I Heart Valentine’s Day




 When approached about doing a cover story for this issue, I jumped on it. Valentine’s Day is perhaps my favorite holiday of them all, including Christmas and the Fourth of July. Why? Well, if you get right down to it, most holidays are a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Your bedroom:

the Feng Shui way


 Attracting romantic love or the right relationship is deeply connected to your ability to share yourself with another as the individual you truly are. Your bedroom is meant for sleeping, dreaming, romancing, and recharging your batteries. Retu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The courage to risk loving




 The other night I was watching an online film of Tony Robbins and Cloe Mandanes. Robbins is a wellknown personal change coach who, like me, used NLP (neurolinguistic programming) to get good at reading other people. I recently signed up to get… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How to sell money at a discount




 Although I didn’t realize it until 30 years later, my first real job in the sales profession was all about selling money at a discount. I initially thought I was selling spare parts and while that’s partially true it’s far fr… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Business Bits




When choosing items to advertise, select items that are currently in demand. This can generate instant traffic in your business. From there, in-store marketing can guide customers to additional purchases. Jennifer Pontinen is a Business Consultant w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ernie Mitchell’s TEN SECOND TIP

The Ten-Second Marketing Tip That Works

Instead of reducing the price, pile on more benefi ts. Whenever possible, assign monetary worth to each benefit. Monetizing benefits closes sales. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The 218 is venue for live blues on Thursdays



Carly Gobats, the new owner of The 218 bar in downtown Virginia, wants Hometown Focus readers to know about their weekly Thursday night blues jams with The Simpletons. Formerly The Office Bar, The 218 is rapidly becoming the place to be for “before-… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tower-Soudan Historical Society invites members



TOWER – The Tower-Soudan Historical Society invites you to become a member and be part of the effort to tell the story of the towns’ past. At the annual TSHS banquet last fall, 62 people renewed their memberships. Memberships are only $5… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Boeuf BOURGUIGNON



 Editor’s note: This dish by Ron Smith of Virginia sounds soooooo good I think I will make it this weekend. It’s a good middle-ofthe winter meal. Once in a while I run into Ron at the grocery store and he has helped me a couple time… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

DATING SEASON: Open all year round






 With Valentine’s Day not far away, I started thinking about friends that are currently involved in relationships and those of us that aren’t but might like to be if we could find the “right” person. Finding the “r… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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