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Michele Pesula Kuegler is the founder of PeKu Publications and chief foodie at Think Tasty. She runs this one-woman show focusing on creating new recipes to delight her family, friends, and herself.


Happy Birthday to Us!

by Michele Pesula Kuegler on July 1st, 2013
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katie_kiersteadToday marks a great milestone for PKP; today is our fifth birthday.  When I launched this company, formerly known as Wasabi Media Group, I had no idea what lay ahead.  With a team of three writers, no editors, and shared engineer and designer, we managed to publish fourteen articles each week.  With twenty-four publications, that meant that for almost half of our publications we were publishing on a biweekly basis.  We truly were a fraction of what we are today.

Today we are a much bigger company, comprised of two editors, nineteen writers, fifteen specialists, one communications specialist, and full-time designer and engineer.  We publish one hundred articles each week, which means that most of our twenty-three publications are publishing four times a week.  Even more amazing is the fact that we have 1.7 million visitors each month.  While I had hopes for this company, I think our numbers have exceeded my practical guesses on where we would be.

I am incredibly proud of our growth.  I know that it is possible only because of the great team that I have.  I am surrounded by a dedicated, reliable staff that makes PKP shine.  From submitting informative articles to detailed editing to creative designing, all of the team plays a vital role in our success.

What makes our success even more exciting is our ability to give back.  Building PKP has taken much help from others, many of whom have donated time: providing advice, sharing knowledge, brainstorming ideas.  For the last three years we have been able to donate to others, with the last two years being in the form of a scholarship.  Last month we presented the second annual PeKu Publications Scholarship to Katie Kierstead, a senior at Campbell High School.

There may not be a cake served today to celebrate our fifth birthday, but it is a day of great celebration for us.  Happy birthday to us!  I look forward to many more.


Michele

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One Response to “Happy Birthday to Us!”
  1. Lori S. says:

    Congratulations! It’s been great being a part of the growth for 2 1/2 years! Here’s to continued success!

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