by Lisa Tome
As former president of Perryville's Chamber of Commerce, Matt Roath knows what the community needs.
He now practices what he has preached.
Now Roath, a Perryville native, has opened not one, but two new businesses on Route 40 in a former hair salon. Earlier in February, he opened The Roath Agency, at 5292 Pulaski Highway. That business is Allstate Insurance offering auto, home, business, and life insurance.