Since December 16, 2010, we have worked tirelessly to create what the Peace Region was missing—a cool magazine, filled with cool things, for free. Why? In short, growing up here we yearned for more. We went out, found more, achieved more and came back from our studies gleaming with idealism and enthusiasm. We thought hard and decided a cool magazine, filled with cool things, for free could change the Peace Region. And, it did. It has ushered in a new era for Northern Alberta and sparked hope in the minds and hearts of many. Cheesy? No, it’s nothing short of incredible.
We won’t deny it, in a lot of ways theVAULTmagazine has rewarded us handsomely. We have earned the respect of fine Peace Region business people and residents. Strangers have crossed the street to thank us and applaud us for our efforts. We won the Young Entrepreneur(s) of the Year award from the Peace River and District Chamber of Commerce in 2012. We’ve truly come leaps and bounds from Issue One. We’ve learned a lot and grown as people, publishers and business owners.
Conversely, the financial stress has proved too much for theVAULTmagazine to handle. The good news: because we have worked hard to become the best at what we do here in the Peace Region, we have acquired some great side projects, including Move Up magazine. These other ventures have proven fruitful and deserve a lot of attention and care. So, we’ve scaled our core staff back down to just us two and we have recently acquired some excellent downtown office space in Peace River.