Welcome to the first issue of South Florida Business & Wealth.

This is a new monthly publication being launched by Lifestyle Media Group, which already publishes 10 titles under the Life and Lifestyle names in southern Florida.

Why this magazine and why now?

SFBW is the culmination of a vision developed by LMG Chairman, Gary Press, and myself to help propel the South Florida economy, provide insight and recognize the achievers who are driving our region’s success.

Gary and I have known each other for 16 years. I first met him in 1998, when he was publisher of the South Florida Business Journal and I was business editor at the Sun Sentinel. He recruited me as editor of the Business Journal and we had a great 10-year run together. 

Last year, we talked about how it was unusual that South Florida, the nation’s eighth-largest urban area, lacked a glossy business magazine. 

We have strived to develop a thoughtful magazine that readers can relax and enjoy. We want to be not only informative and insightful, but entertaining. There’s a lot of news breaking each day in South Florida, but we think many stories are still uncovered or lack perspective.

Our magazine will chronicle not only the traditional economic mainstays of our region, but surging sectors, including technology, startups, venture capital and private equity.

SFBW will be actively engaged in the business community by attending key business events and having its own award programs, networking events, industry panels and advisory boards. We’re actively looking for nominations for our Apogee Awards, which will honor eight C-level positions in each of our three counties.

For more information, visit our website SFBWmag.com.

We will meet advertisers” needs with customized solutions. We provide value by sending the magazine to 30,000 high-level business readers each month and offering very competitive advertising rates.

We are gratified by the support of our advertisers who have embraced our vision.

In addition to thanking Gary, I want to give a big shout out to two staffers. Melanie Geronemus Smit, the creative director for Lifestyle Media Group, who conceptualized the appearance of the magazine right down to the typefaces she found; and Associate Publisher Sally Nicholas, who has been invaluable in meeting with members of the business community and coming up with content ideas.

I welcome your feedback. Please email me at kgale@sfbwmag.com or call me at 954.377.9566.?

Kevin Gale



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