MARIETTA — The Georgia Department of Transportation announced on Friday that Marietta-based construction firm C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. has been awarded a $42.6 million project in Floyd County.
The company will be in charge of widening 5.5 miles of the West Rome Bypass from south of the Coosa River to north of State Route 20, as well as construct 10 new bridges in that corridor.
GDOT Commissioner Vance Smith said the project is part of more than $370 million in transportation improvements authorized by the state DOT this summer, and added that the department expected to approve another $100 million in new work at the end of September.
Firms needed for the career expo
GALLERIA — The City of Marietta Councilman Anthony Coleman, the City of Marietta, CobbWorks, Inc., the Cobb County Government, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Labor Cobb/Cherokee Career Center are hosting the 2011 Marietta/Cobb Career Expo on Sept. 28 and are looking for companies and employers to join the event.
Expo officials said the expo is being held to assist job seekers and employers to gain access to local companies and skilled workers. The event will be Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway in Marietta. Registration is free and those interested in the expo can call Michael O’Neal at (770) 528-6109.
* MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service of Marietta is now implementing Zepherella’s PatientPaySM service, which will provide patients with online billing and payment services on a secure website. Company officials said the new service is an effort to make the company operations and customer payments more efficient.
* The Austell Business Association is partnering with the City of Austell to host a Concert in the Park on Saturday. The concert will be held in Collar Park at 2625 Joe Jerkins Blvd. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Both groups are asking for vendors — including food vendors, individuals, families, crafters, artists, home-based businesses and fund raising groups to purchase a 10 foot by 10 foot space at the park for as little as $25. Payments and reservations are due by Friday. The event is free to visitors and will feature live music by the bands The Ramblin’ Grass, Rambunctious, and gospel artist Al Holley.
* Rosan Hall, Keller Williams Realty Atlanta North of Marietta was one of 105 Council of Residential Specialist chapter leaders, regional vice presidents and national officers who participated in the annual CRS Chapter Leadership Training Program, sponsored by the Council of Residential Specialists in Scottsdale, Ariz., Aug. 26 and 27. Attendees took part in sessions focused on strategic planning, providing chapter value and benefits, working with diverse personalities and building team performance, as well as in-depth training covering many aspects of Chapter administration and management.