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The Sandy Post covers news from Boring to Mount Hood, giving a voice to local people, issues close to home

POST PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Brittany Allen has been the news reporter for The Sandy Post since December of 2016, and thouroughly enjoys working with the team at the office of the Gresham Outlook and her Estacada counterpart. The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for its next Sensational Business award.

Among the top three nominees for this quarter's award are Mountain Moka, the Sandy Fire District and The Sandy Post.

The Post will feature each nominated business in an effort to better inform the community's voting process in the coming weeks.

"We at the Sandy Post are grateful for this nomination," said Publisher/Executive Editor Steve Brown, who has lived in Sandy with his wife, Shannon, and their two children since 2008. "The fact that we're nominated is an indication that people value the importance of fair, accurate and timely news reporting."

The Post has provided coverage of the Sandy area for 75 years, focusing on the stories important to its readers in an effort to be a true community institution. Earlier this month, The Post was the recipient of the 2017 Elmo Smith Award for General Excellence in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association annual Better Newspaper Contest.

The production of the weekly newspaper is overseen by Brown and his staff, including Associate Editor Shannon O. Wells and Special Sections Editor Anne Endicott, Advertising Sales Manager Alisa Applegate, advertising sales representative John Wilson, news reporter Brittany Allen, Sports Editor Dave Ball and sports reporter Matt Rawlings.

Allen covers the goings-on of communities from Boring to Sandy and up the Mount Hood corridor through Welches, Zigzag, Rhododendron and Government Camp.

In addition to his work with The Post, Brown is also active in the community, holding a board position with the Sandy Mountain Festival and serving as parade director for five years.

The Post, which is part of the Milwaukie-based Pamplin Media Group, is a member of the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce. Brown is an active member of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, serving on its board of directors and also sits on the board of the East Metro Economic Alliance, a group that advocates for business interests at the local, regional and statewide levels. He also is an active member of the Gresham Rotary Club.

"On behalf of The Post, thank you for thinking of your community newspaper for the Sensational Business award, and thank you to everyone — community members, loyal advertisers and colleagues — for choosing The Post as your source of local news," Brown said.

In addition to publishing a weekly print edition of The Post, the newspaper provides immediate online coverage of news events through its website (sandypost.com) and via Facebook and Twitter.

To vote for your choice sensational business, visit

www.surveymonkey.com/r/FMGDQJQ.

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