North of Boston Media Group, parent company of The Salem News, has launched a new magazine for and about businesses, business owners and their employees from the North Shore to Cape Ann and Southern New Hampshire.
North of Boston Business magazine, which debuted last month, features business profiles, advice columns, trend and technology stories, and an array of useful information for people who do business in the North of Boston area.
“The feedback has been tremendous,” said publisher Karen Andreas. “Our business community deserves a publication like this, one that highlights achievements, innovation, problem solving, leadership. I have already heard from several CEOs who have agreed to contribute columns, and the feature-story ideas are endless.”
In the first issue of the magazine, the publication profiled 10 businesses to watch during 2014. These ranged from Abiomed, a cardiac implant manufacturer based in Danvers that has over 400 employees globally, to M.K. Benatti, a family-owned jeweler in Newburyport.
The premiere edition of the magazine also featured a story about the new partnership between Tufts Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and Lawrence General Hospital. Advice columns tackled choosing an IRA and making peace with failure.
“Our region of the United States is on the cutting edge of education, health care and technology,” said Editor-in-Chief Tracey Dee Rauh. “It’s also rich with incredibly successful small businesses, not to mention family enterprises whose staying power boggles the mind. And that’s just a tiny layer of the tales to be told about how we do business in this thriving corner of the country.”
The magazine is distributed to members of chambers of commerce and business leaders across the North of Boston area. It will be published quarterly, and staff already is working on stories for the June edition.
“I’m really proud of this magazine,” Andreas said. “We have a tremendous staff of editors, writers, photographers and designers who live here and understand the region.”
North Shore Chamber of Commerce
Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce
Greater Salem (N.H.) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce
PACE (Plaistow Area Chamber of Commerce)
Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce