The Merchants Association

The Merchants Association

Striving to Keep Your Money Local! We at The Merchants Association strive to keep your money local through Co-op Advertising Our goal is to assist our current and future members to be successful in all their business endeavors.

Our ever expanding coverage area and districts enables you an avenue to search businesses and services you need on a local level.

Operating as usual

07/20/2012

About

themerchantsassociation.com The Merchants Association Supports Local Business by Establishing Sustaining Economical Growth to Benefit Your Community. Striving to Keep Your Money Local!

07/18/2012

The House Special Interiors

Just a few of the many lamps we could choose from for our winner's home ....

fayettevilleflyer.com 07/18/2012

Pets of the week: Uncle Sam and Mandy | Fayetteville Flyer - News, Art & Life

fayettevilleflyer.com Meet Uncle Sam, a 2-year-old Tabby kitty who needs a new home. His owner moved into a hospice and with nobody to take care of him, he was sent to the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. He’s a shy guy, but he loves being rubbed on so if you hold your hand out, he comes trotting right up. The folks at the s...

07/16/2012

Important Quality Update | Nature's Variety

naturesvariety.com Nature’s Variety has initiated a voluntary recall of its Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs due to an off-odor smell that may develop over time. This product is not contaminated in any way, but some products are not remaining fresh for the shelf life of the product.

07/16/2012

dragonflies boutique

New ROLLER DERBY Ts
*just in*

07/16/2012

Rick's Bakery

Come have lunch with us today at Rick's and enjoy a free slice of cheescake!!

07/16/2012

Bella Jack's Children's Boutique

07/16/2012

History

themerchantsassociation.com The Merchants Association Supports Local Business by Establishing Sustaining Economical Growth to Benefit Your Community. Striving to Keep Your Money Local!

shopriffraff.blogspot.com 07/16/2012

Riffraff: Color Crush Mondays

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07/16/2012

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Conservators are here this week inspecting and performing conservation work on several of Crystal Bridges' paintings. You can view them at work through the windows of the Albers Studio.

Shop ~ Hop Game 07/16/2012

The Merchants Association

Starts Today!

Shop ~ Hop Game A chance for our Card Holders to win $100 Gift Certificate to the Merchant of Your Choice!

07/13/2012

99.9 KTCS

Happy Friday The 13th!! How superstitious are you?

07/13/2012

Do South Magazine

Brix! The latest cutie in our My @Urban Pet photo contest.

07/13/2012

Supercats: Episode 1 — The Funniest Cat Video!

Download Cat Piano from iTunes: http://bit.ly/a7Idfy Watch Supercats 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRAMO0_6g-M Download the song from iTunes: http://bit....

pbs.org 07/13/2012

NOVA | Saving the National Treasures | PBS

pbs.org In this companion Web site to the NOVA program Saving the National Treasures, read an article on how light causes damage to documents, see an interview with conservators of the Charters of Freedom, and examine the time-worn Declaration of Indepedence and its new encasement.

07/13/2012

Main Street Rogers, Inc.

Main Street Rogers, Inc. Promotions Committee meets in 20 minutes at the NEW MSR office. All are welcome! See you soon!

07/13/2012

Freeman Heat & Air

**FREEMAN HEAT & AIR** (479) 285-9048. A/C not cooling? We can save you some $$! Competitive pricing, quality work & 15 yrs experience!

a.pgtb.me 07/13/2012

Shop ~ Hop Game

Starts Monday!

a.pgtb.me Starting Monday....
Located on three different merchant member's ad page will be a SHOP ICON.
Locate all 3 SHOP ICONS and enter your findings for a chance to win a $100
gift certificate to the Merchant of Your Choice!

07/13/2012

The Merchants Association

How often do you purchase from local merchants?

07/13/2012

Bella Jack's Children's Boutique

NEW!!! Ella Moss Girl!!! This is ADORABLE on!! Sizes 2T through 6X!! Super soft!!

07/13/2012

Cardboard Safari

Chris in the booth, barely visible behind the Giant Robbie. The white dots on the walls are tiny rhinos. More fun surprises tomorrow.

07/13/2012

Neumeier's Rib Room & Beer Garden

Who's ready for The Turnpike Troubadours? Have we got a PARTY planned for Thursday, July 19! * It's the RAISIN' HOPS 'N HELL TOUR, presented by our friends at Mustang Brewing Company & Jim Beam! * Also joinin' in on the throw-down will be The Dirty River Boys & The Brandon Clark Band! * Gates at 6:00; Show at 7:30; Admission is $10 (Day-of-Show ONLY!) * [email protected] for Reservations! * Don't Miss This One!

[07/12/12]   How often do you purchase from local merchants?

07/12/2012

Suite One

New InStore today!! Suite One

07/12/2012

Ozark Natural Foods

We are going to have an AWESOME giveaway during Owner Appreciation Weekend this weekend! Our Wellness staff has put together a great gift bag full of these products:

Pacifica Sandlewood Diffuser
Hugo Bulk Artisan Bar Soap
Mineral Fusion Body Lotion
Lifefactory 16oz Flip Top bottle
Eating Well Magazine
Garden Of Life Protein Shaker Cup
Garden Of Life Raw Chocolate Protein Packet
Vega One Vanilla Chia Protein Packet
9 Oxylent Multivitamin Packets
PB8 Probiotic
Barleans Vegan Total Omega To-Go Packets
...and it's all in an Eco Bags Produce Bag!

Sign up for it at the Wellness Desk during Owner Appreciation Weekend and we'll call the winner on Monday! Good luck!

kuaf.com 07/12/2012

Art inside a Car Wash | KUAF 91.3FM

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07/12/2012

Alma Performing Arts Center

We still have some good seats for the Patriotism in America show! Call the box office at 479-632-2129 to get yours today!

07/11/2012

The Importance of Small Business to the US Economy - Small Business Development Information

This is what this country was founded on; this is how this country can survive.
Support Small Businesses! Support YOUR Community!

evolveyourbiz.com A small business is considered to be any company that employs less than 100 people. In the United States, small business employs over half of the country's workforce. While many people think that new industrial giants are the most important factor in driving the economy, but small business is actual...

07/11/2012

EcoGreen Mobile Detailing

Maintenance detail on our clients C63 today. 100% Eco Touch Car Care Products. Completely waterless! (iPhone Pic)

07/11/2012

Maude Boutique

We have turquoise everything! http://instagr.am/p/M8xImZuFh1/

07/11/2012

City of Fort Smith, Arkansas - City Hall

Groundbreaking at the site of the U.S. Marshals Museum - the beginning of a $2.1 million project to run water and sewer lines in the public right-of-way along Riverfront Drive to spur outside investor interest in the gorgeous riverfront. An opportunity for new jobs and a positive economic impact on our local economy. All without raising taxes or utility rates.

07/11/2012

Vintage Glam & Junque

New purses!!

07/11/2012

Colton's Steak House & Grill

cherry limeade

07/11/2012

Crystal Bridges Museum

crystalbridges.org Take your time with the forest of Crystal Bridges and consider the trees as an art form—the varying lines, shapes, colors, and textures. Explore the botanical design of a tree's make-up through sketching and watercolor illustrations. The workshop includes a special introductory talk on the ways of ...

07/11/2012

Something Urban

we will have these hopefully in time for next weekend! you are going to just love this new line!

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General information

The Merchants Association was founded and incorporated, in April of 2008, by a group of concerned merchants that understood the present economic slowdown could be devastating to their standard of living. The “big box guys” were killing them with their deep pocket advertising budgets and wholesale buying power, and it didn’t make sense to continue to pay the high cost of traditional media advertising with little or no return on their investment: “Why advertise to the few for just 30 seconds at a time?” Nonetheless, they knew that they needed to do something; so they decided to band together and form an association: The Merchants Association, and promote themselves to the local consumer market. ¬ Since the majority of today’s shoppers (87% and rising) are going to the virtual world to investigate products and services they thought it was only natural to build a website to showcase their businesses though the association. The site launched in February of 2012, and by having their own website, they soon realized The Merchants Association serves as a hub to search for the Mom & Pop Business’ in local areas. Each local merchant could become a member, where their ad page would further promote their own websites and social media links. With membership in the association growing on a daily basis and more and more new shoppers shopping with them, their bottom line has increased drastically, while saving on high priced ineffective media advertising. An added bonus of being a Merchant Member is the Discount Cards allowing for an automatic 10% off most goods/services. These cards are supplied by The Merchants Association at no additional fee. Each Merchant and their employees receive a discount card to shop at their fellow merchants. With the discount cards doing well, it was decided to increase the awareness by distributing thousands of discount cards to local consumers. Most people are budget minded today and are stretching their purchasing dollars as far as possible. Civil servants and non profits are the main focus of this distribution. By using email, each card holder could be notified of any special bargains that the merchants were offering, thus generating more business. With the ever growing popularity of social media, Facebook and Twitter, the association uses it to drive even more shoppers to their businesses, and accomplishing their goal of putting their business’ future in their own hands. With your help we can increase the awareness of the importance of buying from your local merchants! The Merchants Association: Your One-Stop-Shop for buying local!
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