Someone once said, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”
Someone else said, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”
These are fine, memorable quotes, etched in history.
What I say in the next few lines might be forgotten moments after it’s read, but here goes:
I am retiring.
Nearly 14 years ago I invested in the Gazette as a co-owner, with the responsibilities of treasurer and sales representative.
Needless to say – but I will say it anyway – it’s been one helluva ride!
Deadlines, personnel changes, technological advances, economic turns – I’ve seen it all.
But, throughout the “trip,” I’ve been blessed in many ways and extend my gratitude:
A very special “Thank you” to the clients I’ve had the pleasure of working with on advertising in the Gazette.
There are way too many to name individually – some of these businesses have been “getting the word out” in the Gazette from day one (you know who you are!) and others have come onboard and stayed with us throughout the years.
I cherish the friendships I have made along the way and look forward to keeping in touch in retirement.
I thank my co-workers and my business partners – my co-workers for their patience and for sharing the common goal with me to provide an award-winning product, and my fellow co-owners for their guidance and resolve to ensure the remarkable success of the Gazette.
My gratitude goes out to my wife, Sharon, for putting up with me when I complained about my co-workers and fellow co-owners. And, thanks to my son, Bob, for being a good guy, for fighting fires, studying to save lives as a paramedic, and of course, for being a fan of the Fighting Irish!
Finally, “Thanks” to you the reader – you make everything possible by purchasing the Gazette and supporting our advertisers.
To all, in those immortal words sung by the late Slim Whitman:
Vaya con Dios!!
Kevin “Casey” Sullivan
Portage County Gazette