As we celebrate our 28th year in business. I will restrain myself from making old jokes about the all-nighters, handwritten articles, ad ideas on napkins, slow computers, and terrible printers, not to mention our slow delivery service.
All jokes aside, 28 years is pretty darn impressive. Even more impressive is that we currently have two associates – Rob Centilla, our art director with 26 years of service, and Carla Szczuka, our community events editor – who are also very close to that milestone.
It’s hard to believe all that has changed at WestCoast Media since our very first issue on October 1st, 1991. Here are a few of our “back when we first started WestCoast magazine” facts:
· The first issue was only 16 pages
· We only printed 5,000 magazines
· It took us two weeks to distribute the first issue
· We drove proofs to clients, made changes, and drove them back for approvals
· At the time, we were called Chino Hills 91709
· We handwrote contracts, as computers were few and far between
A lot has changed in the last 28 years, but a lot has stayed the same. WestCoast Media still strives to make a difference in the lives of our clients and our readers by offering personal service and putting out a quality community magazine. Our goal from the beginning was to be showcasing the best our communities had to offer. We continue to live by the philosophy that “People Matter” in everything we do, just like we have for the last 28 years.
I would like you to meet the people behind the scenes; those that contribute to the design, production, articles, and community. They truly are the liaisons between all of you and all of us.