Isn’t it unbelievable that we will soon count the seconds into another year? It feels as if this year flew by like a strong summer storm. I find myself breathlessly looking back over the past 12 months, all that we have accomplished at TOTI Media. Our entire team worked tirelessly to bring you only the best in all of our magazines, of which we’re very proud to have added Cape Coral Living to our lineup.
I believe whatever you do, that without passion it will not turn out to be as successful and powerful as it could have been. Talent and some fortuitous luck play their part, but without passion your business and personal dreams may fade.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our loyal readers and advertising partners. Many of you have been with us these 20 years. Because of you, we at TOTI Media strive for the ultimate in print and online publications, and enjoy presenting our passion to perform with excellence in each issue.
The publishing business is like the inner workings of a very good watch; if just one piece is not performing correctly, nothing is on time. I am so proud of our great writers, editors, proofreaders, photographers and artists, designers, sales and distribution people, accounting and staff, as well as our entire management team. Together we have performed like a finely crafted timepiece, and can proudly say that we have never missed a deadline since Times of the Islands was introduced in 1996. Being on time―being a true professional and working hard with passion―makes all the difference. Only then can we succeed in offering you, our reader, a true quality product. Our magazines are filled with shopping, dining and travel stories, and if you have not yet set your mind in a certain direction, I am sure you will be inspired to check out some of the fascinating new places we feature in this issue. For example, discover more about holiday recipes and kitchen tips in our SWFL Culinary section starting on page 50.
Soon we will all celebrate with our loved ones and enjoy the types of experiences that create lifetime memories. In these moments, please let us all think about the many who are no longer with us. Let’s hope that all people will open their eyes to see the good things in life, and that their hearts will be filled with happiness, lo ve and joy. It’s my hope that we can all work harder to offer more to others, and to live a live filled with service and sanctity dedicated to the advancement of real human spirit.
Everyone at TOTI Media wishes you all a blessed season, and a healthy and successful start into the new year. One day at a time, we can all make a difference.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our loyal readers and advertising partners. Many of you have been with us these 20 years.