Editorial: Time for a change

By on September 28, 2012

As of Monday, Oct. 1, the Elburn Herald/Kaneland Publications Inc. will have a new home: the Elburn and Countryside Community Center.

Our new address will be 525 N. Main St., Suite 2, Elburn, IL 60119.

It is bittersweet to leave our home in the middle of downtown Elburn. We have been here since the 1950s—longer than most of us have been alive, and far longer than any of us have been a member of the Elburn Herald/Kaneland Publications family.

Over the decades, those of us who have worked from our soon-to-be former location have had a first-hand view of the many changes that have gone on, in and around Elburn. From the front window looking out over the center of downtown Elburn, we’ve been witness to all the joys, heartaches, successes and struggles of a community growing its way through the years.

Like the community around us, we have evolved over the years, as well. It is due to our desire to continue to grow into a stronger, local community newspaper and general media company that led to the need to move into our new location inside the community center.

This gives us room to grow and creates a partnership with a cornerstone of the community. The Elburn and Countryside Community Center is a nonprofit organization that presents a perfect fit for a company like us, whose mission is to serve our community through everything we do.

Our new location gives us more space, more flexibility, and more potential to forge partnerships with more groups and local businesses.

So, while we are sad to leave our longtime home in the center of downtown Elburn, we look forward to the new friendships and opportunities that await us just a few blocks to the north.

We hope you stop by and check us out at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, and while you’re there, you might want to see who else calls the community center home, as well.

About Ryan Wells

Ryan Wells is the owner and publisher of the Elburn Herald. You can reach him at RyanWells@elburnherald.com, or by calling (630) 703-9201, ext. 107.

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