BOOST winners announced

January 7, 2019

The latest recipients of a crowd-funded grant to “BOOST” downtown Perry’s businesses have been announced. BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides micro-grants to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the downtown development district. Investors, known as BOOSTers, donate the program’s funds and vote on applications. During the surprise notifications on January 4 and January 7, two companies were awarded $500 each. Recollections by Lynn, located at 745 Main St., was awarded the funds to assist with advertising costs. Gottwals Books, located at 909 Carroll St, was awarded funds to help pay for new glass doors. These awards bring the total grants awarded to downtown Perry businesses to date to $10,400. The program was established in 2015. Previous recipients include Bodega Brew, Cory Allen Jones, Summit Physical Therapy, Davida’s Hair Salon, Tumblecheer Heroes, Mia’s Skincare Salon, Liberty Tax Service, Gentry Downtown Market, Two of a Kind, Eyewear Boutique, Central Computer Services, Shirts Like Mine and Mossy Creek Soap. Applicants may apply for funds for purchasing supplies, business equipment, marketing and advertising, a security system or eligible professional services. BOOST grants are awarded twice annually following a brief application window. The Perry Downtown Development Authority, the Economic Vitality Committee of Perry’s Main Street program, oversees the program. For more information, contact Perry Economic Development Director Ashley Hardin at (478) 988-2755 or ashley.hardin@perry-ga.gov or visit www.perry-ga.gov/economic-development/downtown-development-authority/boost-investment-group/.

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Main Street Design Committee Meeting Canceled

December 11, 2018

The Main Street Design Committee regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 11, 2018 is canceled.  Their next meeting will be held Jan. 9, 2019.

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Small Business Saturday

October 30, 2018

Downtown Perry will kick off the holiday shopping season on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24. Participating shops, which are primarily on Carroll Street and neighboring streets in the historic downtown area, will be open on the Saturday after Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event is a partnership between the Perry Main Street Advisory Board and the Perry Downtown Merchants Council. “We hope Small Business Saturday will encourage shoppers to visit businesses they might not have visited before so that they become more familiar with everything downtown Perry has to offer,” event organizers said. The event will feature a passport shopping promotion, with participating merchants, for a chance to win a drawing for $300 in downtown dollars. Shoppers are encouraged to make the welcome table at the Perry Chamber of Commerce, at 900 Carroll Street, their first stop.  There they will receive shopping passports and Shop Small shopping totes while supplies last.  PASSPORT SHOPPING PROMOTION After shoppers have their passports stamped by at least 10 participating businesses, they will turn in their passport at the welcome table or with the last participating merchant they visit to be entered in a drawing for $300 in downtown dollars. No purchase is necessary to participate in the passport promotion.  

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Sweets & Treats on Downtown Streets

October 15, 2018

Join us for our annual Sweets & Treats On Downtown Streets this year for Halloween! Trick-Or-Treat with the Downtown Perry Merchants from 4:00-6:00 pm in Downtown Historic Perry. Local businesses and organizations will be open with treats for the little ones (ages 12 and under). Come dressed in your costumes and shop till you drop while visiting Downtown Perry!  

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Downtown Harvest Dinner

October 12, 2018

Downtown Perry will welcome autumn with a harvest dinner on Carroll Street on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. The Perry Main Street Advisory Board is hosting the Downtown Perry Harvest Dinner to raise funds for its programs.   Only 100 tickets will be sold. Deadline to purchase tickets through Eventbrite is Oct. 26 at 5:00 pm. The Perfect Pear will cater the dinner, which will feature orange-glazed pork tenderloin, two sides, appetizer, salad, dessert and one glass of wine or beer.  Additional alcoholic beverages may be purchased at the cash bar. The dinner will be held on the 900 block of Carroll Street.  If inclement weather, the dinner will move indoors. Tickets cost $50 each and are sold on Eventbrite; this cost does not include Eventbrite fees.  Tickets are non-refundable. The Perry Main Street Advisory Board is an organization of community partners dedicated to the economic growth and revitalization of downtown Perry with a commitment to the preservation and promotion of our community’s historic resources and assets as part of our growth strategy. Perry Main Street’s activities include Small Business Saturday promotions, a Choose Local campaign, Historic Preservation Month tram tours, façade and design services grants, design review, downtown beautification and promotion of the newly-designated Restaurant District, as well as promotion of the Rural Zone tax credit program and other incentives available in the downtown district. For more information about the dinner or the Perry Main Street Program, call (478) 988-2758 or email catherine.edgemon@perry-ga.gov.

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Perry Main Street calls special meeting

October 5, 2018

The Perry Main Street Advisory Board will hold a special called meeting on October 18 at 5:15 p.m. in the Perry City Hall second floor conference room.  The board will not hold its regular October monthly meeting. Click here for agenda.

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Design and Promotion Meetings are Cancelled

October 4, 2018

The Perry Main Street Design Committee meeting scheduled for October 10, 2018, has been cancelled. The Perry Main Street Promotion Committee meeting scheduled for October 17, 2018, has been cancelled.  A called meeting will be scheduled if urgent business develops.  

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Downtown Harvest Dinner

September 17, 2018

Downtown Perry will welcome autumn with a harvest dinner on Carroll Street on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. The Perry Main Street Advisory Board is hosting the Downtown Perry Harvest Dinner to raise funds for its programs.   Only 100 tickets will be sold. Deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 26 at 5:00 pm. The Perfect Pear will cater the dinner, which will feature orange-glazed pork tenderloin, two sides, appetizer, salad, dessert and one glass of wine or beer.  Additional alcoholic beverages may be purchased at the cash bar. The dinner will be held on the 900 block of Carroll Street.  If inclement weather, the dinner will move indoors. Tickets cost $50 each and are sold on Eventbrite; this cost does not include Eventbrite fees.  Tickets are non-refundable. The Perry Main Street Advisory Board is an organization of community partners dedicated to the economic growth and revitalization of downtown Perry with a commitment to the preservation and promotion of our community’s historic resources and assets as part of our growth strategy. Perry Main Street’s activities include Small Business Saturday promotions, a Choose Local campaign, Historic Preservation Month tram tours, façade and design services grants, design review, downtown beautification and promotion of the newly-designated Restaurant District, as well as promotion of the Rural Zone tax credit program and other incentives available in the downtown district. For more information about the dinner or the Perry Main Street Program, call (478) 988-2758 or email catherine.edgemon@perry-ga.gov.

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