Anniversaries are often a time of celebration and in many cases a time of reflection. At The County Journal, we like to do both. Our celebrations, however, are a little different.
Sure we enjoy the fact that we’re entering our ninth year in business, serving the advertisers and readers of Bellevue, Charlotte, Maple Valley, Olivet, Potterville, Eaton Rapids, Sunfield, Mulliken and Dimondale. But, we do so with the understanding that we are here solely because of the support we’ve received from each community.
We choose to celebrate the successes within the communities we cover. Your stories make The County Journal your community newspaper. The support of our local businesses allows those stories to be read by thousands each week.
The past eight years have presented more than a fair share of challenges for small businesses, community members, our schools and local governments. However, in Eaton County, we are blessed with a blue collar mentality and a unique ability to work together. Through it all, you’ve allowed The County Journal to remain a part of your lives and allowed us to work side-by-side to grow and strengthen our communities. That’s always been at the core of what we do, a value instilled by our founder, John Gaedert.
As John always said, we can’t be successful if our communities aren’t successful. We look forward to another year of success, of growth and of serving you.
Of course, we couldn’t do what we do without a great team to work with. Everyone on our team, from graphic designers and sales associates to carriers and contributors is vital to our success. It is with much appreciation to all of our work family that we begin another exciting year.
You will find pictures, located at the bottom of pages, scattered throughout this week’s edition. Please take a moment to reflect with us on the year that was…our eighth.