In the January 2022 Print EditionDec 30, 2021 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson
I feel sad and strange writing this message for the January issue, knowing that it will be the last time I do it. When you pick up the February print edition of the Bellingham Bulletin (or visit this website to read the digital version), you may notice some different names in the masthead.
It was time. I’m proud to have founded the Bellingham Bulletin twenty-seven years ago, in conjunction with the town’s 275th Anniversary. There have been ups and downs…but we have stayed consistent in our mission "to provide a complete, condensed source of information on local issues, people and events while encouraging town pride, unity and a positive sense of community for our readers, and to provide the highest quality print and digital advertising at the lowest possible cost in order to help promote the economic well-being of businesses of all sizes and the community in general."
It has been an honor, and I will truly miss the interaction both with our advertisers and our readers, but it was time to step back from the rigors of newspaper publishing. By the time you read this, Charles Tashjian, owner of Our Town Publishing will also own the Bellingham Bulletin. Charles publishes several hometown papers and has the expertise to assume ownership and operation of the Bulletin with very little, if any, disruption in service or decrease in quality. His company is small enough to retain the "hometown feel," yet large enough to be able to offer our advertisers valuable additional services, such as printing, audience targeting and more.
I may be semi-retired, but my business, Techpro Publications, will continue to offer freelance publishing services such as writing (website content, press releases, promotional materials, articles, etc.) and editing; creation of ads, flyers, brochures, newsletters, etc.; photography, photo scanning and correction/enhancement; design and formatting of reports, both print and digital/eBooks, and various other services. I can be reached at 508-333-8026 or [email protected]. For more information, visit www.TechproPublications.com.
One thing I definitely won't miss is repeatedly having to encourage everyone to please do business with the businesses that support the Bulletin with their advertising, but in fact, that is the only way the newspaper lives on. It cannot be done without our advertisers (and getting and retaining advertisers is more of a challenge now than ever); the only alternative is charging a subscription, but who wants that?
It is with mixed feelings (sadness at the end of a 27-year journey and excitement at the freedom to work when I choose) that I thank everyone, advertisers and readers alike, for all of your support and kind words over the years. They were truly appreciated.
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