September 2008

Editor’s Note: September 2008

Author: Maggie Washo

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.” -H.E. Luccock

With this issue, CH2 enters into its second year as a “real magazine.” We like to use that phrase a lot around here. “Real magazine.” Whether it’s in reference to the finished product after a photo shoot (“Wow! That photo looks like it could be in a “real magazine.”), a story idea (“You know, that shoplifting story was so great it could have been in a “real magazine.”), or just an ad idea we came up with for a client.

With little or no experience in the magazine business at all, a team of individuals came together, made up the rules as we went along, and tried to be a little different. We make mistakes, have successes and keep moving forward together. With that being said, the eve of our second birthday is bittersweet because part of our family is moving to Illinois to pursue a teaching career.

Elisabeth Reed has been here since the beginning. I like to think of her as the “mom” of the CH2 family. She is the calming voice of reason when things take a heated tone in a creative meeting. She is the brilliance behind every article about saving the environment, single-handedly tackling the recycling effort for our entire office. She is the beauty emanating from the creative layouts that grace several of our pages. She is the organization behind the Bachelor of the Year contest. She is the champion of Old Town Bluffton, fiercely loyal to her “adopted” hometown of the last several years.

She is part of our team. She is our friend. She is our family.

She will be missed more than she knows.

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