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Vendor Proposals Sought for the Annual Journal of the CCHS

Following an extensive strategic planning process last year, the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) has shifted its focus from “just” a curator of local history to a community partner, an educational resource, and a regional destination. The museum’s reaffirmed mission – to lead and support the advancement of research, education and enjoyment of Chenango County history – is guiding the organization over the next several years.

CCHS is developing opportunities to accomplish goals identified in this strategic plan, including an update of the annual Journal of the Chenango County Historical Society. The organization is currently accepting proposals for a qualified vendor to help create and design this publication.

The successful proposal will provide the best overall value and results for CCHS. Goals for this publication include celebrating the 10-year anniversary of this annual tradition, diversifying represented locations and entry topics, presenting a professional and contemporary image, and increasing awareness of the organization.

The selected vendor will be responsible for proofreading all Journal submissions, as well as the design and layout of the publication for print and e-book production with the approval of CCHS. The vendor will provide a mock-up of the pages where changes and corrections can be made prior to printing, as well as the final ready-to-print proof. The proposal should include proofs and any other materials the vendor determines are necessary to complete the job.

“The upcoming 10th anniversary of our annual Journal gives us a unique opportunity to enhance this beloved publication,” said Joseph Fryc, CCHS operations manager. “We look forward to working with an editor who will provide the best overall value and results for our organization.”

A complete request for proposal can be found online at www.chenangohistorical.org/jobs.

First established in 1939, CCHS is the primary organization dedicated to actively and comprehensively preserving the history of Chenango County. The organization celebrates local culture – unique traditions, noteworthy residents, and unusual stories of the region. The annual Journal of the Chenango County Historical Society is a publication of CCHS and is sold as an exclusive title of the organization’s Museum Shop operations.

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