by Barbara Bennett
Aloha and a Very Happy New Year to You All
As an active resident on Kaua‘i for more than 22 years, Léo has an extensive career background as a professional photographer, and as an assistant editor, reporter and photographer on newspapers on Molokai and Kaua‘i.
His grassroots journalism and cultural experiences bring a quality and understanding of what makes Kaua‘i exceptional. For Kaua‘i is very blessed to have such a wonderful young and experienced editor joining our team.
Every month, you will see more and more exciting stories and news about Kaua‘i. We continue to be “all local, all community, all Kaua‘i.” That is why more people read For Kaua‘i Magazine.
Our distribution increases every month with continuing requests for mailing to homes and businesses. We mail to Kaua‘i residents and all Hawaiian islands, as well as a growing number of requests from many Mainland and Canadian visitors.
We receive requests from the free subscription display ad in For Kaua‘i each month, and also from our very active website, forkauaionline.com. I enjoy reading the Web messages that come with the mail requests. Messages such as, “I look forward to your publication each month and can’t wait to receive it in the mail to read,” or “We visit Kaua‘i often and when we are not there your magazine keeps us in touch with information on our favorite island.”
The high quality of For Kaua‘i over the past three years in print and on the Web continues, with a dedicated staff which includes Kaua‘i and Waimea High School students, who help to distribute and label free subscriptions. Design and layout is by Carrie Johnson, advertising sales by Melinda Uohara, and, of course, our wonderful columnists, Jan TenBruggencate and Lois Ann Ell. Our vision of excellence for For Kaua‘i brings us to new heights each month and each year. We celebrate the new year and our fourth year of publishing this month of January.
My message to our community is, mahalo for three years of your support and seven years prior as Kaua‘i People, published by The Honolulu Advertiser, which was also a huge success. Mahalo to our loyal and committed advertisers that make this free publication possible. Our business community understands the needs of the people of the community and supports For Kaua‘i. This support allows us to create a greater awareness of events and concerns on the island and to send more positive stories and messages each month.
Our commitment in 2014 is to continue our excellence in print and on the Web. We always strive to maintain outstanding quality of the product and exciting stories from our editor and columnists. Please know that when you visit the advertisers in For Kaua‘i you are supporting the continued growth and continuity of the most respected and read publication on Kaua‘i, For Kaua‘i Magazine.
Happy New Year, Mahalo and Aloha from Barbara Bennett, Owner and Publisher of For Kaua‘i Magazine, daily on the Web at forkauaionline.com.