Julien's Journal January 2017 (Volume 42, Number 1) - Page 4

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JULIEN ’ S JOURNAL

PUBLISHER GINA SIEGERT
OFFICE MANAGER SUSAN DECKER
MANAGING EDITORS JOHN MORAN RYAN MICHAEL DECKER
DIRECTOR OF ONLINE CONTENT BENJAMIN SEELING
FACEBOOK CONTRIBUTORS BENJAMIN SEELING ROBERT FELDERMAN
ART DIRECTOR GINA SIEGERT
GRAPHIC DESIGNER JAN FRIEDMAN
ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES GINA SIEGERT MARY PFEILER MELINDA DALGARN
COLUMN WRITERS JOHN B . DONOVAN HEATHER HUTCHINSON-SCHUSTER ANGELA AND CAROLYN LINTON-
CANFIELD
Volume 42 , Number 1

January 2017

GUEST WRITERS CONNIE CHERBA , MELINDA DALGARN , KRISTIN DIETZEL , JOHN KLAUER

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A LOOK INSIDE by Gina Siegert
So much has transpired this year that those 365 days seemed like an eternity . We have been very busy here at Julien ’ s Journal with BIG plans for the upcoming 2017 . And I am excited !
Ending the 41st year of publishing our magazine , we got with the program and invited all of you , as well as those who don ’ t subscribe , to visit our new website and social media program . Lots of you are paying attention ! And many like to view our e-magazine , especially the events . We also found that many of you like to see who was promoted , hired , and where . Keep an eye out for more streamlined events and find out more event details on our Facebook . It ’ s a good way to stay informed .
Beginning in February , we will add two new magazines to the family . CHOICES – Senior Living Magazine is for the over 50 crowd , ( yes , I am a part of that group ) who want specific articles on trips , hobbies , culture , and finance , as well as health choices and information about critical care for our age group . Our hope is to help you live healthy and enjoy life ! CHOICES will be published quarterly . And also available for FREE on our website . Feel free to send ideas on topics you would like to see in the magazine . And I hope you enjoy the first issue , which will arrive next month .
Following in March , we are adding a new bi-annual magazine called Tri-State Home TRENDS , which will cover up-and-coming innovations , information , and trends for all those who are thinking of remodeling or building a new home . Our first edition will include the Tri-State Home Builders show .
Looking back at September 2010 when I took over the reins of Julien ’ s Journal , I envisioned the possibility of a “ city and regional magazine .” It was the magazine ’ s 35th year and a major shift was about to take place when G . A . Publishing began to take on the challenge of how to best serve the community . We try each month to bring you the most important issues relevant to our citizens along with profiles of the people who strive to make a difference in our community and move our city forward . Julien ’ s Journal will continue to highlight growing struggles and achievements , our progress and setbacks . I believe this region will see great structural and cultural transformations in the coming years , and I can ’ t wait to see the outcomes !
The January issue takes a look at several economic aspects for 2017 . Connie Cherba interviewed the young and innovative couple , Brad and Jillayne Pinchuk , co-owners of Hirschbach Motor Lines . Read about how they have transformed their workspace in order to keep their employees happy and healthy .
Kristin Dietzel , Vice President of Workforce Solutions at Greater Dubuque Development Corporation , explains the efforts underway to fill the skills gap in our current and future employment scenario .
Also , read about our Illinois neighbor and see how the efforts of a few are making a big difference .
In 2017 we hope to include blogs from our column writers on wine , recipes , and restaurants they recommend . I invite you to use Julien ’ s Journal and our social media network to keep you involved with this wonderful community .
The staff of Julien ’ s Journal will be busy , and I hope healthy . We all wish you a joyful holiday and prosperous and happy New Year .
CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS : CONNIE CHERBA , MINDY DALGARN , HEATHER HUTCHINSON-SCHUSTER , ANGELA & CAROLYN LINTON- CANFIELD , JOHN MORAN , DEB OTTO
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