As he turned 40, Ryan realized that it was time to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. He and his wife, Melissa, decided to start a magazine company to help create more connection in their lives and in the communities they serve.
Melissa had primarily been a stay-at-home mom for about 16 years, while Ryan was a salesperson and sales manager for various companies. One of those companies was a magazine publisher in Las Vegas, where Ryan sold advertising.
That magazine had mostly canned content that often felt impersonal to readers. When Ryan left and moved to Utah, he told Melissa that if he ever worked on a magazine again he would want to control the content and make it local and personal to the area. 12 years later, that opportunity presented itself when Ryan talked to the Mayor of North Ogden about creating a city magazine.
Connection Publishing was born in 2016 and has since expanded to four additional cities. Content in the magazines is by and about each community: city news, history, recipes, event calendar, business spotlights and more. These official city magazines are funded by local business advertisements. Businesses can place display ads intermixed with the content or have custom articles written about them for the magazine. Connection Publishing currently sends magazines to nearly 70,000 homes in Weber and Davis Counties.
Ryan and Melissa and their entire team work to create connection by bringing communities together with local content in beautiful magazines.
Learn more about Connection Publishing and their city magazines at connectionpub.com