As this tumultuous year draws to a close, we on the dsm team send our warmest wishes for a happy holiday and new year.
We also send our heartfelt thanks to you, our readers, for your record engagement with our newsletters, magazines, podcast, social media platforms and events. As the pandemic and social and political upheaval battered our country and community, we responded with new products and events as well as expanded coverage of such relevant topics as the Black Lives Matter movement, mental health and hunger, and the difficult challenges our restaurants, artists and cultural organizations are facing.
We couldn’t have accomplished any of this without the contributions of our team of freelance writers and photographers, including Deidre DeJear, Karla Walsh, Rachel Vogel-Quinn, Wini Moranville, Emily Blobaum, Brianne Sanchez, Jim Autry, Steve Dinnen, Barbara Boose, Ben Easter, Jami Milne, Michael Morain, Chad Taylor and so many others. I’ve always considered myself the luckiest editor in Iowa to be able to work with such a dedicated and talented cadre of contributors.
And, of course, we couldn’t have accomplished it without our readers. You let us know that our work is useful, relevant and inspiring, and I am deeply grateful for your support.
I can think of no better way to close than to repeat a toast from our company’s president and group publisher, Suzanna de Baca: “That the uncertainty of 2020, and how we responded together, provide a certainty and confidence that we are prepared for 2021 … whatever it may bring.” –Christine Riccelli, editor-in-chief