It's more than a job
In February 1995, I began my career with Community Newspapers Inc (CNI). In these past 20 years I have served six of the 27 papers owned by CNI as a sales representative. I started my career in the newspaper business in 1992, working for my local paper in Blairsville. There I served as the sales representative for advertising, and the local sports writer. My newspaper experience can even go back further to the early 1980s when delivering the Ocala Star Banner every morning from 3-6 am. I guess you could say the papers’ ink runs through my veins. I can’t imagine doing anything else but serving our local newspapers. In the past year, I have served CNI as director of Business Development. I work out of The Northeast Georgian office helping our sales representatives in the Northeast Georgia area grow their territories.
I believe the local community newspaper is a key part of our community and it is here to stay. The local paper covers local government, along with local sports. We print every week, page after page of stories related to our local community, keeping our ear to the local government watching, and listening to what is being said and done to keep you better informed.
I look at advertising in your local newspaper as an investment. I enjoy working with local businesses in helping them set in motion a plan for their business to grow. Advertising shows our community you have a valued product to sell. It brings credibility to your business. I can honestly say I’m proud of every day I have served the local community newspaper. If the good Lord is willing, I hope to retire one day, and sit back and remember the great memories of serving each and every business, church and organization that has allowed me to help them grow.
I’m proud to say I work for the local newspaper. I still get excited to see the paper each week with the ads I helped create. Thank you for allowing me to serve you.