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The Local needs your support!

Hi there,

Did you know you open more than 90% of our newsletters? As one of our most engaged readers, you're exactly the kind of person we're hoping will support our work.

I’m Kara Hackett, Co-Owner and Editor of The Local, and I’m reaching out to ask you to consider becoming a paid subscriber.

Why? Because our service is only made possible by our paid members. To keep The Local going, we've set an ambitious goal of reaching 500 paid members by the end of the year. This will help us be sustainable going into 2024, and right now, we have 156 paid members, so we have a ways to go!

Did you know most news services rely on sponsored content and advertising, which adds bias and clutter to the reading experience? Not us. We are funded by our paid members. We think that's something special and we want to keep it that way.

It's awkward putting ourselves out there like this. But we're not asking for what we want. We're asking for what we need to keep The Local going and growing.

What do you get? For as little as $5 per month, you'll receive our premium newsletter each week, covering more news and events you want to know about and helping you become a more informed citizen of Fort Wayne.

Plus: All paid subscribers receive exclusive deals at local businesses that help cover the cost of their subscription.

Clearly, you're a fan. Will you become a paid member today?

Thank you for your consideration and readership. See you around!

Your Local Editor,

Kara Hackett