10. Local celebrity can be a blast. I still enjoy hearing, “ You’re THAT Grace? I love your magazine!” Who wouldn’t?
9. Why give up a great team? There’s a wonderful synergy between myself and my two right hand folks, Carine and Dina. All my other contributors really rock too!
8.New testimonials are heartening. At a local business networking group meeting I was invited to attend recently, a new advertiser mentioned “six hits” he received as soon as the magazine came out. While not every advertiser will share a success story so readily, I am convinced print advertising still works just fine!
7. Working at home does the trick. Inside Chappaqua is a home based business conceived of in part to accommodate my work and family life. It still serves that purpose for me and I’m glad I can help many of my contributors accomplish the same.
6. There are new social media opportunities I happily exploit. I can spend hours in a day online posting for work while simultaneously entertaining virtual friends with my great wit or flirting with the occasional suitor on my personal page. That I’m “on” Facebook is quite accurate.
5. Party plans. I hope to hold a 10th anniversary bash in the spring of 2013 and invite the entire world.
4. I always wanted to own a dog. I have happily settled instead for the intrepid Maggie Mae Pup Reporter in these pages.
3. Rick’s Last Licks. Rick’s is so many people’s favorite page in IC, there could be riots around here if I stop publishing.
2. I’m privy to all kinds of Chappaqua chatter, and not just about the Clintons. It’s fun to be “in the know.”
1. I like surviving against all odds. I am a daughter of Holocaust survivors, after all.