Thank you to everyone who attended the News Bulletin's Thursday open house at our new location, 638 N. Ferdon Blvd., across from the Dollar Tree.
More than 110 people visited the beautiful office we now share with North Florida Financial Corp.'s Dalton Sheffield. They enjoyed delicious catering from the talented hands of Mary Richard of A Grand Elegance and received party favors including CNB mugs and stylus-and-ink-pen combos.
I enjoyed a relaxing evening meeting many people we don't usually see as we hosted the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours. (See photos on our Facebook page, Crestview.Bulletin.)
Then again, whether it's attending Calvary United's Back to School Bash or listening to people's stories during the open house, I just love talking to people in the community!
I've learned more about art, feng shui, self-hypnosis, hospitals' inner workings, investing and other interesting things in just the past week.
True storytellers live to listen, tell those stories, build relationships and help prepare the community's record. They don't blow in and out of town like a twister.
So I had to smile when a number of people asked the same thing over the past few days. "So, are you sticking around?"
Well, Aug. 16 marked my second anniversary working with the Crestview News Bulletin, and community response has been favorable. On top of that, I love the people here in North Okaloosa County, respect the company and have never done anything halfway.
In addition, I'm excited for the plans to come. (For instance, we're focusing on more timely publication of crestviewbulletin.com content. More on that soon!)
I'm also excited about the stories we'll be telling in the coming weeks.
So for us, it's just onward and upward!
In the meantime, stay safe and sober! (Seriously. Crestview Police will be watching motorists very carefully for drunken driving. See http://bit.ly/VJbNV5 for details.)