June is one of my favorite months. Not only am I proud to celebrate Father’s Day with my two children, but it reminds me of my high school and college graduations, as well as my memorable Italian honeymoon with my wife six years ago. Those are great memories for me, and now, whenever I drive by a graduation or enjoy a fabulous Italian meal or wine, I feel younger and more hopeful for the future.
But this June, there’s a cloud that’s affecting everyone, from individuals and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and executives. That, of course, is the economy.
As publisher of a regional publication, I feel it is important to draw attention to all of the mom-and-pop stores in the Capital Region. This is the time to help generate business and continue support. So if you can, please shop close to home and give your business to those who support your neighborhood and give back to the community.
As a regional magazine, we are determined to do our share.
One way we are doing it is by supporting local events and non-profits. This August, you will see us as the main sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities’ 10th Annual Saratoga Fashion Show. The RMHC is truly one of the best supporting programs for children and families in the region. And in October, we will be sponsoring the 4th Annual New Visions Golf Classic at the Schuyler Meadows Club in Loudonville.
We will also be announcing more sponsorships and new publications that target different audiences from CRL Magazine in the coming months.
I hope you’ll join us as we support our community and friends. Thank you for your support and for taking the time to read our magazine.
Oh, by the way, there is an important anniversary in June that I almost forgot to mention. This magazine was launched five years ago—June 2003! So, enjoy our Baby Boomer issue and wish us another great five years in the Capital Region.
Publisher & CEO