I at all times knew this present day would come, however by no means knew precisely when it will be or how it will come about. I wish to share with you that Friday, June 2nd will probably be that day…my final day with Champion Media. I’ll be leaving to pursue the following chapter of my life. What is going to that be precisely? At this second I’m not fairly positive, however I’m taking a while to mirror on how I’d like to complete. My spouse and I will probably be headed to Murray, Kentucky to see household after which to Savannah for some relaxation and leisure. I’ve dreamed concerning the day I’d dial it again (no matter that’s precisely), and now that it’s on my doorstep I’m a bit anxious and excited. Regardless, I’m wanting ahead with a substantial amount of anticipation on what’s to return.
The previous 5 years have ushered in loads of change inside our trade and consequently with our papers in Kentucky and Ohio and Champion Media as an entire. We’ve discovered to do extra with much less; we’ve navigated the waters of change whereas shuttering a press operation in Batavia and moved all of our printing operations to Maysville; we moved an workplace in Ohio from Batavia to Williamsburg; we’ve turn out to be extra environment friendly in how we do enterprise as the costs of the whole lot have skyrocketed; we discovered how we do enterprise with the USPS as they modified their processes; we misplaced and gained enterprise; printed a extremely profitable journal; employed new reporters who’ve introduced contemporary concepts into our firm; seen the expansion inside our digital enterprise; impacted lives and advised tales; and a lot extra.
What we now have accomplished, and can proceed to do, is maintain you knowledgeable by delivering information and data that’s native and related to every of the communities we serve. We’ve related companies with their prospects in our printed papers and on our web sites in contrast to every other media within the areas we serve. And what drives that? Our loyal workers do. Their dedication to their occupation is unprecedented. A lot of them have been doing it for many years and their professionalism and grit reveals within the work they do every single day. What I’m very conscious of is a pacesetter can solely be pretty much as good as these he leads. I’ve been blessed to have labored with the most effective, and I’m constructive as we flip this web page it would solely get higher.
I depart the operations in good palms as we glance ahead. Jennifer Donahue, our Director of Operations and Promoting right here in Maysville, will assume the duty of Writer for the Kentucky papers and supply management for our printing facility in Maysville. Karen Brown, our Regional Director of Gross sales, will assume the duty of Writer for the Ohio papers and will probably be taking on management for our Seasons Journal. I’m constructive that they’ll proceed to construct on the momentum we now have and produce contemporary concepts for years to return.
I wish to personally thanks on your continued assist to our hometown media shops. We couldn’t do what we do with out your loyalty. You’ve helped form what you might have in your palms or are studying on-line. We take very critically your enter, strategies, feedback, calls, emails, and letters as they’re the barometer of our success or a nudge for the way we will enhance. So maintain them coming.