Well, the May issue was certainly a lot easier for me to ‘pull off’ then the April issue. As many of you know, my father passed away in late March, and it has been a very busy and difficult time for my family. Both my brother and I are business owners; traits we inherited from my dad. I miss him everyday, but I know he is looking down on me, working long days and even longer nights and he is proud. Even though he did not live here, my father was always my biggest fan, he would drive the 250kms to pick up the latest issue of Georgian Life to read all about the events that took place. My mom is moving here next month so Collingwood really has become home after 7 years of living here. I am establishing some deep roots and I couldn’t have picked a better community to live in. And, of course I visit and particpate in many awesome community happenings in Wasaga Beach to Meaford as well!
I am exstatic to announce that Georgian Life has been nominated for 3 Collingwood Chamber of Commerce Awards: Small Business of the Year, Business Owner of the Year and Customer Experience Awards. Thank you to everyone who nominated us – it truly is an honour! Georgian Life has an amazing team of people (currently 5 freelance photo journalists, 3 advertising sales representatives, a graphic designer and a writer/editor) all working effortlessly to ensure that every month’s issue is the best yet! We cover about 40 events a month and are dedicated to celebrating the “heart, lifestyle and activities” of those who live, work and play in and around our amazing communities. I am proud that we develop trustworthy relationships with a variety of advertisers, business owners and people who just want to share their upcoming events on our calendar!
I am also very happy to announce the new Georgian Life website! It has been a work in progress for awhile, but with the help of a web design class I took, hosted by Sarah Ritchie, I was able to build a new website which not only looks better but has the functionality that I was craving!