Thank you Notes from our customers
To Village View Publications,
Congratulations on your 50th anniversary! Please extend my congratulations to Annette!
Moraine Valley College
June 25, 2023
Thank you for sending this over Linda, greatly appreciated! And thank you for your coverage of our upcoming concert,
Public Relations Manager
Lyric Opera of Chicago
August 24, 2020
Linda, thank you for all the support that you gave our clients! We all appreciate it so much. We hope that you and your family are all healthy and Annette and her family too. Thank you for this. Your kindness here means so much to us.
May 22, 2020
Thank you so much for publishing the article sent this past week for the Oak Lawn Garden Club. Yet, in particular, getting a picture and adding to the article - I caught sight of that before the article - nice touch my friend!
Thank you again!
Julie Pietrzak, Publicity Chair
Oak Lawn Garden Club
January 10, 2020
Thanks, Linda, for always supporting this community service. So many people attend every month. I think you offer them a lifeline.
SHEILA KING MARKETING + PR.
August 25. 2019
Thank you for the coverage on the Principal for a Day story. That was a really popular article, it received a lot of attention thanks to you.
Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124
2929 W. 87th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
Please print the following article in your publication.
The Johnson-Phelps VFW and Auxiliary appreciates all your support.
"Our events are a success, because of the Press."
Johnson-Phelps VFW &
Auxiliary Post #5220
March 12, 2023
Village View Publications Inc. Receives 2018 Best of
47 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!
President of Village View Publications, Inc.