Destination Downtown: Cherry Blossom Festival

There are so many fun events happening over the course of the next week in Macon with the International Cherry Blossom Festival! To add to the excitement, we want to highlight some of the exciting happenings in #DTMac for you to add to your list of Cherry Blossom Festivities! It wouldn’t be known as the Pinkest Party if there wasn’t …

Destination Downtown: St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re searching for fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend, the search is over! This weekend will be full of specials, live music, quality food, and great times in #DTMac. Start your weekend of celebrating St. Patrick by participating in Macon Tennis Association’s fundraiser for their Net Therapy program. This program currently benefits kids with autism, local …

Downtown Challenge Fund: Entrepreneurship

Small business growth is an important factor influencing economic development across America. With the growth of entrepreneurship being a major priority in Macon, we interviewed NewTown Macon’s President and CEO, Josh Rogers, and the Director of Business and Real Estate Development, Bethany Rogers, PhD, to hear how grants from the Downtown Challenge Fund and NewTown Macon programs are investing in …

Downtown Challenge Fund: Transformation of Space

Part of our mission at NewTown Macon is to attract sustainable and transformative change in downtown Macon and one of the many ways we do that is through Transformation of Space! Read about some of these events that have been made possible through Downtown Challenge Fund grants. How many of these have you been to? First Friday Garage Meet NewTown …

Now Hiring: Janitor

NewTown Macon, 555 Poplar St., Macon, GA Job Title: Janitor Compensation: $11.00/hour, twenty hours per week, Part-time regular, exempt Benefits: Earns 6.5 vacation days (1/2 full time rate) Application deadline: Monday, March 25, 2019 by 5pm Start date: As soon as possible Office Hours: Can be scheduled flexibly, generally anytime other than 9am to 5pm on a minimum of three …

Downtown Challenge Fund: Transforming the Everyday

We all know Macon is Where Soul Lives, but there haven’t always been public places for people in the community to appreciate art that showcases this soul. In recent years, many people have been actively working to change this. In December 2017, NewTown Macon and Main Street Macon won a grant from the Downtown Challenge Fund to install public art …

Downtown Challenge Fund: Main Street Christmas Light Extravaganza

Learn more about the beginning of one of your favorite Macon holiday traditions! The Main Street Christmas Light Extravaganza became a possibility with funding from the Downtown Challenge Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. Learn more about all the projects funded by the Downtown Challenge Fund on March 15 in Cherry Street Plaza from 12pm to 7pm! More …

Business Spotlights: Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we would like to celebrate some of the wonderful entrepreneurs and businesses that have a role in making #DTMac so great. Ambitious Graphics: Wayne Woodard and Andreau Adside Located at 584 Poplar Street, Ambitious Graphics offers custom designs to meet your specific needs, whatever they may be. They can transform shirts, hoodies, hats, jeans, …

Destination Downtown: Valentine’s Day

With the week of Valentine’s Day upon us, we know you are planning and plotting how you will make this week extra special. Let us give you some ideas of how to make downtown your ultimate destination this Valentine’s Day! The festivities can start early with different events happening downtown all week! If you’re feeling dinner and a show, then …

Q&A: Flannels and Frost

  You have questions? We’ve got answers! We interviewed David Moore, the planner of Flannels & Frost, to get the details about Saturday’s event. What can guests look forward to at Flannels and Frost? There will be family friendly activities for all ages! You can relive your favorite camping memories by roasting s’mores, chilling in a hammock, and playing lawn …