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Please choose an amount from the drop down weekend that you wish to donate monthly to hello, Redding.

If you have a business, please choose the higher levels .. for $100 a month you will be be able to publish a small blurb or coupon for your business… contact me for more details. The $50 level will give you a one time per month shout out on our Burbio calendar. Contact me if you would like a basic ad as well…. hello Redding rates are less for one month than the Pilot charged for a week.

Susan@hellonewsct.com

Thank you for your help.

Susan Winters
Publisher

hello, Redding needs YOU

by Susan Winters, Publisher

I’m going to be very honest with you. hello, Redding needs your help to stay in business.

It’s a very hard time for small business right now. Although they need to advertise to draw in customers, many do not want to allocate budget towards marketing– even though it is tax deductible! They rather spend hours doing their own time consuming social media … coming up with interesting content and then to track whether or not it is working. Many don’t realize that they are only reaching the people on their lists who already know them.

Advertising in a news publication that guarantees that people will read it because they want the news is the way to go and to reach potential NEW customers.

These days, everyone wants advertising free but news sources be it print or online are small businesses too and need ad sales to stay afloat. The Redding Pilot couldn’t stay in business, even after it combined with 2 other towns.

Residents now complain that there is no local news coverage. This is frustrating to me, as publisher, writer, designer, ad sales, social media manager and chief cook and bottle washer of hello, Redding. Since 2013, I have brought timely news of Redding to Redding. For the last 3 years of the Redding Pilot existence, hello Redding had a larger subscription base and our engagement went through the roof. So, when I read people complaining on Facebook that we have no more local news or hello, Redding is not a real paper or that people miss the Pilot, it is frustrating.

I also miss the old days of the Pilot with Sue Wolf in charge but that was a long time  ago. Sadly, the Pilot’s news for the past few years has been late and often inaccurate. None of the editors (including Ms. Wolf who is the last one who really cared about our town) lived in Redding. I’ve lived here for 29 years and have a vested interest in our town. It’s important to me to get it right. I try to vet everything that I can before I publish it and if I make a mistake, I ‘fess up and publish a correction. hello Redding does it best to bring a balanced report…except for clearly marked editorials that ARE MY OPINION.

Hyperlocal news is not dead. hello Redding is still here bringing you the news. I work to the wee hours almost nightly to bring keep our town up to date on current happenings…. all in one place. You don’t have to go to the separate entities to read their own news.

The News Times writes one article about Redding maybe once a month and the Patch and Daily Voice are just aggregators…picking up news from other sources and often not about our local area.

I am so grateful for my long time sponsors Margi Esten, Marilyn Sloper, Meadow Ridge, Hoffman Landscaping, Georgetown Orthodontics, PFS Mortgage, Optical Alternatives, Chipman Mazzucco, Whistlestop Bakery and newcomer Allan Phillips Orthodontics. But, we need YOU to keep the doors open!

hello Redding will not be able to continue to operate much longer without more financial support.

Yes, we need YOU. If you are reading this and enjoy and appreciate hello, Redding, you must click on the box and support local news in Redding. If you don’t and prefer to keep getting local news free, you still can because subscriptions will stay free. But, don’t complain that there isn’t any more local news.

I appreciate all of the loyal readers, especially the ones who take the time to tell me that they appreciate hello Redding. It gives me the impetus to keep going. It’s time now to show support and become a member.

Please click on the drop down menu to choose your monthly donation amount which will directly debit from your Paypal account or go on your credit or debit card. your reward is local news!

If you have a business, please choose the higher levels .. for $100 a month you will be be able to publish a small blurb or coupon for your business… contact me for more details. The $50 level will give you a one time per month shout out on our Burbio calendar. Contact me if you would like a basic ad as well…. hello Redding rates are less for one month than the Pilot charged for a week.

Thank you for your help.

Susan Winters
Publisher