Greetings everyone, Merry Christmas and compliments of the season. I wish you all a healthy, happy time of peace and wellbeing.
At this time I want to talk about the future of this website. The North Valley Credit Union Community Announcer/EsterhazyOnline, has been open for about four months now. I really appreciate the 2000 or so hits every month, and I hope you are gaining value from it. However, the success of this venture also depends on you.
The vision for this website is not to restore the original EsterhazyOnline. It’s not intended to be an all-out news site. We are happy to leave news reporting to the Miner-Journal, and wish to support Brenda and her team in the continuance of the paper. What this site is intended to be, is the go-to place for announcements for the Esterhazy area.
So where can you play a role in its success? Simple. If we don’t know about it we can’t tell people about it. If we do know about it, we can help you promote it. Bottom line, we need you to keep us informed. So, we ask the local schools, churches, social clubs, service organizations, sports teams, youth groups, the museum, the library, etc, to please keep us in the loop. If you have an upcoming event or happening, send us the details and we’ll promote it on this site, in the calendars, and on facebook. Do that and this site will be a vibrant success. Don’t do it, and there will be less to see on this site. It’s as simple as that.
The good thing is that all non-profit, charitable and fund-raising notices are already paid for by North Valley Credit Union. So there’s no excuse for not telling us about what you have planned.
Now, what about commercial announcements? Beginning in January, 2018, we are opening the door to business adverts. It won’t be a sponsorship situation like the old EsterhazyOnline, it will be an advert by advert basis, with rates yet to be announced. In short, if you have a business or commercial announcement to make, you can now promote it here as well. We will add it to the calendars, facebook, etc. There will be no longterm commitments to make, nothing to sign, you tell us, you pay us, and the announcement will go up for a prescribed time period. Once again, please get in touch with us.
Together, we can build on the foundation of this platform, let’s make it indeed the go-to place for what’s happening in Esterhazy and the area.