Main Street merchants observe Independents Week

The merchant members of Newnan’s Main Street program are observing Independents Week this week.

Independents Week is a nationwide campaign that aims to engage local independent businesses and community members together in celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurism. 

It’s a chance to join with hundreds of other communities across the nation and celebrate the freedoms and opportunities independent businesses provide. 

Several special events have been planned for the week. On Monday there were morning pledges at 9:30 a.m. followed by a scavenger hunt and music on the steps of the historic Coweta County Courthouse. The pledges were repeated Tuesday, followed by lawn games and music on the courthouse steps.

Among activities for the rest of this week:

Today there will be morning pledges at 9 a.m. on the Court Square. The Main Street-sponsored community farmers market will be held in the parking lot behind the Coweta County Administration Building on East Broad Street, and there will be music on the courthouse steps.

Thursday will bring “plein-aire” painting with artists working on projects around the Court Square 8 a.m. to noon. Enjoy music on the courthouse steps at 5 p.m. prior to the annual Newnan Independence Day Parade at 6 p.m. The parade will precede the community fireworks venue in Drake Stadium.

On Friday there will be morning pledges at 9:30 a.m., there will be music on the courthouse steps and it will be Family Picnic Day — bring your own or pick up food at a local participating restaurant. It is the First Friday, and shops will be open until 8 p.m. 

Saturday brings the regular monthly Market Day around the Court Square, and Pickin’ on the Square musicians will be performing. There will be a drawing for a raffle at 2 p.m. on the courthouse steps.

All the Main Street Newnan activities will be centered near the west side of the historic Coweta County Courthouse. Participate for the raffle for prizes in participating shops and restaurants all week, with the drawing for two lucky winners Saturday at the conclusion of Market Day.




More Business

Industry Spotlight

Yokogawa Corporation of America

How long has Yokogawa been in Newnan? Yokogawa Corporation of America moved its operations from New York to Newnan in 1980 and was among th ... Read More


Business Briefs

Naturopath speaking at BWFCC meeting Naturopathic Doctor Rachel Smartt will speak to the Business Women of Fayette and Coweta Tuesday, Oct. ... Read More


The importance of presence

Blue Moon owner talks vision and being available

Never forgetting who you are is always good advice. For Gay Koran, maintaining her identity has helped guide her success in the business rea ... Read More


Shared Wisdom

Elements of a Successful Campaign

From my 15 years of fundraising, listed below are lessons I have learned: FOLLOW THE PLAN Select a campaign chair--an influential, rainmaker ... Read More


Coweta celebrates Manufacturing Day

Coweta County industries and educators came together again as part of National Manufacturing Day to explore ways of promoting modern day man ... Read More

Manufacturing Day

Keeping Coweta’s workforce ready

As of early 2014, Coweta County’s manufacturers employed 5472 people. Service industries, including healthcare, retail trade, food ser ... Read More