I had the good fortune of being profiled by Connection writer Lisa Crockett. Lisa's beautifully written description of our honey salted caramels having "a flavor reminiscent of another era" quickly made it onto our website and Facebook page. In addition to the article, The Castle Pines Connection staff created an ad that was pure eye candy for our caramels. Within 24 hours of the June edition's release, inquiries and requests for our caramels started arriving in our inbox. Within a week, the ad had paid for itself in new customer orders. As a small, home-based cottage industry, we rely heavily on word of mouth marketing. The Connection's intimate, community-specific reach was like taping into a new word of mouth market. The Connection helped our small business start a conversation with new customers.
- Theresa Bakken, Beekeeper & Candy Maker
It's rare for a community this size to have a beautiful, well written
and informative publication like The Connection. Thanks for being an
integral part of this amazing community.
- Gina Mead
Sterling Building and Design began advertising with The Castle Pines Connection seven months ago, and recently we have begun to see a tremendous response to our ads. Building or redesigning a home is not a spontaneous decision and we feel that our consistent advertising keeps us in the forefront of people’s minds so that when they are ready to take on a project; we are their first call. The Castle Pines Connection is an affordable and fantastic way for us to reach readers throughout the 80108 zip code.
- Woody Howarth, Sterling Building & Design
I wanted to reach out and thank you again for the article you published on my business, Cruising With Style. I have been getting some great calls and more importantly, I have met some new neighbors and helped them with their travel plans. I am enjoying this new endeavor and truly love working with our local community. Thank you so much for helping me out – you all are great!
- Nancy Warner
I love The Castle Pines Connection. You've done a great job building the publication. Keep it going and thank you for all you've done for me as a writer and as a financial advisor.
- Jude Randazzo
In response to Publisher Terri Wiebold being named Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award: “Well deserved – The Castle Pines Connection is the best local newspaper I have ever read!”
- Jimmy Dozer, Jimmy’s Photography
We really appreciate your format (versus topic articles/columns like Your Hub). We cancelled our Denver Post [subscription] and wondered if you have considered going to a weekly paper with smaller editions but more current local news? We are going on line for parts of The Post, but local news is what we crave!
- Ron Fisk, resident
Great paper – would like to see more restaurant ads.
- Joe Docksey, resident
Nice paper. It helps us know about the small businesses in Castle Pines. Thanks!
- Anita Anhers, resident
We love your paper. Thank you for the straight forward news and information about our great community. Great job!
- Susan & Steve Sage
Love this paper. As a senior, your articles that inform me on laws introduced, street changes and openings, and new businesses are of particular interest.
- Judy Brunsting, resident
We moved here six months ago and found The Castle Pines Connection to be VERY helpful in getting to know our new community! :)
- Christy Brown, resident
The Connection is a great local newspaper to find out what’s happening in the community! It is fun to see our friends, patients, and neighbors highlighted in articles throughout the year! Here at Castle Pines Orthodontics we pride ourselves in being an active part of the community. The Castle Pines Connection is a great avenue for the promotion of our orthodontic office while showing our partnership and support for the best “little city” in Colorado.
- Castle Pines Orthodontics
I quit the liberal "Post" years ago – The Castle Pines Connection is full of information and articles of local interest. I read it from front to back. Keep up the good work!
- Jacke Young, resident
A million thanks for helping us these past five years to promote our Castle Pines Library. We hope to be in your news again as we work toward a permanent facility. Chao.
- Vicky Kellen, Castle Pines Library Fundraiser
I absolutely LOVE your paper; I read it from front cover to back cover. Great publication.
- Joan Micale, resident
I have lived in Surrey Ridge for 45 years, and find I get more local news from your paper than anywhere else.
- Jean Gensch, resident
We really enjoy the information you provide about change and growth in the community, aka development. Thanks for what you do.
- Rick & Dawn Barrowman, residents
Love and count on The Castle Pines Connection. Great work and great value to our community!
- Donna Wilson, Cherokee Ranch & Castle
I like the way you keep me informed about the community.
- Greg Winigar, resident
Great job; we read the paper cover to cover!
- Ned & Terri Sindermann, residents
I opened my first business in Castle Pines in August of 2010 and it was told to me that I should advertise in The Connection. I am not one to believe in ROI from any form of print, but it was local and I understood it was read by many and they were right. Within six months of advertising, many people had come up to me in the community and said, "I saw your ad in the paper and wanted to meet you." Even in my workout classes people were noticing me; it was great to have that type of recognition. Within the first year of advertising, I became the "Allstate lady." I loved it!
"It's not what you know, its who you know" is old fashioned in business ... it's now, "It's not who you know, but who knows you," and The Castle Pines Connection made me known in the community and all over!
- Tammy Lopez, Allstate Agency
We think The Castle Pines Connection is extremely informative on local events and news – thanks. The blend of articles and ads is great. Keep up the good work.
- Beverly & Jim Young, residents
My boys go to Timber Trail Elementary School and they love seeing pictures of their classmates in The Castle Pines Connection.
- Jeanne Olson, resident
The Castle Pines Connection keeps me informed of local issues and pending decisions that may impact me and my family.
- Bill Baird, resident
The Castle Pines Connection and its editor are a professional organization. Promises are kept and there is an obvious commitment to detail to create an interesting and informative paper. The Connection is a paper with a community connection that is not available through other media.
- Lewis Snyder, Principal JM Kitchen & Bath
We enjoy your approach to Castle Pines news.
- Mike Dall, resident
Great newspaper. Keep the local information coming, especially local government actions that impact this area.
- Sim Coleman, resident
We enjoy The Castle Pines Connection, even if we do not live in [the city of] Castle Pines.
- Warren Hopkins, neighboring community resident
I love reading your newspaper - keep up the good work!
- Dorothy Morrow-Smith, resident
We are new to the area and your newspaper has been very helpful to us.
- Christina Staley
Best paper in Douglas County.
- David Earnan, resident
One of the primary reasons we advertise in the paper is that it makes us feel a greater part of the community. We came away feeling great about the experience ... You get to work with great people.
- Jonathon James, Animal Rehabilitation & Wellness Center
We look forward to The Connection and we read it thoroughly.
- The Geiken Family, residents
We read the paper thoroughly, mark it up, and cut out coupons. We don't throw it away until the next one comes out.
- Mel & Nancy Conant, residents
This is a great paper! And if it ever came down to making this a "pay only" paper, I would continue.
- David Hinchey, resident
We enjoy the paper and local articles very much.
- Gerry Gartner, resident
We love reading your paper! We support you as a community. We wish & hope for your continued growth and success.
- Kim Maguire, Premier Property Management (and local resident)
I really enjoy reading The Castle Pines Connection and I am amazed at all theinformation that I get from it. You are doing a great job!
- Carol Grant, resident
We love this paper! Great to know what is going on around town. My kids love to read the section on their schools too. They especially love to see who they know in the pictures.
- Amy Antinoro, resident
The Castle Pines Connection has good community news content. Much better than most community papers I have had experience with!
- Frank Contos, resident