In just six years Tim Kissman has succeeded at what all publishers strive to accomplish—the establishment of a flourishing publication and publishing company. Since the debut issue of Healthy & Fit Magazine in April 2005, the publication has grown to 15,000 printed copies and more than 500 distribution locations.
If Rina Risper, the New Citizens Press founder, owner, publisher and writer, could bottle and sell her enthusiasm, she would doubtlessly be the wealthiest woman in the world. Until then, she’ll have to settle for being one of the most delightful people you’ll ever meet.
Publishing a newspaper or magazine amidst the buzz of social media and instant Web connectivity is challenging. However, two local publications have found success and longevity despite facing increased competition and shrinking advertising budgets.
With another sunny day promising the arrival of spring, hosts of the 2011 Greater Lansing Strategic Business Luncheon—former The Bachelor and The Bachelorette television reality stars Ed Swiderski and Jillian Harris, both recognized for their national television engagement on ABC’s wildly popular reality series—settled in to speak.
Next to the bride, few things come close in comparison to the bride’s beauty other than the natural elegance of a flower. Quite literally, the bride and the floral arrangements are the prettiest visions of loveliness in the room. Naturally, then, selecting the perfect décor with complementing floral pieces is at the top of the “must do” list.
The most important question is, of course, “Will you marry me?” The next question may well be, “Where should we get married?” Since most venues now book up to a year in advance (and sometimes more than that), it’s a question that needs to be answered quickly.