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Monday, September 26, 2016

Business Spotlight

Local Woodworker Creates Annual Chamber Award Plaques

SW-1 Local merchant and craftsman, Marc Herring said, “I’m proud to say that 7 days worth of productivity and saw reached the apex tonight at the Annual Spring River Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner this evening. 33 tablets were made for the event which honored businesses and organizations all over the Spring River Area.”

Pictures of the event are available elsewhere.

Here are photos of the Awards Plaques that were presented as they were being created in the SW-2Stikmon Studio and Werkshop at the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall over the past 5 days. This project was started Tuesday afternoon last week and completed last night (Sunday) and presented tonight Monday Jan. 25,2016.

SRAG Moves To New Location In Hardy

SRAGThe new location for Spring River Artists Guild has proved to be a good move with a steady flow of traffic since opening in March. SRAG held a grand opening and celebrated its [new to them] building’s 100th birthday on Saturday, April 18.

Trish Corder, director of the art gallery, and volunteers of SRAG gathered on the front porch of their location, 300 East Main Street, Hardy, which used to be Hardy Antiques, to welcome visitors to their new home. “We’ve had a steady flow of people and offered goodies to anyone who wanted to come and tour our gallery,” Cordor said.

Fun New Car Themed Diner Opens in Hardy

CruisersJennifer Shultz is the proud new owner of a popular new restaurant located right in the heart of Hardy on Main Street. Cruisers is a dream come true for Shultz, who has always had a goal of owning and running her own restaurant. With live music on the weekends and a menu full of great food, Cruisers is quickly bringing life to Main Street.

Hardy A&P Commission Launches New Website!

A&PWe are excited to finally see a beautiful new “official website” that has just been launched by the Hardy A&P Commission.

As stated by the A&P, “The new website, www.VisitHardyArkansas.com, provides the cornerstone for the integrated marketing strategy implemented by the Hardy Advertising & Promotion Commission to increase tourism. The focus is to promote four main interest areas: Spring River, Artisans, Cultural Heritage and Music.”

Be sure to bookmark that site and check it out today, and make Hardy, Arkansas your tourist stop!

Wet Your Whistle At The Pig ‘n Whistle In Hardy

Sixty years to today is a long time, but you can now enjoy a beer or some wine at a Hardy restaurant right on Main Street. The Pig and Whistle restaurant owned by Philip and Rebecca Ashcroft recently decided to opt for the private club license prior to the new law passage on alcohol sales in Sharp County. We chose to apply for a private club license, so that we weren’t really dependent on the vote that went through recently,” owner Philip Ashcroft said. Remember don’t think that you will have any problem becoming a member, all you have to do is basically  just sign your name when you come in.

Memphis Laureate Omega Chapter Visits Hardy

Words & Afterwards has been our favorite place to stop for four years now, on our way to the McCabe House for the weekend. The members of Laureate Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, in Memphis, Tennessee met in Hardy, Arkansas for a relaxing weekend for fun, food and catching up on the past year. Several members that have moved away from Memphis, met the chapter at Words & Afterwards for a reunion lunch, and then all traveled on out to the McCabe House for the weekend.

Hardy Works To Rebound From Years Of Recession

A new product and “micro-manufacturing” has Marc Herring’s Ozark Classic Craft Mall back on track, and Herring sees new business activity in Hardy as a sign the town is finally bouncing back from years of recession. Photo/Richard Irby

“Five years ago, it was my dream come true. I was leaving the corporate world to be my own boss and own a cool business, then the economy tanked.”

That is Marc Herring’s to-the-point description of the challenges he has faced since buying the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall in 2007.

Calming Cross To Make Nationwide Debut

Article published on Spring River Chronicle and its online site http://myspringriver.com/2012/01/25/calming-cross-to-make-nationwide-debut/

By Lauren Siebert
Staff Writer for the Spring River Chronicle

The Calming Cross / Floating Angel

A unique and intriguing product called The Calming Cross, crafted by Classic Craft Mall Owner Marc Herring, will make its debut appearance Feb. 1 as a feature story in a magazine distributed to more than 30,000 homes across the nation. The item, which is crafted to fit the hand in such a way that it seems to help relieve stress and provide comfort to all who try it, has received rave reviews from his first customers.

Free Online Ads For Area Business!

The Friends Of Hardy Arkansas (FOHA) are happy to offer to the local area business community a wonderful opportunity. With the new year finally here, we have decided to waive the $100 yearly fee for our online rotating billboard ad slots  on our website for business within the City of Hardy subject to our approval. This is in addition to are standard free directory listings which we hope all area business’s have already submitted to that listing.

Hardy Knife Company Opens On Main Street

We are happy to announce that a new business has opened on Main Street in Hardy, Ar. With the tough economy that many business have faced over the last couple of years it is nice to see that a few are still willing to invest and take a chance on building a business.

The Hardy Knife Company opened right before Christmas and the new year. It sells, as you probably guessed, knives! You can find a variety of brands and styles of knives at the Hardy Knife Company. Prices range from a few dollars to the hundreds.  You can find all kinds of  knives from pocket, hunting, survival, collector swords and others, said Marc Herring the store owner.

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