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May 29, 2012 - 10:11am

To be eligible to win, you must Like Bontrager's page on Facebook (no other Like qualifies) and register for the contest. To enter the contest, click here.

April 9, 2012 - 7:52am
posted by Howard B. Owens in alex's place, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

Congratulations to Julia Matusak, who wins the Alex's Place Facebook Like Contest.

Julia wins dinner for 4 / $100 gift card (does not include alcohol or gratuity) from Alex's Place.

The winner was selected at random from among a group of people who "Liked" Alex's Facebook page and then completed the online registration form.

Any Genesee County business that would like to participate in a Facebook contest, call The Batavian at 250-4118.

April 2, 2012 - 8:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, alex's place, Sponsored Post, advertisement, contests.

To LIKE Alex's Place and then register for the contest, click here.

March 2, 2012 - 4:30pm
posted by Lisa Ace in batavia, business, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

 

The Batavia Law Firm of Bonarigo & McCutcheon is pleased to announce that Kristie L. DuRei has joined the practice as an associate attorney.
 
Ms. DuRei graduated from Batavia High School, holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Juris Doctor degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. She is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Genesee and Wyoming County Bar Associations.
 
Bonarigo & McCutcheon is a full-service firm serving the area’s legal needs for over 25 years in matters of personal injury, matrimonial, family, business and corporate, estate planning and probate, criminal, DWI, and real estate law.
 
The office is located at 18 Ellicott St., Batavia, NY. For a consultation with Ms. DuRei please call (585) 344-1994 or visit their website at BonarigoMcCutcheon.com.
February 17, 2012 - 8:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sponsored Post, advertisement, Shop Batavia.

With Shop Batavia, you can shop local (keeping more of your dollars in the local economy) and save money.

Check out the coupon page for great offers from local businesses, including, but not limited to:

Also, from Turnbull Heating and Air Conditioning, you can purchase a special deal -- $25 off a residential heating and air diagnostic.

February 10, 2012 - 8:15am
posted by Howard B. Owens in business, Sponsored Post, advertisement, Shop Batavia.

There's been some great activity taking place on Shop Batavia recently:

And the list could go on.

If you check the home page of Shop Batavia daily, you'll find new specials and new information about great local businesses.

Remember, when you shop locally, more of your dollars stay in the local community to help our community grow and thrive.

February 2, 2012 - 9:33am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sponsored Post, advertisement, contests, Shop Batavia.

The winner in our most recent Shop Batavia contest is Trish Cody.

Trish wins a set of handcrafted Valentine's glasses from Bruggie's.

The winner was selected at random from among people who "Liked" Shop Batavia on Facebook and registered for the contest.

Shop local!

Shop Batavia -- the only place in Genesee County to shop at locally owned businesses online, all in one place, and find coupons, gift certificates, recommendations and merchandise from local shops.

January 30, 2012 - 9:34am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sponsored Post, advertisement, contests, Shop Batavia.

We have a new Shop Batavia contest: Like Shop Batavia on Facebook and complete the registration and you will be entered to win a set of handmade Valentine's Day Wine Glasses from Bruggie's. For more amazing handmade items created by Bruggie's, all available for purchase from Shop Batavia, click here.

Click here to enter the contest.

January 25, 2012 - 8:59am
posted by Howard B. Owens in advertisement, Shop Batavia, sponsoredd post.

In the six weeks since we launched Shop Batavia, the response has been great.  People around town ask me about the site and tell me what a great idea they think it is and so far 135 local businesses have created accounts.

More than 100 items are listed in the site's marketplace.

A dozen businesses are selling gift certificates.

There are currently 10 money-saving coupons available.

More than 100 reviews have been posted.

And if you check the news feed daily on the home page, you can see the site is bustling with activity.

Thanks to all who have supported the site so far. We're excited about the good start and eager to see Shop Batavia grow, giving local businesses and local shoppers a great way to connect, do business and help the local economy.

January 7, 2012 - 6:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in contest, Sponsored Post, advertisement, Shop Batavia.

The winner of our Shop Batavia review contest is Toby Cook, of Byron.

Toby wins a $100 gift certificate to Valle Jewelers.

We conducted a random drawing of the more than 220 reviews left during the contest period, and Toby's review was the one selected.

Thank you to all who participated.

January 7, 2012 - 12:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, Sponsored Post, advertisement, contests.

I got a little held up in picking a winner for Week 17 of the Main St. Pizza Company NFL Challenge -- had a little technical challenge and needed to get some help from the company that runs the contest for us.

Plus, it's just been a heck of a busy week.

So, here's the winner: Joseph Duganier.

Joseph wins: One large cheese pizza with one topping. He has one week to claim his prize.

Oakland, in a losing effort to the San Diego Chargers (yay!), had the most offensive yards of the 10 teams contestants had to choose from and Joseph, who picked Oakland, was the random pick to win the contest.

January 6, 2012 - 8:13am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sponsored Post, advertisement, contests, Shop Batavia.

There is just one day left in our contest:

You know there are local businesses that you just love -- tell us about them on Shop Batavia and you could win a $100 gift certificate from one of your favorite businesses.

Here's how it works: Register as a user on Shop Batavia then find the listing for your favorite business(es) and leave a five-star review.

On Jan. 7, we'll randomly select one of the reviews left on The Batavian and if you're the person who left the review, we'll buy you a $100 gift certificate to that business. (If that business doesn't offer gift certificates, we'll buy a gift certificate to another favorite business you reviewed).

So, head over to Shop Batavia, now and start leaving reviews.

January 5, 2012 - 9:49am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sponsored Post, advertisement, Shop Batavia.

The feedback we've received since launching Shop Batavia has been uniformly positive, but I really liked this note I got a few days ago from Michelle Thompson, owner of Hair Clip Holiday, a home-based business in Pavilion.

HI Howard,
I just wanted to take a moment and let you know how impressed I am with this website!!!  I love the traffic reports, messages, and all those little extras.  Someone put a lot of time into designing this!

I never heard of this website until last Sunday, I was shopping at a local gift shop, and I overheard two people talking about  ShopBatavia.com....don't get the wrong idea about me,  I normally don't ease-drop,   but they were right next to me,  and I couldn't help but to listen to them talk about your site.

Well, I will keep this short and sweet,  so I just want to say thank you for this service.

More than 100 local businesses have set up their storefronts on Shop Batavia so far. If you own or manage a local business and haven't done the same yet, you can get started by going to shopbatavia.com, finding your listing and clicking the "claim my business" link. If your business isn't listed yet, you can click the "add business" button on the home page. A basic, starter storefront is free.

Shop Batavia exists to connect local shoppers with local businesses, giving local businesses a place to promote their goods and services to local customers in a direct way online, any time of day, and give businesses a powerful option to promote what they do.

Just about everybody nowadays researches their purchases online, even if they eventually walk into a store to make the purchase. Local businesses, to remain competitive today, must have robust ways to promote themselves online.

Shop Batavia isn't just another "create a link in a business directory and hope people find it" kind of site. It's rich with features that include e-commerce capabilities, coupons, deals, gift certificates, restaurant menus, email newsletters, free websites and more. There's nothing else like it available to Genesee County-based businesses, not even from national companies.

And readers, a reminder about our contest: You can win a $100 gift certificate if you leave a five-star review of a local business on Shop Batavia. One review will be randomly selected and the author of that review will receive a $100 gift certificate to that business. So review your favorite local businesses today -- only two days left in the contest.

January 1, 2012 - 1:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sponsored Post, advertisement, Shop Batavia.

It's a New Year, time to get a fresh start, make some resolutions, set some goals for 2012.  Shop Batavia is here to help:

Don't forget about our contest: Leave a five-star review for a local business on Shop Batavia for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from that business.

December 31, 2011 - 9:02am
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, contest, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

Last week, several NFL backs eligible for picking in the contest had two receptions, but none had three.

In a random drawing of the entrants who picked one of the back that had at least two receptions, James Demmer came out the winner.

Demmer wins a large cheese pizza with one topping. He has one week to claim his prize at Main St. Pizza Company.

To enter this week's contest, click here.

December 30, 2011 - 7:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sponsored Post, advertisement, contests, Shop Batavia.

You know there are local businesses that you just love -- tell us about them on Shop Batavia and you could win a $100 gift certificate from one of your favorite businesses.

Here's how it works: Register as a user on Shop Batavia then find the listing for your favorite business(es) and leave a five-star review.

On Jan. 7, we'll randomly select one of the reviews left on The Batavian and if you're the person who left the review, we'll buy you a $100 gift certificate to that business. (If that business doesn't offer gift certificates, we'll buy a gift certificate to another favorite business you reviewed).

So, head over to Shop Batavia, now and start leaving reviews.

December 27, 2011 - 1:51pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, downtown, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

Cookies and Milk would like to inform everyone in the community that they going out of business as of Saturday, Dec. 31.

There are lots of items for sale such as an oven, tables and racks. All equipment is for sale.

Stop by Cookies & Milk, 29 City Centre or contact Lorraine Schaub at 585-356-7759 for additional information.

December 23, 2011 - 9:23am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sponsored Post, advertisement, contests, Shop Batavia.

To enter the contest, Click Here.

If you've previously 'Liked" Shop Batavia, you can still enter this contest. You just need to complete the registration form. Click Here.

If you haven't checked out Shop Batavia yet, Click Here.

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