Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

LaFayette, GA – Robert Wardlaw, who has led Walker County Government’s economic and community development efforts over the past four years, formally announced today he will retire at the end of the year. “As our Economic and Community Development Director, Robert brought a level of professionalism and credibility to the position that elevated our ability … Continue reading Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

Movie Filmed in Walker County Opens in Select Theaters This Weekend

New York City, NY - The award-winning film "The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland" opens in select theaters across the country this weekend. Filmed primarily on location in Walker County, Georgia, the tale was inspired by the lead actors,’ Jim E. Chandler and Jenn Gotzon’s, true love story. The feature follows Belle Winters (Gotzon), … Continue reading Movie Filmed in Walker County Opens in Select Theaters This Weekend

The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - 2020 was a tough year for tourism. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure or limited operations of many attractions and events across the country, including Rock City and the Honeybee Festival in our region. Prior to the pandemic, Walker County was experiencing considerable tourism growth. Unique outdoor adventures and destinations, one of … Continue reading The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County

The McLemore Clubhouse Opens on Lookout Mountain

McLemore, the mountaintop community featuring an 18-hole championship highlands golf course, opened the McLemore Clubhouse this month. It's the first newly constructed building in what will become a village center for the community and guests. In addition to fine, chef-driven dining and premium gathering space, the Clubhouse offers members and guests a premium golf pro … Continue reading The McLemore Clubhouse Opens on Lookout Mountain

The Farmer & the Belle: Saving Santaland, filmed in Walker County, makes its screen debut

A movie filmed primarily on location in Walker County, Georgia in 2019 hits the home video market today. The Farmer & the Belle: Saving Santaland had a four year journey from development to script to screen.

Solar Eco-Box & Restaurant Rooftop Deck Win Second “Walker Rocks Start-up Challenge”

Rock Spring, GA – Plans for a storytelling box in Rossville and outdoor rooftop dining space in Chickamauga split the top prize in the second round of the Walker Rocks Start-up Challenge. Susan Wells with Rossville Redev Workshop, Kevin Martin with Phil’s Primetime Pizza and three other finalists received three minutes to pitch their ideas … Continue reading Solar Eco-Box & Restaurant Rooftop Deck Win Second “Walker Rocks Start-up Challenge”

Ironman and 5 other things to do in Walker County this weekend

Chickamauga, GA - Ironman Chattanooga returns to Walker County this weekend, as the bike portion of the triathlon will once again roll through our community. Downtown Chickamauga is an official viewing area for the bike race.  Ironman runs a free shuttle from Ross’s Landing in Chattanooga to downtown Chickamauga from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., … Continue reading Ironman and 5 other things to do in Walker County this weekend

Walker Rocks Start Up Challenge Seeks Applicants for Round 2

Rock Spring, GA – Dozens of companies with a household name have been started with a great idea and a little seed money.  If you have a winning concept, the Walker County Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from you. Round 2 of the Walker Rocks Start Up Challenge kicks off today.  The grant competition … Continue reading Walker Rocks Start Up Challenge Seeks Applicants for Round 2