|Thursday, 17 April 2008|
Letter from the owners
Since early 2008, a special group of men and women have shared our dream to produce and distribute an upscale publication that celebrates the quality of life that so many enjoy throughout Central Arkansas. Many hours, ideas and prayers are represented in each issue.
The editorial boards have contributed ideas and suggestions from what the magazine should and shouldn’t look like, story and photo suggestions, as well as the publication name. Their excitement has been contagious and their commitment admirable. We thank them for their work.
Their energy and enthusiasm have spread to others, creating a “buzz” in the area about this new publication. As we have visited with advertisers, contributors, local officials and others, they too have shared our vision and have become a part of this vibrant, new magazine. It has been humbling.We have assembled a talented group of contributors – writers, designers and photographers. We recognize and thank them for their hard work on this project.
Our goal is to provide a professional, quality publication that those living in the 501 area code can take pride in as well as rely on for interesting, informative and accurate stories and features. In similar fashion, our website – 501lifemag.com – is a vital source of information on what is going on in the area. You will want to make it one of your “favorites” and refer back to it often as the content will be updated regularly.
We have referred to 501 LIFE as “the people’s magazine,” because we have listened and responded to many suggestions from everyone we have encountered. This current issue only represents the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the ideas we hope to pursue in the months and years ahead, and we’re hoping that those suggestions and feedback will continue.
We hope you enjoy 501 LIFE and become one of our charter subscribers. It’s the only way to ensure that you’ll receive the next copy.
Here’s to loving LIFE in the 501.
Donna J. Spears and Sonja J. Keith