By Julie Ann Madden
An Alcester man is now in charge of The Akron Hometowner’s sales and marketing.
Weston Frank has been hired as Sales & Marketing director. He will be calling upon area businesses, organizations and individuals to see if they are interested in advertising in The Akron Hometowner and Phoenix supplement.
“A lot of people I have talked to are skeptical of advertising in newspapers,” said Frank. “I’d like to show them we can get them results through our publications.”
“A newspaper is where you are going to get your best advertising value in a small town,” he said. “There are no news stations or radio stations that directly cover this area, and this newspaper does.”
“The Akron Hometowner caters to our people right here,” said Frank. “Working side by side we can grow your business, promote your events and strengthen our communities.”
Frank, a Mt. Vernon, S.D., native graduated from Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School in 2009.
He studied electrical construction and maintenance at Mitchell Technical Institute for one year before moving to Nashville, Tenn., and completing an auctioneering internship with that state’s largest auction company, Jim Stevens Auction & Realty.
Then Frank returned home to South Dakota and traveled Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota performing as lead singer and guitarist for the Flat Broke Band. He also worked for Goeman Auction in Lennox, S.D.
Performing one evening at Hillbilly’s in Alcester, S.D., Frank met the love of his life, Jill Duncan of Alcester. In January 2012, Frank moved to Alcester. The couple is expecting their first child in July and will marry on Oct. 18 of this year.
Frank continues to auctioneer with Goeman Auction as needed but he has left the band and is now performing solo country and rock music, Weston Frank Live, at various area establishments.
When not performing, Frank spends a “great deal” of time restoring his two Classics: a 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger and 1959 Ford Thunderbird.
He is a member of the South Dakota Auctioneers Association, the National Aucioneers Association and the Northwest Iowa Musicians.
To talk with Frank, call 712-568-8747.