Usually after we put all three of our newspapers to bed for the week, I’ll dedicate Friday for regrets and Monday for optimism over the next set of issues. Not this past week.
After knocking out our Best of the Weekly editions, we jumped right back into production on Monday so that we could send all three weeklies to the printer on Tuesday, just prior to the Fourth of July.
Holidays are nice in theory. Practically, preparing for them is torture!
I’ll probably use the extra time to plan out some big projects that I want to share with you.
August is generally when we have some of our more popular special issues, like the high school football preview or the back-to-school edition. We’re also publishing a glossy private school magazine around this time.
With so much work going into education projects, we decided to launch a special event in conjunction with these editions – just to add an extra dimension.
It’s called the GEE WHIZ EXPO. GEE stands for Gifted Exceptional Education.
A lot of our readers are busy people who may not necessarily have the extra time to explore which companies and organizations have the best resources for their children, whether they are gifted, need extra help or somewhere in the middle. We hope to bring many of these companies and organizations under the same roof.
We want to recruit companies interested in reaching this audience as sponsors or vendors for our event, scheduled for Aug. 10 at Five Stones Church in Waxhaw. We’re also working to secure food for everyone attending the expo.
This marks the third event our staff has organized. Hundreds of people came to our 2018 Thrive Over 55 Senior Expo on March 16 at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews. We also had a great turnout for our Women@Work Luncheon on May 11 at the Waverly Hilton Garden Inn in Charlotte. Both events were informative and fun. This one should be, too.
We’ll publish updates for the GEE WHIZ EXPO as they become available, but if any companies or organizations want to go ahead and talk to us about sponsoring or participating in the event, go ahead and email Sales Manager Adrian Garson at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email email@example.com to be placed on an email list of reminders about the expo.