With excitement bustling in Elmore County, Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc., found it the perfect time to embrace that enthusiasm. Both The Wetumpka Herald and The Tallassee Tribune news offices have re-located to be more visible to the public and more suitable for employees.
“With the recent downtown revitalization and our commitment to the community, we really wanted to be in the heart of Wetumpka. There’s a lot of excitement going on downtown, and although we were only steps away before, it just wasn’t close enough. Now our staff can step right outside our doors and be a part of that energy,” said Tippy Hunter, TPI director of marketing.
The Wetumpka Herald office moved downtown to 127 Company St., across from Main Street Wetumpka. Its new sign will be installed shortly.
“In just the short amount of time we’ve been in our new office, so many Wetumpka residents have stopped in to welcome us to the neighborhood,” said Marilyn Hawkins, TPI Elmore County sales manager. “That was our hope when we moved – to be an active part of the revitalization and to roll out the welcome mat for visitors. I expect a lot of excitement to come.”
This location will be the office of Hawkins, sports writer Caleb Turrentine and news writer Daniel Dye.
The Tallassee Tribune re-located in September to 211 Barnett Blvd., across from the Tallassee Police Department.
“Although we loved our previous office, it was simply more space than we needed. Our new location is cozy and the perfect fit for our needs. Looking out the front door is a remarkable view of the Fitzpatrick Bridge and Tallapoosa River. We’re very happy with the new location and have exciting plans for this phase of life at The Tallassee Tribune,” said Hunter.
The metal signage with vinyl letters is lit up on the front of the building. This location used to be an alleyway back in the days of horse and buggies and has been a barbershop and floor retail store most recently. The building stayed vacant for many years, but is now the ideal home for staff writer Carmen Rodgers and marketing consultant Andy Carr.
“We’re looking forward to being a part of historic downtown Tallassee. We’ve taken steps to improve our visibility and welcome all to ride by after dark and check out our new lighted signage,” said Kat Raiford, TPI digital marketing director. “We’re the same Tallassee Tribune as before, just with a new address.”