What do Geist and Carmel have in common? Good news, good neighbors, and now your own community newsletter.
First, a little bit about us. All of our writers and photographers are local Carmel residents, just like you. We don’t have an office building or a 30-minute commute; we all work from our homes. Our focus is on supporting the community of Carmel by highlighting the people behind the scenes that make it a special place to live and work. It’s our firm belief that the mortar holding any community together is the non-profits and charitable organizations. Our stories will concentrate on the people who make up the diverse population found in Carmel.
For nearly two years we’ve been publishing the Carmel Community Newsletter, a monthly print publication mailed free of charge to nearly 20,000 of our Carmel neighbors each month. You are invited to contribute through any of our online assets including atCarmel.com, TownePost.com, Twitter.com, and Facebook.com. Homeowners association news, event photos, free classified ads, home videos, garage sale notices, and even coupons can be submitted through our online websites and shared with your neighbors.
Some of you with friends, relatives, or businesses in the Geist area may recognize the “at” moniker. My wife and I started the atGeist.com website and Geist Community Newsletter at Geist Reservoir just over seven years ago. Like many start-up companies, my part-time job is now my full-time passion.
I’m often asked about the annexation fight against the Town of Fishers, blue-green algae in the reservoir, or a Geist pilot now in federal prison named Schrenker. While it’s good exposure to be called upon to comment on local and national news stories covered in our newsletter, I have to say, its our work with local non-profits, founding the St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon & 5K, Vines for Life Cancer Benefit, hosting local fundraisers, hosting writing contests for children, and our scholarships for volunteerism that we’d rather talk about. With all the politics and problems in the world, its refreshing to hear about the good in a community every once in awhile.
I invite you to participate in your new community publication. Its your voice, your stories, your thoughts, and your neighbors we want to hear about. Our mission is to provide a platform to support the community of Carmel. The best gift you can give us in return is your feedback and participation.
For those of you that would like to write for our publication, we welcome your stories and ideas. Through Twitter and Facebook, we’ve already recruited some very talented writers, photographers, and even an illustrator from Carmel. We need more. Thank you for the warm welcome, I look forward to serving your great community of Carmel.
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