Small Business Saturday

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November 24
Small Business Saturday


Did you know…

There are 23 million small businesses in the US at which 54% of sales happen? When you buy local, about $68 out of $100 stays in the community while only about $43 of each $100 spent at a chain retailer does.

When you shop local, the business owner is often directly connected to every employee in the store. That leads to a personal approach that often means better customer service. Avoid the frantic, stressful rush of Black Friday by shopping local on Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2018.

Stats from the Small Business Administration and American Express

  • There are 23 million small businesses in the country.
  • Small businesses have increased by 49% since 1982
  • 54% of U.S. sales happen at small businesses.
  • Small businesses have created 8 million jobs since 1990.
  • Franchised small businesses employ roughly 8 million people, and make up 40 % of all American retail jobs.
  • $14.3 billion was spent on Small Business Saturday 2014, making for an increase of $300,000 since 2013.
  • On Twitter, Small Business Saturday is likely to narrow in on 1 million tweets during the holiday season. (The most popular hashtags to use are: #SmallBizSat #ShopSmall and #SmallBusinessSaturday.)

MBC Chamber presents Human Resources Topics: UGA Small Business Development Center

Thursday, June 7, 2018
MBC Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
8am


The MBC Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly HRP Meeting with guest speaker Lisa Rackley of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), who will be discussing HR issues with which the SBDC can assist small business owners. Breakfast will be provided.

BOOST Grant Application Cycle Open

boost-logoTHE CURRENT BOOST GRANT APPLICATION CYCLE IS NOW OPEN!
BOOST GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8, 2018, 5:00PM
BOOST GRANT AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT: JUNE 19, 2018, 11:30AM

APPLY NOW

Join the fun and see what it’s like to be a BOOSTer!
Meet us at the Main Street office to award the BOOSTed recipient business including GIANT check, balloons, excitement & photo ops.

Hometown Celebration: May the Fourth Be With You!

May the Fourth Star Wars Hometown ImageHometown Celebration returning to downtown Milly on May 4th

Milledgeville, GA – Main Street is excited to announce the return of the Hometown Celebration to downtown Milledgeville, and there is SO much to celebrate! In addition to being named a Great American Main Street City, this year marks 30 years of Main Street’s service to Milledgeville, building community connections through shared experiences. Main Street, the City of Milledgeville, Georgia College, and downtown businesses have partnered in shared support of this much anticipated community event, keeping it free and open to the public.

Introduced in 2014, the Hometown Celebration honored the City of Milledgeville Main Street/DDA earning award and designation as a national Great American Main Street City, as a community whose success serves as a model for preservation-based commercial district revitalization across the nation. Now in its fifth year, the Hometown Celebration has quickly become a community favorite event. On Friday, May 4th, from 6pm – midnight, the 100 block of West Hancock Street will be OPEN to pedestrians! While strolling around, be sure to check out the Old Capital Car Club’s boss classic cars from 6-9pm.

Two popular bands will be performing to keep the fun flowing. Local favorites from past First Friday events form the band Fiancé. They will open at 6pm with their smooth, old school Motown jams. At 8pm, headlining band Stereotype brings their unique music flavor from the Augusta, Georgia area with high energy, party rocking music of top 40’s hits, 90s hip hop, and everything in between.

New to Hometown this year… Embracing the Star Wars fandom holiday with which this celebration coincides, downtown will “Strike Back” and evade attack of the daily ho-hum at this event giving the community “New Hope” for galactic entertainment as the fun “Force Awakens.” Costumes of the “First Order” are encouraged to channel your inner Jedi, Sith, Leia, Stormtrooper, or other character. Entertainment reigns in the downtown galaxy and includes a Chewbacca Sound-Alike Contest, Costume Contest, Ahch-some activities, intergalactic photo ops, and, of course… May the Fourth Be with You!

8:00pm – Costume Contest
$20 Milly Money prize for winner in each of the 4 categories: Under 12, 12-17, 18+ & People’s Choice. Winners in an age category are not eligible to win People’s Choice award.

8:30pm – Chewbacca Sound-Alike Contest
$20 Milly Money prize for overall winner

For additional information, contact the Main Street Office at 478.414.4014 or by email.

 


Milledgeville Main Street has issued an open call for event sponsors, participants and vendors! Sponsorships are a fantastic way to show support and get involved. Applications are also being accepting for arts & crafts vendors and community organizations to set-up at the celebration. The vendor fee is $25. There is no cost for civic organizations promoting their cause in exchange for providing an activity event-goers can enjoy. DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Want to be an event vendor or participating organization?
[Application Period Closed] Download a vendor participation application & submit today.

 

Business After Hours: Cross-County Veterans Appreciation

November 9
Cross-County Veteran’s Appreciation
at GMC Legislative Chambers
5:30-7:30pm

Join your local Chambers in celebration of our Veterans at a special business after hours event featuring Eatonton-Putnam, Gray-Jones, Greene, Milledgeville-Baldwin and Washington County Chambers of Commerce.

Register online today.

MBC Chamber Business After Hours: Down by the River

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Chamber Business After Hours: Down by the River
at Adams Acres Riverside Events
150 Old River Bridge Rd
5:30-7:30PM

Join the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber for a special Business After Hours sponsored by the Department of Veterans Services, Green Acres Health & Rehabilitation, & Tri-County EMC.
Be prepared for a Fall evening, relaxing riverside, while mingling with other local business and community members, while enjoying BBQ, live music, & cold beverages.
Register online today

MBC Chamber Human Resources Workshop

Human Resources Professional ImageAugust 3
MPC Chamber Topics
for Human Resource Professionals
8-9am


Join the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber for breakfast & professional development as guest speaker Dawn Williams, from BB&T, presents “Financial Wellness in Motion, ” including combating financial stress in the workplace, increasing productivity & loyalty, & boosting your bottom line.

Eggs & Issues

Eggs & Issues ImageJoin the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 17, for the monthly Eggs and Issues meeting at Central Georgia Technical College. Breakfast begins at 7:30 A.M., with the program immediately following. Representatives from the Middle Georgia Regional Commission will be presenting on

Cost: Members $12, Future Members $20.

Register Online

Nomination Deadline: Small Business of the Year

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Deadline May 5
MBC Chamber of Commerce
2017 Small Business of the Year Nominations


The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards recognizing excellence in the local small business community.
Submit nomination online

Hometown Celebration

Saturday, April 22nd
Hometown Celebration
2-10pm

Milledgeville earned national recognition in 2014 as one of the finest downtowns in America and was awarded as a Great American Main Street City. In honor of our community being awarded as one of the top in the nation, our community partners are hosting a celebration to which all community members and supporters are invited. The Hometown Celebration is always a crowd-pleaser, with this year’s event on a Saturday, having extended hours, and has been moved earlier in the year, when the weather isn’t as hot, for a block party of epic proportions!

On Saturday, April 22nd, from 2-10 pm, the 100 block of West Hancock Street will be OPEN to pedestrians for the 3rd Hometown Celebration! Blind Driver, Scott Little, The Majestics and other live bands will provide music to keep downtown Milledgeville rockin’ and toe-tappin while there will be activities the entire family can enjoy. Local organizations will keep the activities going, downtown businesses will have limited time special sales, and the outdoor dining options will be plentiful. Be on the lookout for other Hometown fun too.

For more information, contact the Main Street Office by phone at 478.414.4014 or email adavis@nullmilledgevillega.us.

Milledgeville Main Street especially thanks our Hometown Celebration event sponsors who’s support keeps this party going for the F-U-N and enjoyment for all!

 

 

 

 

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