Celebrating Our First Year

It’s hard to believe that with this issue we will be one year old! Twelve issues under our belts and many more on the way.

Robin and I owe a great deal to all of the wonderful people who have helped us accomplish what we have so far. Most importantly, our wonderful editor, Tracy Marcynzsyn, without whom none of this would have been possible; she has helped us shape the content of Conejo Valley Lifestyle so we could fulfill our editorial mission and bring meaningful articles to our readers. When we told her that we wanted to make coverage of the work being done by the many nonprofits in our community one of the main pillars of our magazine, Tracy seized the initiative and through her energetic research and writing and that of the talented group of journalists she has brought to the table, we have been able to make Giving Back a topic that continues to resonate with our estimated 70,000 readers every month.

Another thing that we believe makes Conejo Valley Lifestyle special is the high quality layout and production that happens halfway across the country in Overland Park, Kansas. The Lifestyle production team turns out an intuitively easy-to-read and beautiful premium quality magazine that reflects the ethos of our Conejo and Santa Rosa Valley communities. Thanks guys!

Finally, a huge thank you to our advertisers! Because our readers come first, we try very hard to only bring marketing messages to them that reflect the highest quality in service or products. Thank you for being there for us and our readers.

So here we are in July, the start of the summer. Time to travel!! We hope you enjoy the articles on Ojai and New Orleans as much as we enjoyed living them. It is also time to celebrate July 4. In the midst of an increasingly contentious and very negative election year, please try to focus on what makes our country great. If you want to, please email me at Ben.Malkin@LifestylePubs.com with your positive comments about what is great about the U.S. With your permission, we will post them on our Facebook page.

Have a great 4th of July!!