Shop Eudora First

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All residents in the 66025 zip code have already received or will receive a card in the mail and surprisingly, it isn’t from a politician.  The Card is from the Eudora Chamber of Commerce and it is the premier of the Shop Eudora First Giveaway Contest.

The way the contest will work is that you take the card into any one of the sponsors shown on the back of the card and have an employee sign it.  Once you have done that at least five of the sponsors, you can take the card and drop it in a box at City Hall.  Later on in December, just in time for Christmas, one lucky winner drawn at random, will receive a 40″ flat panel TV courtesy the Eudora Chamber of Commerce.

If you haven’t received your card yet or you filed it in the circular file like you did with all the political ads, you can pick up a card at many of the local businesses in town.  There are 39 local businesses participating in the contest, so just about any business you would walk into, you can find a new card.

For more information about the giveaway and the whole Shop Eudora First campaign, you can visit the City website at: or find them on Facebook and give them a “like”.

P.S. Before you turn in your card, make sure to put your name, address, phone and email address. They’ve got to be able to find you to give you the TV.





We have many great sponsors of this website who keep this site running.  Many have been with us for a long time and we thank all of them.

We have had several fine folks join our family of advertisers of late and we wanted to call out some attention to them.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital has come on board with several new programs to help you lead a better and healthier lifestyle.

LMH is offering heart risk assessments to help reduce your risk for heart attacks and other heart related problems.  You can find out more information by clicking on the link to heart risk assessment page LMH Heart Risk Assessments.

Also, LMH has gained recognition lately for their treatments and studies in various cancer related diseases.  If you would like to find out more about their Oncology studies you can click on the following link: LMH Oncology Studies.

Besides the great folks at LMH, which own and operate Eudora Family Care, we have another great partner to welcome to the family of advertisers.

Gene’s Heartland Foods at 14th and Church Streets has seen the power of advertising. You will now be able to see, with one simple click on their advertisement, the WEEKLY ADVERTISEMENT  for Gene’s and all the specials they have for that week.  You no longer have to wait for the mail to come or pick up a copy of the Lawrence newspaper just to see the ad. Through our partnership with Gene’s, you will also see various special promotions that they are planning in the future.

Gene’s Heartland Foods, which operates ten other stores in the state of Kansas with an additional store in Nebraska, has made a large commitment to our community and made significant  improvements to the store in Eudora. The entire organization from local managers Lance and Craig to the president of the company want to serve you for all your grocery and household needs. From personal experience, we have noticed a greatly improved meat counter, produce and dairy dairy departments and the prices are competitive with what you can find in Lawrence.  You no longer need to drive to Lawrence to find affordable groceries.

Finally, another new sponsor is DCCCA, Inc. which is a Douglas County organization that is a provider of quality education, prevention and treatment services for individuals and families across the State of Kansas.  For over thirty years, DCCCA has provided a variety of human services and played an active role in helping clients improve their quality of life.

Currently they are partnering with several state and county organizations to help families with the problems of underage drinking.  If you would like more information on how to help your kids overcome the dangers of underage drinking, you can go to  There are multiple resources for parents, communities and kids at the site.

While these are our newest sponsors who we greatly welcome, make sure to visit all of our sponsors and tell them you saw their ad on  Each one of our great advertisers has committed to making the site available to you.  Make sure that you appreciate their support.

We are proud supporters of our community and the businesses that are a part of our great town.  No matter if it’s holiday shopping needs, everyday type items, a meal, or general services, make sure to SHOP EUDORA FIRST.  


Eudora News and

If you have driven around town and looked at almost any businesses window, you have likely seen a sign that simply says “Shop Eudora First”.  The meaning behind the signs are rather obvious in that local businesses are trying to promote the business community and encourage people to purchase products in Eudora rather than in Lawrence or Kansas City.

The campaign though is a lot more than just signs.  The Chamber of Commerce is spearheading a program designed to help encourage shopping in Eudora. In the next few weeks, the Chamber is expected to roll out a contest where consumers are given a card that has several participating business listed on it. If you take that card into a participating business and get it signed, once you have collected five different signatures, you will be able to drop it in a bin at City Hall to go into a drawing for prizes.  Precise details and an exact list of prizes is not yet currently available.

The program was the brainchild of several business and community leaders including David Miller of Miller Agency Insurance, Linda Langston of Eudora Wine and Spirits, School Board member Belinda Rehmer, former Chamber of Commerce President Susie Pryor and Representative Anthony Brown.

“I thought it sounded like a good idea and said I would be happy to help.  I believe for these promotions to succeed you needed both the idea and some concrete rewards,” David Miller said. “I knew that would take some money. We have been here over 25 years (and an agency since 1921) and I was happy to give back to Eudora in this way.”

Miller and Brown, along with the Chamber of Commerce, put up the money for the signage.

Once the final details of the program are announced, we will be providing details where you can get your card and what the prizes will be.