Inside LINK is a weekly column from our CEO, Lacy Starling. If you have questions you would like Lacy to answer, please email her at [email protected].
This week, LINK caused quite a stir in our Covington neighborhood. Such a stir, in fact, that city officials were stopping by our office, asking what was going on.
Overnight, a “For Lease” sign appeared in our front window, leading people to wonder if this experiment in local news had already failed and if we were going to sell all our IKEA furniture.
(Honestly, some people probably expected this to be the case, because they’re either big fans of second-hand IKEA furniture or they’re not big fans of ours.)
Well, I’m here to tell you that we’re not, in fact, going out of business. The opposite has happened – we’ve grown so much that it just doesn’t fit in our 687 square foot office anymore.
As cozy (and noisy) as it is with nine people stacked on top of each other, we’re adding at least four people to our full-time permanent staff, so we can’t fit anymore. We’re not sure where we’re going to end up (negotiations are ongoing), but it will still be in Covington, and I’ll let you know our new address as soon as I can so people can continue to drop by and chat if they want.
If you know someone who is looking for a charming retail/office location right in the heart of Covington, ask them to check out our space listing. It’s been a big home for us for the past year, and for many years before that for the River City News.
I also want to talk about our latest job posting, for a reporter from Boone County. I know that as beloved as our Kaitlin Gebby is in Boone County, this is going to scare some people. She did an amazing job bringing coverage to an area that was once a news wasteland.
But she’s so good that we had to promote her. Starting in October, Kaitlin will be our new print editor. She will bring her thoughtfulness, deep reporting skills, understanding of the field, and incredible organizational and editing skills to a new role we created to elevate our print product.
We’re very excited about her rise to this role, but we also know we need to find someone worthy of following her like Boone County Reporter. For that, we are looking for a great reporter. If you, or someone you love, wants to help us tell the story of the fastest growing city on NKY subway (and one of the fastest growing in the state), please ask them to sign up.
Change is good, and in a startup, change is pretty much everything you experience. I’m thrilled at how quickly we’ve grown and how enthusiastically LINK has been received in NKY. The coming months will bring even more changes to our organization, all of which are exciting. I will keep you updated in this space.