Tag Archives: Phong Nguyen

Banner ads now accepted on Locally Grown; try one for free for a month

EcoTrans Cannon River Watershed Partnership web Design Valley 

You may have noticed these banner ads appearing on the left and right sidebars here on LoGro at times in lieu of the Google Adsense ads.

Advertise on Locally Grown Griff Wigley and Phong Nguyen

See our new (revamped, actually) Advertise on Locally Grown page for all the details.  Until further notice, you can try an ad free for a month.  Thanks to Phong Nguyen at Web Design Valley for the nudge and advice on getting this going; and to Bill Steele at EcoTrans and Beth Kallestad at Cannon Valley Watershed Partnership for joining Phong as the first to get their free ads posted.

ADVERTISEMENT: June advertisers – AhADiscounts, Celebrate Dundas, and Knecht’s

This month, we have a new for-profit advertiser, a new non-profit advertiser, plus one returning for-profit advertiser.

Phong NguyenBack in March, I met and blogged about Phong Nguyen (pronounced ‘win’) and his new company, AhaDiscounts.

You can get the City Discount Card free ($10 value) until June 30. Just visit any of the participating retailers listed on the AhaDiscounts website. Phong says:

“Cardholders will save up to 50% at the point of purchase from local participating businesses.”


AhaDiscount Card

Glenn Switzer and Michelle MillenackerGlenn Switzer, Michelle Millenacker and their colleagues at the Dundas Historical Society are hosting a big community festival called Celebrate Dundas the weekend of June 26 and 27. Glenn says:

”The two-day event is reminiscent of  the Dundas Sesquicentennial held in 2007.  The horses, wagons and buggies will be back!”

Celebrate Dundas


Deb and Leif KnechtDeb and Leif at Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping, have a Flash banner ad this month that links to their June Specials page. Deb says:

”We’re offering Bonus Bucks, Bargain Corral, and a variety of web-only specials on perennials, shrubs, trees and evergreens.”

Knecht’s Nurseries & Landscaping


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A cheaper way to shop local: AhaDiscounts and the City Discount Card

Jerry BilekGriff Wigley and Phong NguyenLast week I met with St. Olaf grad Phong Nguyen about his new company, AhaDiscounts. He hosts local businesses’ promotional discounts on his website. People who carry his City Discount Card can then get year-round discounts at those businesses.

He’s currently running a promotion on the card through the end of March. Normally $10, people can get the card for free from any of the participating businesses listed on his web site. I got my card from bookstore blogger Jerry Bilek at Monkey See Monkey Read.