The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 106th Annual Meeting Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Aviation Center. The gavel was passed from 2016 Chairman Mr. Curtis Gardner, Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, to the current 2017 Chairman, Mr. John Quinlivan, CEO, Redmond Regional Medical Center. One of the highlights of the evening was the unveiling of the Chamber’s new logo and name.
“The rebranding effort is a culmination of Chamber leaders, local professionals and a diverse group of members coming together with a task and a mission to provide a contemporary, global look with a strong unified message, “explained Mr. Quinlivan.
2016 Chairman, Curtis Gardner added, “The Chamber’s Board of Directors voted at the October Board Meeting to change the name to Rome Floyd Chamber making it clear who we represent and adding that we are looking forward to the future together.”
The new logo for the Chamber symbolizes the confluence of the three rivers and seven hills. Embedded in the logo are an R and an F, representing Rome and Floyd County adding new growth all around. As you look through the arched doorway, you see a diamond, a shining symbol of a “city on a hill”….where opportunity awaits.
There are threads coming together. Threads representing our fabric, the unique individuals representing a common goal, the same vision….to cultivate our community to make it fertile for additional growth, producing jobs and harvesting opportunity for all of Rome and Floyd County citizens.
In looking at the logo, one sees bridges. We continue to build bridges, develop transformational leadership and connect people to promote business with a unified economic development approach. Bridges connect us to our vibrant downtown, a gathering place where conversations spark smiles, laughter and innovative ideas and solutions. These bridges take us over the river to our sporting venues where we play tennis, walk the greenways, kayak the river ways and hit it out of the park at a Rome Braves Game.
So what may look simple at first glance tells a rich story of past and future coming together, from analog to digital with diversity, industry and service with total clarity and focus on our beautiful metro city on a hill.