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A Thank You to Readers

When things are going along just swimmingly it can be too easy to forget the people who have contributed to your success. This is why parents so frequently remind us to say thank you to those who have helped along the way.

maureen slocum lgWhen we face years as challenging as this past one, and I mean that in the collective, we should all take a moment to thank those who helped us get through such turbulent times. For us at Zoomba Group — employees and contributors alike — we would like to take a moment to thank you, the reader, for sticking with us during this very trying period. Not just for continuing to read the magazine every month, but for taking the time to update your address (even if changes are temporary) so that we can stay in touch. Thank you for engaging more than ever with our digital offerings and connecting with us through social media. Your feedback, stories and advice keep us relevant and we will never lose sight of that fact.

We also want to thank our advertising partners for their help in keeping the lights turned on. This past year has been an unprecedented one in the 73-year history of the magazine and our 10 years as Zoomba Group. I have privately told many of you that during periods of great upheaval and uncertainty the last thing you want to do is disengage from an engaged audience of professionals that recommend, specify and purchase foodservice equipment and supplies. Thankfully, most of you have agreed and maintained your presence in the pages of FE&S during what has been an unprecedented year for your businesses.

More challenges lie ahead, but having survived this turbulent past year together, we also know that we have the wherewithal to do so.

As focus shifts to The NAFEM Show, with it being the first big event for this industry in Orlando, Fla., in August, we plan to host the FE&S Dealer of the Year and All Industry Awards Gala to celebrate two years-worth of recognition for industry leaders. We look forward to seeing you there and for those of you who can’t be there physically, we will cover it for you as if you were.

To better days…