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Business Spotlight: Floyd Training and Service Center

Business Spotlight: Floyd Training and Service Center

Business Name: Floyd Training and Service Center

Location: 1201 Maple Ave SW, Rome, GA 30161

Hours:  8am - 4pm

Contact Information:

What is your primary business/service offered?

Floyd Training Center provides community and employment services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our goal is to support people to become integrated, self-determining and a part of their community.

How long have you been in business? 

We opened in March of 1972.

What inspired you to start this business or what inspired the founders to begin this business? 

First located in a church, founded by a committee of parents and community members, we opened as a day center for children and adults looking to build basic living skills. The center filled a service gap for people who could not receive supports through public schools or state vocational programs.

How does your business give back and support the Rome-Floyd community? 

Our main focus is assisting people in our community who have disabilities to have the skills and resources they need to live the life they have dreamed of. We also believe part of supporting them is building relationships with our community through partnerships, volunteering, and supporting people with disabilities to find employment.

Why is it important to you and your business to be a chamber member?

We value the resources the chamber and its co-labs offer, and they are one of our first stops when we are looking to build new opportunities in our community. We not only receive valuable information from chamber staff, but they also help turn that information into a relationship.


What makes your business stand out amongst the rest?

We have provided quality services for over 50 years and are proud of our ability to adapt to new regulations, individual needs, or community needs. We are proud to have strong roots and flexible branches.

We all know owning/running a business can be hard.

What is a recent highlight that shows the hard work is worth it?

We are extremely grateful for our partnership with the City of Rome, and the work they have done to provide updates to the building we lease from them. We were awarded grant money that allowed us to complete much needed updates including putting in new windows and flooring. It's like a new building!

What's next for your business?

We are actively working to create new partnerships in the community, from volunteering, to employment sites, to education opportunities, to opportunities for the people we support to pursue their hobbies. We believe that supporting people to be part of their community means having opportunities to access all parts of their community.

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