eNews Park Forest – It’s Where the People Are

Gary Kopycinski

Commentary
By Gary Kopycinski

Ever wonder where eNews Park Forest gets all of its conent?

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There are costs involved with publishing an electronic newspaper. We certainly appreciate our current advertisers and subscribers, but their contributions are only enough to let this publication break even on costs. However, our two primary contributors, Associate Rosemary Piser and myself, are drawing $0 in salary as eNews Park Forest continues to establish itself. Yes, that was a round figure: $0.00. From a strictly business perspective, this means that eNews Park Forest certainly is not breaking even as it is not paying salaries or even a stipend to its writers/daily worker bees.

Costs for keeping eNews Park Forest up and running include Media Liability insurance. Our annual cost last year was $1,500. This past year, we also had to move ENEWSPF multiple times because the publication kept outgrowing hosting companies. There were costs involved every time we moved the site. Right now, we are very happy with our new hosts at Cartika and their cluster hosting environment. The site loads very quickly even as our traffic continues to rise. Nevertheless, a better hosting package also meant more money per month to our hosting company.

The Internet is kind of odd when it comes to making money. A rise in traffic does not translate into an immediate rise in revenue. Some businesses still waver about making the move to Internet advertising. There’s an old saying in politics: go where the people are.

Well, the people are right here on eNews Park Forest. A lot of them. At the beginning of the month I reported that eNews Park Forest saw 64,057 site visits in Sepbemter. October will surpass that number. As of this Saturday, ENEWSPF saw 55,942, an average of 2,331visits to eNews Park Forest per day in the month of October. If our traffic holds at that level, wiith a week to go, we could have our best month ever and welcome over 72,000 visits to ENEWSPF.

So, I want to thank some people again.

First, thanks to Al and Barb Sturges, who sent in a voluntary subscription after our last piece on costs ran.

I would once again like to thank Rosemary Piser, who publishes non-stop, I think. Rosemary is responsible for publishing press releases from many, many sources. And she does that every day. So, please, click here and thank Rosemary for what she does. Every day.

I would also like you to please, please thank our advertisers. Please click on the advertisements you see in the margins to the right of this article. Thank them for advertising in eNews Park Forest. And buy their services or products.

First among our advertisers, please welcome aboard Bree Breedlove State Farm Insurance. Please click on her ad and thank her via email for advertising, or call her at 708-747-2425.

Please, please thank Wish Photography. Wendy Heise has contributed many, many photographs to eNews Park Forest. You can thank her at 708-351-2570.

Please click on these ads and thank Tower CleanersMike Jorda State Farm Insurance, and DonnerHollen Construction. They’ve been with us, basically, from the start. All three of them have done business in Park Forest for a long, long time, and we’re glad they’re with us on ENEWSPF.

To say "Thanks!" pease call Tower Cleaners at 708-748-1845, call Mike Jordan State Farm at 708-748-8848, or call DonnerHollen Construction at 708-748-2949.

And John Albrecht at Make It Straight deserves a visit, especially if your car has a scratch, or worse… John was also on board early advertising on eNews Park Forest. Call him at 708-481-5117.

Click on the advertisement from Superior Cabinets & Windows. Did you know you could get a "free Neptune double bowl stainless steel sink" at Superior if you print this page on their site? Call Al at 708-747-6969.

Please thank  Governors State University! Park Foresters worked hard, many years ago, working to establish a University in the South Chicagoland area. Congratulate GSU on their 40th year, and thank everyone at GSU for all they do in the south suburbs of Chicago, "…and beyond." For more information on classes or community events at Governors State University, call 708-534-5000, or click here to email.

Thank our past advertisers also: Quality Classic Fitness CenterTall Grass Arts AssociationCremation Society of Illinois, and Relativity Resources. Please thank them! And encourage them to advertise again!

Thank our most recent advertiser, Loving Memorial Pet Care, with us for a few days. Thank them!

And, yes, thank Shire Enterprises web creations.

Do you know of a business in Park Forest that could benefit from advertising? That, of course, would be any business…. Encourage them to hook up with eNews Park Forest!

And you can help us even more by purchasing an annual subscription to eNews Park Forest! It’s only $25 annually! Click here for more information, or send a check for $25 to:

eNews Park Forest
20 Ash St.
Park Forest, IL 60466

Please make your check payable to eNews Park Forest. I’ll publish a list of paid subscribers, and you’ll show your support publicly for what we do here, every day.

Do you know other Park Foresters who have not yet heard of eNews Park Forest? Please send us their email addresses, and we’ll invite them to read ENEWSPF!

We really do serve Park Forest, and beyond….