El Paso Magazine Issue 1

It’s been an exciting time at the office these past several weeks. And by exciting, I mean stressful for those involved in a new magazine our company, Investor Publications, Inc., has just launched.

Our company is a small business that publishes What’ Up, business journal El Paso Inc., the Book of Lists and El Paso Plus (formerly called Southwest Senior). The latter has now transformed into El Paso Inc. Magazine, a new quarterly that, in the words of El Paso Inc. editor Wendy Polk, “builds on the strengths of the business journal – outstanding writing and reporting, insights you can’t get anywhere else, and photographs that tell stories, too.”

As one of the lucky first readers, I can attest to the quality reporting that this new lifestyle publication encompasses. Top that off with our talented photographers and graphic designers and you have a legit feast for the eyes.

Our first El Paso Inc. Magazine features the makings of both a “man cave” and a “she shed,” the story behind the new-ish Kern Place business, Fire Smoke ‘n Grill, a write-up on why we should visit/revisit Mazatlán and some insight into the father and son of the Meyers Group, who have plans to revamp the 104-year-old Camino Real Hotel. (Can we say, “finally”?) I loved Stuart Meyers’ quote about his stepson, Josh Meyers: “Who is this cocky son of a bitch; that’s kind of what I thought. He had a reputation for trouble,” Stuart says, pausing as Josh smiles. “But I saw the light behind the eyes. He’s bright,” Stuart adds, settling back in a worn leather armchair.

How can you get a hold of one of these magazines? For now, by buying a year’s subscription to El Paso Inc., which arrives every Saturday/Sunday. If you’ve yet to check out the business journal, go to ElPasoInc.com or pick up a one-dollar copy in front of almost any Village Inn. As someone whose eyes are constantly in front of a screen, I like to give them a break and read papers and magazines, and I know I’m not alone in that sentiment.

El Paso Inc. goes beyond the goings-on of businesses and explores really intriguing stuff, like the local teams that are competing in the Space Race Challenge, a startup contest launched by NASA in our city. This week’s issue also tells us what that color-changing ElectriCity sign above Downtown’s Martin Building is all about. So, seriously – check El Paso Inc. out if you haven’t already!

Another important note for me to mention: last week’s cover photo of the Wolfmother concert at Tricky Falls was taken by the talented Heriberto Ibarra. Check out his work at HeribertoIbarra.com.

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