Calvert County Times August 10, 2017 - Page 4

4 Local News The Calvert County Times Thursday, August 10, 2017 From The Publisher A Team of Experienced Professionals Thomas F. McKay, Publisher How time flies, it has been 10 years and nine months since the very first edi- tion of The County Times hit the news- SELF-SERVE DOG WASH FULL SERVICE GROOMING stands in St. Mary’s County. The jour- ney has been filled with challenges, yet our thousands of dedicated readers and many successful advertisers have made this journey possible. Today, we are the only locally owned and operated newspaper serving St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. Over the years our goal has been to provide our communities with the most consistent and honest news coverage available. We have been fortunate to have a dedicated team of reporters, de- signers, marketing representatives, and service members to assure we deliver the best product we can week after week. With the announcement this week of industry and community veteran Al Dailey joining our team as General Man- ager, The County Times reaches the pin- nacle of its 10 year history and is ready to begin the next phase of our journey. Mr. Dailey brings to our organization the experience, leadership qualities, and a commitment to professional jour- nalism in Southern Maryland that has earned him the respect and admiration of readers and businesses throughout St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. We could not be more excited and proud to have NATURAL PET FOODS GOURMET DOG BAKERY Mr. Dailey working with our team of professionals to assure we are the com- munity news source that St. Mary’s and Calvert county residents are proud to call their community newspaper. Mr. Dailey joins a team rich in talent with many years of commitment to the Southern Maryland community. Along with Mr. Dailey, our leadership team includes Eric McKay, Associate Pub- lisher, Dick Myers, Editor, Guy Leon- ard, lead Journalist, and Jen Stotler, Marketing Manager. We are also delighted to welcome Sal- lie Keys to the graphics design team. Sallie brings many years of creative de- Al Dailey Joins County Times as General Manager By Dick Myers Editor HIP TOYS & ACCESSORIES Summer Fun! Al Dailey, General Manager CHOOSE FROM A WIDE VARIETY OF OUTDOOR TOYS FOR FUN SUMMER PLAY WITH YOUR COMPANION. Great selection of water toys Chuckit! toys for fetch Plus, lots of other indestructible options GET OUT AND PLAY! SAN SOUCI SHOPPING PLAZA 22598 MacArthur Blvd. California, MD 20619 301.917.WASH (9274) WAGNWASH.COM PROUD TO BE LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED sign to our organization. We are excited to have Ms. Keys’ talents available as she works to provide our readers and ad- vertisers with a product that is creative, exciting, yet easy to read. We are proud of our first ten years, yet are more excited than ever as we look forward to the next ten years. We are confident that your community newspa- per is building the best team in the busi- ness to serve our friends and neighbors. Al Dailey, who has 32 years of Southern Maryland media experience, has joined The County Times newspa- pers in St. Mary’s and Calvert counties as General Manager. That experience includes 17 years as Associate Publish- er of the Enterprise Newspaper, from 1999 to 2016. With the Enterprise, Dailey worked closely with the business community in St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. He was active with the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce, having served on the board and being responsible for that organization’s poplar annual membership directory. “I have admired the McKay family businesses for years from a distance,” Dailey said. “It is tough to compete against the big boxes, but the McKay