Mount Pleasant Magazine Nov/Dec 2023

11 | | This last issue of 2023 causes me to reflect on what Mount Pleasant Magazine has accomplished over the past 12 months, and of course, what we need to improve on. This past year has been a journey. Looking back, I think one of our greatest achievements is how everyone here has learned how to reach greater heights as a team. I totally believe in the publishing team behind these print and digital pages and everything these pages represent. For everyone here, specific accomplishments for 2023 start with producing a high quality digital and print community magazine. From there we’ve worked on ways to reach more people through our print and digital distribution efforts. The SC Welcome Centers on Page 17 are a perfect example of this. We love making Mount Pleasant’s story available to interested folks traveling within our state. Along with increased distribution through regional airports. We’ve embraced Geofencing which allows us to expand our digital distribution significantly. In the last 12 months, tens of thousands of people who would have never seen our magazine had a chance to thumb through our digital pages at That’s technology and it plays an important role in generating additional online readers. But my heart was greatly touched this past year for the part Mount Pleasant Magazine played in helping our town gain the recognition of being voted the All-America City Award for the third time. The most of any municipality in the Palmetto State. As the town magazine, we wanted to support that effort however we could. Congratulations to everyone at town hall that worked so hard to lead Mount Pleasant to victory for a third time. I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that we launched a monthly community newspaper for our neighbors on Isle of Palms. We are now telling the story of another historically rich community like Mount Pleasant that makes our coastal region what it is today. I invite you to read the digital version of Island Vibes, I am very proud of our team’s efforts. If you are interested in knowing more about Island Vibes, please drop me an email or give me a call. Positively yours, Bill Macchio Publisher • publisher’s note November/December 2023 • Vol. 13, Issue 6 PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR BILL MACCHIO PUBLISHER@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM MANAGING EDITOR ZACH GIROUX ART DIRECTOR DANA COLEMAN PRODUCTION MANAGER BETHANY LONG ASSISTANT TO THE PUBLISHER JENNIFER BURKE COPY EDITOR COLIN MCCANDLESS SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER MORGAN WINNINGHAM AD DESIGNERS BETHANY LONG KIM HALL REBECCA SOTTILE TECHNOLOGY GEORGE CONKLIN BRIAN SMITH GENE PHAN WRITERS HEATHER ROSE ARTUSHIN • MARY COY KATIE FINCH • MAURICE FRAZIER KATIE JAMES • CARI LAWSON CLARK LEACH • MICHELE LEWIS COLIN MCCANDLESS • SHERRY WHITING PHOTOGRAPHERS MARK STAFF GEORGE BROWN BRAND AMBASSADOR STACEY MCLOUGHLIN STACEY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM INDEPENDENT MEDIA CONSULTANTS KATIE FINCH KATIE@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM ANDY BIMONTE ANDY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM MAURICE FRAZIER MAURICE@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM ADMINISTRATION & BOOKKEEPING GINGER SOTTILE BOSS DOG REGGIE SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS ANTHONY MACCHIO KAREN LISZEWSKI MORGAN WINNINGHAM DISTRIBUTION U.S. POST OFFICE • HARRIS TEETER • PUBLIX • CVS Mount Pleasant Magazine is published locally by a team of independent contractors. Mount Pleasant Magazine is published six times per year by Media Services, Inc. 1013 Chuck Dawley Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Copyright © Media Services 2023. All rights reserved. Reproduction electronically or in print format without the expressed written consent of the publisher is strictly prohibited and a violation of U.S. copyright laws. Inquiries to: Mount Pleasant Magazine P.O. Box 22617, Charleston, SC 29413 843-881-1481