Shop Small, Support Local


CARTERSVILLE – The Cartersville Downtown Development Authority invites the community to participate in Small Business Saturday by shopping in Downtown Cartersville on November 29, 2014. Started in 2010, Small Business Saturday simply began as a day to encourage people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and has since grown into a powerful movement, with more people participating than ever before.

With more than a dozen downtown restaurants, lots of wonderful services, and over 40 retail shops, downtown Cartersville has something for everyone this holiday season. When people shop locally, money re-circulates in the community; it does not go out of state or overseas. The money spent in Cartersville-Bartow County helps pay the staff at the local businesses, and generates more tax revenue which goes to pay for the roads, parks, and utilities that residents use every day.

“We have received tons of free marketing material from American Express to help promote the day, including welcome door mats, tote bags, posters, stickers, informational handouts, and buttons,” said Special Events Coordinator Hollie Duncan. “We hope people will come help us celebrate our local downtown businesses by paying them a visit and shopping in their stores on this day. Not only are you supporting these small businesses that help support us all year long, but you are also helping to support our local community and economy.”

Leading up to Small Business Saturday, be sure to visit the Cartersville Downtown Facebook page to learn about any special offers, sales, or other incentives that downtown businesses plan to offer. As an additional incentive tp shop downtown on Small Business Saturday, the Holiday Punch Card Promotion is going on now through Friday, December 5th. For every $100 spent downtown, individuals are entered into a drawing for a holiday gift basket. Punch cards are available at the train depot and at most downtown businesses.

For additional information, visit or call 770.607.3480