One of our newest chamber members is Home and Lifestyles Magazine, part of a Hometown Media Solutions and Eagle Publications, Inc., a family of companies focused on advertising and marketing. Eagle Publications is a family owned business that got its’ start in Collinsville, Illinois in 1992. Tammy & Marty Norton began publishing a local direct mailed newspaper and eventually evolved into local easy to read, easy to use telephone books. In 2010, Eagle published 26 ‘Hometown Phone Books” in various areas in Illinois and Kentucky.
In the fall of 2010, Hometown Media Solutions was incorporated to take the company in additional directions. We offer individual direct mail programs through flyers and postcards as well as direct mailed magazines … Home and Lifestyles. Home and Lifestyles is mailed free through the Post Office to the top 70% wage earners in these markets. The magazines, have allowed Eagle to expand to cities like Effingham, Mattoon-Charleston, Bloomington, Champaign and the greater Peoria area. In 2012 plans are to expand to the St. Louis market as well as other major metropolitan areas in a 3-4 hour radius of St. Louis.
Future plans are to debut a newly expanded internet site … www.HometownUSA.net. The site will feature the phone books, the Home and Lifestyles magazine in a digital format which will also include video and audio packages, a local hometown business search featuring inexpensive local websites and a local coupon search.
Hometown Media Solutions’ goal is to be your best friend when it comes to local marketing and advertising in print and on-line. We are members and supporters of most of the local chambers of commerce in our market areas. Tammy and Marty believe that the chambers of commerce are the backbone in keeping local businesses alive.
All of Eagle Publications’ family of products are printed by a fourth generation printing company in Breese, Illinois, Breese Printing. Many of these products are printed on recycled paper.
If your business needs to grow, or if you just need to spread your word to the local market, Hometown Media Solutions has your answer. Call them at 800-399-5401.