Letter From The Publisher
I’ve been thinking about change recently. Maybe it comes with the new year that brings on these thoughts, or maybe it’s the adjustment period we all go through when we want to try something new. Change can be a little scary, but at the same time it can be equally exciting as the idea of new experiences and new opportunities become limitless. I find myself getting caught up with new ideas and visions of the future of my life. Recently, it has been my vision of how I wanted to change up the look of Heartland LIVING Magazine for YOU, our advertisers and readers for 2020. Of course we don’t feel there is anything wrong with our past issues, so a lot to live up to. Of course I had to look to our creative designer Bridgette Waldau who has been creating the magazine for you from the very first issue. We didn’t feel we needed huge changes but we brain stormed and feel we changed up just enough to keep the magazine unique while still representing our upscale regional lifestyle magazine with creative innovative ideas.
You will see in our Contents Page it says Volume 9 | Issue 1. This means Heartland LIVING is entering its 9th publishing year. I hope, as a devoted reader for the past years, you have enjoyed the content, photography, editorial features, our covers and all of the changes we have made along the way. Sometimes there are subtle changes that you can’t quite pinpoint, but you realize there has been an improvement and that the magazine just seems a little better. Perhaps this time, it’s our new content page we extended you might notice. I feel Bridgette has done amazing with the unique design changes. Some you will notice and some you will think it’s just my same Heartland LIVING Magazine you’re used to reading. Either way we hope you love the look and content.
As publisher, I have the privilege of learning about business owners, charities, schools, and people living in the Heartland Communities. You are all a part of Heartland LIVING, and we could not publish such a beautiful magazine without you. We love promoting your businesses in all 7 counties of the Heartland so our readers know how to find you and what you have to offer. From the words of Vince Lombardi, “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work.”
In this issue I feel we have covered just about every aspect of all of these mentioned with our stories. I hope you will find one if not all that interest you. I started writing to mention them all but we have so many I’m just going to let you start flipping the pages and enjoy reading.
I couldn’t have done any of this the past 8 years without my team, the advertisers trusting us with their businesses and all our readers. Thank You.