Perry Main Street Program Small Business Resiliency Grant

April 16, 2020

The Perry Main Street Advisory Board is administering the Perry Main Street Program Small Business Resiliency Grant fund created in response to the COVID-19 world health emergency and pandemic. The Resiliency Fund is intended to support small businesses and their employees in the downtown district of Perry who are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Main Street Program is making available one-time grants (not to exceed amounts of $500) to small businesses located in the Perry Downtown District to offset expenses during the COVID-19 outbreak. This grant is intended to support small businesses and their employees. The Main Street Program will determine, in its sole discretion, how to allocate available funds based on review of the eligibility criteria listed below: ● The business must be located within the downtown Perry District. ● The business must have experienced significant reduction in staffing capacity or in working capital due to the COVID-19 outbreak. ● The business must have less than 10 Full time and/or part time employees. ● The business must be able to show how the grant funding will be used (i.e. maintain employees on payroll, delivery of goods to customers, changing business model, etc.). ● The amount of grant funding awarded will be made upon applicant’s submission of receipts for eligible project costs. More information and application

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Perry Main Street Program Named Georgia Main Street of the Month

February 3, 2020

The City of Perry’s Main Street Program is Georgia Main Street’s “Main Street of the Month” in February. “Historic Downtown Perry has been a Classic Main Street Community since 2014. Over the last six years, we have experienced monumental growth and change that has not only diversified our business mix downtown, but our community as a whole. Our downtown, with the support of our leadership and the assistance and resources provided by the Georgia Main Street Program, is home to around 190 businesses and counting. Our Main Street program is hard at work continuing to cultivate a downtown curated of unique experiences and destinations for both our residents and visitors. There is something for everyone in Historic Downtown Perry and the future is good in the city Where Georgia Comes Together!” –Haley Bryant, Main Street Coordinator Perry’s Main Street Program is a designated Classic Main Street Community by the state of Georgia and nationally accredited by the National Main Street Center.  All Classic Main Street communities are required to meet ten standards for accreditation.  They place an emphasis on historic preservation, education, and economic development leading itself to an active and vibrant downtown. The Georgia Main Street Program began in 1980.  The initiative now serves as one of the largest Main Street networks in the country.  Perry is one of 118 Main Street Cities in Georgia.

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downtown development authority check presentation to Oliver Hazard's

New Restaurant Planned for Downtown Perry Receives $10,000 Tourism Grant

November 25, 2019

The Perry Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Georgia Power presented a $10,000 check to Oliver Hazard’s restaurant in front of their new location at 905 Carroll Street in Historic Downtown Perry. Oliver Hazard’s founders are John Hulbert and Chad Evans.  Mr. Evans is a founder of several popular destination restaurants in downtown Macon.  Nearly all the menu items will be harvested or purchased from Georgia-based growers in a farm-to-table concept.  They hope to draw visitors who are local and “foodies” who travel to dine.  A full bar will offer liquor, wine, and craft beer from Georgia’s finest craft breweries. The name Oliver Hazard is the heartbeat of Perry’s history.  Perry, incorporated in 1824, was named after Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero from the War of 1812. City of Perry Economic Development Director, Ashley Hardin, and Mr. Hulbert applied for the Georgia Tourism Product Development Funding Program in June after the Perry Area Convention and Visitors Bureau participated in the Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Product Development team tour.  The program provides financial support for new and expanding tourism projects.  

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Perry Brand Is Coming Along!

November 16, 2015

Progress continues on the Perry Branding Initiative, a community-wide effort aimed at differentiating our community, bringing visitors and businesses into Perry, and ensuring we provide the Perry experience that people desire. A collaborative effort on behalf of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, Discover Perry, Uptown Perry Partnership, Perry Downtown Development Authority, Perry Area Historical Society, Perry Downtown Merchants Association, Perry Main Street, and the City of Perry, this critical effort will help promote the economic and social vitality in Perry for years to come. Having completed the Research and Analysis phase of the project and working on the creative aspects of our brand, it is becoming increasingly clear as to who we are as a community, what our strengths and weaknesses are, and how we can market ourselves to the rest of the world. Our brand is materializing…and it’s going to be something that we as a community can really be proud of. Remember, a brand is so much more than just a logo or a tagline. Our brand is a reflection of Perry. Who we are, what we eat, the way we welcome people to our community, etc. Perry’s brand is the complete experience of our community and our community’s promise to others. Please stay tuned for more exciting news! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Robert Smith, Economic Development Director with the City of Perry, at (478) 508-1571 or via email at robert.smith@perry-ga.gov.

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Perry Restaurant Week: July 11-17

June 15, 2015

Taste what Perry has to offer during Perry Restaurant Week! Beginning on July 11 participating restaurants will have unique specials that are sure to please. Fore more information please click below: Perry Restaurant Week  

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