From the Publisher’s Desk: Reader survey, state of city and saving lives

Teresa Wippel bestAs we enter the second week of February, I have to keep checking the calendar to make sure we are still in the middle of winter. My bulbs are already several inches high! But before our thoughts turn to the promise of spring, I have a few important reminders to share.

Take our reader survey. It’s been just over five years since I launched My Edmonds News, and a little more than a year since I conducted a reader survey. It should take you two minutes or less — and I hope that you will participate. You can access the survey at this link.

Attend the Mayor’s State of the City address Thursday. It begins at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Edmonds Theater, and I’m told that popcorn will be served! If you can’t make it, don’t despair. My Edmonds News will be videotaping the entire presentation for rebroadcast later, both here and through the City of Edmonds website.

Save a Life, Equip a Hero Gala Feb. 28. I can’t imagine how it would feel to receive the news that your 16-year-old collapsed and died — but that’s what happened to Edmonds mom Melinda Truax in September 2013. Her son Matthew went into cardiac arrest — the result of an undiagnosed heart condition — while he was in P.E. class at Meadowdale High School, and she is now working to place automated external defibrillators in all Edmond School District schools. Watch this 2-minute video interview to learn more. I have a few seats at my table, so email me if you’d like to join us!

Update on The Daily Grind.  As I mentioned in my last message, we are working to get sponsorship support for our latest project: A video summary of Edmonds news each weekday morning, in five minutes or less — from weather, to crime, to sports, to entertainment, to pets. If you haven’t yet watched our pilot, I’ve embedded it below:

Just a reminder that if you or someone you know is looking for an effective way to market your business or organization, this is the tool for you. Your message will reach more than 1,500 readers of our daily subscription-based email newsletter, who will receive the video link in their inbox Monday-Friday, plus thousands more who visit My Edmonds News each day. Contact me if you want to learn more.

I hope to see you at the Edmonds Theater Thursday morning!

Teresa Wippel, Publisher

  1. An advance thank you for video taping the Mayor’s address, as it is difficult to make for those of us with work or other conflicting schedules

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