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Letter from the Publisher

Kevin Panko, Group Publisher and CEO Here at The Experts® we maintain a level of professionalism based on our Mission and Vision statements. We constantly like to remind not only our readers but also Our Experts® what these statements are, as they are a part of our everyday life. Mission Statement - The Experts® are a group of business owners that maintain a high level of integrity and accountability to our community. We pride ourselves in producing an informative newsmagazine packed with up to date and incoming topics. The Experts® are on top of their game and eager to serve the city. - To bring Ask The Experts®newsmagazine into your world. - To inspire our clients to become Experts® and to help promotion of their products or services. - To create comfort and peace of mind and improve people’s quality of life. Vision Statement - To expand a network of magazines built through Expert® advice globally and linked by the internet and to be recognized worldwide. - Have a question? Ask The Experts®! - To present The Experts® into your home via newsmagazines, radio, TV, billboards, internet and social mediums. Kind regards, - The Experts® goal is to establish and maintain your trust.

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Children, having gone through these challenges, grow into adults who may have issues with trust, relationships, communication, conflicts, and a host of other concerns. There is hope. That hope is connection.

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If a child can find even just one meaningful connection in the midst of a tumultuous upbringing, there is hope. Like a life-preserver, a child can hang on to a role-model or mentor and survive. Anyone from a sports coach to a music instructor can provide a measure of stability for a child. The same could be said for adults. Facing a personal health scare? Difficult relationship issues? Find someone to connect with to ride out the storm. A friend, a family member, or a group can really help. You don’t have to do it alone. Connect with someone and get through the turmoil crying, laughing, and praying together. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:2

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