From the Editor

Madison Essentials Headquarters
Photo by Barbara Wilson

It’s the last issue of 2018. When we start the production of each year’s final issue, I take time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and the stories we’ve been able to tell throughout the year. It’s also the time to look ahead to see what we can do next with regard to content and presentation. I’m pleased with what I see no matter which direction I look—back or forward.

Continuing to receive wonderful support from our readers and sponsors allows us to keep going. We’re grateful for all of you and make the promise to always put forth our best efforts to create a publication that is a positive representation of our community. We’re very fortunate to have an incredible array of story options to accomplish this.

Personally, I’m also grateful to work daily with an exceptional group of people: artistic designers, a seasoned sales staff, a dedicated administrative staff, and talented writers and photographers. It truly does take a village to raise a child, and in a similar manner, Madison Essentials is the reflection of all those who contribute to it.

I hope you’ll enjoy what we’ve brought to you in this issue. All of us at Madison Essentials look forward to meeting up with you again in 2019 and being able to share the new things we learn and the new people we’ll get to meet. Until then, we wish you the best that the final months of 2018 have to offer.

Amy Johnson