Progress submissions deadline set for Feb. 4

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami Valley Today is preparing for the publication of its annual Progress Editions in February.

The special sections will be published on two consecutive days in the newspaper, Feb. 23-24. Topics in the editions will be charting the progress of the Miami County area in the following categories: agriculture, arts, business, community, construction, courts, education, emergency services, finance, government, health care, industry, utilities, and more.

The special editions will focus on growth and progress realized during the past year and include forecasts for the new year. If it has been a difficult year due to the economy, feel free to comment on how the business or agency has been impacted and how you are dealing with it.

Requirements for the 2021-22 editions follow:

• Copy deadline is Feb. 4. Reports received after that date may not be used.

• Email submissions to Sam Wildow at [email protected] or [email protected] Please submit as a Word document (.doc), in the body of the email, or in an editable PDF.

• Photographs or artwork may be emailed to the same address in jpeg format. They should be a separate attachment from the word document. They may also be mailed to the Miami Valley Today office at 1001 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, OH 45373.

• The length limit on the report is 600 words. Reports that are more than 600 words will be sent back to the individual making the report for editing. Local real estate agencies submitting reports have a 400 word limit. The top 15 employers in the county will have a 1,000 word limit for their submission.

• Reports should focus on accomplishments and growth realized during 2021, along with how the business or agency adapted to the current economy. If possible, include projections of what is expected during the next year as well.

• A photo of the individual making the report should be included with the report if possible. When feasible, a photograph or chart with the report to help tell the story will be used.

A letter will be emailed to local businesses and agencies who had a submission in the 2020 edition. Anyone who didn’t receive an emailed letter, or would like to be added to the mailing list, contact Sam Wildow at 937-552-2131 or [email protected] For advertising questions, contact general manager Natalie Buzzard, 937-538-4667.