Success comes when you ‘stick to your knitting’

Thomas V. Ward
Breeze Publications Inc. founder and publisher
More than two decades ago, Thomas V. Ward founded The Valley Breeze for $15,000 from his Cumberland living room. Today Breeze Publications publishes five editions across Rhode Island’s northern tier and provides proof that news organizations can be successful in attracting readers and revenue. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN
Thomas V. Ward
Breeze Publications Inc. founder and publisher
More than two decades ago, Thomas V. Ward founded The Valley Breeze for $15,000 from his Cumberland living room. Today Breeze Publications publishes five editions across Rhode Island’s northern tier and provides proof that news organizations can be successful in attracting readers and revenue. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN
While businesspersons I meet marvel at the staying power of a free community newspaper such as The Valley Breeze in this day and age, I admit to them honestly that I don’t think about it very much. Looking back over the last decade, as my newspaper’s managers and ownership partner, Jamie Quinn, planned around the…
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