Hong Zhao came out to NewPath in 2003 and wanted to get some help starting her publication and web site. Look where she is now. Hong distributes the Beaches Living Guide, a bi-annual publication, to the businesses and residences of the Beach in Toronto, Ontario.
This stretch of Queen Street East is a popular summer destination. Hong does an amazing job to let people know about the variety of small businesses that are in the area. She also publishes details about the history of the Beach. Many Toronto residents I have talked to have never been east of the DVP and Hong's publication invites them with open arms. Hong tells me that the webside traffic on a long weekend triples! And the publication recently was awarded a 2007 APEX Award of Excellence in the category of Magazines and Journals (see page 13 of the PDF for Hong's name).
The publication is distributed to 50,000 households with beautiful illustrations. Emmanuel Lopez, a previous speaker at NewPath, illustrates the front cover. This is one reason why I started NewPath -- to help people like Hong. She is looking for a savvy business person to take her business to the next level. Please contact Hong if you or someone you know is interested in the community publishing business.