The organization is established to further the general welfare and prosperity of the citizens, businesses, industries, cultural and educational programs of and around the Blackshear, Georgia area. Essential to this mission is to apply a nationally recognized 4-point approach trademarked by the National Main Street Center for improving designated Main Street communities. This approach includes business development, design, organization, and promotion. Additionally, the organization will provide a membership outlet to carry out its mission and activities.
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Activities of the organization include the following:
Organization - Promoting the Community - Designing a Better Community - Economic Restructuring & Recruiting New Business
Organization: Organizing the Business Community: The organization will create opportunities for local businesses to gather to discuss ideas, cares, complaints, and solutions on how to expand commerce within the area. The organization will not be restricted to traditional business, but will include home-based businesses, retired business men and women, local not for profit organizations, and individuals interested in seeing the local business community flourish.
Promotion: Promoting the Local Community: The organization will work through its membership to promote the community as a great place to live, to own a business, to work and to enjoy a high quality of life. This activity of promotion will include special community events to encourage commerce and fellowship in the Better Hometown Blackshear Area. The organization will use the support of its membership to advertise and market the local community through traditional and emerging media, while enhancing the overall brand of the local community.
Design: Designing a Better Community: The organization will work through its membership to develop, assist in developing, and implementing programs of better design for the Local Blackshear Community. This will include work through our local government in improving the looks of public spaces, working to preserve historic structures of commerce through education and grants, creating plans to expand commerce in underutilized areas and make the area more desirable to live work and play.
Economic Restructuring: Recruiting new Businesses: The organization will work through its membership to find areas in the local economy where the market is under served or not served at all and to develop plans to recruit businesses to fill these voids. The organization will conduct downtown spotlights, groundbreakings, assist in developing market research, look for investors for private enterprise and celebrate new businesses coming to the area.