With this July issue, we have completed 10 years of being in publication. At the beginning of this journey, there wasn’t a clear path or understanding of what The Brighton Buzz might become. We have experienced consistent growth throughout this period of time and have much to be thankful for. I’ve had an opportunity to meet many interesting and dedicated people on their paths to developing their businesses in this process. Along with building a successful business ourselves, we have built relationships that have embellished our lives and provided experiences not possible in any other circumstance.
There are many people to say “Thank You” to and I want to start with those that help me put our magazine together. For the last 7 1/2 years, Kovas Lapsys, our lead designer, has devoted his enormous talent and ability to work under pressure to all of our advertisers. He has done a fantastic job and is a very important part of our Brighton Buzz Team. Jeremy Cantalamessa provided graphic assistance to us for five years and recently took a full time job which opened the door for Sara Line Bjorn Frisk to bring her graphic talent to help us refresh our look and work on the website. Zachary Reece, our current web designer, has been a help to us for many years with website updates and graphic assistance when we needed an extra hand. He will be passing the website torch to Sara and you can look for some helpful updates going forward. We also call on A Witness to Life Photography, Rhonda and Shanna Thompson, to take those critical shots that are needed for a cover or ad that can’t be done with our limited expertise. To all of these people, I can’t say in words what your participation has meant to me in the development of the magazine. You are an awesome team!
Last, but, not least, our advertisers have been a huge part of the success of our magazine. We strive to include advertisers that anyone would want in their homes or in their lives and are proud of those that are a part of our publication monthly. The quality of those individuals keep our readers calling them and a comment I hear frequently is that The Brighton Buzz is a resource for good products and services and is anticipated each month to see what is happening in Brighton and to receive the great coupon offers from our advertisers. For that reason, we appreciate every person who has supported our magazine and made it what it is today. There is one thing that is abundantly clear….we have been blessed!