The Vermilion Voice newspaper staff was excited to welcome members of the community to help them celebrate their 14th Anniversary on July 19.
During the celebration attendees had the opportunity to sit and chat while they enjoyed cake and coffee with Voice staff and express their views regarding the paper.
“Days like today is our opportunity to say thank you to our clients and readers for their steadfast support throughout the years. It also provides us the opportunity to sit and chat with our readers and clients in a personal, relaxed environment and gives us the opportunity to receive feedback from the people who attend; which is very important to us,” said Susan Chikie.
The Voice is locally owned and operated since 2004 and prides itself on covering local and area events, providing excellent customer service to their advertising clients as well as supporting local groups and giving to the community such as the VIBE program, Hearts and Hands and collecting hats and mittens since 2016 for the local schools.
“The Vermilion and Area Voice was started in 2004 and our paper is always changing. Our goal is to provide the best quality newspaper in the area and I believe we are doing that. We constantly have people stopping by or calling us to tell us what a great job we are doing. Of course, there are bumps in the road but we take those bumps and learn from them. We are always brainstorming to see how we can make changes to provide the best quality newspaper for our readers and advertisers. We enjoy it when we have the opportunity to give back to the community through these types of functions.” said Chikie.
Any donations received throughout the afternoon for cake and coffee will be donated to Hearts and Hands a community charity which provides families and individuals in need a gift of food and other essentials.