In 1987, I took a job at Lerner Newspapers, where Louie Atsaves was working part-time while he went to Northeastern University. We both worked in the Circulation Department and we became good friends.
A few years ago, we left Lerner Newspapers (which had become Pioneer Press) and started our own publication distribution company, Arch News Agency. Our main clients are Global Traveler magazine and Today's Chicago Woman magazine. Sometimes it is a lot of hard work, especially in weather like this winter in Chicago, but it is always fun working with Louie.
Today is a special Friendly Encounters, as it is Louie's birthday. In honor of Louie's birthday, I am posting a picture of him and Patrick Warburton taken at the Global Traveler 5th anniversary event in Los Angeles (CA) earlier this year. Louie (father of 3) and Patrick (father of 4) discussed tales of child-raising.Louie Atsaves and Patrick Warburton in Los Angeles, CA-January 2009.