GTO News

March 29, 2022

Today is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day – March 29, 2022

Our economy couldn’t run without small mom and pop businesses. They create economic growth and provide almost 70% of all new jobs in the country. That’s why every year on March 29 we acknowledge the more than 27 million small businesses in this country by celebrating National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day! The holiday was established by Rick and Margie Segel in honor of their parents and the successful hat shop they opened in 1939 and grew into a 10,000 square foot, $2 million dollar clothing shop. It is a special day to appreciate the long hours, hard work and dedication it takes to run a small business. So on March 29, head to your favorite small business to say thank you!

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GTO System Updates

  • Updated feature to invoicing where deposit and installment invoices will automatically have line items added, creating the invoice, before you go to edit.
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Supplier Updates

United States




Burritt on the Mountain 2022 pricing now available




Ivy City Smokehouse menus and pricing now available through January 31, 2023




Zoo Atlanta pricing has been updated


The Original Crab Shack (Tybee Island) 2022 menus and pricing now available




Blain Kerns Mardi Gras World 2022 pricing now available


South Carolina


Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails 2022 lunch and dinner buffet pricing now available

Helpful Information and Blogs

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