Good afternoon from the Alliance Office! Kari, here! Tim is running from one meeting to the next today so I stole the privilege of writing to all of you.

This week has been a little different. Since COVID hit, we’ve frequently been discussing our new normal and how we can use it to create more value for all of you. But this week our office has been a little dimmer than usual as we adjust to another new normal– one without our hard working, loving, tell-it-like-it-is Paula. We miss her so much. Thank you for all of the messages, calls, and flowers. We appreciate it! Things certainly won’t be the same around here without her grit and gumption.

Today we had a ribbon cutting for Pam’s Primitives on the corner of Beech & 29th Street. Stop in and see her tomorrow between 11 & 6. She’s having some awesome opening weekend sales!

Susan and I have a lot of cool ideas coming your way before the end of the year. We are excited! Our social media engagement has doubled in the last few months and we are eager to continue capitalizing on that. We’re getting thousands of hits!

I’ve had a lot of fun lately working with some of you on your marketing materials! If we haven’t met yet or talked recently, reach out to me! Let’s make a marketing plan! I want to know how I can help spread the word about your business. Let’s show the community what you’re doing and how they can be a part of it!

Have an awesome weekend.

— Kari Huffman
Marketing Director
Ashland Allinace