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Monday, February 8, 2016

FOHA

Wishing a Merry Christmas to our readers and their families

Merry-Christmas-4“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”

Okay, maybe not the typical Hardy, Ar. celebration; in fact, with this warm weather, it looks a lot like it must have more than 2,000 years ago when Mary and Joseph made their way across the land of Israel to Bethlehem via camel.

Of course, that’s no longer our preferred means of transportation, so those of us who are traveling this year have much to be grateful for.

Get A-ROUND-TUIT For Savings!

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New for 2016 for everyone who is registered on our mailing list will be the new savings TUIT email coupon offerings from area merchants in Hardy, AR.

These will be exclusive offers just for our subscribers! We are working with the local artisans and area merchants on Main Street to bring to you great special offers and savings for area goods and services. These may be discounts off products, lodging or services offered in the area that you just print off on paper and bring with you, or simply let the merchant see the offering from your cell phone.

Free Local Business Directory Added

BD-business-directory2Our online site here at www.mainstreethardy.com is pleased to announce it has recently revamped the look and layout of our online site. We have been online promoting the area of Hardy, AR for many years and proudly continue to provide a resource site for information and news about the Hardy, AR. are.

With that in mind, we have updated our online business directory listing system here to allow all the area business and local artist as well to submit for FREE their business listing onto our online directory. With the need to easily be located online in today’s world, our site is SEO friendly and specifically about HARDY!

FOHA Recognized In Area Newspaper

The Friends Of Hardy Arkansas have been formally acknowledged in the area’s local newspaper, The Villager . In a front page article, our “civic” group was recognized for its gift of the signs in Hardy Arkansas.

At the June 4, 2013 City Council meeting we were happy to let the city know we had completed the installation of the signs we had offered to the city for the empty poles in the parking lots and in Dr. Thompsons park as well. The quality and workmanship by Signs by Rick were exceptional as we knew they would be.

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs!

We are excited and happy to see the signage up just in time for the beginning of Tourist season in Hardy, Ar. We appreciate the hard work put in by Rick at Signs by Rick as well as everyone who helped by supporting our fund-raising efforts through the Friends Of Hardy Arkansas group.

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We hope that this forward step of “Unity” in our community will continue to inspire others to volunteer for events, and other areas that can use help in Hardy, AR. As a group working together we can do almost anything once we all put our minds to it!

What is FOHA?

We have been asked recently by many people about Friends Of Hardy Arkansas, especially after our recent donation of signage to the City Of Hardy. We have been around for over 6+ years and are not planning on going anywhere soon.

Friends of Hardy Arkansas (FOHA) is a group of businesses and private individuals of Hardy and its support communities whose primary mission is to help one another maximize each others potential through a common unity of purpose, believing the concept of friendly business cooperation promotes good business for everyone. Our online website, called Main Street Hardy, is the information resource guide for everyone interested in what is happening here in Hardy, AR and its support communities.

FOHA To Present Gift Of Signage To Hardy Arkansas

The Friends Of Hardy Arkansas plan to attend the next City Council meeting on May 7th, in order to make a presentation of a wonderful “GIFT OF SIGNAGE” to the City Of Hardy.

These will be new signs, custom-made by a local area sign shop for the Eight empty poles located at the two public parking lots as well as Dr. Thompson Park. We wanted to keep the business local for the signs to support the community.

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.

Shop Hardy Arkansas – Online!

In today’s tough economy small town business owners are constantly looking for creative and affordable ways to find buyers for their products and services. With Hardy, Ar. having a population just under 800 it is that much more difficult to run a profitable business.

Many of the Main Street area merchants are geared toward our tourist and travelers just taking time to pause in Hardy. But does that mean you can only make sales when your doors are open? We here at the Main Street Hardy Online website think not!

FOHA Request Starting To Happen!

When you wish for something long enough and hard enough they sometimes really do come true! When you stand strong and persist even when you feel alone, things still can come true too!

With that said, Friends Of Hardy Arkansas (FOHA) is excited and happy to report that  our Mayor and the City appear to actually be listening and responding to what the people want. Has it been the smoothest and easiest road?  Not exactly, but sometimes you do what you have to do to try to get things done. We only hope that in the future a better open communication can be achieved between not only FOHA but the business community, citizens  and city hall too!

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