Access Press is on the move! By the end of October, we will have vacated our longtime offices at St. Paul’s Capitol Ridge building. Our new postal address is P.O. Box 40006, Industrial Station, St. Paul, MN 55104-5485.
Our phone number remains the same, at 651-644-2133. We will no longer have a fax number. We will be able to provide a fax option if requested.
Our email addresses will remain the same, with email@example.com as our main email contact.
This will be the first time in our 30- year history that Access Press has not had a physical office. It’s a big change for us as we pack up lots of memories in the form of back issues, pictures and documents. We’ve thought of many of you, our advertisers, readers and contributors, as the process of packing up goes on. It’s fun to see a picture and remember community members and all we have done in three decades.
Making the decision to go from a brick-and-mortar location to a virtual office was not an easy call for our staff and board. It is a change we hope is not permanent. In the months ahead, we hope to revisit the decision. But with a smaller staff, much less office foot traffic and transitions at our longtime building, moving to a virtual office is the best decision for the newspaper at this time.
We are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced countless small businesses to adjust. Many Twin Cities neighborhood and community newspapers have already made the switch to virtual offices. We have relied on and appreciate the expertise of our colleagues in the community press as Access Press makes the transition. Two ways are available to help us:
- We are taking offers on our remaining desks and cabinets, from now until October 16. One desk is the perfect height for someone who uses a wheelchair. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive pictures of items for sale. Anyone making a purchase must be able to move things themselves.
- Mark your calendar for November 19 as 2020 Give to the Max Day approaches! We’ll have some targeted giving options available for this year’s campaign.