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Congratulations to the Shop Local for the Holidays Raffle Winners!

The winners were announced on KLGR AM radio at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Listed below are the Shop Local for the Holidays Raffle Winners! Frist Place: $1,000 in Gift Items, Gift Cards & Chamber Bucks Winner: Kathy Ankrum Second Place: $500 in Gift Items, Gift Cards & Chamber Bucks Winner: Maryellen Tiffany Third Place: 8x8 Ramsey Park Brick placed in Ramsey Park Zoo Donor Area Winner: Sarah Runck Fourth Place: $250 in Gift Items, Gift Cards & Chamber Bucks Winner: Angelena Zempel We would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their donations to make the annual Shop Local Raffle a success! A&W Furniture, Finds and Design: … [Read More...]

Vote wisely.

Vote wisely. (This guest column appeared in the Thursday, Nov. 17 edition of the Redwood Gazette.) During the recent election season, we often heard the repeated phrase, “Every vote counts.”  Similarly, a wise business entrepreneur once said, “Every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of community you want to live in.”  It’s understandable that we might choose to do business where we perceive the best value for our time and money, but in an age where we are constantly subjected to corporate advertisements every day, perception may be many light years from reality.  The emphasis on cheapness above other values leads many consumers to overlook the values independent … [Read More...]

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