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 two paid employees and dozens of volunteers. 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 2020 Sponsors, whose contributions help us fund all our events and beautification projects throughout the year. The current list of 2020 Sponsors are:
The Hartwell Sun – Platinum
Forge Consulting – Silver
HTC – Silver
First Citizens Bank – Bronze
Georgia Power – Bronze
Lake Foods – Bronze
Skelton-Morris Associates – Bronze
Strickland Funeral Home – Bronze
We hope you may join our current sponsors by choosing from several financial opportunities to help us make Hartwell the very best it can be! Sponsorships levels are below.
- $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 – $35, a partnership level for a couple – $50, and a business partner level – $100. These fees provide access for partners to a wide array of support tools. A full list of these tools are available in the economic development tab.
To date our Local Partners are American Laundry and Dry Clean, Blazers, Helene & Dana Brown, Henley & Jerry Cleary, Dressing Dreams, Flower Cottage, Jason Ford, G’s Southern Tradition, Gordon Law Firm, Gordon’s Marine, Nancy Hardigree, Pat Harper, Iconic Burger, Carey & Allison Jackson, Earl & Mary Lynn Johnson, MCG Mechanical, Beth & Rich Mewborn, Porch & Home, Debbie Ray, Sanford Realty, Janet & Frank Schell, Sarah & Joby Scroggs, Pudge Smith, Synovus Bank, T Lee Leverette CPA, Tena’s Jewelry, Twelve South, Michelle Wetherbee, Dale White, Dru Ann & Chuck Williams
We 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. Finally, we would like to thank our Mayor, City Council, and City Administration for your continued support.
To become a sponsor or partner please reach out to us.
PO Box 1105, Hartwell Georgia, 30643