Port St. Lucie Magazine Publisher
Indian River Media Group
Assistant to the Publisher
Pattie Durham, Gaettane A. Paul
Susan Burgess, Rachel Inswasty,
Pattie Durham, Kerry Firth,
Ellen Gillette, Mary Ann Koenig,
Anthony Westbury, Bernie Woodall
Rob Downey, Rusty Durham,
Juan “Chi Chi” Rodriguez
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M A G A Z I N E
Port St. Lucie Magazine and
St. Lucie Magazine, published
each January, March, June and
September, are publications of
Indian River Magazine Inc., a
locally owned company based at
308 Ave. A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950.
All material contained herein
is copyrighted by Indian River
Magazine Inc. Member of the
St. Lucie County Chamber
This spring, I decided to work
for one of the best magazine
publishers on the Treasure Coast.
Home is now the Indian River Media
Group headed up by Gregory Enns
and his team. This magazine group has
the best magazines, and I’m excited to
become part of it as the publisher of Port
St. Lucie Magazine.
I am also excited to work in an area I’ve
called home for 23 years. Some readers
might know me from my work as an
ad director and publisher with other
area magazines. Nothing amazes me
more than to watch how fast this area is
growing and then get to write all about it.
Port St. Lucie is one of the fastestgrowing
cities in the nation. And its
amazing groups and organizations are
growing incredibly fast as well. I should
know, I have been working and watching
this area for the last 30 years. And
heading up a magazine in this area takes
a phenomenal amount of dedication.
We will be introducing a new masthead
and an exciting editorial calendar with
great local stories and eye-catching covers. We will be adding some new features in the
fall, including a wedding page and revamped social and dining sections.
We kick off the summer issue with a feature on the Florida Sports Hall of Fame on
Page 16. It is so exciting to know that it has found a new home in Port St Lucie. I drove
over to visit its location and learned so much about its members and the athletes who
have made a contribution to Florida sports. You need to drive to the MIDFLORIDA
Credit Union Event Center in the heart of the city and visit it yourself.
As health issues grow and the needs of many turn to alternative medicines, I was
surprised to learn about the numerous medical marijuana dispensaries in the area. On
Page 34, writer Ellen Gillette gives us the inside story on some of those who have found
relief using medical marijuana or its byproducts. She also explains why there has been a
proliferation of dispensaries in the city.
So in ending my first publisher’s letter in my first issue, I want to say that I am
dedicated to this community. I want the magazine to be a place where when you
anxiously take it out of your mailbox, you see what we have uncovered in the area. We
want to transform our pages into what you want to read as well as get you excited to
visit an area or a person we write about. And as always, we appreciate your loyalty.
I would love to hear about stories you would like to see in our pages. My email
is below, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. Otherwise, I will see you at the next
luncheon or outdoor event soon.
KIM CAPEN, PUBLISHER | KIM@INDIANRIVERMAG.COM