The Jonesboro Radio Group has always wanted to and has made a huge effort to serve and care for our community. We care deeply for our local businesses and want to watch them succeed and grow, but the recent shutdowns and social distancing measures over the past couple of months has forced many of those businesses into a reduced income or to close entirely.
Now that those same businesses are slowly trying to get back to normal, they haven’t had the funds available on-hand to advertise and let people know about changes in their business, specials they have, and new health procedures in place. That’s why we introduced the Jonesboro Radio Group $30,000 Business Boost, sponsored by Cavenaugh Auto Group.
The $30,000 Business Boost was created to give three local business owners the chance to receive free advertising from the Jonesboro Radio Group and give them peace-of-mind in knowing that they will not have to worry about paying for marketing expenses while they regroup and return to business.
On May 19, Jonesboro Radio Group drew the three winners in this sweepstakes and met with each owner to surprise them with the news in person.
The $30,000 Business Boost is sponsored by:
The third-place award went to HiJinx, a family-friendly entertainment center with a bowling alley, laser tag, several arcade games, private party rooms, and more. This prize was $5,000 in advertising costs.
“It’s been hard,” said Owner and Manager Stacey Blaxton. “I mean, eight weeks and one day we’ve been shut down, and I went from 53 employees, and I won’t even have… Let’s see. We had 38 that came back and trained, but I’ll be lucky. Right now, I only have 15.”
HiJinx has partially re-opened and is committed to maintaining all guidelines set by the State of Arkansas, CDC, and local health agencies. The business will close every two hours to sanitize and disinfect the center, including bowling balls, chairs, table, restrooms, lasertron, sky trail rope course, and arcade games.
“The one thing about it – we have a community that reaches out, and we stand above all the other communities. I’m not trying to say that we’re snobby. I’m saying that we come together when times are tough, and you guys have always stood behind us, and we appreciate that,” she added.
When you enter the building, you will notice plastic screens and plexiglass throughout the different play areas. Bowling is operating at half capacity with plastic curtains between each seating area; groups will have an entire seating area to themselves for one lane of play. Five hand sanitizing stations are also available throughout the center, and all patrons must wear a mask while inside.
Current hours of operation as follows until further notice:
- Monday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
- Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Special hours are from Wednesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Seniors and people underlying medical conditions, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for League Bowlers.
Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged. You may make reservations by calling (870) 972-5270.
Learn more at HiJinx4fun.com.
Jonesboro Travel Cruise & Tour came in second, earning $10,000 in free Jonesboro Radio Group advertising.
“Going back to booking from the third quarter of last year, understandably, we had to cancel [travel packages]. It’s like returning their items. It’s like if you had a dress shop and everybody lined up and returned everything they bought from you…” said Co-Owner and Travel Consultant Amy Cantin.
Since social distancing guidelines have been put in place, Cantin and co-owner Larinda Rainwater said they have been visiting the regular travelers from the Jonesboro Travel Family just to hold up signs in their clients’ driveways just to let them know that they were missed and to drop off care packages with hand sanitizers and other treats.
“They are absolutely over-the-moon thrilled about it,” described Rainwater. “…They’re extended family to us. We’re about to go to Walnut Ridge this week and Trumann to see those people. We’ve done two days’ worth of Jonesboro. We go in our van – the Sandals Van with the beach scene on it, and they just get tickled to death. We’ve just been trying to let everybody know that we’ve been thinking about you [sic].”
Get quotes on future travels at JonesboroTravel.com.
In first place, was Quraishi Law Firm & Wealth Management. Winning the top prize, Carrie Quraishi, Esq., was presented with a free advertising budget of $15,000.
“Oh my gosh! That will come in handy with everything that’s been going on,” Quraishi exclaimed as she was presented with her prize. “We have a lot of older clients, and they’re not wanting to come in in person.”
Quraishi has dedicated her practice to helping others with estate planning. She earned her undergraduate degree from Arkansas State University, graduating cum laude with a degree in finance, and her Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. She is also associated with WealthCounsel, Texas Young Lawyers Association, and Financial Planning Association.
She is licensed to practice Law in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas.
“A lot people are realizing the need to have their estate planning in order,” she explained as she talked about her business. “Especially those healthcare workers and first responders, so we actually have been running some discounts and everything, trying to get these people in… This is so important, so this will really go a long way in helping us help other people.”
Quaraishi Law Firm does have a podcast available to give advice on financial planning and retirement goals in addition to protecting your business assets and/or legacy to your children.
Check out the podcast here: https://quraishilaw.com/podcast/
The $30,000 Business Boost is just another of many examples of our commitment to serve our clients and our communities, to believe in our clients and our communities, and to be Jonesboro Strong.
In order to do our part, Jonesboro Radio Group has given out announcements on the air, reminding listeners of the value of local businesses and the need to support them during this time. In addition, we’ve created the #JonesboroStrong slogan and JonesboroStrong.com website to support local restaurants and services.
We’ve also been working with clients to create custom campaigns designed to share specific messages to their audiences while producing supportive and motivating messages to encourage businesses and residents.
Thankfully, our country is slowly re-emerging from isolation, and as we adjust to the new normal, we will still be here, helping others rebuild and lending a hand to those who need it. Our sales team is out now, contacting other great businesses who entered the $30,000 Business Boost to discuss other ways we can help.
We do all of this because we love Jonesboro and surrounding communities. This is our home, too, and we want to do our part to make it shine. We are committed to your success. If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our highly capable account executives, email email@example.com.
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Starting Thursday, April 30 at 8am through Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11:59pm, log onto www.thefox1049.com, www.eagle1005.com, www.mix1063.com, www.hot1075.com, www.ez927.com, or www.985theoutlaw.com, click on the contests tab, and enter the Jonesboro Radio Group and Cavenaugh Auto Group’s $30,000 Business Boost Contest for a chance to win a $5,000 advertising package (Third Place), a $10,000 advertising package (Second Place), or a $15,000 advertising package (First Place) (the “Prizes” or “Packages”).
Entry is limited to businesses within Jonesboro Radio Group’s listening area that wish to advertise on Jonesboro Radio Group stations. The Packages will run across all Jonesboro Radio Group Stations (104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw) with the following spot distribution:
- $15,000 winner will receive two 140 TAP plans on each of the six Jonesboro Radio Group stations, receiving 1680 free :30 second commercials — in total (280 per station).
- $10,000 winner will receive four 56 TAP plans on each of the six Jonesboro Radio Group stations, receiving 1344 free :30 second commercials — in total (224 per station).
- $5,000 winner will receive two 56 TAP plans on each of the six Jonesboro Radio Group stations, receiving 672 free :30 commercials — in total (112 per station).
The schedules must air within 90 days of the prize being awarded. Commercials are pre-emptible but will be made good prior to the expiration date. All commercials will air M-SU / 6am-12m. Stations reserve the right to move, substitute, or change the advertising schedule as needed, only guaranteeing that all commercials within the TAP plans awarded will air on a Jonesboro Radio Group station. These Prizes will not be considered a substitution for booked schedules. It will be incremental, using the last 12-month average in spending. All copy must be pre-approved by the radio stations. Station reserves the right to decline any illegal or inappropriate message. Commercials involving political or issue advertising, as well as commercials promoting the sale of tobacco products, marijuana/cannabis products, or any goods or services whose advertising is prohibited by the laws or regulations of the state or federal government, will be declined. These Packages cannot be substituted or used to pay an invoice and is not redeemable for cash.
This contest will be conducted concurrently and simultaneously with other Jonesboro Radio Group Stations (104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw). Listeners of each of the Jonesboro Radio Group Stations will, therefore, be competing with listeners of the other radio stations to win the same Prizes.
No purchase necessary. Businesses may enter once per day, per station. Submitting more than one entry per business per station per day will invalidate all entries by that contestant. Any entry submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s email address or name will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries allowed by using same, multiple/different email addresses, identities, or any other methods void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any on-line registration, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules. No mechanically reproduced or automated entries permitted. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void.
Deadline to enter is at 11:59pm on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Prizes will be won on Monday, May 18, 2020. The prizes are advertising packages from Jonesboro Radio Group valued at (1) Five Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($5,000.00) (Third Place), (2) Ten Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($10,000.00) (Second Place), and (3) Fifteen Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($15,000.00) (First Place). Three winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries on May 18, 2020 and each winner will be awarded one of the three Packages at random (one winner will receive the First Place package, another winner will receive the Second Place package, and the third winner will receive the Third Place package). Jonesboro Radio Group’s sole responsibility will be to award the Prizes. Jonesboro Radio Group will have no further responsibility in connection with the Prizes if a Prize winner, for any reason, cannot or decides not to use the Prize. Winner will be responsible for all federal and state taxes, and any fees and incidentals. Prizes are not transferrable or redeemable for cash. We will make reasonable efforts to award the Prizes within 30 days after winning.
104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw contests are open to all eligible Arkansas residents 18 or older who have not won anything on 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw in the past 30 days or any prize valued at $600 or more in the past 6 months. Only one winner per household is permitted within 30 days after a household has a winner. Any prize awarded to an ineligible listener will be deemed null and void, and an alternate eligible winner may be named. Any entry submitted to 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw will become the property of 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw and may be used in any manner it feels appropriate in the future. By entering this contest, you are verifying that you are the owner and producer of the submitted material and that no third-party ownership rights exist to the entry submitted.
Employees of Cavenaugh Auto Group, 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw, Jonesboro Radio Group, and its ultimate parent company, Saga Communications, Inc., their advertising agencies, affiliates, contest sponsors, employees and immediate families of each, and employees of all media of mass communication within a one-hundred-mile radius of 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw’s main studio are not eligible to win any contest. Immediate family includes the spouse, great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the employee and his/her spouse. This also includes individuals for whom the employee is current legal guardian.
General: All decisions of 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw are final and shall be binding in all respects. Entry into this contest constitutes permission to use the name or likeness of each prize winner for advertising, trade, and publicity purposes without prior approval and without prior approval and without additional compensation. Additionally, listeners who opt-in acknowledge and give 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw permission to share their information with sponsors.
This contest is void where prohibited by law. All local, state and federal regulations apply. All giveaways and contests are void where prohibited by law. All local, state and federal regulations apply. As a licensee of the FCC and a trustee of the public airwaves, 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw reserve the right to interrupt and/or discontinue this contest (and not award the offered prizes) at the discretion of 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw management if world events, the national mood, or public safety so warrant. 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw reserve the right to disqualify any winner if the contest rules have been violated in any way. 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw reserve the right to amend these rules to any contest at any time.
Full contest rules available at Jonesboro Radio studios located at 314 Union Street between the hours of 9am and 5pm; or by logging onto www.thefox1049.com, www.eagle1005.com, www.mix1063.com, www.hot1075.com, www.ez927.com, or www.985theoutlaw.com and clicking on the contests tab.
All 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw Contest Rules apply.