Column: Many good people made Progress 2008 happen

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 13, 2008

By Scott Schmetlzer, Thanks for Listening

I would like to take this time to thank everyone involved with our annual Progress edition.

With more than 110 stories, this year&8217;s Progress issue broke the previous records for amount of pages, amount of stories and pictures used.

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First, I would like to thank our readers for the support they continue to give us by reading both our daily paper and our annual Progress edition.

I would then like to thank our advertisers, who allow us to prove year in and year out that our area has much to be proud of.

It is through the resources of both our readers and our advertisers that we can bring you such a large Progress issue year after year, and we are so grateful to you all.

Our Progress issue would not be near the product without some heart and soul behind it, and we have the best.

Thank you to our staff &8212; a team anyone would be proud of.

Thank you to the editorial staff for the tireless dedication to the stories, people and photos that make up &8220;Somewhere in Time,&8221; this year&8217;s Progress theme.

Thank you to our classified and retail advertising staffs, who starting in October 2007 start and plan out the needs of all of their customers and work hard to make sure everyone is taken care of and happy.

Thank you to our top-notch creative staff, who from ad creation to layout take care of every fine detail in every page, font, and advertisement that grace the pages of Progress 2008.

Thank you to our circulation team for delivering the heaviest edition of the year.

Thank you to our prepress and press people, who make sure all the printing is crisp and sharp.

Thank you to accounting for keeping it all straight.

And since one thank you doesn&8217;t seem enough:

Thank you Crystal, Tim, Stacey, Kathy, Jim, Lisa, Alan, Nancy, Susan, Rich, Melissa, Geri, Jeff, Brie, Sarah K., Sarah S., Ed, Mike, Danielle, Clay, Angie, Laura, Renee, Princess, Joan, Becky, Larry, John, and Terry. You are all fantastic.

Tribune Publisher Scott Schmeltzer&8217;s column appears every Thursday.