Blain Fowler - Publisher
Blain's career at the Camrose Booster began as a carrier in 1952. That was when the snow was deeper, the winters colder and the summers miserably hotter. Since that time, he has literally worked in every position in the business, from attending to custodial duties through every detail in the production department, to accounting (including collections) and the sales department and finally to the management level. At this point in time, he is the sole owner of the enterprise and is regarded as the Chief Cheerleader. And yes, he still shovels snow and handles delivery on the odd paper route. All we do is for nothing if the paper and the inserts we carry do not arrive safely on the kitchen tables where buying decisions are made!
He is known as an industry leader throughout North America, having served two terms as a Director of the Association of Free Community Papers and Director, President and Life Member of the Independent Free Papers of America.
As Publisher, Blain is proud of the dedicated team that has been assembled at the Booster and the international recognition for excellence in publishing that has been received as a result of their professionalism. Notably, The Booster has received the Circulation Verification Council Gold Standard Award for the last six consecutive years for being in the top 1% of audited publications in North America, when considering receivership, readership and ability to influence buying decisions. In addition to receiving numerous awards for graphic design, editorial content and original photography, The Booster has also received the IFPA Award for General Excellence on thirteen occasions in the last sixteen years.
All of us on "The Home Team" are ready, willing and able to be your enthusiastic marketing partners in our rich East-Central Alberta market. Let us go to work for you!