– WBHF Radio interview on September 3
– Article in September 2 issue of The Bartow Trader on September First Friday event
– Ad in September/October Northwest Georgia Living for Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival
– Mention in September 4 Today’s Fax about September First Friday event
– Article in September 5 The Daily Tribune News about September First Friday event
– WBHF Radio interview on September 5
– Mention in September 24 Hometown Headline about Sample Our City
– Mention in September 24 Today’s Fax about Sample Our City
– Article in September 27 The Daily Tribune News about Sample Our City
The September 5 First Friday event was sponsored by Cartersville Medical Center, and featured vendors of the Cartersville Farmer’s Market, as well as several artists, set up around downtown. Free lemonade was provided courtesy of Chick-Fil-A Cartersville, and at 7 PM, the band Rolling Nowhere performed a free concert.
The October First Friday is being postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. Additional details will be made available as they are finalized.
DOWNTOWN DESIGN PLAN:
Over the course of the past 9 months, DDA has been working with the Department of Community Affairs Design Studio on a comprehensive downtown design plan. The plan looks at landscaping, signage, improvements to Friendship Plaza and more. A presentation by DCA was held on September 9. The board will meet on Tuesday, October 21, beginning at 9 AM, to fully discuss the plan and come up with recommendations for downtown beautification and enhancement.
The September Monthly Mixer was held at Coconut’s on September 17. Those in attendance included: Dan Kramer, It’s About Time Boutique; Robert Adams, Cartersville Antique Gallery; Deborah Ballew, Meg Pie; Jim Ballew, The Olive Branch/DDA Board; Darin and Jennifer Capes, Coconuts; Lara Jeanneret, Lara J Designs/DDA Board; Will Sprague, Louie’s Café; Sherry Payne, Pinky Toes; and Hollie Duncan and Tara Currier – DDA. Information about upcoming events and activities were shared, including information about a co-op advertisement in the November/December Northwest Georgia Living magazine promoting downtown holiday shopping. The next Mixer will be Tuesday, October 14, from 5:30-7:00 PM at It’s About Time Boutique.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:
The first meeting of the new Economic Development Committee was held on October 1. Led by Chair Bill Chandler, those in attendance included Charley Harper, H & H Realty; Calvin Evans, Augsburg Investments; Franke Kenney, Mellow Mushroom; and Tara Currier, DDA. Discussion took place on how the committee could help potential entrepreneurs and current business downtown. The group wants to establish a ‘guide to opening a business’ pamphlet, and have various city department heads come and speak to the group about what it is each look for when inspecting a new business. Their next meeting will be on November 5, at 9 AM.
OCTOBER DOWNTOWN CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
October 3-4: Sample Our City (Fri. 2-7 PM; Sat. 12-6 PM)
October 4 – Tom Clayton Memorial Car Cruise Presented by Cartersville Shrine Club (4-8 PM)
October 8 – Town Hall Meeting re: Cartersville Farmer’s Market in Council Chambers (5 PM)
October 9 – Design Committee at 2 PM at train depot
October 10-11 – Dixie Olds Car Cruise (Fri. 5-9 PM; Sat. 8 AM-5 PM)
October 14 – Monthly Mixer at It’s About Time Boutique (5:30-7:00 PM)
October 16 – DDA Board Meeting at Train Depot at 8:30 AM
October 18 – Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival (11 AM – 9 PM)
October 21 – DDA Board Meeting at Train Depot at 9 AM (downtown design plan discussion)
October 23-26 – 12th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium at Booth Western Art Museum
Keep informed on all things happening downtown by visiting the website at www.downtowncartersville.org.