Publisher’s Note: Quite the Ride
Quite the Ride
As 2020 comes to a close, our December issue focuses on the top stories of the year — a year we all want to put behind us and move forward.
This month also includes our “Inside the Industry” profiles, where 14 businesses give us insight on their companies.
Our inside profile at Renaissance Publishing this year would look like a roller coaster track. Right out of the gate in the first quarter we started the year fast. In addition to great success from our core titles, we published a playoff program for the Saints and launched Region magazine for GNO, Inc., which will return in 2021.
Continuing with the roller coaster analogy, this would be the part of the track everyone fears, the part where the course is tremulous with turns and flips enough to make you sick, and it did. Lets just say the second quarter was tough. As we came out of June and prepared for the run to the finish, we had to regroup and scale our business for the second half and make sure we had a plan for third and fourth quarters that positioned us for success going into the new year.
As we came through the twist and turns, I am so proud of the staff as they have shined so bright. They have launched new blogs, podcasts and video series, published a cookbook, developed new systems and technology to connect everyone and redesigned magazines. Their work this year has been incredible.
As we prepare for 2021, I look forward to the days when we can host events and bring people together for networking and celebration, all while learning from this past year and making our company better.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.