After three years of showcasing Columbus’s young professional community, C-BUS Magazine is ceasing publication with its March/April issue, which will be offered online at www.cbusmagazine.com.
I am positive that we succeeded in our mission to connect our readers with local stories on young professionals, business and lifestyle features, great places to dine, area culture and nightlife, and everything else that makes Columbus a great place to live, work, and play.
Faced with a downturn in the current economy and a very weak advertising market (at least for print publications), we decided to reconsider our options and look toward shelving the magazine to focus on some other opportunities. Additionally, since C-BUS was distributed for free – on newsstands, in bulk, and via mail – it became increasingly difficult to continue producing such a high-quality publication and rely solely on advertising revenue in this market.
The bi-monthly publication, which had a circulation of 30,000, and was mailed to more than 12,000 subscribers, had a modest, yet hard-working staff of two full-time, three part-time, and about a dozen local freelance writers and photographers. These people were the heart and soul of the magazine.
I want to send a very special thank you to our devoted staff and contributors, our advertisers, our readers, and all additional supporters for making C-BUS Magazine a positive resource for the entire community. This could not have been accomplished without all of you.
I never thought C-BUS Magazine would be so popular, or grow to reach so many in such a short amount of time. That speaks volumes of the people of Columbus and the entire central Ohio region.
Yours very truly,
Derek Grosso, Publisher
C-BUS, The Magazine That’s Connecting Columbus