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OLD NATIONAL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION

The Old National Merchants Association (ONMA) is celebrating an exhilarating 25 years of leadership in promoting economic development along the Old National Highway (Georgia Highway 279) commercial corridor in south metro Atlanta.

With diverse programs and initiatives from Business Expos to beautification projects, the Association seeks to grow and sustain a vibrant corridor of some 500 friendly establishments: restaurants, hotels, florists, professional service providers, schools, specialty shops, places of worship, and more.

Collaboration and a can do spirit are our driving forces.

ONMA is a 501 (c) (3) organization.


UPCOMING EVENT(S)

Monthly Business Meeting
July 27, 2017
Featured Speaker
Dana Lemons, Congressional District, 13 GDOT
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ONMA 2017 Economic Development Strategic Plan

VISION: ONMA will drive a high-energy, total-community campaign to revitalize the Old National Corridor as a magnet for diverse investors, visitors, talent and residents who create value and opportunity.

This Economic Development Framework addresses 3 overarching goals:

  • Business Climate: Create and Sustain a secure, clean and attractive environment that reflects pride, sense of place
  • Image & Perception: Promote and Project an identity that spotlights ON as safe, vibrant, welcoming, enjoyable, on the move
  • Recruitment, Expansion & Retention: Recruit and Retain quality businesses to diversify goods, services, amenities provided

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PAST EVENT

Old National Highway Sidewalk Improvements Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on March 22, 2017.

Thanks to all partners! Old National Merchants Association Board, Fulton County Commissioner Emma Darnell, College Park Mayor Jack Longino, Councilman Tracey Wyatt, and Georgia Department of Transportation Board member Dana Lemon, as well as Fulton County Chief Operating Officer Todd Long, Minister Ken Terry of World Changers Church International, Fulton County Public Works, Jill Lindsey community leader and adoptee of Old National and other community members.

The project includes 5 to 6 feet of sidewalks on both sides of Old National Highway, from just north of Flat Shoals Road to Sullivan Road.


OLD NATIONAL GATEWAY PROJECT AND FUND

greenClean. Green. Trim. Tidy. Welcome to Old National!

 The Old National Gateway Project seeks to improve Old National Highway as an attractive and welcoming community corridor. The Old National Gateway Fund was established to pay for regularly scheduled landscape and roadside maintenance services at the Old National/I-285 interchange. Services include trash and debris removal, weed control, grass cutting, trimming and edging along expressway ramps, and along roadway curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and landscape islands.

We welcome contributions to The Old National Gateway Fund as expressions of community pride and taking responsibility for our environment.




The Gateway Project is an initiative of the Old National Merchants Association, a 501 (c)(3) organization.
NEWS BRIEFS
MEET ONMA’s NEW BOARD!
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ONMA 2011 Accomplishments | Click here
BUSINESS RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIESSmall Business Development Center
Georgia State University
Erica Bracey, Business Consultant
404.413.7830
ebracey@georgiasbdc.org
www.georgiasbdc.orgSCORE, Counselor to America’s Small Business, for business counseling, mentoring, guidance, workshops and seminars. At www.score.orgwww.scoreatlanta.org, (404) 331-0121

Government Business Opportunities. Contact Brian Jones, Fulton Department of Contract Compliance Officer, 404.612.6306. www.fultoncountyga.gov; Barbara Gregory, City of College Park Purchasing Manager, 404.305.1340,www.collegeparkga.com

FULTON COUNTY OFFICE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Administers the county’s participation in Georgia Work Ready. Among other things, the program helps private-sector small businesses—50 or fewer employees—build their workforce by providing assistance to small businesses for hiring, training and employing Work Ready Certified employees. 770.306.5202