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Emmetsburg Retail Association Celebrates 10 Years

By Staff | Mar 3, 2016

ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF -- Members of the Emmetsburg Retail Association are kicking off their 10th Anniversary Celebration this weekend. ERA members Dan McCain, Chamber Director Deb Hite, Laura Blanchet, Diane Geerts, Nancy Wentzel, Amy Martini, Jane Hoyman and Liz Mannen are pictured (from the left) holding ERA Loyalty Punch Cards. A dozen ERA businesses have the punch cards for shoppers to use and redeem for a possibility of earning ERA Bucks to be given away each month April through December. --submitted photo

Emmetsburg Retail Association 10th Anniversary Celebration gets into full swing this weekend.

ERA members will host the Chamber Coffee this Friday, March 4, at the Welcome Center/Chamber Office. The public is welcome to join the celebration between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

The Chamber Coffee kicks off a year-long celebration.

Participating ERA members will offer business specials Friday through Monday, kicking off another special opportunity.

ERA Loyalty Punch Cards will be available in a dozen participating ERA businesses. Shoppers get punches on their cards when they shop locally.

This first weekend, Friday, March 4, through Monday, March 7, shoppers will receive double punches when they shop in ERA businesses.

Weekend specials center around the number 10 — $10 off; 10-percent off; items for $10. Shop at A Heavenly Celebration, Hardware Hank, Hughes Pharmacy, Mainstreet Memories Mall, Pizza Ranch, The Reporter &?The Democrat, Wentzel’s True Value, Young’s Custom Computers,Chamber of Commerce, Dairy Queen, St. Pat’s Association and Second Hand Thrift.

All purchases quality for double punches.

This weekend is just the beginning. ERA Loyalty Punch Cards are good all year long. When the card is completely punched, shoppers can drop it off at the Chamber Office.

On the 10th of each month, April through December, drawings will be held from the fully punched cards. Two people will be winners of $100 in Retail Bucks each month.

Shoppers who have a fully punched card and turn it in for the drawing can get a new card and start the process again — now through December.

Monday After Hours will be hosted by business people in the Emmetsburg Retail Association on Monday, March 7. The event will be held at Dockside at The Shores from 5 to 7 p.m. Appetizers will be provided by ERA members and a cash bar will be available.

The public is invited to join the Emmetsburg Retail Association as they celebrate their successes on their 10th Anniversary.