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Meet SFBW

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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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.