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When publisher Carol Robidoux gave away a pair of tickets to “Penelope” to a Virtual Ink Link Patron who couldn’t attend the event, the response we got started a cascade of conversations around the arts.

Meet VIP June Judge

keith spiro photo of June Judge VIP winner of tickets
June Judge with her VIP tickets to Symphony NH.  Photo | Keith Spiro

June Judge is one Manchester Ink Link’s earliest subscribers who signed up to financially support this daily, digital, local, news source as a Virtual InkLink Patron (VIP).

When she wrote in about her disappointment in not being able to attend, we gave away those tickets to a different thrilled recipient but also reached out to Symphony New Hampshire to see if we could make June’s day.

With the support of Symphony New Hampshire, we were able to present June Judge and her daughter with a pair of tickets to the final show of the 2023-2024, 100th anniversary season. The music of John Williams.

June had never won anything like this before and Carol had never met June in person, so it fell to me to arrange this in-person, real time meeting from across the Internet.

VIP June Judge and publisher Carol Robidoux in this Keith Spiro Photo
A sometimes serious but always wide-ranging conversation with the publisher. Photo | Keith Spiro

The ladies had a most delightful conversation while June’s daughter, Katie, and I looked on. If there ever was a perfect “Meet the Publisher” moment, this one was right there.

They touched on a wide range of topics from shared experiences raising four kids, each, to a serious regard for astrology influencing how closely their children’s personalities matched-up to the expected traits of Leo, Sagittarius, Taurus, to name the most active ones.

Carol Robidoux and the Ink Link take a deep and respectful approach to supporters. Always fun activities for a publisher crawl or other meet-up – but those are not everyone’s cup of tea. She reached a different cohort of supporters with shows this year.

Power of VIP

Ink Link VIPs make a difference in the quantity and variety of reporting that can take place with just three full-time employees but backed by a squad of ready-to-help freelancers.

Join our Virtual Ink Link Patron community. Your financial support  helps make a difference. You can now choose from  Nashua or Manchester locations but all the benefits are available, regardless of geography.

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Ready to activate your VIP Membership? Member benefits include exclusive discounts at various neighborhood businesses + a free Ink Link T-shirt, monthly member raffles and invites to fun-filled News & Brews socials with the publisher!




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About this Author

Keith Spiro

Advisor & ContributorInk Link News, Arts & Culture

Business Strategist, Community Builder with a keen interest in working with high-impact startups and other organizations that can make a difference in community and health.