Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on March 19, 2015 - 9:40pm
Marlena and Shawn Ballinger took over The Dough Hook in 2013 from her parents when they retired.
"We did it because I wanted the business to stay in the family. I saw the work that mom and dad put into the business and I wanted to take the seed that they planted and make it grow,' said Marlena.
The Ballingers have recently begun taking orders for Fresh Food Boxes, which customers pick up at the store on Tuesdays. They do make up a few extra boxes to sell to walk-in customers. Here, Marlena explains their unique approach to to serving the local community.
Pass it on - Cash Mob at CG Pro Bikes, 127 N. Main St., Bluffton, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19.
According to Liz and Raymond Harner of CG Pro Bikes, during cash mob hours there will be several discounts on bike products and accessories in the shop, including 35 percent off all clothing, shoes and pedals.
In addition, shoppers may sign up for a $50 shopping spree at the store. This year the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with downtown merchants will hold a cash mob in one business each month.
A unique women’s accessories shop joined Bluffton’s Main Street retail make up this month.
Boutique 415 at Polished, Bluffton’s newest business, located in the former Panache’s storefront, opened last week by Joan Frederick, who also owns Polished Nails and Body Salon, located in the same building.
WATCH THE VIDEO "WALK-THROUGH" OF THE SHOP - AND CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.
The physical address for Boutique 415 at Polished is 415 N. Main St. Polished Nails and Body Salon is located at 417 N. Main.
To support the local Ronald McDonald Houses, Lewis Family McDonald’s, including Bluffton's McDonald's is offering small Shamrock Shakes for $1.25 from March 13‐17, and will donate 25 cents from each shake sold to our local Ronald McDonald Houses.
Here's the Shamrock Shake-Ronald McDonald House story
Since first launching in the U.S., the Shamrock Shake has built an almost cult‐like following. But the beloved minty green treat has another legacy that even its most loyal
fans may not know.
First National Bank this week announced new board member John B. Arnold and the appointment of Chris Alexander as City Executive for the Findlay market.
In addition, three new staff members joined First National Bank. They are Dave Walter, System Administrator and Security Officer, Michelle Brandt, Compliance/BSA Officer and Jen Vastano, Marketing Director.