Happy New Year! This month I mark my 14th anniversary with the company. If you add it up, that’s 465 magazines! The look of the magazines sure has changed over the years, but the spirit is the same: sharing the positive stories of our community and the businesses in it.
It is a true pleasure to meet the entrepreneurs and small business owners each month as I help them create their ads. It is inspiring to see the passion they have for the community and their businesses. Over the years, I have seen many new businesses grow into successful pillars of our community.
Coming from south Florida, a more metropolitan area, it has been amazing to see this small community rally around people in need and give loyal support to local businesses. I am glad the magazines have stayed true to the ideal of publishing what is good about our little corner of the world.
I would like to thank page designer Laura Latchford and my photography crew: Kim Bates, Jerry King, Rebekah Gregg, Hailey Huggins, Darleen Prem and Beth Fornuto. They have helped to bring the magazine to the next level with their creativity and professionalism.
I look forward to meeting many more business owners in the coming year as they join the Aroundabout family.