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Waffle House coming

Corporate spokesperson, Rick Hattaway, has confirmed that Waffle House Inc. is in negotiations for a site in Bainbridge.

City planning official Bob Gardner says Waffle House has plats drawn up for the outparcel lot in the Bainbridge Mall between the ATM and Golden Corral.

Hattaway said the company is in contract with mall owners, but have not closed the deal yet. He believes plans will be submitted to the city for approval in the next week or so.

Great Clips Hair Salon at Inland Port Center

Construction is underway to alter and renovate one of the empty retail spaces at the Inland Port Center to accommodate Great Clips, a new hair salon in the community.

It will be located in the space between Alltel and Shoe Show.

Great Clips is a franchise business with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn.

Shaw changes at Calhoun plant

According to information printed Nov. 18, 2008, in the Dalton Daily Citizen, Dalton-based Shaw Industries has said it will change production at its Calhoun plant, resulting in 125 job cuts.

Shaw will contract with a Calhoun-based company for cutting, sewing and packaging at rug facility Plant 7G, allowing Shaw to focus on tufting, dyeing and coating. The departments will remain open through the middle of January. Shaw did not identify the company.

Shaw officials said they hope to place affected employees at other Shaw locations. Representatives with the Georgia Department of Labor will come to the plant to explain benefits, provide out-placement services and retraining.

“Current market conditions, among other factors, make it difficult to predict how many displaced people may be successfully placed during the coming months,” according to a news release from Shaw.

Last month, company officials said they would cut 3 percent of Shaw’s northwest Georgia work force through layoffs and attrition through the end of the year. The company employs approximately 15,000 to 16,000 in Northwest Georgia.

Shaw is the world’s largest broadloom carpet manufacturer and has more than 30,000 employees overall.

Food Bank receives Best of Albany Award

Food Bank of Southwest Georgia has been selected for the 2008 Best of Albany Award in the Social Services category by the U.S. Local Business Association.

The USLBA “Best of Local Business” award program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year the USLBA identifies companies they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local communities and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Subway restaurants helping America’s Second Harvest

The Subway restaurants in the Tallahassee market area, including Decatur and Grady counties, are doing their part to support the local communities.

On Nov. 23, participating Subways will be donation centers for America’s Second Harvest. They are working together this holiday season to bring cheer to those families who are less fortunate.

To encourage food donations, participating Subway restaurants will be giving away a free regular 6-inch sub with any nutritional, non-perishable food donation on Sunday, Nov. 23, from 12 to 4 p.m. No purchase is required.

The Food Bank of Southwest Georgia was founded in 1984 and incorporated as charitable, non-profit organization in 1995. In September 2005, they received national certification by and membership in the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States, America’s Second Harvest, the Nation’s Food Bank Network. They are approved to serve 20 counties in Southwest Georgia.