Well, we did it! We attained our eighth anniversary as a company on Oct. 24. However, in no way did we do it alone. Now in our ninth year of publishing community-focused newspapers, we couldn’t have done it without you, our advertising partners, our internal and external colleagues and the outside vendors that make printing and delivery of “the weekly miracle” possible. The point is, you win with people – and this is a great example of that maxim. Our growth since 2006 has been fueled steadily – even through the recession – by those good folks and entities. We’ve written in this space a few times in the last eight years that we feel truly fortunate to be able to do what we love and love what we do. That has not changed. Is every single day a bed of roses? No, it most certainly is not. Most are, though. Still, with as many moving parts as we have here – not unlike so many households and businesses in our midst – “things break.” And so we work quickly to correct and not repeat the errors of our ways. That won’t change. What will change, though, is this, if plans remain as they are: Current Publishing will be growing well beyond its first-quarter 2015 launch of Current in Geist and we’ll be able to tell you the details of future expansion, we hope, in the not-too-distant future. So that fuels us, too. In a time when most make note of the declining newspaper industry, we’re humble and happy to state here that such does not apply to Current. We serve a niche and a vast and coveted audience. We provide our readers what they told us, through independent research, that they expect. Our readers linger with the newspapers and, eventually, a buying decision is initiated, and that means our readers frequent our advertisers. Again, you are the people with whom we win and, humbly, you are genuinely appreciated.
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On Nov. 1, our editions carrying election-day information will be delivered. We hope you’ll study them and will commit to voting on Nov. 4.