Dear Hub readers, advertisers and contributors: We are delighted to announce that the Hub Owen Sound franchise has a new owner and Publisher. We welcome Anne Finlay-Stewart, formerly the Hub's Community Editor, to the Publisher/Editor's chair.
As some of you know, Paul Lachine and I developed, built, launched and have run www.owensoundhub.org in our spare time, as an experiment in local digital publishing, and to test a model for independent local news-gathering. Anne has been our principal local supporter in this regard.
We had intended from the start to find a local operator to take on this site full-time once it was up and running, as we seek to extend the model. Growing demands on our own time – we each also have full-time careers - prompted us to begin a serious search for a new publisher earlier this year.
We could not have hoped to find a better owner/operator for Hub Owen Sound than Anne, who has been involved with the project since its inception and has been our unique local voice at city council, during the recent provincial election, and in many other domains. Anne is determined, principled and talented, and has great plans for the site. We look forward to seeing Hub Owen Sound continue to grow and thrive, under her guidance.
On a personal note, we would like to thank all the folks, friends, family, contributors and advertisers without whose input, confidence and support we could not have gotten this far. Thank you all, very much. Stick with the Hub! Great things are ahead.
Michael Den Tandt, Founding Publisher
Paul Lachine, Founding Artistic Director