The Weekender Magazine started as a monthly lifestyles page in the local weekly newspaper. In May of 2001, the staff from a group of area weekly newspapers joined together to publish the first 16-
When the company that owned the newspaper was sold to a neighbor radio station in 2002, Kathy and Mike Barnett obtained the print rights to The Weekender and continued the magazine under the present ownership of Barnett PRO.
The first color magazine-style publication was issued in the Spring of 2003 intended to be distributed on a quarterly basis. The response was overwhelming and a subscription campaign was soon underway. The publishers immediately saw the need of expanding to bi-
Still distributed FREE to our subscribers, the world-
Still covering “Places to go, things to do, and people to see” but across the U.S. on and “extended weekend getaway, we added “for the fun side of life” in 2013. Magazine Media is reaching up to 385,733,000! Travel category results show 30 million reached per month in 2015. The Weekender Magazine is now ready to reach this audience!
Post pandemic, the staff gathered at the round table and reviewed how we could better serve our subscribers. With new technology requirements and updated software available, we researched our readership, travel trends and the new social media sites. The result was changing our name to better describe who we are and what we cover.
It is so simple! Our magazine issues still cover places to go, things to do, and people to see while on those
“Extended Weekend Getaways!”