We are thankful
We work hard to report and write the stories the matter most to you. We are your voice and are privileged to be in that role. Thank you for choosing us as your news and information source. We hope you stay tuned because we have so much more work to do for you.
We are grateful for every single one of our team members. They are the ones out in front and behind the scenes that make it all work.
Their days and evenings are filled with covering the meetings you don’t have time to go to, being at school functions, finding the interesting people of our community to write about, being at the sports matches and games, and highlighting our athletes.
They lay out the pages of the paper with careful thought and consideration of making sure the photos and stories are interesting to the reader.
They are the ones who answer the calls that come in, renew subscriptions, send out renewal notices and make sure you don’t miss an issue of your community newspaper.
They design the ads, post social media content, send out the invoices, get our newspapers to the post office and on newsstands throughout the communities, and so much more. There are a million details that need to be taken care of for each and every publication.
Our staff does it so well. We are thankful for you. At a time when other companies and newspapers are laying off hundreds of newsroom employees, we wouldn’t dream of it. You are our success and we couldn’t and wouldn’t do it without you.
Our families at home make many sacrifices for us, they go out of their way to help us with projects, events, cleaning our offices, and some nights they even hold dinner for us while we finish a meeting or come home late. We love you and are grateful for you who encourage us daily, give us confidence and are often our sounding boards.
The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary, and we have been members for 23 years. We are grateful for the work our chamber does on behalf of small businesses, championing the shop local banner, and being a cornerstone of our community.
We thank the men and women of our community who wear the uniform of freedom; the ones who served and retired, the ones who now serve in a different capacity. We are grateful for you. You serve selflessly each and every day and you are willing and ready to answer a call to defend our great nation. In addition to that, you are taxpayers, homeowners, PTO members, business owners, and you have made a huge impact on our communities. Thank you.
As we spend the next few weeks honoring our teachers of the year, we are incredibly thankful for our educators that teach and coach our children every day. We kiss them goodbye in the morning and hear all their wonderful stories when they come home. You encourage them to be good human beings, you fill them with knowledge, you make sure they are learning at their highest level and we are grateful.
Our first responders are top-notch, and we are thankful for you. Every day – all day – you are answering the calls for help, whether it is fire, medical, car accidents, overdoses, death, or crime. We know without question you will be there when we need you. You are lifesavers. Thank you.
We wish all of you and your families a very blessed Thanksgiving. Without you, we wouldn’t have these amazing jobs that we are privileged to have. The saying ‘If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life’ is true for us. We love what we do and we are grateful for it.
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.