Happy International Women’s Day! Today we have a lot to celebrate. You may not know this but our publishing company is Women-Owned and Women-Operated. In 2010 we had an idea and decided to make the dream come true by launching a website and blogging about great things happening in Colorado’s mountain town communities.
In 2012 we released our first digital publication and continued that until the Spring of 2013. Our friends and associates had been asking for copies of the magazine. That was our cue to craft a print issue of Mountain Town Magazine.
Our title then was MTN Town Magazine but as we grew we decided the name mountain was too big to abbreviate and spelled the whole thing out as MOUNTAIN Town Magazine.
It has been an amazing ride. We have met so many remarkable people doing great things in Colorado’s mountain communities; from crafting products to launching unique non-profits, building remarkable homes, giving back through philanthropic missions or education, as well bringing people in for exceptional dining and places to stay.
Looking back I see how astounding the growth of our region has been and I would like to emphasize that the majority has been for the good. We too grew. After dedicating one issue of Mountain Town Magazine per year to the women in our communities with the Annual Women Who Rock the Rockies issue we decided “she” needed to stand alone. In 2019 we released Mountain Women Magazine.
And then COVID hit…Instead of curling up into a ball moaning, we started looking around to see what good and wonderful things were happening and reporting that online with #MountainTownGoodNews Newsletters.
As the closures began to sink in we noticed the magazines and media outlets in our hometown of Breckenridge dried up and discontinued communicating with their readers. We thought wow, How Rude. On top of that, these businesses were not even based out of our hometown. We decided it was time to launch a publication written and produced by locals and guarantee the revenues we received stayed in our community. Mountain Town Breckenridge was born and has now released 5 magazines.
WOW! Looking back at all of that makes me proud. I had dinner with Karen Hoskin of Montanya Distillers last night. She is now celebrating 15 Years of Rum production & entrepreneur’ing, restauranteur’ing, child rearing, home building, and more. I remember trying to find her in her little Silverton shop in 2010 but she wasn’t in. We reflected on the hard work we have put in and the unfortunate fact that Women still have to work harder to have our voices heard.
I remember that I had to introduce myself as the “Owner” of Mountain Town Magazine because men would barely give me their time if I said I “produce” Mountain Town Magazine. Weird, huh? I have learned so much. I love and embrace this statement, “When you walk into a room, walk in like they need you.” Because you know what? They Do!
Here we are 10 Years in to print production 13 Years in Business! Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU, for following, reading, advertising, and believing in me/us. Sending big strong Vibes to every Woman out there – you are AWESOME, you are Amazing, and Capable of anything you set your mind to.
Love you all 100% +
P.S. That’s me pictured up top, on top of my favorite place, The Mountains : )
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