Happy New Year and welcome to 2015!
The start of a new year is especially exciting to those of us at AdVantage News as it marks our one-year anniversary as your community newspaper.
I can’t say enough about how happy and excited we are with the outpouring of support and encouragement we have received from the Greater Alton area. We love to come into the office and compare stories on how many of us have been approached at local businesses, events and restaurants in the evenings and weekends by people thanking us for the paper and telling us how much they enjoy reading us. (And please don’t stop; it keeps us encouraged!)
AdVantage News is looking forward to 2015 being an exciting year, and bringing you along for the ride. Everything is finally falling into place for the rollout of our daily email alerts, and you will be seeing that happen very soon. It will be like getting a daily newspaper sent directly to your phone, computer or tablet every day for free! If you haven’t already signed up to be part of our email blast, be sure to visit our website at www.advantagenews.com and put your name on the list.
Speaking of our website, keep in mind it is updated several times each day with the latest news, sports, events and features on your friends and neighbors from here in the Greater Alton area. Our sports editor, Bill Roseberry, mentioned the other day that our website is like a daily “newspaper,” while our weekend print edition is our “magazine,” full of local features and photos. I think that is a good way to describe what we do, so be sure and keep up with both our print edition and our website.
Finally, we also ask that you keep us posted on what is going on in your community. Is there a fundraiser you feel helps an important cause? Has your niece or nephew been recognized for an exemplary accomplishment? Let us know! We love getting feedback from our neighbors, and we try to spotlight as many of our local heroes as we possibly can. Send me your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for taking this journey with us and supporting our advertisers. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2015!