- Gig Harbor Living Local. By Patty Hutchens.
Creating | Connecting | Living Local
When we first launched Gig Harbor Living Local in January of 2014, we knew it would take time to grow our publication and establish relationships within the community. The unexpected surprise, however, was how quickly we were embraced by the businesses and residents of Gig Harbor. The relationships we have built and the people we have come to call our friends have been nothing short of amazing. We attribute our success to you, the community of Gig Harbor.
We enjoy bringing to you, our readers and advertisers, the good news that is happening in our community. From the impact that local nonprofit groups are making in Gig Harbor to stories on our youth and hardworking business owners, it is refreshing to bring you positive stories in a world that can sometimes feel overwhelmingly negative. Our content is original and organic that connects the community, and we consider it a privilege to produce this publication and work with the people, organizations and businesses to do so.
As Gig Harbor Living Local’s new director of sales and marketing, Cassie Riendeau, who has called Gig Harbor home for the past nine years, brings her years of sales experience with her. A graduate of Central Washington University with a degree in marketing, Cassie joined the Like Media team in December 2018, and we’re excited to have her on board.
"I love that when you feel like you know or have seen it all there is something new to explore, whether it’s a park or event or restaurant," says Cassie when asked what she loves most about living in Gig Harbor and being directly involved with the community through her position at Living Local. "There is a lot of good going on, and I feel humbled to get to be part of that every day. There are new people to meet, new stories to hear, and that is what truly brings people together and what I think this community thrives on."
Working with businesses, helping them brand and grow their client base, is something that does not happen overnight. We have been able to build wonderful relationships with our clients, and they put great trust in us each and every month; something we do not take for granted.
“I love working with the community and helping businesses’ branding dreams become reality,” she says. "My goal is to increase awareness about all the wonderful businesses Gig Harbor has to offer, while also highlighting the important work and stories that are right in our community.”
Living Local owner Steve Russo believes it is vital to be at the forefront of all the latest trends in the media business. To that end, over the last several years, we have grown the various platforms for sharing our stories and our clients’ messages. We are much more than a magazine. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and on our website, which is built on a blogging platform in conjunction with Google’s best practices as well.
“People are receiving their information in a variety of ways. We are a society that is on the run, tied to our phones and social media, so it is critical to utilize many platforms for spreading our message,” says Steve. “Every article you read in the printed version of the magazine can be found on Google and/or social media.”
As we continue to grow, assisting clients with marketing and branding their businesses while sharing the good news of our community, we look forward to continuing to work with you and extend a heartfelt “thank you” for all the support over the last several years.
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