November First Friday: Giving thanks to small businesses

The Cartersville Downtown Development Authority invites area residents to start their holiday shopping in historic downtown during the November First Friday shopping event, Giving Thanks.

The offering will kick off the holiday punch card campaign, which will span through the December First Friday. Punch cards will be available at various downtown businesses.

For every $100 a shopper spends downtown during this time, their name will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket containing donations from several downtown businesses. Many shops will be open until 8 p.m. or later offering great specials and deals.

“Small businesses are the backbone of what makes Cartersville unique,” DDA Special Events Coordinator Hollie Duncan said. “We encourage visitors and local shoppers alike to shop small during the holidays showing thanks to our local small businesses, and year-round, because when you shop locally and support small businesses, that money recirculates here. It doesn’t go out of state, and it doesn’t go overseas. It goes back into our community and supports local jobs and our local economy.”

For towns like Cartersville, small businesses continue to grow and retail shops continue to be one of the driving forces of their economies. In the historic district of downtown Cartersville, there are more than 60 antique, boutique, restaurants and specialty shops offering gifts, meals and décor.

For additional information, visit or call 770-607-3480.

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