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View of the mountain From the publisher’s desk

View of the mountain From the publisher’s desk

“Time, time, time. See what’s become of me. While I looked around for my possibilities...”
The opening line from “Hazy Shade of Winter” by Simon and Garfunkel is fitting since we’re smack dab in the middle of winter and Father Time has turned the page once again to a new calendar.
Welcome, everyone, to 2024.
Looking back on 2023, I, once again, realize I’m not getting any younger. While I’m more settled in my ways, clinging to a stronger sense of nostalgia, I’m excited to see how the world continues to grow and evolve — as long as computers and robots don’t completely take over the world.
I see my children, now in their early 20s, take steps to enrich themselves with education and chasing their future careers. This chapter in their lives reminds me of my younger years, green around the ears and looking for my own career pathway.
I didn’t set out to be a magazine publisher, but I’m grateful the road I took more than 20 years ago has brought me here. Along the way, I’ve had the chance to meet amazing people — business owners, clients, consumers and others — many of whom I call good friends.
It brings me a smile and a true sense of purpose knowing I can help connect business owners and consumers in our local community.
It’s interesting how small decisions can have such lasting effects on our lives. Of course, the major ones — where we live, where we work, whom we marry, etc. — also shape us greatly. Living outside Aurora, publishing magazines and living my best life with my wife (and kids) has me feeling thankful beyond words.
So, here is where I will end this letter, the first one of 2024.
May the new year bring the opportunity to make a difference in your life and others. A whole new year, full of new possibilities.

Sincerely,
Matt

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