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Julie Pierce

This issue of Central Virginia HOME marks 15 years of bringing you the latest and greatest in the world of home and garden—69 issues packed with ideas and inspiration along with the local experts and businesses ready to help make your visions a reality. As I recognize this anniversary, it’s been fun reminiscing (and smiling a lot) about so many wonderful, memorable HOME experiences. 

HOME has certainly grown and evolved over the years while staying attuned to the requests of our readers and advertising partners. Initially in 2007, we published four issues of HOME annually, then increased to five in 2015 because of the many requests for more frequency. We continually update our design and content, striving to stay fresh, focused and local. You, our readers, along with our advertisers, have kept us on track. 

I’ve been fortunate to work with some amazing people and meet so many gracious homeowners who have opened their homes to us so we can showcase local style. I value the friendships I’ve developed along the way, especially with so many of our advertising partners. Many of our advertisers have been a part of HOME since the beginning, trusting our purpose, and investing their advertising dollars with us. I assure you, all the businesses represented here on the pages of HOME are the best of the best in their field. I hope you will call on them! They make HOME magazine possible. 

As HOME moves into its next season, we will continue to grow and develop relationships with those who bring a level of personal commitment and interest in our goals. It really is a community effort to produce a publication that celebrates all things home and garden in our area. And I hope the past 15 years have demonstrated that when you’re looking for home and garden ideas and inspiration, you need look no further than the pages of HOME magazine—and for years to come. 

Onward to the next 15! 

Julie Pierce, Publisher

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