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Happy New Year: Thank You For The Support

by ECT

Thank you ECT

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.


Burk Byline
By Michael Burkholder
Founder of EastCountyToday.net
[email protected]

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JimSimmons42 Jan 1, 2014 - 12:06 pm

The best site out there and only real local news page. Updates are great and before everyone else

Rob Saw Jan 1, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Read it on ECT, you will see it in the Times a day later or may never even make the Brentwood Press. Seen a lot of what your doing be on the local TV media as well. Keep up the great work. I’d advertise if I was a business owner.

Jill Thompson 55 Jan 1, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Well done in the short time you have been active. Certainly not a fan of the politics at times and with an election year this concerns me of where you take this website, but this site does provide the most information to east county.

Nicole Jan 1, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Just don’t get up and leave like Take Back Antioch did. That woman was a fraud after winning her award. Keep up the awesome work!

Concerned Antioch resident Jan 1, 2014 - 9:48 pm

I am curious, what happened with Take Back Antioch?

Tim Jan 1, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Thank you for all you do. Look forward to what you do in 2014.

Don Lapacek Jan 1, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Excellent coverage of what’s happening and active reader participation! Thank you and Happy New Year!

Bill Cook Jan 1, 2014 - 1:14 pm

Thanks Mike. You are an Asset to East County!!!

TGTret Jan 1, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Excellent site. Keep up the great work

Lynn S Jan 1, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Love this site because it tells it like it is. No PC police here. Keep up the great work and look forward to 2014 stories.

Julio Jan 1, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Great job Mike! You continue to take it one step further. Thank you so much.

Lori Jan 1, 2014 - 5:48 pm

Keep up the good work.

ECVsBrother Jan 1, 2014 - 6:23 pm

I was skeptical at first of this site but now appreciate the hard work and prompt posting of local news. Good job ECT.

Adele Macumber Jan 1, 2014 - 7:32 pm

Thanks for keeping us informed. More info here than the newspaper. Happy New Year!

Elaine Jan 1, 2014 - 8:52 pm

Great job. We love the fast news on this site. TY

Sherrel Jan 2, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Mr. Burkholder,

Many thanks for this very informative web site!

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