In 1988 Tom and Pat Newton were hired to manage a small community newspaper called The Rotonda Review. This monthly publication was delivered to individuals who owned property in the Rotonda community. Owned by the developer, at the time, it was used as a marketing tool to disperse information.
With time the developer moved on to other projects. The Newtons saw this as an opportunity to bring the newspaper they had been involved with to the greater Englewood community. Renamed The Review the paper continued its success as a free monthly publication distributed by the advertisers who supported it. Eventually the decision was made to publish every two weeks to better serve the community. Tom and Pat had discovered the main success of the paper was publishing information about events and accomplishments of the local citizens of Englewood.
It was decided to rename the publication once again to The Englewood Review.
The Newtons started their original business Cre-8-ive IMAGES in the living room of their home. When it became apparent it was becoming crowded with two babies, two large dogs and a cat in their small abode, they moved to a larger home. With an eye on commitment to family they found the perfect new home that had a separate garage - great place for a budding business. It was during this time Newton Studios, Inc. was formed and became the parent company. Cre-8-ive IMAGES continued to be the graphic design arm of the company while The Englewood Review stood on its own as the newspaper.
Once the children started school, the Newtons felt it was time to find a retail location for their growing business. They chose a spot in the heart of Olde Englewood Village on Dearborn Street. Having just completed publishing Englewood: The First 100 Years in honor of their community, they felt it was a great match. It was also within walking distance of Englewood Elementary where their children were being schooled.
Today The Englewood Review is still located in the same office on Dearborn Street continuing to bring local information to their hometown.