A Few Words from Jim

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This is Greg’s last issue. He is retiring and we are focusing a good portion on this month’s journal on what he created. I’ll miss working with him, but I completely understand and appreciate why he decided to retire earlier than we planned. It’s just time. He wants to travel and the pressure of a monthly publication deadline is very stressful. 

Trust me, there are many days during the pandemic stress that I thought about retiring myself.

I’m committed to continuing the work he started and I hope I don’t let him down as he keeps an eye on the journal while traveling with his wife Dede.

This might also be the last print edition. At least for a while. 

I haven’t decided yet.

Since Greg and I upgraded the website and we keep it up to date with relevant news and info daily, our readership has skyrocketed. 

We have about 1,000 x 1 readers on the website versus in print. 

It makes sense to focus on digital and not print, but I don’t agree with Dr. Peter Venkmans proclamation that “Print is Dead”. 

I think there is a place for print and I need to find it. 

There is something special about holding the physical copy of the journal in your hands and flipping through the pages, at least for me.

Let me know your thoughts.   

Jim
Jim@SouthernOregonBusiness.com 

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  1. Avatar Matthew E Dierlam on June 1, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Yeah Jim,

    I’m confident that print is not dead, especially in the B2B sector.

    It just takes some investment in product and distribution which can be generated in Sales.

    Take a look at Alaska Business Monthly May 2019 Power List Issue: https://issuu.com/alaska_business_monthly/docs/2019_power_list

    If you’re interested in building readership and ad revenue. I have some experience in building B2B products in Alaska and the Lower-48.

    Let me know?

    Matt

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