With the latest edition, Inside Chappaqua Magazine is proud to present its 5th Annual Merchant Profiles which encourage patronage of local shops to help keep a local economy vibrant and thriving. You can find those shops on the profiles page. Here’s Inside Chappaqua’s very own “profile” too…
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES: Six to eight issues of Inside Chappaqua (“IC”) Magazine are produced each year and mailed to some 10,000 area households and businesses, on time, every time according to a production schedule we religiously abide by! That’s up from a 6,000 piece mailing just one year ago–when we simply decided to share the love even more (so a special welcome to all the “newest” IC readers out there!) The magazine thrives thanks to some wonderful key team members: my associate Carine Feist, designer Dina Spalvieri and new web designer Annette van Ommeren, and a great team of talented freelance contributors; you know who you are! A special nod of appreciation to the folks up at Cummings Printing in Hooksett, NH, for the fine printing and mailing jobs too!
Finally, the magazine’s news and features are made possible, year after year, due to the generosity of year-round sponsors, many finely represented in this Fifth Annual Merchant Profiles Feb. edition that always focuses on Love, this time, as one example, via contributor Sarah Ellen Rindsberg’s cover story on Gray Williams–his love for the town and its rich history are quite evident, I’d say! I also appreciate many of YOU who generously support a “free” magazine with a voluntary or gift subscription from time to time. See lower left for how to subscribe too and keep supporting a small print shop. Trust me when I tell you that every vote of confidence and dollar contribution helps! I value each and every one of you enormously and would like you to know how I feel about my job: Still lovin’ it!
GREATEST STRENGTHS: Perseverance, continuity and enthusiasm. I’m particularly proud this year of Inside Chappaqua’s “Travels with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Africa and Turkey” edition in November. To say that she empowered me by so obviously valuing coverage inside her hometown magazine would be a serious understatement.
All of us at IC wish Madame Secretary all the best in her new beginnings, post her much lauded tenure serving this country. I’d like to also point out IC’s near daily social media presence by yours truly, with now well over 1600 visitors at press time who have liked the Inside Chappaqua Magazine Facebook page (it really “took off” while I was posting from Africa and Turkey!) which links to Twitter and Linked In accounts, thus increasing the visibility of the print and online editions of the magazine–and all the sponsor spots.
SPECIAL PLANS: The Magazine, which was launched in the spring of 2003, is proudly approaching its official 10th year anniversary this March and I personally look forward to celebrating that milestone with family, friends, contributors and sponsors alike very soon at a favorite Chappaqua institution, Crabtree’s Kittle House.
Happy Valentine’s Day!