This week brought the chapter of open positions to a close in our office. I can only think of three words to say. Thank you Lord...
It never ceases to amaze me, but when I least expect it, God is always watching over me and the decisions I need to make concerning the staff at the Herald.
Last week I needed to be out of the office for two and a half days for training on services we can offer businesses. Some of which now include, enhancing businesses’ current or needed web site, mobile options, search engine optimization and marketing, social media including reputation monitoring and much more.
While I was out of the office, the staff here just continued to hum along like a finely tuned engine. Each person going above their job duties to cover in my absence. They are a group, yet still, independant individuals, who diligently work to bring you your weekly hometown newspaper, the Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch. They don’t always have the opportunity to hear the positive comments people randomly share with me, so I always pass the message along to them in our staff meeting. I think it’s important for our readers to understand that it is not me who puts your hometown paper together but rather give credit where credit is due.
Our staff includes; Randy Peterson, multi-media sales executive; Penny Mathiowetz, circulation manager and receptionist; Terri Melheim, editor and lead writer; Chris Flores, (new) sports writer; Candy Helget, copy setter and proof reader; Brandon Roiger and Karrah Remus temporary sports reporters; Robin Havemeier, production manager and graphic designer; Laura Wendinger, graphic designer; Angela Bode, (new) graphic designer and Doyle Sellner, courier. This is the team who brings you the Herald-Dispatch each week. Please remember to share your positive messages with them when you see them. They are the people who, no matter how much pressure is placed on me from above, alway make me proud to be affiliated with this newspaper and staff.
As we welcome Angela and Chris to our Herald-Dispatch family, we are grateful for the talents they bring to our team.
Thought for the week:
Is your glass of water:
If you answered 1 you’re likely to have a great day. If you answered 2 or 3, it’s time to get a new glass of water.