The premier issue of Decatur Magazine was launched in January 2000 by pairing knowledge of the community with talented local contributors to publish a glossy, full color city-centric magazine that creates awareness of Decatur’s unique quality of life. The successful collaboration between this highly cultivated team of local freelance writers, photographers and graphic designers has resulted in the increased popularity of the magazine and an opportunity for advertisers to reach the sought after market of affluent and influential readers in the metro Decatur area for over sixteen years.
The goal to establish effective collaboration extends community-wide. In 2005, Decatur Magazine obtained the rights to publish the Official Decatur/Forsyth Visitor Guide in cooperation with the Decatur Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. After completing a total re-design, the guide is published twice each year and distributed across the state of Illinois through tourist information centers, local hotels and attractions to promote Decatur as a unique destination for visitors.
To create awareness of Decatur’s positive living environment, Decatur Magazine partnered with the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce to publish the first edition of Decatur: Illinois’ Central City, released in May 2007. Written and designed by Decatur Magazine contributors, the 200-page coffee table book highlights Decatur’s unique history and vision for the future. Decatur Magazine also publishes the chamber Welcome To Decatur relocation magazine to assist local business and industry in their recruiting efforts.
Decatur Magazine is published bi-monthly by First String Productions.
Executive, editorial, circulation, advertising offices:
P. O. Box 498
Decatur IL 62525-0498
Copies of Decatur Magazine are available at the newsstand price of $5.95.
On sale at Kroger in Brettwood Village and Kroger in Airport Plaza on Rt. 36.
Annual subscription rate of $32.00 per year for six issues mailed bi-monthly to households in Macon County IL. Subscribe online here, or mail subscription requests with payment and changes of address to: Circulation, P.O. Box 498, Decatur IL 62525-0498.
Request your Decatur Magazine Media Kit here.
about us: bios:
Beth E. Stringer
Dr. Julie Bates
art director/graphic design
web admin/graphic design