Saturday, March 11, 2006

42 C-BUS Magazine

When I picked up C-BUS at Caribou this morning, I thought I was just going to check out what was going on in town, and then noticed it was a Premiere Issue!

Derek Grosso, the Publisher and Editor of C-BUS and CEO of 206 Publishing, and Patrick Preston, Principal of 206 Publishing say it was like being a first time parent, starting a magazine from scratch. C-BUS is just a faster way to say Columbus, although I've been here since 1967 and I've never heard that nickname. Clumbus, yes. It apparently means Connecting Columbus and is a magazine to connect the young professionals and adults on the edge of greatness. The new and the unknown.

So they've featured a 22 year old who has borrowed $500,000 to start a restaurant in the university Gateway district using a plan he developed in a marketing class. Of course, his parents put their house up as collateral for a Small Business loan. (How do poor kids get loans to start a business?). There's a lunch time interview with some 20-somethings on "relationships." Suggestions for a good date in Columbus: ranged from a small quiet lounge, to BW3's for beer and wings, to something fun like miniature golf. But there was a longer article on the top 5 romantic and fun dates in Columbus. I don't think anyone would rush in for their suggestions which ranged from ice cream at North Market to the palm collection at the Franklin Park Conservatory. Sage advice in a Spring training article--"calories in must be less than calories out." Cool jobs featured Abercrombie & Fitch employees who can wear flip-flops to work. Are these the folks with the near naked catalogs? The cover story was on the Columbus Crew, The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Columbus Destroyers, which I think is soccer, hockey and football.

I always want my premiere issues to succeed, but I don't know, this is awfully light weight. It doesn't even have a bricks and mortar address.

C-BUS Magazine
Spring 2006 Issue, Premiere
ISBN: na
Subject: Columbus OH
Publication schedule: quarterly
206 Publishing LLC
P.O. Box 2423, Columbus, OH 43216
One copy free, additional copies $2.95 each
Free subscription with qualifications
Publisher and Editor: Derek Grosso
Principal: Patrick Preston