September 13th, 202310 years Connecting the Community!
The Local is celebrating 10 years of following its mantra of Connecting the Community. The first edition hit the presses for a publication date of September 2, 2013 and The Local is now up to 288 editions.
Editor Donna Kelly said it had been a fantastic 10 years with plenty of support from advertisers and readers. “Kyle and I realised there was a need for a great, local, community publication. People just love a good read – and print is not dead!”
Congratulations have come from people including Hepburn Shire CEO Bradley Thomas, Mayor Cr Brian Hood and Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas.
“Congratulations to The Local on 10 years of publication. It’s great to see a local business thriving, particularly having navigated the difficult Covid period. Council advertise regularly in The Local, given its strong online presence and reach across the shire.” – Hepburn Shire Council CEO Bradley Thomas
“I congratulate The Local on its 10-year anniversary. For any small business to survive and flourish over a long period requires much hard work and dedication. The Local does a great job promoting and celebrating so many events, festivals, causes and especially outstanding people within our community. Through storms, bushfires, floods and pandemics, as well as the good times, local media binds the community together and helps keep us going. Well done!” – Mayor Cr Brian Hood
“I congratulate the team at The Local who have provided local news across the Hepburn Shire for the past decade. I am proud that The Local survived through Covid and continues to bring the people of Hepburn the most up to date news and information, for us all to enjoy.” – Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas.