Products & Services: IC has been “feeling the love” for almost nine years now, and especially enjoys spreading some too. This fourth annual “merchant profiles” edition highlights a vast array of offerings by many newcomers along with providing updates and reminders from long time sponsors. With each ad, a sponsor is invited to provide basic information about their business to help us create the accompanying profile. The end result is a virtual guide to shopping local!
The Magazine is mailed free six times a year between September and June to nearly 7,000 addresses, primarily residential. “We produce a relevant and entertaining periodical that readers seem to really like and look forward to reading cover to cover,” says Grace, who also enjoys advising a prospective sponsor considering an ad: “Don’t take my word for it. Ask your Chappaqua customers!”
Greatest Strengths: “Every so often, there is an unexpected contribution to the magazine that can feel especially meaningful and make publishing feel very worthwhile. This past year, the tribute to Evan Lieberman in the back to school, September/October issue felt that way.” The publication also takes special pride in its openness to the community at large and receptiveness to suggestions and ideas from every corner.
Customer Service: After nine years, the publisher still delivers hot off the press copies together with her much adored associate Carine Feist. “We both enjoy the opportunity it affords to catch up with a sponsor and receive feedback about the magazine. Or to just generally chat about Chappaqua living!” In addition, we now offer an improved website and active social media presence. “I’m hoping for the site to further evolve at the same time we continue to faithfully produce the print editions.”
PROPRIETOR: Grace Bennett
IN BUSINESS SINCE: April 2003
Annual Flood Sisters Raises Funds for Matching Donors
The Sisters (Jennifer, Cynthia, and Heather) were faced with their dad needing a kidney transplant. But there was no matching donor. As a last resort, they posted an ad on Craig’s list and reached out.
Outcome: a donor was found and came forward from California. Seeing how they could help people, they created the Flood Sisters Foundation. they now hold an annual benefit, which takes place in Manhattan to raise awareness and funds. To date, six transplants have taken place nationally on account of their efforts and the first international transplant will take place in London in the near future. Because of a little caring. For more info go to www.floodsisters.org or call 646-287-2900.