The idea of local pride and celebrating local businesses is nothing new, but it seems to have grown in recent years. Or maybe I’m just now realizing how great local businesses are. In honor of this month’s Local Faves issue, I want to focus on my favorites in the food category.
It was January 2008 when then-publisher Kevin Kampman decided we would produce a monthly, glossy magazine. From that moment, we had four months to get it off the ground. Our first issue was proudly released in late April 2008 — 68 pages packed with positive local stories and targeted advertising aimed to readers in Stark County “living their best life.” Since that time, we’ve grown considerably — but continue to maintain our focus of highlighting the best about our community through great stories, advertising and special sections.