Saturday, June 27, 2009

GREAT NEWS - Local Utility Company Magazine Responds

Earlier this week, I retrieved our mail and noticed the newest edition of our monthly electric company magazine, "Texas Co-Op Power."

Knowing that the center article is reserved for promoting businesses in our town, I immediately flipped to those center pages. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear... AN ARTICLE ON OUR NEWEST LOCALLY-OWNED GROCERY - VILLAGE FOODS which is also host to one of the three weekly Brazos Valley Farmers' Markets!

Why am I so excited about this? Almost three months ago, I opened the April edition of this magazine to see an article in support of none other than WALMART! I was so upset, I blogged about it, then emailed the electric company and the editor of the magazine.

The editor of the magazine called me himself, recognizing my concerns and asked me to pitch ideas for future articles. Then, of course, we reach the present and the Village Foods article - one of the story ideas I pitched.

What wonderful proof that each and every one of us can make a difference! Go local!
Local residents can look for the latest edition in their mailbox; and everyone can visit BTU's website to read it online (as soon as they update the archives for July...)

5 comments:

Waitress from Mensa said...

Heather,
Thanks for "planting the seed" with the Texas Co-op Power editor regarding Village Foods.

Love your blog, and enjoyed visiting with you at Farmers' Market.

I nominated your blog for a Kreative Blogger award.

Waitress from Mensa

Jan

Heather @ SGF said...

Jan - Thanks! I pitched several ideas so hopefully more small local businesses will be featured in the future.

Thanks for the award! See you Saturday!

kpickles said...

I'm impressed that they called you and that they listened!! What an inspiration your actions are.

Angela said...

Bravo! I love it!

Heather @ SGF said...

kpickles - The important thing is that I'm a nobody - which means any of us can truly make a difference!

Angela - Thanks! I was pretty excited!