A message from Birthplace Publisher Steve Boehme

Thank you for opening up this third annual edition of Birthplace Magazine. Behind each ad, photo and feature in these pages is a heartwarming story; conversations with interesting, knowledgeable Brown County residents and business people who kindly extended their support for this project. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has embraced, encouraged, and contributed to this publication.

Please join me in thanking the many Brown County businesses who make this magazine possible, and make a special effort to patronize their locally-owned enterprises. They paid for every page and every copy, for which we are deeply grateful. Please give these businesses your loyal support, “shop local first” using our business listings, and let them know you saw them in Birthplace, so they know that their support mattered.

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Warmest regards,

Steve Boehme, Publisher

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