OUR WHY

269 MAGAZINE™ is a regional publication communicating the distinctive brand that is Southwest Michigan.

269 MAGAZINE tells the region’s positive success stories surrounding business expansions, entrepreneurship, leadership, philanthropy and quality of life. The magazine showcases how these stories can and do affect the community in which we live, work and thrive. Overall, our pages illustrate why business, neighbors and community are dependent on each other for sustaining positive growth.

The primary geographic focus is the seven county region that makes up Southwest Michigan.

Content is targeted to business and community professionals who want to make a difference in our communities.

Our hope is that readers of 269 MAGAZINE will become active participants in the world around them and join in our mission to make Southwest Michigan the place to make a home, go to work and bring dreams to reality.

OUR TEAM

Heather Baker
EDITOR IN CHIEF
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Ron Kitchens
PUBLISHER
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Nick Riashi
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Petey Stephanak
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FEATURES

Inside 269 MAGAZINE™ is content that builds our regional brand and strengthens our voice.

Research A regionally-focused data-driven feature powered by The Center for Michigan

Business An in-depth look into trends that are affecting businesses today and how our companies are responding

Leadership Insights that help improve you and your team’s leadership potential

Wellness Commentary meant to get you to jump beyond the exercise talk

Community The best aspects of living in this region waiting to be enjoyed

Score Keeping Relevant numbers and announcements