Behind The Thrive – Issue 105

With the click of a mouse I have sent this issue to print as has been done over a hundred times before. But this time is different. This issue marks the beginning of a new day.

This copy you hold in your hands is the final publication of the Thrive Entertainment Guide.

Almost exactly nine years ago Brook Paslay and I found ourselves plugging away at building our new graphic design agency and searching for a way to connect with the community. It’s hard to remember the exact series of events that led us to creating Thrive, but with the project we found a great sense of purpose.

Thinking back to that time,

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Behind The Thrive – Issue 103

Ever wonder how we put together this great Gift Guide for you? If you think about your challenge in narrowing down and then finding just the right gift for each person on your list, then think about our massive challenge in curating a few select nuggets from the massive shopping cart that is Decatur and Macon Counties. After all, we’ve got a bevy of retailers, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners who make our choice more than difficult – it’s often impossible. It’s no wonder we start this process in September. Of course I start thinking about it around March when the weather starts to get a bit too warm for a snow-lover like myself, and start hounding Kat and company around August to get the proverbial gift wrap rolling.

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Behind The Thrive – Issue 102

If you’ve been reading along with us throughout 2017 you should find yourself quite familiar with our process here at Thrive. We’ve made our way around the wheel from brainstorming to last month’s feature on Teena and her role as Copy Editor.

What that means is, it’s time to talk about print, delivery, and brainstorming. Wait, brainstorming? Funny thing about circles is they tend to loop right back around!

After our Copy Editor gives all of our text a final look (including ads this time), it comes back to me for the edits and to tidy up the layout. That’s right, I proof the layout, too! There are tons of odds and ends that get perfected just before the file goes to print.

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