By Scott Bartle
Unbelievably, the holiday season is upon us. Halloween is in the rear-view mirror, and now folks are counting down the number of shopping days until Christmas.
But before we get there, we celebrate Thanksgiving. In that spirit, I am writing to tell you how thankful we are for you, our readers. It is for you and because of you our company, services and jobs exist.
We are in our 14th year bringing you hyperlocal news and information. We have always made Maricopa news accessible to you at no charge, and we always will. And it is because of your support of our advertisers we are able to do so.
InMaricopa advertisers effectively pick up the tab on myriad costs incurred to report, write, edit, design, print and mail you this magazine. Same drill for InMaricopa.com, Maricopa Health Guide, New Resident Guide and our social media outlets. Businesses financially support the operation so you get our services free.
In addition to the value we bring by entertaining, informing and educating readers, the services we provide, as evidence by our Constitution’s First Amendment, have far-reaching societal benefits.
Our mission is to inform our readers and support our advertisers. We cannot do one without the other, and you are vital to both. Advertisers support us because you support them, and we are inexpressibly grateful to you for that.
Whether you find vendors on the ad list, research local resources in the business directory or just enjoy perusing the ads throughout, know your support of these businesses is critically important and much appreciated.
On behalf of my colleagues at InMaricopa, thank you. Thank you for your readership. Thank you for your support. And thank you for your support of our advertisers.
This column appears in the November issue of InMaricopa.