Small Business in Valley and Lanett Not supporting the community!!
Posted in the Valley Forum
#1 Aug 27, 2011
There are several small business in the valley and lanett area that make lots of money and don't give anything back to the community. Especially, a couple restaurants that are owned by people who moved to this area from somewhere else, make a lot of money because the people in the community love to eat there, but then you never see an ad in the paper, television, radio and never see them sponsor any community events or anything... I think we should not buy from any business in Valley and Lanett that doesn't spend their money in our community. If the citizens of Valley and Lanett go to their business and spend their money then they should spend some of their money supporting the community that supports them.
#2 Aug 27, 2011
The VTN newspaper published a special edition to promote local high school football the only businesses that spent money with that editions were:
Hyundai of Auburn
farmers merchants bank
West point tire
All Star Computers
Newts Fried Chicken
Law office of ben wilcox
Designs R us
J Smith Lanier
Ice Cream Club
Gone 2 far
West Point food mart
Emory clark holder clinic
Bridges travel plaza
#3 Aug 27, 2011
This is it! Where are Milanos, El Rio, Subway, Tmobile,(especially tmobile), papa johns, dominos, hoods, cvs, fairfax drugs, Capital City Bank, Charter Bank, Fun Zone, China Moon, Sundy Anns, David automotives, WCJM, Hesters Tires, Givorns Foods, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Irish Bred Pub, coleman furniture, curves of west point, darden bros shoes, badcock furniture, all the nail salons (they make a lot of money here) beauty salons, david's bbq, kfc, African Hair Braids, Karate Schools, alfa insurance, state farm insurance, auto zone, advanced auto, Kroger, Piggley Wiggley, Beepers express, Hibbets Sports, Beauty supply, It's fashion, vision world, Rogers bbq, tags, manderine house, tanning salons, valley pharmacy, little C's and Pizza Hut, Spectrum, Ponders nursery, Valley Floral, dry cleaners, daniels, sues chick, dirt road bbq, and many many more local business that did not support local football with an ad in the VTN...and never advertise at all...
#4 Aug 27, 2011
This is retarded and is nothing more than an expression of entitlement and forced assimilation. Businesses are not required to spend their money on football ads or newspaper ads, no their contribution to the local community is through taxes and jobs...not a football ad. This just shows how toxic the liberal state of mind truly is. It is not a requrement to support anything, its the right of the business to not support anything, and if they do purchase an ad, good for them- if not, who cares? Maybe the owners allegiance is with another school... Or, maybe, just maybe they support the community by other means.
Since: Jul 10
Any town USA
#5 Aug 27, 2011
Hmmm, sounds like members of the communist party posting here.
Business people go into business to do good for themselves. The reaction of their business making money and growing is enough to support the community. Like pirep stated...taxes and jobs!
Now back to standing in your welfare line for food stamps etc, actually, better yet, why don't you do something proactive for your community...Get a job...Pay taxes and quit free loading off the backs of us hard working Americans!
#6 Aug 28, 2011
Advance Auto , Milano's , and several of the barber shops and salons have given donations . There are other ways to show support than taking out ads in the paper . Little is reported on sports in the Valley . Maybe reporters could show some interest . More ads might be taken and more newspapers sold . Just my opinion ....
#7 Aug 30, 2011
I know a number of the "Hit list" businesses do in fact contribute to their communities. Dang ...did Cy post this stuff? If a business doesn't advertize in the Valley Times-News, they're Evil or something? Geez!
Maybe if the VT-N actually dug up some actual news from time to time, instead of waiting for Greater Valley Group or Kia or the Local crooked political leaders to call in and tell them what they can print, he'd get more advertizes.
SO much goes unreported in the VT-N ...CY ...maybe look at the Money Trail of waste in the Langdale Mill, for starters.
#8 Aug 30, 2011
After 28 years I stopped my subscription to the VTN . School papers do a better job . Local news is what they look out the window and see . Cy , get real . A reporter reports what happens all over . It isn't what they find on the internet . A sports reporter covers sports , he actually goes out and watches the games or the cub reporter does . Only thing I hear about is the Lanett/Valley game . Advertisement goes out and sells advertisement . Do you get the picture ? The people at VTN have a job . Don't expect others to do your work for you . How about covering all the communities in Valley not just the ones outside your door .
#9 Aug 30, 2011
News flash bozo, Its not the business's duty to support local football. Do you have any clue as to just how often local businesses are hit up to buy ads and give to local events and other stuff? Most businesses are just struggling to keep all the employees on the payroll paid these days. Getting hit up to sponsor stuff weekly gets old fast.
And just how much do the local citizens support the local economy and businesses? I sure do see plenty of 12 tags and Harris and Troup tags in Tiger Town.
#10 Aug 31, 2011
What a joke you are! How often do you shop online? How often do you shop outside the greater valley area. Why are you being hateful and not spending that money here supporting local businesses. How many busineses have started and failed around here in the last 10 - 15 years due to lack of support. Careful what you wish for. If everyone spent 100% locally we would all eat PBJ and Totinos Pizzas and all wear Wrangler Jeans. LOL
#11 Sep 6, 2011
Ummmm ... this community doesn't do enough for kids... ....we don't have to support any business here ... it's not about buying advertising with the paper. .. it is about supporting your community and the kids .... this is exactly the attitude that causes the kids in this area to grow up and be sorry drug addicts ... little things matter a lot more than you may realize. Ya'll are too worried about slandering someone or talking about who is sleeping with who .. making your own soap opera .. this is all you live for.. all you're worth.. a curse on you all....
Since: Aug 11
#12 Sep 6, 2011
Actually it's parents who do too much for kids that is creating a generation of selfish unappreciative brats that causes the problems. I support the kids. Go outside, find some buddies and play baseball or something. Climb a tree ...rake leaves to earn a little cash instead of expecting me to buy it for ya, stuff like that.
Some of what ya said toward the end of your diatribe was kinda true though. Cursing all of us ...probably not the best solution though.
#13 Sep 7, 2011
Teachers who actually care get fired for using profanity.
City officials who care get swamped with complaints form the grass and pot hole crowd.
Businesses who care can only do so much when they are only scraping in enough to make ends meet.
Activists who care are ridiculed for wearing costumes at a Pirate exibit at a Naval History museum.
The thing about establishing yourself as a catalyst for positive change in the world is that everyone else is against you. It gets old fast unless you have a really large following who enjoys reading your letters in the VT-N.
Talking about Linthead Emeritus there, not Ron Mac..Ron would never wear a pirate suit. lol.
Since: Aug 11
#14 Sep 7, 2011
The Linthead ... positive change .... heheheh, good one Slay!
#15 Sep 7, 2011
It isnt up to a community to raise children. It starts at HOME. If the parents would put raising children over going out, drinking, hooking up, surfing the internet, or whatever childrn would be better off. There is more to raising children than dropping them off with the grandparents or an auntie.
Since: Aug 11
#16 Sep 7, 2011
I remember when the community could be helpful in raising a kid. When I was a kid, we worried about neighbors telling our folks what mischief they might see us doing.
Tell the neighbors what ya saw their kid doing nowadays, and they tell you to mind your own business and/or stop lieing about their precious little one, would never do that anyway.
I also can't help but notice our parks, ballfields, basketball courts, etc. in this area are often empty. There certainly doesn't appear to be any shortage of stuff kids can do around here, not sure what else the community should even do.
I will point out that one problem we have nowadays, and it's actually pretty complex, is kids can't just go out in the woods and such. A HUGE problem that was clearly an unintended consequence, was when we eliminated the necessity for landowners to put up "No Trespassing" signs.
When I was a boy, if it wasn't posted, ya could pretty much just go in the woods and build a fort, or fish in a pond, hunt squirrel, stuff like that. Landowners who didn't like that could put up their signs. Now kids really don't have a lot to do except play videogames, or sports.
That has caused WAY more problems for society in it's ripple-effect than most people think about. It isn't the whole problem, but it is part of it.
#17 Sep 7, 2011
While I am not disagreeing with you, you have to understand the cause and effects that have made things the way they are.
First, the art of parenting overall is lost. Parents do not raise their kids to be productive, now they expect this job to be done by the school system, which is not and should not be designed to teach morality- teachers should be able to go in their classes and teach the subject and not morals. Kids are tereible, go to the local school and find the ISS rooms full. Kids do not understand respect, which is why people are more apt to prevent trespassing. Parents, dont want to parent and they use the game systems as babysetters, the kids get used to that and they feel thats life. Kids get fat, dumb, and gain a sense of entitlement from this lifestyle, just look at test scores and the supifying of curriculum to match to capiblities of todays kids. I am not perfect, but my parents raised me better and were active in my life. This is another issue, kids are having kids, fathers are becoming absent- thus the role of raising a kid is all on one parent, in some cases its even the grandparents that have had their grandchildren tossed upon them because the parent is inept. We live in a declining society, where kids think life should be easy, where work is not a goal, where things should go their way.
#18 Sep 11, 2011
acutally outside people can influence your children to do opposite of what you teach them.. even if you do raise your kids right, others can lead them to do wrong... but teach your kids to do wrong and they want to kill you if you try to teach them to do right...
#19 Jan 9, 2012
There are only about 5 local businesses that advertise all the time. A lot of this list do advertise specific times of the year in the paper and other media. Why would any business be expected to buy advertising for football? Why should businesses be expected to support our local children and sports?
Businesses contribute by being here, putting up the funds to get established, providing jobs and paying taxes. Parents need to support their kids. Heck the government at all levels already supports them in every way. If you don't have a business or have never had one then you shouldn't criticize those that do for you have no clue how hard it is to be a profitable business in this area. If you do have a profitable business then good, I am sure an Advertising Rep would be happy to help you with your extra funds.
It is harder for a small business than an average home to make it when your overhead is $20+K a month, not year!
#20 Jan 26, 2012
Then why do the businesses in surrounding areas support soccer and baseball and football?(kids 6 - 12) just go to Lagrange and auburn and you will see ... more kids there graduate high school and go on to college than from valley and Lanett.
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