SAM Glover has left The Range News.
But she will not be leaving the Maleny community.
After five years as media sales manager Sam will be taking on a new role as proud owner of Maleny's Network Video.
She said she was excited about the future.
"I am really looking forward to a lifestyle with no deadlines and more time with my children Lily, 7, Jed, 8, Jaimi, 17, and granddaughter Tilli who is five months," Sam said.
"Purchasing my own business was not really on my list of things to do, but I just couldn't let the opportunity pass me by.
"When I found out the business was going to close because it had not been sold, something told me that I just couldn't let that happen.
"After a serious discussion with my husband Mick, we decided to go for it and hence, here we are."
Sam finished at The Range News last Friday.
And on Sunday, Sam's birthday, she officially took over Network Video.
"The general response from the community has been thank you for buying the business because nobody wanted to see our video shop close," Sam said.
"When I told Gareth at Maleny Amcal, he threw his arms in the air and said thankyou and that he and others he knows of are extremely glad that the shop will remain in business."
Network Video would have had to close down if it went unsold. Sam said she had big plans for the shop.
"Over the next couple of years, I plan to introduce many initiatives into the business including being able to reserve a copy of a movie online through a new website, or SMS," she said.
"I also plan to introduce scrapbooking into the business in the next six months.
"So far the response to this has been very positive with the scrap booking locals who would much prefer not to have to travel for their supplies."
Sam said although she was looking forward to a new challenge she was sad to say goodbye to The Range News.
"I would like to say thankyou to all of our readers and advertising businesses for your support over the past five years," she said.
"I would also like to thank the staff at The Range News for their loyalty, support and good business ethics and I have complete confidence in the crew to continue with the tradition of looking after our community as best they can."