Help Spread The SUN Around ; Buy A Coinbox
Several weeks ago the SUN declared a campaign to raise money from the community tor 30 additional coinbox vending units for distribution. Happy to report, we have already been delivered money for 11 boxes with prospects for another five in the works. The response has been very gratifying.
Coinboxes enable us to reach more people plus increase the SUN's income flow, which means we have more money for additional pages, staff, and a better rounded newspaper.
Coinboxes pay for themselves in a few months through increased sales. You can help us achieve the rest of our goal if you have a spare $100 in the bank. Loan it to us for one year, and get back $110 on your investment. We can negotiate terms to include monthly payment plans starting sooner for sums larger than $100.
Right now we have 15 of these handy machines on the streets. Every box was purchased with short-term loans from supporters. All those who've lent us money so far have been paid back in full, or are in the process of being repaid.
Most newspapers start out with a three or four year supply of capital to help weather losses and build up mass distribution. The SUN, however, was started with nothing more than several people's determination that an alternative media was needed in southeastern Michigan. The paper is doing better now than ever before, but we need investment capital to help better secure and expand our operation.
If you are able or willing to support the SUN by lending us money for one or more coinboxes, contact David Fenton or Dianne Ripley at 761-7148.
SUN COLLECTIVE: Barbara Weinberg, Kathy Kelley, Elaine Wright, Torn Pomaski, Dianne Ripley, David Fenton, Gary Kell, Ellen Hoffman (Note the SUN Collective is the group of people finally responsible for the paper's content, direction and economics.)
COORDINATORS: David Fenton and Barbara Weinberg.
NEWS EDITOR: Ellen Hoffman
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: David Stoll (Local News); Ellen Frank (Movies); Bill Adler (Music); Pun Plamondon (World News); John Sinclair (Founder); Michael Castleman.
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Kathy Kelley
ADVERTISING MANAGER: David Sinclair
ADVERTISING SALES: Tom Pomaski, Bill Byerley
OFFICE MANAGER AND COMPTROLLER: Dianne Ripley
DISTRIBUTION AND CIRCULATION: Frank Bach and Peggy Taube
CALENDAR: Elaine Wright
STAFF CARTOONIST: Gary Kell
ART AND PRODUCTION STAFF: Tom Kuzma, Matt Fairey, Chris Frayne, Mike Minnich, Vicki Morgan, Bill Koopman
CIRCULATION AND DISTRIBUTION STAFF: Sue Curtis, Joel Augustine, Charlie Nelson, Cari Hopper, Stormy, Ace, Jake "The Shake" Woods, Lisa, Mark Mallory, Greg Fox, Darryl Brown, John Voisine
VOLUNTEER HELP THIS ISSUE: Margie Kelley, Ron Robbins, Steve Kagan, Stephan Graham, Mike Maloy, Don Slocum, Terry Bazner, Paul Grant, Brad Smith, Rich Drouillard, Michael Pehmoeller, Bruce Weinberg, Chris McCabe, Ed Reckford, Steve Wood
COVER: Barbara Weinberg
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