Chester Vermont Rotary Club
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Getting the Message

 

Neil Allen, The Message For The Week Editor

On September 29, 2016, Neil Allen, editor of The Message For The Week, spoke to Chester Rotarians and guests about the vision of the paper and how to get a story published. Eighteen thousand copies of the paper are published each week and distributed to forty-three towns throughout the region. In addition to the printed copies, The Message For The Week has a Facebook page, Twitter feed and can be read on-line here. As to content, Neil says, “we are always looking for feature stories on people, events and organizations that are or will be doing something new or unique.” The paper tries to feature new businesses and strongly encourages photographs. Press releases should be formatted as a docx, pdf or rtf file. The information can be submitted via email, sent to PO Box 759 in Chester or dropped off at the office which is located at 287 Main Street in Chester. Click here for more details on submitting stories to The Message.
Neil started in the newspaper business as a reporter for weeklies in northern New Jersey and eventually moved to this area working for The Eagle Times. Neil can be contacted at neila@eagletimes.com