Plano North May 2021

THIS ISSUE

ABOUT US

Owners John and Jennifer Garrett launched the rst edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 with three full-time employees covering Round Rock and Pugerville, Texas. We have expanded our operations to include hundreds of employees, our own printing operation and over 30 hyperlocal editions across three states. Our circulation is over 2 million residential mailboxes, and it grows each month with new residents and developments.

HIGHLIGHTS FROMTHISMONTH

FROMLEANNE: We are hiring! Our Plano team has two open positions immediately available. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated sales account executive to work with local businesses as well as a reporter to cover all of the news happening around town. If you know someone interested in either of these roles, please have them contact me or apply at communityimpact.com. Leanne Libby, GENERALMANAGER

Community Impact Newspaper teams include general managers, editors, reporters, graphic designers, sales account executives and sales support, all immersed and invested in the communities they serve. Our mission is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team. Our core values are Faith, Passion, Quality, Innovation and Integrity.

FROMVALERIE: Part of our mission here at Community Impact Newspaper is to help local businesses thrive. With that in mind, we put together a patio guide in this month’s edition (see Pages 18-21). We have compiled a list of nearly 100 restaurants in Plano that oer outdoor dining. We hope you nd some new favorite places while you are out enjoying the warmer weather. Valerie Wigglesworth, MANAGINGEDITOR

Our purpose is to be a light for our readers, customers, partners and each other.

WHATWE COVER

MARKET TEAM GENERAL MANAGER Leanne Libby SENIOR EDITOR Olivia Lueckemeyer SENIOR REPORTER William C. Wadsack GRAPHIC DESIGNER Chase Autin ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Rebecca Anderson METRO LEADERSHIP PUBLISHER Christal Howard MANAGING EDITOR Valerie Wigglesworth ART PRODUCTIONMANAGER Breanna Flores CORPORATE LEADERSHIP GROUP PUBLISHER Traci Rodriguez EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joe Warner CREATIVE DIRECTOR Derek Sullivan SALES &MARKETING DIRECTOR Tess Coverman CONTACT US

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