Publisher's Note: Lets get this year started!

The start of a new year is like the start of a new sports season, full of optimism for success and a chance to make good on your past misses. I feel that same way right now as January roles in and I look at all the great things we have in front of us at Renaissance Publishing this coming year.

This year I am personally focusing my attention on our wonderful employees and building a year of learning. We are developing a quarterly speaker series to help our staff continue to grow personally and professionally.

Last year we spun out a new title under our Acadiana Profile magazine, called Acadiana Weddings and we look for it to continue to grow. This year we are spinning out our Courts of Carnival section from St. Charles Avenue magazine to create a freestanding magazine because of its popularity and growth. A new event is also coming this summer from New Orleans Magazine that will honor the city’s best new restaurants. Separately, in our custom publishing division we added three new projects and look to add more this year.

So I am ready for an exciting year filled with professional development and new launches. I hope you have the same at your business.


Happy New Year.

Todd Matherne