SHOP LOCAL!

November 27, 2012 panik

 If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue*.

For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.  If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here.  Spend it online and NOTHING stays

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SNACKS WITH SANTA

November 27, 2012 panik
 Bring the kids to the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts on Saturday morning, December 15 for “Snacks with Santa”, sponsored by The University of Alabama, Gadsden Center.  Santa will be there from 10:00am – noon and we’ll have cookies and milk for the kids. While you’re there, don’t miss the Festival of Trees
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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

November 20, 2012 panik
Head to beautiful and historic downtown Gadsden on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday this weekend!    Come and enjoy a leisurely shopping experience where you will deal directly with the owners of the locally owned shops. Then take a break and have lunch in one of our great restaurants.  If you’re looking for nightlife,
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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2012 panik

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We'll be looking for you downtown on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!  Get your Christmas shopping done at our great stores and boutiques and have lunch at our wonderful restaurants!   

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2012 panik

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We'll be looking for you downtown on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!  Get your Christmas shopping done at our great stores and boutiques and have lunch at our wonderful restaurants!   

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2012 panik

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We'll be looking for you downtown on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!  Get your Christmas shopping done at our great stores and boutiques and have lunch at our wonderful restaurants!   

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Sunset Sips!

September 10, 2012 panik
Join us for a fun fundraiser on the Memorial Bridge on Tues., October 16th!  We’ll start at 5:30 and end at 7:30.  Tickets are $40 and we will have hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages provided by The Fish Market and The Stone Market. Of course we will have libations from the Back Forty Beer Company.
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First Friday, September 7

July 2, 2012 panik
Meet up with old friends and make new ones as you enjoy the night in beautiful downtown Gadsden! SHOP, SIP, EAT, PLAY, LEARN! Classic Cars! Buggies, Buses and Beetles in the 600 block! Live Entertainment: Kate Falcon at 3rd Street five foot something at BB&T, 4th Street One Ton Tomato at Mary G. Hardin Center
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July First Friday

July 2, 2012 panik
Join us for First Friday on July 6th, 6-9pm! Merchants will be open late with specials and sales, enjoy great eats from the downtown restaurants or street vendors and rock into the night with entertainment from: A Tribute to Boogie McCain at BB&T Bank, Valley Road at the Center for Cultural Arts, mr. blackwell's PETTY THIEVES at 301 Broad, The
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DGI Office

June 18, 2012 panik
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Third Thursday, June 21 - PEANUT!

May 22, 2012 panik
 Bring your lawn chair, your dinner and cooler and enjoy one of our favorite musicians, Desiree Fitts, known to us as Peanut on Thursday, June 21 from 6:00pm til dark at the water wall next to the Pitman Theatre in historic downtown Gadsden!
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Small Business Saturday - November 24th

April 10, 2012 panik
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Last year, over one hundred million people* came together to Shop Small® in their communities on Small Business Saturday®. Enrollment for the American Express $25 Statement Credit Cardmember Offer opens November 18. For more information visit: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/Shop-Small/
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Pro Angler Clay Dyer shares Life Philosophy at DGI Annual Meeting

March 13, 2012 panik
The Messenger Friday, March 09, 2012 by Chris McCarthy http://gadsdenmessenger.com/  Clay Dyer did not carve out a successful career as a successful angler by seeking sympathy or assistance due to his physical challenges.  Born without lower limbs a left arm and a partial right arm, the Hamilton native was the keynote speaker at Downtown Gadsden’s
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March First Friday Canceled

March 2, 2012 panik

Gadsden Times Staff Reports

Tonight’s First Friday has been canceled because of the threat of severe weather.

Downtown Gadsden Inc. Director Kay Moore said the decision was made following consultations with the Gadsden-Etowah Emergency Management Agency.

The next First Friday will be April 6.


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Non-Profit First Friday slated for March 2nd

February 9, 2012 panik
 Downtown Gadsden, Inc. and the United Way of Etowah County have partnered together for “Downtown Gives Back: Non-profit First Friday” on March 2nd, 2012, 5-8pm. Participating United Way agencies will setup at First Friday with games and activities. Downtown merchants and First Friday food vendors will give a proceed of their sales from that night
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Chili Cook-off Winners Announced!

February 9, 2012 panik
The 5th Annual Downtown Gadsden Chili Cook-Off took place Saturday, February 4, 2012. The event was a huge success with more than 400 attendees that came out to taste the various chili recipes from 24 participating teams. Upon a blind judging by eight judges, scores were tallied and the winners were chosen. They are as
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Help support DGI on Alabama Gives Day!

January 31, 2012 panik
 http://www.razoo.com/story/Downtown-Gadsden
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Downtown Gadsden Shows Growth in 2011

January 4, 2012 panik
By Andy PowellTimes Staff Writer Despite a slow economy, downtown Gadsden showed growth in 2011 with 13 new businesses opening, according to Brittany Abrams Megois, marketing and development manager for Downtown Gadsden Inc. One business closed during the year, Megois said, so there was a net gain of 12 businesses downtown. That does not includes
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5th Annual Downtown Gadsden Chili Cook-off

December 7, 2011 panik
The date is set… Join us on Saturday, February 4th for our 5TH Annual Chili Cook-off in historic downtown Gadsden! Start preparing your best chili recipes and get your teams ready for this “spicy” competition! We will begin taking registrants soon! Download Application: Chili Cookoff Application 2012
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Christmas Open House

November 11, 2011 panik
Don't miss Christmas Open House Thursday, November 17 - Saturday, November 19. Call DGI at 256.547.8696 for details.
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It's a beautiful day in the downtown neighborhood!

November 7, 2011 panik
Support your local merchants!
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First Friday is here!

October 7, 2011 panik
Don’t miss a wonderful evening in historic downtown Gadsden! 
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Rudolph, the DGI reindeer

December 7, 2010 panik
Be watching out for Rudolph in historic downtown Gadsden!
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Downtown Gadsden Christmas Open House

November 8, 2010 panik
Join us for Christmas Open House THIS weekend, Nov. 12-14. Downtown stores will be open with special holiday sales and specials. Santa will be here on Saturday and take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage around noon. Celebrate the holidays with us!
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October 21 - The Liz Wood Project

October 20, 2010 panik
Local Jazz legend, Joe Keracher, performs with Liz Wood along with Jimmy Henderson at this months Third Thursday on October 21st.
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September 16 - 2BLU and the Lucky Stiffs

October 20, 2010 panik
Terrific Birmingham Band, 2BLU and the Lucky Stiffs will play on September 16th.
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