Founder to close Midcoast branch of Maine Sports Report
ROCKLAND – It is with much thought, debate, and sadness that I have decided to close the local Midcoast branch of Maine Sports Report. The Bangor Area Maine Sports Report will continue in the Bangor area under the direction of Skip Hawkes who has been running that branch for eight years.
Here in the Midcoast the lack of funds to hire the needed people, the lack of advertising and the lack of support from people buying photos from the games have all led to this decision. It was not made easily, as this has been my baby for over 10 years now. However, I am a believer that you have to be prepared to move on when things are not working out the way you had hoped. My goal is to do what I love doing, being a photographer, and leave the writing to someone else. I never wanted to be a journalist, it just came with the territory.
Starting today I will operate under the business name of Ron Hawkes Photography. I will be continuing my Team & Individual accounts and am looking to build that even more. I will be focusing on portraits of all kinds, senior, family, portfolio and models. I also along with my daughter Nicole will be trying to build our wedding business. I also will still be covering some games and posting photos as I truly enjoy watching the kids play and grow over the years. I will continue to advertise on Village Soup, post my links, photo galleries etc. It will know be more then just sports.
The ride at Maine Sports Report has been just that, a ride, one I am glad I took, and one that I am glad is over.
With the closing of the Midcoast Area Maine Sports Report we have also closed the message board. It was interesting to find out first hand that people are afraid to say what they think when they have to put their name with it. Sad but true!
I have made a great many friends all over the state from writers, coaches, officials, players, parents, and photographers. I respect and admire the people that I have come to know that take what we do very serious. I will hope to see all of you around, don’t forget when you need high quality professional photography Ron Hawkes Photography will be available.
Thanks to all my Maine Sports Report friends, you know who you are and please continue to support Skip in his efforts to keep Maine Sports Report going in Maine.