Village View Publications Inc. Receives 2018 Best of Chicago Award
Chicago Award Program
Honors the Achievement.
Village View Publications Inc. has been selected for the 2018 Best of Chicago Award in the Newspaper
Advertising category by the Chicago Award Program.
Each year, the Chicago Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through
service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Chicago area a great place to live, work and play. These exceptional companies help make the Chicago area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2018 Chicago Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Chicago Award
Program and data provided by third parties.
45 Years with Village View Newspaper
by Annette Dixon
In 1973, my husband, Richard and two children Michelle, age 8, and Lance, age 3 and our poodle Snowball lived in Oak Lawn and my involvement within the community served many organizations and city hall. It was there that I met Vina O'Malley, Oak Lawn resident and founder of Village View Newspaper. I noticed that she was supporting Tom Powell as Mayor at that particular time in Oak Lawn History. Being involved with the Republican Party at that time, I too met many individuals within that party along with Vina O'Malley. I admired her ambition to publish a monthly newspaper with the support of Tom Powell and other Republican State Representatives such as Jane Barnes and Herb Huskey. Of course, I was young at that time and in awe of politics and journalism. I didn't have a college education at that time but, I surely did my homework and learned about state issues and which politicians supported my issues; and enjoyed the association of various individuals I became acquainted, such as Maureen Murphy, who was in the Worth Township Republican Party at that time.
This story is about Vina O'Malley where it all began. Vina did everything herself. She was at every Village Board Meeting, she was the photographer, publisher and editor and writer. She did not need sales to maintain the paper for only a year, after that is when I came along. I became her sales person in June of 1974 and worked with her only in sales on and off for 9 years, part time. After four years of college, and 14 credits toward a MA degree, I decided in 1983 to purchase the Village View Newspaper which was a monthly newspaper.
Again the wheel revolves! I, too did almost everything myself for one year, then developed it into a weekly newspaper and had many employees helping me to grow this paper. In 1993, the Village View went to every other week. Presently, Village View is semi-monthly, and we now have four newspapers called, Suburban, 45 years old, South Suburban, 19 ½ years old, Far South, 16 ½ years old, and lastly BMAC which is our baby of 12 ½ years.
This is the history of Village View Publications, Inc. We are not political, but we still enjoy informing our readers of good political news. We are making new ground by introducing our new mayors in our distribution area. We look forward to giving you more coverage by having a Website. At the present time you can read the paper on line for free. Hopefully, we can continue to receive the support we have had in the past.
With this support it will give you, the reader, a free newspaper at the various locations, you can see them on our website. Thank you for all of your support and your congratulatory ads. Thank you, small business owners, without you I would not be able to create this newspaper for our interested readers.
Thank you also to all who read this paper and make comments in writing when necessary. We love your remarks! Annette Dixon, President of Village View Publications, Inc.
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