Alexis Ann Editor & Publisher

Alexis_AnnBack in 1982, when I incorporated my small business as an advertising agency, I never thought that my next creation would develop into The Resident Good News. When the economy changed in 1990, my marketing instincts told me that what our two-state region needed was a publication that focused on good news about people doing good things in our communities.
As a U.S. Army-trained journalist, I knew how to write stories and capture events on camera and that my clients from Alexis Advertising, Incorporated, would give me a leg up with their support on my new venture.
Now, with 31 years in the trenches as an entrepreneur, I reflect back on the ups and the downs and ponder reasons for success. I’ve concluded that the single most important mission is helping others to shine! Today, there are many women in the workplace who started out much the same as I did, and you can see them on these very pages. Ingenuity and imagination–and a lot of hard work–have fostered these entrepreneurial achievements. They coexist with community and civic honors.
Enjoy our stories about the achievements of women and some secrets to their success. The Bethsaida Community in Norwich justly named Rose Sinagra as the recipient of its Carol Croteau Humanitarian Award, and designated Nancy Bulkeley to receive their Community Impact Award. You’ll see their faces shining from pages 4 and 5, where four young YMCA women “Reach Out to Youth.” Nataly Kelly reaches across language barriers on page 7; Phyllis Moore recalls a rough night a half-century ago on page 8; matchmaker Hellen Chen has good words for marriage on page 15; Deb Peterson, the goldminer’s daughter, is worth her weight in gold on page 16.
Thanks for reading The Resident, the Good News that Rocks! Remember, The Resident reaches 64 communities and is the most cost-effective way to advertise in the region. Please remember to patronize our advertisers.

Thanks for reading The Resident, the Good News that Rocks! Remember, the Residentreaches 64 communities and is the most cost-effective way to advertise in the region. Please remember to patronize our advertisers.