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Now Hiring: Executive Director, NewTown Loans

NewTown Macon, Macon, GA Job Title: Executive Director, NewTown Loans, LLC Salary: $95,000.00 per annum plus benefits Benefits: 14 paid holidays, 20 days of paid time off (PTO), one work from home day per week, flexible work schedule, health insurance (employer pays 80% of premium for employee, 67% for employee and dependents), short- & long-term …

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Congrats to the 2022 Class of Downtown Diversity Initiative!

Last month, NewTown Macon & Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages celebrated Downtown Diversity Initiative’s 13 new graduates!  For the past twelve weeks, this cohort met bi-weeky with the NewTown Loans staff and Alex Habersham, along with other guest instructors from the community, to learn how to be successful entrepreneurs in Macon. During this program, participants learned to develop thoughtful business …

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Okmulgee to Ocmulgee: Rekindling the Fires Opening Reception

Bright City returns for a fourth year! This year’s exhibition will feature five Muscogee and Yuchi artists expressing their homecoming from Oklahoma to their ancestral lands here in Macon. This collection is curated by Tracie Revis of the Muscogee Nation and presented by NewTown Macon & Dashboard.  We are excited to kick-off the 30th annual …

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OCMULGEE HERITAGE TRAIL EXPANDS IN AMERSON RIVER PARK 

Macon, GA –The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail in Amerson River Park has been extended thanks to a public-private partnership between Macon-Bibb County and NewTown Macon. This spring, the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail committee completed a quarter-mile section of trail that connects the Jay Hall North River Access to the overlook. The North Amerson Extension creates a continuous …

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Finance is Personal

Household Inflation Inflation, stagflation, consumer price index, FED funds rate, prime interest rate, and FED open market committee sounds like the name of some bad 90’s Hair Bands, right?   No! These are just the latest financial buzzwords from our news streams. We are bombarded with all kinds of financial narratives and numbers that forebode some …

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL TRAILS DAY IN MACON ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH!

National Trails Day® is an annual event hosted by the American Hiking Society that encourages support of our nation’s public trails. Whether it be hiking Browns Mound, floating down the Ocmulgee River, reflecting in Riverside Cemetery, walking at Amerson River Park, or biking at the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, trails are an important part …

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5 Ways to Support Small Businesses for National Small Business Week

The first week of May is National Small Business Week. This week is to honor, highlight, and celebrate small businesses across the country, and we want to make an extra effort to celebrate the small businesses in our community. Downtown Macon is home to over 400 small businesses. 54 restaurants, 30 bars and venues, 37 …

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