With 2014 officially underway, I wanted to take a moment and thank our readers and supporters who have helped us grow from a part-time blog to a full-time news source providing community happenings that is relevant to you.
Without the support of our readers who not only read our articles and social media posts, but are engaged with the material, we would not have grown to where we are today. Our success is because of you!
From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you for your participation. Thank you for being engaged. The sharing of news tips, news information, on scene updates from readers, photographs provided from an incident, and the discussions that occur—it’s really amazing!!! If 2013 has proven anything, it’s that East County Today truly is a website that provides “the good, the bad, the outspoken” of East Contra Costa County.
As for our Facebook Page which has grown to more than 19,000 “likes” and information is shared throughout the day, what a wild ride that page has been from the sharing of information, status and photos being shared—again, I can’t thank you enough for the participation.
It has been my pleasure throughout 2013 to bring you local news quickly and accurately. But I also want to thank our sponsors of East County Today. Without them, it would not allow myself and others the freedom to provide multiple daily updates and in 2014 we encourage you to support them as they have supported our mission–a shameless plug, I know, but we are currently looking for advertisers for the upcoming year which will allow us to provide more news and information to all of you. Contact us for 2014 rates.
Business leaders who have supported us in 2013 include:
- Aaron Meadows Property Management – website
- Antioch Police Activities League – website
- Biglow Insurance Agency – email
- Black Bear Diner – website
- Brentwood Armory – website
- Brownstone Gardens – website
- Cathy Daniel, Ridgewater Real Estate Services – website
- El Campanil Theatre – website
- Good Scents Florist – website
- Jill Fister, Coldwell Banker Guidance Realty – website
- Kiwanis Club of the Delta – Antioch – Website
- Lumpy’s Diner – website
- Monica Malcuit, Signature Partners Realty – website
- Presto Carpet – email
- Santa Albert – website
Thank you again to all of our readers, supporters, and sponsors wherever you are! I wish you all a happy and successful 2014.
By Michael Burkholder
Founder of EastCountyToday.net