Raelene Hirschy, Ad Sales Rep - Adams / Wells County, IN
Amy is a native of Berne, Indiana, and is a graduate of South Adams High School. She completed her bachelor's degree at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion in 2001.
Last December, Amy and her husband Eric celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. They have three young children - Sophia, Audrey and Kathryn. The family attends West Missionary Church in Berne, where Amy leads a small group Bible study for ladies.
Eric earned his law degree and operates a solo practice in Berne. He also serves as a councilman with the Adams County Council. Amy holds a seat on South Adams' School Board.
While Amy's current position involves managing freelance writers, she also enjoys writing and sometimes provides articles for Wabash Valley Living.
About Wabash Valley Living
In 2008, Amy Orr of Berne, Indiana, agreed to serve as editor-in-chief of a new publication in Indianapolis. She served in that capacity with the magazine for approximately one year.
Following this experience, Amy felt her community could benefit from a free magazine focusing on the businesses in the area. The first issue of Swiss City Monthly Magazine was distributed to readers in Adams County in June 2009.
The articles focused on local people and businesses, the accompaniment of color photography, and packaging of a quality, highly-attractive product have contributed to the development of a loyal readership.
Since spring 2011, the monthly magazine has been printed by EP Graphics in Berne. In the same year, the staff worked to expand the publication within a tri-county region, including communities in Adams, Jay and Wells counties. A similar expansion in 2012 brought the publication into Fort Recovery, Ohio, and the greater Van Wert area.
Copies are placed in more than 325 restaurants, shops, physicians’ offices, hospitals, and hotel guest rooms across the region. Courtesy copies remain on site for 30 days at approximately 250 of these locations.
In January 2012, Swiss City Monthly was renamed Wabash Valley Living. The new title reflects the wider focus of magazine topics, as well as the broader audience of readers. As of July 2013, nearly 7,000 copies are distributed monthly, and readership is estimated to be more than 10,000 adults in the region.
Photo by Amy's Photography, LLC
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