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Locally owned eateries create new association

Dec. 17, 2012 @ 11:49 PM

HUNTINGTON -- There's a new organization in town working to promote locally-owned restaurants.

Savor Huntington is a newly-formed association of independent restaurants, set out to support those businesses and encourage their growth.

Those looking for something unique and authentic to this region can find it right here in town and help the cause by supporting the local food culture, Thomas McChesney, interim president of Savor Huntington, said in a press release.

The number of these restaurants in Huntington has grown dramatically in recent years, and Savor Huntington hopes to help the growth continue.

Founded by members of the food community and the Cabell Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau, the organization plans to "partner with local restaurants to offer the community a variety of food to fit any taste and price ranges to fit any budget," McChesney said.

They can explore new styles of food and get to know other people who share a common desire for local business increase and sustainment, the release said.

As part of the initiative, Huntington advertising agency Bulldog Creative has developed the newly launched website and Facebook Page for Savor Huntington, as well as other promotional materials for the organization.

Current members of the organization include 21 at the Frederick, Frostop Drive-In, Gimme 5, La Famiglia, River and Rail Bakery, Savannah's Restaurant and SIP Wine Bar. Savor Huntington offers two types of memberships: Full Membership, which is designed for full service and/or multi-location restaurants, and Associate Membership, which is designed for limited service restaurants and non-restaurant members.

For more information or to join Savor Huntington please visit www.savorhuntington.com, email info@savorhuntington.com or call the Cabell Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau at 304-525-7333.

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