December 1st, 2018 marks the beginning of year four for Modern Mississauga Media and it’s been a thoroughly wonderful experience working for you over the past three years.
The continuous flow of support from the community, the readers, family and friends, advertising partners and our suppliers has kept the team and I moving forward.
With a large number of small businesses not making it through year one and even less making it through two calendar turns, I’m incredibly fortunate to be able to write this celebratory letter.
It’s been a long journey filled with good ol’ fashioned hard work, perseverance and dedication all in the name of continuously providing Mississauga with a media outlet that’s honest and respectful of its readers.
There have been a plethora of positive moments experienced that I hold close, many of them small in scale but large in impact. Being able to help and support other entrepreneurs, businesses, artists and people is something I will never take for granted.
And yes, there have been dips in the entrepreneurial roller coaster. Some refer to them as failures.
I see them as learning moments and opportunities to re-calibrate, refocus and review.
I strive to be constantly learning from others and through various mediums and to never become complacent in my entrepreneurial excursion.
With the support of a world-class team with immense talents and drive, Modern Mississauga Media has shown consistent growth from a print magazine to an established and reputable media company in a highly competitive industry.
To my much smarter better half, Laura, whose unwavering support has been a primary contributor to my success and growth personally and professionally, an infinite amount of thanks and gratitude.
The vision, talents and inspiration of Art Director Elizabeth Wise, (who understood my ideas from day one…even the far-fetched ones) have constantly produced a truly beautiful, elegant and inspiring magazine that has been complimented by nearly everyone I’ve spoken with.
The support of family and friends are paramount and I cannot thank all of you enough.
Of course the advertising partners, who have been an integral part of the success of this small business doing great things, your belief in me motivates me hourly.
The wonderful writers I’ve been privileged to work beside; thank you for sharing your talents with our community.
And the readers…you’re a crucial part of this as without you, there is no magazine.
And to everyone who doesn’t quite fall into the above categories, I’m beyond words with appreciation of you for everything you’ve done.