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  • JC Home Show offered something for everyone

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  • MILLWOOD – The 2014 installment of the Annual Jackson County Home (and craft) Show proved to be another success for the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Predominantly featuring Jackson County businesses, the Jackson County Armory also played home to regional commerce on Friday and Saturday.
    Vendors covered a broad stroke of industry including real estate, home improvement, construction, banking, health care and much more.
    Small businesses and an assortment of talented crafters were on hand to electrify attendees and send them home with quality goods, more often than not, made in Jackson County.
    Even on Sunday afternoon there was a healthy group of observers and shoppers on hand to see what’s new and trending with our local businesses.
    “We are thrilled with the turnout. We had so much positive feedback from our vendors and those who attended,” said Brenda Mobley, Program Manager for The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.
    “I have really enjoyed the whole process from beginning to end and the Chamber has welcomed over a dozen new members throughout the weekend.”
    With give-a-ways and prize drawings in virtually every isle, many in attendance went home as winners. Cunningham realty Owner/Broker Cheryl Donohoe was giving away fresh pineapples and greeting kids with special treats throughout the weekend, as were many other vendors on hand.
    Jeff Thomas and his girlfriend Anna traveled from Putnam County for the event and were very impressed with the offerings on Sunday afternoon.
    “We love going to stuff like this and this is my first Home Show. Outside of the quality of the crafters, I am most impressed by the organization and the size of the isles separating vendors. Usually, you are cramped into these things. This is awesome.”
    Traffic between the vendors and the small business and craft areas were steady and most in attendance took in the whole experience.
    “I have met so many nice people this weekend that I honestly wish it wasn’t coming to an end,” said Mobley.
    By the looks of the crowd still discovering new and fun things to do and see at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Mobley wasn’t alone.
    According to information provided at the Jackson County Home Show, vendors included; C98 Radio, Alpha Air, LLC, WVU Extension Service, Master Gardeners, Lowes, Jackson Newspapers, Cunningham Realty, Premier Bank, Advanced Water Treatment, Hardman’s of Ripley, Farm Credit, Gutter Pro, Juice Plus, Pro Build, Real Estate Central, 2SecTec, Wes Banco, Alford Home Solutions, Greenleaf Landscapes, Inc., Atlas Poured Walls, Inc., Wirt County Health Services Association, United Bank, Advanced Wireless, B&B General Contracting, Genteck Power Solutions, Landfried-Fanta Insurance, SFI, City National Bank, Moore’s Tractor Sales, Bath Fitter and Adkins Family RV Center. At the start of the event, Twenty-five vendors, small businesses and crafters were members of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Look for a photo gallery from the Jackson County Home show in a future edition of JN and at www.jacksonnewspapers.com.
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