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August 23, 2017

Business Spotlight

Hardy Restaurant To Remain Open After Hard Times

A restaurant in Hardy announced Friday that they are staying open after some uncertainty. The owners of Cruisers resigned their lease.

The owners of the restaurant lost their daughter in a car crash last September.

Business owners, family friends, and others in the area volunteered at the restaurant after the tragedy.

“That was very overwhelming, very humbling to walk into your own restaurant and see volunteers just in the kitchen cooking and waiting tables,” owner Jennifer Schultz said. “Everything they had made they donated to help pay for the arrangement.”

3rd Annual Business Expo at the A.L. Hutson Center Oct. 15th

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Join us at the A.L. Hutson Center for the 3rd Annual Business EXPO
October 15 9-1      ONE DAY ONLY!
Browse your local businesses under one roof
Come find out what ‘Shop Local’ is all about
  • Demonstrations by Lee’s Karate and Clary Gymnastics (Fitness)
  • Door Prizes and Awards available to all attendees
  • Pick up your Business Passport to Savings at the entrance
  • Hot Dogs and snacks available provided by the Tri-County Board of Realtors
Call: 870-856-3210 for more information
For the Business Owner, we have something for you too!
Let us help you grow your business with our FREE
Workshops. Presenters are:
  • 10 am Molly Carpenter-FNBC Bank-VP – Public Relations & Marketing-Social Media Network Marketing

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.

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