INTRODUCTION MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER The changes weâ€™ve made in the last 10 years have been greater than the first 140 prior years combined. However, much of what we do remains the same. As the primary source of local news and advertising to our local communities, we take our responsibility very seriously. What we do every day is important and makes a difference. The RJ has rebounded from the recession and the downturn in our industry to a strong position in the last two years since our move. I am confident in our companyâ€™s future. With an evolving business model, the Record-Journal is well positioned to continue to provide quality service to readers and advertisers. Our success is due to our employees, including my daughter Liz White, a member of the fifth generation, and our great management team. Liz has enthusiastically led our transformation with projects such as our move to a modern office space and Opportunity 2016, which was a coordinated effort by all employees working in teams to grow our digital sales and online audience. On behalf of five generations of my family, I thank our readers and advertisers for their support and honor the 4,000 employees and 50,000 carriers who made it possible. Happy 150th!
Illustration by Daniel Sheridan, RJ Creative Team
150TH ANNIVERSARY RECORD-JOURNAL