May/June 2008 Neighborhood Notes Newsletter

We just got the May/June 2008 issue of the Neighborhood Notes Newsletter back from the printer. Although there are a few tweaks that I will make to future issues, I have to admit that I’m really happy with this effort. My design friends will tell you, I’ve come a loooooooong way with my layout and design skills. In fact, several of them have even said that our newsletter actually looks really good. Lets hear it for progress!

Actually, I have to say that I’ve learned a lot since publishing our first newsletter in September. Perhaps that’s an understatement. Add a case of Red Bull to that. Publishing a newsletter just isn’t as simple as it sounds.

What are your biggest challenges in publishing your business, neighborhood or organization newsletter?


April 29, 2008. 97209, newsletters, pearl district, published work, writing. Leave a comment.

Nov/Dec issue of Neighborhood Notes Newsletter

The November/December issue of our newsletter has been distributed in the Pearl District residential buildings. It’s only our second issue, but it has improved nicely from the first issue in September. The great thing about a neighborhood newsletter is that as the participation grows, so does the quality of content.

In this particular newsletter–for those of you who aren’t familiar with it–we partner with the residential buildings in the Pearl. We don’t simply buy a bulk mail permit and ship it out to every mailbox. Instead, we meet with the Board of Directors of each Pearl homeowners association and ask them to endorse distribution of our newsletter in their building. In addition, we offer each board the opportunity to create an insert to the newsletter that contains news about their building. Basically, it’s a mini-newsletter. They supply the content (by a certain deadline) and we format it. Our advertising partners make it possible for us to publish the newsletter at no cost to our readers. Should homeowners associations, apartments or businesses choose to print copies, they do it at their own expense.

If you have comments about the newsletter–your likes or dislikes–please comment below. We’d love to get your feedback.

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November 6, 2007. 97209, newsletters, pearl district, published work, writing. 1 comment.