Across our country, the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, and local businesses are some of the hardest hit by this devastation.
Many communities are facing unique challenges, and Coweta County has not been immune to the impact.
Our community is a vibrant patchwork of services, products and personalities, and a local newspaper is a reflection of its community.
Without our local merchants, The Newnan Times-Herald loses part of its identity.
Advertisements are a reflection of those who continue to believe in the dream of entrepreneurship and serving our community, and they have always served to enrich the content of newspapers.
To help our merchants get back to full strength, we’re launching a special advertising initiative.
From now until June 30, we’re going to match ad space dollar-for-dollar in both our newspaper and online. For example, any business that spends $200 will receive $400 worth of advertising space.
The program is open to all locally owned and operated businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.
While there’s no shortage of bad news on the economic front, we’re grateful to see so many of our local businesses persevering through this crisis, and we’re happy to see many reopening.
During this period of uncertainty, we’ve drawn attention to how these entrepreneurs are adapting and finding a way to keep their doors open while safely serving our community. We’ve created an online business directory to assist our merchants, and to remind our community they’re still doing business.
We plan to continue sharing these success stories, and we hope you will continue to support these businesses, too.
If you believe in the power of local business and community journalism, help us support our community. A rising tide lifts all boats.
Because we’re all in this together, and local businesses matter.