A warm welcome: introducing Chelsy Weisz, your new editor

Dear Readers,

I’ve never been great at small talk and keeping things on the surface level, I tend to dive in head first into the heart of things which is why I want to begin by sharing my "why" with you. In life, my mission is "to educate and inspire others so that we can celebrate a transformation." This mission has been the guiding force behind every role I've embraced, from capturing the transformative moments as a wedding photographer to empowering photographers to transform their businesses.

It's a theme that echoed through my tenure as the Economic Development Director for the City of Tioga, where I assisted budding entrepreneurs in turning their dreams into vibrant realities in Tioga, whether through funding, refining marketing skills or sparking back alley art projects that are transforming our community into a more vibrant one.

Now, I see this same mission unfolding here at Vocella, and I hope our publications can educate and inspire you to improve our communities.

As we step into this new era, I'm excited to introduce myself as the new editor at Vocella Media. My name is Chelsy Weisz, and I come to you with a deep passion for community, storytelling and the power of transformation.

Over the past two weeks, I've eased into this role with the incredible guidance of the Vocella team. Today, I am thrilled to embark on a new chapter as we collectively set sail toward exciting horizons.

Leading this remarkable team of writers, production experts and sales professionals is exhilarating and humbling. Together, we're embarking on a voyage filled with change, innovation and a commitment to delivering the quality journalism you, our cherished readers, deserve, while also providing a platform for advertisers to connect with a wider audience.

Change is on the horizon, and I couldn't be more thrilled. As we navigate these uncharted waters, rest assured that our compass remains true. We're dedicated to upholding the rich tradition of community storytelling and local advertising while embracing the winds of change that carry us toward new digital frontiers.

In the coming months, you'll witness the transformation of our paper into a modern, dynamic and engaging platform. While I can't reveal all the details just yet, I promise you'll be pleasantly surprised. I invite you to share your thoughts and suggestions because your feedback is invaluable as we embark on this transformative journey.

To kickstart this voyage, I encourage you to explore our revamped website, subscribe to our digital edition or newsletter, and become an active participant in our growing online community.

And for local businesses, seize the opportunity to reach a wider audience by advertising with us.

Your participation is welcomed and cherished as we embark on this transformative journey together. Join us today and participate in the future of community storytelling and engagement.

- Chelsy

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