Creative Loafing publisher announces retirement

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After three years with Creative Loafing Charlotte - and 15 years in the newspaper industry - publisher Wendy Goldstein announced her retirement today.

"It's been a hell of a ride and I loved every minute of it," Goldstein said. "Now it's time to pursue relaxation - well, for as long as I can stand to relax. It's been my privilege to work with an incredibly talented team of individuals at Creative Loafing Charlotte, as well as with the corporate staff of SouthComm."

Goldstein came to Creative Loafing in 2010 from the Charlotte Observer, where she served as classified advertising manager, and prior to that, retail sales manager. During her tenure at CL, Goldstein managed the editorial and business operations of the newspaper; she also oversaw the launch of Creative Loafing's deals program CL Deals as well as the implementation of a digital advertising program.

Chris Ferrell, CEO of SouthComm, Creative Loafing's parent company, said Goldstein will be missed. "Wendy has done a heroic job of navigating Creative Loafing through the dramatic changes in the business of local media over the last few years. We were fortunate to have a publisher with Wendy's energy and dedication to the paper as well as to the city of Charlotte. I wish her well in her retirement."

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