The Geauga News is an online publication that supports and provides positive local news in Geauga County. We are a small team of local residents and business owners who aim to provide an important resource to the residents and businesses of Geauga County.
Geauga News is a Little Acorn Media, LLC company.
We aim to provide:
- Local classifieds
- Current Geauga County news and events
- Small business resources to local entrepreneurs
Geauga News is a Burton Chamber of Commerce member business and is made up of local business owners. We are proud to have a team of wonderful Geauga County writers who provide us local stories.
The Little Acorn Media Team is:
Rachel Hunziker – Founder and General Manager
Rachel has been a life long resident of Geauga County, growing up in Middlefield and now living in Huntsburg. From 1999 – 2006 Rachel worked at Geauga County Sheriff’s Office as a Records Clerk, Corrections Officer, and eventually sub-contracted to work in the Federal Building in downtown Cleveland to assist Federal Agents who investigated Social Security Fraud. She now works at Punderson in HR and as Front Office Operations manager.
Rachel enjoys walking and biking with her husband Ed and spending time in Geauga County’s parks. Rachel handles our day to day content management and writer training.
Gabe Arnold – Founder and Creative Director
Gabe founded his first service company at age 16, quickly mastered online advertising, and lead generation, and sold over 5 million in business before age 21. After the decline of the housing market Gabe moved into the technology world full time. He has founded a half dozen technology companies that are all in operation today.
Gabe began working on the concept of Little Acorn Media first as an idea specific to Geauga County, where he grew up, because he felt like there was no central source for information, no reliable online classifieds dedicated to our specific area, and no outlet for the positive news that was going on around us every day. He hoped that there would be a few people who would enjoy reading about all the good things that happen here in Geauga County, and hoped that there would also be a handful of folks who might be interested in creating positive things for our entire community.
As he started to spread the word about this idea of positive local news, he was surprised to find that there were many people who felt the same way as he did. By a series of very fortunate events, Gabe met Rachel Hunziker early on via Twitter, and she immediately dove in head first and took on as much work in the project as she possibly could. Rachel became one of our co-founders, because she chose to dedicate all the resources she had in an effort to make Geauga News a success. Gabe’s wife, mother, brothers, and sister heard about the project, and they quickly offered all their support to help make the idea come alive. Thanks to their tireless efforts and the help of all our faithful writers, Geauga News got off to a great start very quickly.
As Geauga News grew rapidly, it became apparent that other communities could also benefit from a similar central connection point that would focus on the positive events, people and news of their community. So Little Acorn Media was born as the LLC that would own and license Geauga News and all additional publications. Check out Geauga News.
Stacey Rauch – Office Manager, Creative Designer
Stacey is a lifelong resident of Geauga County graduating from Newbury High School. Stacey worked for Punderson Manor Lodge as a Front Desk Agent for many years before transitioning full time as the content and social media manager and creative designer at Little Acorn Media. Stacey loves her cats, Meena and Willow, and enjoys hiking and exploring all of the Geauga County Parks. Recently, Stacey became a Geauga Park District volunteer, so you may see her around at their events, but probably behind her camera. She also loves to spoil her two nieces, Kennedy and Korrina.
Sheryl Gusler – In the Kitchen and Feature Writer
Sheryl Gusler has lived in Middlefield for 56 years and is a graduate of Cardinal High School. She has been a business owner for over 29 years. She is married to Duane and loves visiting with her family and friends as much as time allows. Sheryl has three children and three grandchildren, loves to travel, cook, read, and garden. She is committed to helping others as much as she can. Her favorite quote is “If you think you can do it, you can! Success begins with you.”
Patty Arnold – Editor, Copywriter
Patty is the mother of seven children whom she home schooled for over 20 years with an incredible combination of non-traditional teaching methods, motivation, and discipline. She taught her children that the only limit in life is your imagination and how hard you are willing to work for your dreams. Art and innovation is a natural part of her creative process.
Patty is the editor for Little Acorn Media publications and is the primary copywriter of Meet Your Merchant features. She also writes blog content and does copywriting for tEkk3, a web development and marketing firm that provides a wide range of solutions for small businesses all over the USA. Patty is an avid pursuer of health and fitness, loves animals, organic gardening, the outdoors, and enjoys making and selling her art and crafts online at Dogbarks, Catcalls, and Mewmart.
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