Hal Mandelman of Mashuga Marketing Announces Shop Local Spring River Free APP for Area Businesses (Posted by Ginger Smith)


(Hal Mandelman of Mashuga Marketing) “We have just released a brand new Loyalty App created specifically for the Spring River area of Arkansas.  With many areas across America promoting Shop Small or support local we wanted to create an affordable way for small area businesses to offer an incentive for customers to keep shopping local and coming back, too!  This newly released APP is set up to provide any participating business a custom digital loyalty card to offer to area shoppers!

The old paper “punch card” which is easily lost and forgotten at times is now digitized into the Shop Local Spring River App! You can read more about it at our official website at  https://www.shoplocalspringriver.com .

If you are an area business within the Spring River area of Arkansas, which includes Sharp County, Fulton and surrounding areas, then you qualify to have your very own customized Free LOYALTY CARD that will be incorporated within our Shop Local Spring River APP!

This is truly set up to be a FREE service to help area business retain and even gain new loyal customers through the use of a digital loyalty card. What’s nice is that we take care of the technical stuff so you as a business owner can enjoy doing what you do best, growing your business and keeping customers coming back!

It is easy to get started, just visit the website and choose the BUSINESS ACCESS link and register your business, once approved, your business will get a authorization email with a temporary access code to log into the site. Update your password and login and you are ready to make your very own custom Loyalty Card for our APP.

This also puts you in the App’s directory which, for the end user, it provides them with an easy distance map so they can easily locate your business.

The new and official SHOP LOCAL SPRING RIVER app is available as a FREE download to your smartphones for  your customers and all shoppers.”  You are invited to visit the web site and kick start whatever your business is!  The cutting edge of technology – it still advances by leaps and bounds!  Stay up  with the times and the tech!

Ginger Smith joined OGTC in 2014 as a volunteer, and has lived in this area since 1972 when she moved to be near her parents, the late Doss and Vivian Burgess. Her late father was Independence County Appraiser and any time family, whether kids or grand kids, came to visit for even a short time, he would take them to A.D. Hill’s grocery store, and get them a soda pop and candy bar, see the talking bird there, and end up “checking out the great White River.” All the kids and grands have played on the banks there, picnicked, and played on the old train. Ginger is adamant, since she moved to Batesville, there is just no other place to raise a family. Her love for the area and desire to help promote it in her professional capacity led her to seek volunteering, and Charlie Morris, whom she met when she was a typesetter at the Daily Guard Newspaper, put her in touch with Cathy Drew, Executor Director of OGTC. She has been on board since then and says she has loved everything she has done and is proud to represent North Central Arkansas.
The last 20 years of her employment she worked for the late County Judge David Wyatt, West Elementary School Principal Jerry Harris, and Circuit Clerk Claudia Nobles and Judge John Kemp. At the Guard Office she says she made friends for a life time, and then the West Elementary teachers, students, and their families grew close to her forever. Her last job she was hired in a newly created position to collect felony fines and restitution. She was so proud that after three years she more than tripled the annual revenues that she retired! Her part-time retirement job was with the ortho docs, Drs. Allen and Angel where she also met many people from all over the area, and made another set of new friends! She is a published writer and has also written feature articles for the Batesville Guard TV Guide and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
She has a daughter, Misty Long Sparks, son-in-law Dloyd Sparks, and three grands, Dalton Lee, Victoria Lynn and Anna Rose, who own her heart, and three more heartbeat grands, Nico and Corbin of Washington, and a late granddaughter, Ginger Savannah. Her late husband, Ken Smith, was the Batesville Postmaster.
Totally retired now, Ginger offers her time and writing abilities to OGTC as she travels around the state and visits with so many nice folks, writes reviews, and tries to be a worthy representative for Ozark Gateway Tourism. She is a people person who really cares for all God has blessed us with in our beautiful state of Arkansas in the United States of America.