TroyLife magazine launched

Published 8:18 pm Thursday, July 15, 2010

Troy Publications on Thursday launched its newest publication, TroyLife, a quarterly lifestyle magazine.

“We’re thrilled to be adding a magazine to our family of publications,” said Stacy Graning, publisher. “We believe Troy, and the surrounding areas, deserve a magazine that captures the spirit of our community and reflects the lifestyle we enjoy here.

“We’ve had terrific and positive feedback from the folks with whom we’ve shared the concept and sought and advice, and I believe we’re going to produce a stunning magazine for our community.”

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Rich with color photographs, compelling feature stories and lifestyle news about the community, TroyLife will include a quarterly calendar of events for the community, pictures from social gatherings and events, and articles on topics ranging from arts and culture to outdoors activities to home and garden to dining and entertainment. “A strong focus will be on our people and our lifestyle and how we embrace the life that is uniquely led here in Troy,” Graning said. “Through the pages of TroyLife each quarter, you’ll have a chance to share the stories of their lives.”

The full-color, glossy magazine will be distributed free in upscale boutiques, restaurants, hotels, and selected locations throughout Pike County and surrounding communities. Mail subscriptions will be available, as well.

Several community leaders and members attended the kickoff event held at the Courtyard Marriott and many expressed their excitement for the new publication.

“I think it will be a great asset to the community,” said Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen. “It will highlight Pike County, and I am looking forward to it.”

Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford said he believes the magazine will serve as a good showcase of the community.

“I think it will showcase our community well and provide something we haven’t seen here before in Troy,” Lunsford said.

Homer Wright, Pike County Commissioner, looked at the product a bit differently.

“I hope it will drive more students to the local school systems and Troy University (by showing off the community),” Wright said. “I’m excited about it.”

Karen Herring, marketing director for Troy Regional Medical Center, said the hospital is excited to be a part of the magazine as one of its advertisers.

“Troy Regional Medical Center is proud to be one of the advertisers and supporters of TroyLife Magazine,” Herring said.

“It’s the first of its kind in Troy. The examples we were shown during the presentation were first class, and we are looking forward to it.”

The first TroyLife Magazine will publish in September.