Elizabethtown Family was founded and created by Heather R. Heuman in November of 2011. That’s 11-11-11! The passion and vision behind this was based on a need in Elizabethtown and the surrounding area for families to gather ideas on events and activities, things to do, explore and eat. This includes everything from music class and vacation bible school for children to new hot spots for a mom’s lunch outing and pedicure. And of course there are businesses and non-profits that want to make connections with the thousands that flock to our website, social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest) and more every single week.
The reality is whether you are brand spankin’ new to town and don’t know a soul, or you’ve lived here for fifteen years, ElizabethtownFamily.com is here to provide up-to-date content chock-full of opportunities. You can fill your days however you want, based on your families needs, but Heather passionately believes that our family-friendly planning guide through this site puts all that information right at your fingertips in one central location.
About the Founder– Heather Heuman, a woman that loves Jesus and aims to live her life as a mother, wife and business woman that would please Him, is a social media marketing speaker, consultant and strategist. She has a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s degree in Management and Leadership. In addition to her education, Heather finds her sales, marketing and leadership experience to qualify her to be a businesswoman on a mission. Not only is Heather invested in the growth of Hardin County and the promotion of events taking place in the community to build awareness but also on just connecting people in general. Heather learned first hand about gathering information and getting connected in a community after she moved 8 times in a 14 year timespan as a former military wife. Additionally, Heather is the CEO/Founder of Sweet Tea Social Marketing where she works with churches, local businesses and non-profits across the country learn effective strategies on using social media to grow their businesses. Heather is passionate about photography, mindless entertainment such as watching ‘Pioneer Woman’ or letting her five-year old paint her fingernails. Her family is her most favorite thing! Heather and her husband Wayne have been married for nearly 12 years and enjoy their spunky three kiddos (ages 9,5 and 4). Yes, life is busy, but it’s a good kind of busy!
Jessica Spears, Creative, Manager, is a resident of Hardin County, where she has lived in Elizabethtown, KY for over 7 years. First and foremost, Jessica has dedicated her life to being a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. She has a heart to serve, and a passion to connect others within our community. Jessica is a Computer Information Systems graduate of Morehead State University, and has focused her career on web design. She is a veteran software developer, where she was a previous employee at Hewlett-Packard. Jessica currently works as Hospitality Coordinator and Webmaster for a local church. Jessica is beyond thrilled to be coming on board with Elizabethtown Family, where her experience in web design, graphic editing, and her charismatic personality will serve in connecting and growing Elizabethtown Family’s outreach within Hardin County. Jessica has a passion for crafts of all sorts, and is inspired by her husband and daughter. Her family is her world! Jessica and Greg have been married for 6 years and they have a precious 2 year old daughter and two fur babies. Jessica enjoys the multiple hats that she has been blessed to wear in her life: wife, mom, crafter, software developer, webmaster, and now, Creative Manager for Elizabethtown Family.
We’re excited to have Jody Ingalls, Ashley Purcell and Saundra Kimberlain and as bloggers/contributors of ElizabethtownFamily.com. They share reviews on local events, businesses, services and more in our community and come back and tell us all about it!
MEDIA – We had the pleasure of going into KMO 99.3FM from 8:30am-9am on the Mac Daniels Show for well over a year. Heather and Mac had a fun repoire and by the time the show was over everyone had a great glimpse of everything fun taking place over the weekend. We’ve launched our own Youtube Channel where we post videos often of fun things going on check it out by clicking here.
Nov. 11, 2011 – ElizabethtownFamily.com goes ‘live’
Dec. 9, 2011 – ElizabethtownFamily.com Front-page News Enterprise Article
April 2012 – Partnership with The Kentucky Kids Consignment Sale Begins – The thousands of visitors to the spring and fall sales at Pritchard Community Center can count to look for the Elizabethtown Family booth!
July 2013 – ElizabethtownFamily.com begins partnership with KMO99.3FM! Listeners can tune in on most Fridays around 830am to hear what’s going on in the community from owner, Heather Heuman
Sept. 25, 2-13 – We served our community at Feeding America with several of our readers of Elizabethtown Family.
Sept. 30, 2013 – We sponsored the Arrival Party of The Nutty Scientists of Kentucky to Elizabethtown, KY at the Hardin County Public Library
Oct 24, 2013 – We reached 3,506 Facebook Fans on ElizabethtownFamily.com’s FB Page
Nov. 21, 2013 – Elizabethtown Family celebrates it’s 2nd Birthday with a Dinner Party at The Whistle Stop with readers and fans.
Dec. 24, 2013 – Elizabethtown Family serves at Feeding America and had nearly 30 readers to show up and help fill senior boxes.
March 3, 2014 – ElizabethtownFamily.com expands by adding a Creative Manager, Jessica Spears, to the Elizabethtown Family Team! Welcome Jessica Spears. Additionally, 6-8 people are a part of our writing team for blogging, reviews and community outreach. Facebook reach is 4,755 and Twitter fans is at 524 and Pinterest is at 413.
April 3, 2014 – We hit 5,000 Facebook fans.
April 17, 2014 – We reached 600 Twitter followers
May 5, 2014 – ElizabethtownFamily.com sponsors its first ‘Chicks & Canvas’, a Ladies Night Out Event with a sold out group! With partnership with Wine and Canvas of Louisville and Simple Pleasures, ElizabethtownFamily.com is able to raise $300 for the Addison Jo Blair Foundation, for pediatric cancer research.
July 1, 2014 – ElizabethtownFamily.com Adds Business Partner and Changes for the Heuman Family . Current standings for FB is 5,443 likes, 693 Twitter fans, 470 Pinterest fans.
September 24, 2014 – Launch of our very own YouTube Channel
September 25, 2014 – Facebook fans are 5797, 776 Twitter fans, 491 Pinterest followers
September 9, 2016 – Facebook fans are 9,343, Twitter fans are 1,460, 1,310 Pinterest followers
January 25, 2017 – Facebook fans are 9,896, Twitter fans are 1,533, 1380 Pinterest followers