The things we cherish most about Athens, GA, our Classic City, are at risk in the wake of COVID-19. As some of our favorite businesses adjust to keep us healthy, Athens Works aims to “flatten the curve”of business losses by connecting those who can pledge resources to invest in our local businesses. Loving your neighbor never tasted so good! Find a list of participating restaurants here.
Local business owner, Kevin Hamman, of New Urban Forestry reached out to the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and Envision Athens with an idea. How could we flatten the curve of economic loss by driving Athenians to spend locally and keep a cherished element of our local economy thriving? Together, these partners built the Athens Works Initiative with the support of Deeds Creative, the Northeast Georgia Business Alliance, Fenwick Broyard, and Mayor Kelly Girtz.
INDIVIDUALS: If possible, we ask that you pledge to spend your forthcoming stimulus check with any of the participating businesses. For example, move forward the date for that landscape project, photography package, or artist commission, while treating your family to some delicious takeout meals from many of Athens’ most esteemed kitchens.
BUSINESSES: If your business is able to continue operating, pledge to purchase meals for your team at any of the local eateries, who will be happy to provide you and your teams with the meals they masterfully create. Gift card purchases are also an option!
EATERIES: If your restaurant can safely offer delivery or curbside services, pledge to serve as a partner provider and simply do what you do best: prepare delicious food and allow us to enjoy it!
We are not here to manage your participation, but to invite it. We would love for you to follow us on Instagram, tagging @athensworksinitiative as you take the pledge, and then take action by investing in local business. To share stories and photos, please contact us at info@AthensWorksInitiative.com. Help us tell the Athens Works story! And if you don’t see your favorite restaurant or business on the list, please let us know or invite them yourself!
Our beloved Athens, known for its vibrant culture, dining, and music scene, is built upon resilience,ingenuity, and grit. Athens Works. Here, we know our favorite baristas and bartenders by name and our favorite restaurants by the unique dishes people travel far and wide to taste. Take the pledge today and share widely! For more info, please contact: info@AthensWorksInitiative.com