Ten years ago this month we started Renaissance Publishing. February 1, 2006 was our official first day of business, but our 15 original employees were all working together for months and years before this date.
For those who do not know the story, on Friday, January 13, 2006, I began the discussions to purchase the magazine assets of our predecessor company and took the weekend to put together a deal that would happen on Monday, January 16, 2006.
I remember it like it was yesterday. I kissed my wife goodbye that morning and said, “I am coming home with a business or unemployed today. Wish me luck.” She has always been so supportive in my life, and as I left she told me, “Whatever happens it will be the best for us. Have faith in the process and I believe in you.”
Over the past 10 years, we have built a media company that has grown to over 35 employees, while purchasing and launching new products and events and growing our existing titles and winning numerous awards along the way. I could not be more proud of my partners and employees who really deserve all the praise.
Thank you to our subscribers and advertisers for all of your support, and get ready for new and exciting things to come.
Happy Anniversary Alan Campell, Errol Laborde and the Ren Pub Team!