The Downtown Development Authority-Main Street Program
is funded by the City of Hartwell, Partnerships, Sponsorships, Private Donations, and Fundraising.
The DDA-Main Street Program represents all businesses located in the focus district and is not a ‘membership only’ program. The program is staffed by one full time employee and volunteers who make up the DDA Executive Board. The Main Street Program follows a national and state approach to economic development through the lens of historic preservation. The approach consists of four categories – Design, Promotions, Economic Vitality, and Organization. Volunteers form committees under each of these categories and work to make Hartwell a strong place to live well and play well. OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE THE BEST!
Many local businesses and individuals support the work and mission of the organization through donations. We greatly appreciate that community members understand the importance of revitalizing and maintaining the community’s commerce center and “sense of place”.
THANK YOU to the 2019 Sponsors, whose contributions help us fund all our events and beautification projects throughout the year:
HART TELEPHONE COMPANY – Silver
COLDWELL BANK FORT REALTY – Bronze
FIRST CITIZENS BANK – Bronze
Carter Law Firm – Bronze
Sandy DiMarco – Special Gift for Restoration Grant
Colleen Oberg – Special Gift
We hope you may join our current sponsor by choosing from several financial opportunities to help us make Hartwell the very best it can be! Sponsorships
- $500 – Bronze
- $1000 – Silver
- $1500 – Gold
- $2000 – Platinum
- $5000 – Titanium
We also would not be able to run the day to day business without the support of our great local partners. We have an individual partner level – $50 and a business partner level – $100. These fees provide access to support with façade grants, restoration grants, promoting through our webpage and social media platforms, as well as support with Georgia Department of Community Affairs and other regional organization’s programs.
Our 2019 to date are: Jason and Jodi Ford, Ridgeway and Ridgeway LLP, The Gordon Law Firm, Warren Teague, Star Fleet Leasing, T. Lee Leverette CPA, Grizzle, Glenn, Adams, and Martin P.C. – CPA., Bruce & Carol Bates, Southern Hart Brewing Company, Jim’s Grille, Nancy Hardigree, Elsei Bee’s
I would like to extend a huge thank you to the staff and students at Hart County’s College and Career Academy for supporting the DDA-Main Street Program. Graphic Design student’s will soon be creating and developing content for our social media pages.
Several of our local businesses also donate goods and services, as well as act as local hosts for many of our events. Thank you to all of you who help support us so that we can help support you!
To become a sponsor or partner please reach out to us.
PO Box 1105 Hartwell Georgia 30643