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ow. What a di erence a change in personal viewpoint can make. Sometimes, a series of events in life can o er a change in perspective.
And, if you take that opportunity, if you embrace it whole-heartedly, it’s stunning how rapid, profound, and fundamental that change can be. With only a third of the year gone by, 2017 has over own with blessings and with opportunities for exhilarating new endeavors.
To start with, 2017 heralded a changing of the guard in the editorial department. It is thrilling to  nd a kindred spirit and friend who desires to educate the public while maintaining
a sense of joy. And who better to teach than someone who honed that skill in the classroom for years. In his position as editor, Keith Norris has an opportunity to speak with a voice no longer con ned to the classroom.
The new year also brought to us o ce manager Reneé Adams, who has introduced not only a sense of order to the chaos of a media company, but also a familial quality to our environment. Her contributions are re ected in the comments of customers and the spirit of the sta  as she deals with details ranging from subscriptions to the organization of major events like Top Chefs.
Nothing gives a father more pride that having his son join him in an endeavor. This year, my son Ethan has embraced a variety of roles at Cityview, performing critical tasks in all departments.
You might have started to notice a di erence in the styling of parts of the magazine. Earlier this year, award-winning designer Lori Pedrick agreed to join our team as art director. She designed the cover and “Humanitarian Hero” story on Dolly Parton for our March/April issue. But one of her real joys is in designing food stories, and in this issue, she gets a chance to show o  in her styling of our Top Chefs event.
The arrival of Chelsie Hall and her skill at graphic design seemed a predestined inevitability. She had been advertising with us for a year, running a small website and graphic design business. We needed a senior level graphic designer, and when we learned that we both wanted to grow, it seemed as though fate had intervened.
As the year progresses, you can look forward to seeing changes in the look and feel of Cityview as Lori and Chelsie work their magic and completely redesign the magazine.
There are plenty of new things in the works. We’re excited to say that this year we will be featuring more stories focused
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