It's a day to salute Pop, Mom businesses

In just about every citizen survey one of the things people like and want to maintain in our community is the small-town atmosphere. Some call it a “rural flavor,” others say they want “small town America” to always be present. Growth has been a hallmark in Coweta County during the past two decades. We’ve gone from 53,000 people in 1990 to around 130,000 people today. There has been much change in the retail and commercial landscape during this time.

But if we look around us, there is still a small-town feel about Newnan, Senoia, Grantville, Moreland, Sharpsburg, Haralson, Palmetto and the unincorporated areas of Coweta County. While it’s not the same as in past decades, we think you can make the case that “small town” America is alive and well right here in our community.

We mention this subject because today is a day to recognize one of the staple groups of people who help provide that small-town feel. Today is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. There are not as many Mom and Pop businesses around us as in decades past, but look around. We are still blessed to have small business owners successfully operating in our midst.

It’s important that we celebrate small businesses, that we help contribute to their success. Small business owners account for 70 percent of U.S. Commerce. They are the backbone of our economy. Small businesspeople are brave enough and determined enough to work for themselves.

Let’s support them and let them know we are glad they are here.



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