Indy's New Publishers: Natural Awakenings’ Family of Franchises Keeps Growing
Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. (NAPC) recently welcomed a group of new publishers that completed a March training program at corporate headquarters in Naples, Florida. The NAPC training staff spent several days with the entrepreneurs now launching new Natural Awakenings territories or taking over the production of existing magazines in several locales. New markets include Albany, New York; Toledo, Ohio; and Portland, Maine; and the franchise in Indianapolis, Indiana, will have a new publisher at the helm.
Company CEO Sharon Bruckman launched the first edition of Natural Awakenings in 1994 and began franchising it in 1999. The company currently publishes 88 Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, with a collective readership exceeding 3.5 million.
“Interest in naturally healthy living that’s good for people and the planet is now influencing mainstream America, thanks in part to our active and growing readership,” says Bruckman. “Natural Awakenings’ dedicated family of publishers, supported by loyal advertisers, connects readers with a wealth of national and local resources mapping out alternate routes to a healthier, happier, longer life.”