Saturday, April 16, 2011

Family Magazine Trivia #3

FAMILY Magazine 20th Anniversary Trivia

Our first magazine was produced in the basement of my home. I had a little Mac computer my husband bought and a printer donated by my father. Our first employee was a part time secretary who was a college student. Maureen went on to work for AOL (when they were big) after she graduated from college. Our first home based sales person lived down the street and had 2 little girls. Jeanne found out she was pregnant with her 3rd child not long after coming to work for us.

Our entire creative department was a mom who worked out of her family room surrounded by toys and her two young sons. For several years, I would drop off work on her front porch and go back to pick it up later.

Now we have four people in our production department and work in a beautiful office with new computers that were just installed a few weeks ago. I don’t do much of the creative work any longer, but it is still one of the most enjoyable parts of putting together our magazine. We have a great time planning, brainstorming and just trying ideas out.

My picture this month was taken looking in our production area of the office. We have an open floor plan so that we can all work together and be the most creative team we can be. Our staff is great and it is truly a pleasure to work with them.

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