Where it all began…
Pamela Polston and Paula Routly never planned to start a business. The two arts editors launched Burlington-based newsweekly Seven Days in 1995 after their former paper was sold out from under them. They began with a staff of six and a circulation of 12,000.
They believed Vermonters were ready for a smart, edgy and locally owned alternative to the mainstream media, and their instincts proved to be right. The company now employs more than 60 people who produce several print publications, as well as numerous events, email newsletters and a weekly web video series that’s racked up millions of views on YouTube.
With a print circulation of 35,000 copies a week — and a substantial digital readership — Seven Days has become an essential source for Vermont news, views and culture.