Month: July 2015

Introducing the Shawn & Taunya Martin Family!

Be sure to shop local and enter your receipts for a chance to win $25,000 in Huron Bucks!  For complete details, please click on the link below:

The Martin Family Accepts Shopping Challenge

Even though kids are still basking in the freedom of summer vacation, the start of another school year is drawing closer with every passing week. Like many moms, Taunya Martin has already begun making a mental checklist of everything her four children will need when they return to Holy Trinity Catholic school this fall.

“By the time the back to school sales begin, I already have a pretty good idea of what we need and where I will get it. Getting the school supplies, backpacks and clothes our four kids will need isn’t something that I wait to do a week before school starts. I start thinking about getting ready for the next school year almost as soon as summer vacation begins”, Taunya explains.

Martin FamilyTaunya, her husband Shawn and their four children, Zoe (10), Tommie and Charlie,(7) and Jimmie (5), are taking part in the back-to-school shopping challenge. Two other local families are also participating in the challenge, the purpose of which is to prove that most of what we need for back to school, or any other time of year for that matter, can be found in Huron.

“I definitely believe in shopping local. I was born in Huron and we are raising our children here. We want our community to grow and be the kind of place our kids will want to live and raise their families. One way we can help to make sure that happens is by supporting Huron businesses and putting as much of our money back into the local economy as possible.”

The Back to School Shopping Challenge coincides with “Be A Lucky Duck-Shop Huron & Win”, the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau campaign to raise consumer awareness of the existing retail options available in Huron and the economic impact of doing businesses locally. Residents have an opportunity to win up to $25,000 by submitting receipts for goods and services purchased in Huron between now and August 7th, 2015.

The Martin’s will be sharing their back to school shopping experiences over the next few weeks, including photos and videos documenting where they shop and what they purchase. Follow their progress, and that of the other participating families, on Performance Radio, in the Plainsman and in the Here in Huron and Huron Now blogs.


Introducing the Tim & Emily Davis Family

The SoldByAngie Team of Ace Realty is excited to follow the Davis Family in coming weeks as they shop Huron for Back to School.  We hope you enjoy your new selfie stick Davis family!

Davis Family Takes the Back to School Shopping Challenge

Story By Shawn Martin of Performance Radio
Although it will be several more weeks before students in Huron return to the classroom, three local families have already started thinking about the upcoming school year. These families have accepted the Back to School Shopping Challenge and will endeavor to find as much of the clothing and supplies their students will need right here in Huron.

In the coming weeks, Huron NOW will introduce the families who have taken the Challenge and track their progress. This week the focus is on the Tim and Emily Davis family.

Tim and Emily have three children: Mason is entering fifth grade at Madison, Aly will be a second grader at Madison and Claire is entering kindergarten at Buchanan.

Emily Davis admits to being apprehensive when her family was asked to participate in the Challenge.

“I realize I may not find everything we need locally, but Huron is my hometown and I believe in supporting our community. When we were approached about the Challenge, I couldn’t say no.”

Davis says she understands the importance of shopping in Huron and supporting local merchants.

“Our family has always done most of our shopping in town. We are fortunate to have several options in Huron and we don’t want any of those to go away.”

The Back to School Shopping Challenge, along with the Huron Chamber & Visitor Bureau’s “Be a Lucky Duck-Shop Huron and Win” campaign, are designed to educate residents about all the goods and services available in Huron and how shopping locally benefits the entire community.

Watch the Plainsman, the Huron Now and Here in Huron blogs and listen to Performance Radio for updates on all of the families who have accepted the Back to School Shopping Challenge.

3 Huron Families in the Spotlight as they Shop for Back to School

HeRe in HuRoN, the Sold By Angie Team of Ace Realty is excited to be following these 3 families as they shop Huron for Back to School. Watch for exciting pics and video in coming weeks as we follow these families.  Feel free to share your own Huron shopping spree finds!
“Shop Huron to help you, your neighbor and our community!”

Visit the Chamber site for complete details on how you can Shop Huron & Win and Be a Lucky Duck!!

Three Families Accept Shopping Challenge

“Be a Lucky Duck”, the latest incarnation of the Huron Chamber & Visitor Bureau’s successful “Shop Huron and Win” campaign, encourages residents to do their back to school shopping in Huron for a chance to win up to $25,000 in Huron Bucks.

In conjunction with the “Be a Lucky Duck” promotion, three local families have committed to doing as much of their back to school shopping locally as possible. Over the next several weeks, we’ll track the progress of these families as they shop in Huron for the clothes and supplies their students will need for the 2015-16 school year. The participating families include:

Davis FamilyTim & Emily Davis and their three children; Mason , who will be a 5th grader, Aly , entering the 2nd grade and Claire, who will start kindergarten this year.

Heinz FamilyDennis and Peggy Heinz and their five children; Houstyn, a freshman at NSU, Hyland who will be a Junior, Havyn (8th), Hamtyn (4th) and Hylton (2nd).

The MartinsShawn and Taunya Martin and their four children; Zoe (5th) Charlie and Tommie (2nd) and Jimmie (K).

Listen to Performance Radio and watch the Plainsman and the Here in Huron and Huron Now blogs for updates on the Back to School Shopping Challenge.

Be a Lucky Duck!

Shop Huron & Win – $25,000 Giveaway
Visit the Chamber website for complete details.

This summer, the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau rewards residents for shopping local! For every $25 spent on goods & services in Huron between July 4-August 7, 2015  you may enter to win a lucky duck & a chance at $25,000! Receipts must be a minimum of $25 & may not be combined to reach the minimum amount. Taxes may be included in total purchase amount.

There will be weekly drawings for $100 Huron Bucks, a grand prize of $1,000 or $25,000 in Huron Bucks, and more great prizes!

Enter your receipts online below (coming soon). Shopping Huron Chamber member businesses doubles your entries, see Chamber members list!

Get ready to win on August 15, 2015 at 10:30am at Splash Central Waterpark! One lucky shopper will win either $1,000 or $25,000 during the Duck Race!  Have the winning lucky duck that matches a pre-selected number & you could win $25,000!

Brought to you by Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau, Performance Radio and the Plainsman.