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Cash Mob to take place at Running and Walking Shop

Dec. 06, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Robert's Running and Walking Shop at 1440 4th Ave. is the winner of this week's Cash Mob drawing by Create Huntington.

The idea behind the Cash Mob is similar in concept to a Flash Mob, with the goal of expressing appreciation for local businesses. People are urged to "mob" the business at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and spend at least $10.

The initiative was founded earlier this year by Create Huntington, which collects nominations for businesses to mob and randomly draws a winner. Create Huntington will host a Cash Mob every Saturday in December, drawing winners every Monday in the month. Winners are posted to the Create Huntington Facebook page that afternoon. The business selected will be "Mobbed" the following Saturday.

Anyone is welcome to nominate a business to be "cash mobbed" and can do so at http://www.createhuntington.com/getinvolved/cash-mob-nominations/. For information on Create Huntington, go to www.createhuntington.com.

OAKS GOLF COURSE: As of November, Hal Newhouser of Ironton and brother in-law Bill Kimbley are the new owners of Oaks Golf Course in Flatwoods, Ky.

Kimbley has moved from Georgia to run the course, and Newhouser recently moved back to the Tri-State after almost 25 years in Indiana. He still works for Felman Production in Letart, W.Va., and is taking on the project on the side.

"We're very excited about it for a lot of different reasons. What golfer wouldn't want to own a golf course? We're both golfers," Newhouser said. "We think there's a lot of good opportunity. People who come in and out on a daily basis are good people, and it's a nice community. We think we can do a good job there."

Newhouser said they've already made some course improvements that have been well received and they have plans for more scrambles and inviting the Russell High School golf team back, to use it as a home course. They're also hoping to sell some of the lots at the course's subdivision that are available for new homes.

The next scramble is a Toys for Tots Scramble planned for Saturday, Dec. 15.

FLAWLESS FLOORING: In the spirit of the holidays, Flawless Flooring in Barboursville is accepting donations of winter items such as coats, blankets and hats for the Huntington City Mission. With a donation, customers will receive 15 to 25 percent off their purchase.

CLASSY LIMOUSINE: Classy Limousine, based in Ashland, will be part of an episode on TLC next spring, said its owner, Chuck Williams. He's unable to share details about it, but said an SUV limo will be featured on one of the network's programs.

"We were asked to go to (Princeton, W.Va.) for a wedding for the TLC channel. The wedding was Sunday and the show will air in March or April," he said. "It was a nice, small wedding. ... A friend of mine was wedding coordinator for it, and they wanted a very nice SUV limousine.

"It was awesome. I was excited about it," he said. "That's national exposure."

Classy Limousine serves the Ashland area, as well as parts of Ohio and most of West Virginia. It has four limos, a party bus and an SUV that it uses for airport runs and VIP transports, Williams said.

Please send business news items to Jean Tarbett Hardiman at jeant@herald-dispatch.com.