansa's passenger airlines, "the fall in fuel costs is largely responsible for the improvement in our results."
FORD F-150-CRASH TESTS
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford's aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests.
The four-door Super Crew version of the 2015 F-150 got top ratings in all five crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For now, it is the only full-size truck on the market with the institute's "Top Safety Pick" rating.
But the smaller Super Cab version did poorly on one frontal crash test.
The insurance institute says aluminum is safe and performed well. The different results were due to a design difference in the steel frame beneath the aluminum sides.
Ford noted that the trucks earned the government's top safety ratings. But it says it will improve the design of the Super Cab and Regular Cab trucks in 2016 so they perform better in front crashes.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Boeing has broken ground on a new $80 million, 290,000-square-foot building that will house about 800 new employees and be the third structure in the aerospace company's growing Oklahoma City campus.
The Chicago-based Boeing also announced that the headquarters of the Global Services & Support unit's Aircraft Modernization and Sustainment division will relocate to Oklahoma City.
Boeing also says the Aircraft Modernization and Sustainment division, which provides aircraft services for executive transport, airborne refueling, airborne command and control and global strike capabilities, is relocating from St. Louis.
Oklahoma City officials have estimated the expansion will have an economic impact of $637.7 million over four years. Earlier this year, the city agreed to $6 million in job creation incentives for Boeing.
Boeing announced plans last year to move most of its defense and support-related services from Washington state to other areas as part of its efforts to improve the competitiveness of the Defense, Space & Security unit. The company said about 2,000 employees could be affected, with 900 jobs possibly moving to Oklahoma City and up to 500 to St. Louis in about three years.
The Human RaceCheck out videos on The Human Race here!
Side RoadsTake a ride with Brian Smith to explore the unique people and places to be found along the Sideroads of the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
The Good LifeCelebrating the events, adventures and activities that represent "The Good Life" in the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
Closings and DelaysThese are the latest School and Business Closings reported to NewsChannel 9. If you see errors or need to add a school or business, call 423-757-7320.
Deaf & Hard of HearingInformation provided to NewsChannel 9 by members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.
Sponsored EventsCheck Back Often for NewsChannel9 Sponsored Events!