In The Winter - 2018 Issue
Twenty-five years ago I put the finishing touches on the first issue of Susquehanna Life magazine, and planned the Premiere-Issue party.
With a background in public relations and journalism—and experience writing for a Tamp Bay area lifestyle magazine—I had come to appreciate how a regional lifestyle magazine can capture a region’s charm in words and pictures. I fell in love with this area and wanted to present its attributes in a national-caliber lifestyle magazine of my own. I just had to figure out how.
Today, as I put together the Winter 2018/2019 issue, I’m as excited about this endeavor today as I was 25 years ago. Happily, I have accomplished many original objectives—and had experiences that went far beyond my expectations—in creating a high-quality lifestyle magazine about this special region I’ve called home for the past 28 years. Last week I was in NYC accepting an Honorable Mention award at Folio’s prestigious Eddie & Ozzie Awards.
A 25-year anniversary presents a rare opportunity to pause and catch our proverbial breath—to look back to see where we’ve been, and to glance forward to chart a course for the future.
As I envision the next step in the evolution of the Susquehanna Life brand, it makes sense to leverage the strength of the reputation we’ve earned over the past 25 years for producing high-quality communications.
That’s the idea behind the start-up of the Susquehanna Life Custom Publishing Division. Our team is eager to tell the backstories and successes of businesses and organizations to further their marketing and branding objectives.
We’ll accomplish this by creating communications pieces we infuse with the same attention to detail, and compelling graphics and words, endemic to our flagship lifestyle publication. And of course we will continue to publish Susquehanna Life magazine!
I can envision us tackling everything from newsletters, direct mail pieces and corporate backgrounders to feature articles, guides—even magazines—for our clients. We’re already working on several proposals!
What story can we tell for you?
Happy Winter! Stay warm and dry, and keep your copy of Susquehanna Life magazine close at hand for inspiring ideas on how to make this season merry, bright and full of joy.
Founder & Publisher
Articles from our Winter 2018 Issue:
Events happening this Winter 2018 throughout the Susquehanna Valley. Read More »
Henry David Thoreau's words inspired others to save treasured American landscapes. Read More »
Art in Milton, Building Service, Character, & Leadership, Campus Farm, and A New Way to Deliver Care: Life Around the River
We explore what's happening around the Susquehanna Valley. Read More »
Focus Central Pennsylvania, a regional coalition of seven counties in Central Pennsylvania made up of knowledgeable economic development and community leaders, has renewed its mission to ... Read More »
Building on the success of its 25-year history as the region’s most respected lifestyle publication, Susquehanna Life magazine announces the creation of its Custom Publishing Division. Th... Read More »
Read the New York Times article, “Thoreau’s Wilderness Legacy, Beyond the Shores of Walden Pond,” by Douglas Brinkley (July 7, 2017) that chronicles Thoreau’s lasting impact. Read More »
The International Dark Sky Places Conservation Program Recognizes And Promotes Excellent Stewardship Of The Night Sky
The award-winning International Dark Sky Places (IDSP) Program was founded in 2001 to encourage communities, parks and protected areas around the world to preserve and protect dark sites ... Read More »
Mission Statement: Founded in 1993, Susquehanna Life magazine is the original lifestyle publication for Central PA, highlighting the region’s most captivating stories and undiscovered gems in a national-caliber publication. And the Susquehanna Life brand is an effective, cost-efficient multi-media platform on which businesses and organizations like yours, that produce a high-quality product or service, can partner with a brand with these same principles and attributes to meet and exceed sales goals.