Moore County native Bonnie Buie has been hired as the new business development representative at The Richmond County Daily Journal. Her first day of work was Monday.
Buie, 32, of Southern Pines, has owned and operated a photography business, Everglow Studio, since 2008. She’ll balance her duties there with those at The Daily Journal.
“I’m happy to be here and contribute to the team,” said Buie. “I look forward to promoting The Daily Journal not only in Richmond County but in Moore County as well.”
Buie will report to Judy Cagle, business development manager for The Daily Journal, The Anson Record and The Cheraw (S.C.) Chronicle.
“We’re pleased to have Bonnie as a member of our sales team,” said Cagle. “We’re fortunate to have a Moore County resident covering that area.”
There are some who feel newspaper advertising is not effective. That’s simply not true, Buie said.
Newspaper advertising, in print and online, “helps bring awareness of what local businesses have to offer to the community,” she said, while it also helps “get their name out there. Ultimately (it helps) their bottom line, which, in turn, makes a better community for all of us.”
Buie graduated UNC-Pembroke in 2005 with a degree in biology. She was a part of the Class of 2000 at Grace Christian School in Sanford. After college, Buie worked as area director for LA Weight Loss in Raleigh from 2005 to 2007 and then in commercial cleaning sales for JanPro International in Charlotte until 2009.
The Daily Journal, published Tuesday through Saturday, is owned by Davidson-based Civitas Media. Civitas Media oversees more than 100 publications and employs more than 1,400 people in 11 states. The company’s 35 daily, 28 weekend and 63 weekly publications have a combined circulation of more than 1.6 million.