Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond Recognized for Excellence at National Convention

Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond Recognized for Excellence at National Convention

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As creators of a magazine,  we’re proud of how Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond has grown and improved since we started this magazine in the Fall of 2015. That’s why we’re thrilled to share a bit of good news that shows what teamwork can accomplish.

Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond earned the General Excellence and four other first-place awards for writing and layout at the North American Mature Publishers Association convention in Orlando, Fla. Oct. 8.

As you probably know, Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond magazine is a lifestyle publication for people 50+. With a distribution of 35,000, it is available at 600 locations throughout Greater Cleveland.

Marie Elium is the editor. Laura Chadwick is the art director and designer. 

“It is such an honor for our work on the magazine to be recognized on the national level with such prestigious awards,” states Publisher Brad Mitchell. “Our team strives to produce great content and design and it’s wonderful to receive affirmation that we’re on the right track from independent experts in the field as well as from our loyal and growing reader base.”

The School of Journalism of the University of Missouri in Columbia judged the entries submitted by the magazines. Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond competed in the B Division with magazines that have a circulation of 25,001-50,000.

For First Place General Excellence, the judges said, “This is a solid, distinctive publication that puts a premium on excellent writing, balanced design and useful content. Each issue has a strong mix of fresh ideas and storytelling, from a piece about a sanctuary that saves farm animals to a room-by-room breakdown of decluttering plans and a no-nonsense roadmap for retirement. The magazine reaches for a high bar and succeeds.”

The four other First Place awards captured were:

Editorial: Briefs/Shorts (Worth Noting)

Editorial: Feature Writing (The Spicy Lamb Farm, The Wild, Woolly World of Life in a National Park Farm by Marie Elium)

Front Cover (Nov/Dec 2017 Volunteers/Beatles Abbey Road)

Overall Design

NAMPA is the non-profit international association for publishers of local/regional senior and boomer publications. Members represent more than 95 publications with a combined circulation of over 4 million in the United States and Canada.

About Mitchell Media LLC

Launched in March 2014, Northeast Ohio Parent is the flagship property of Mitchell Media LLC, which is headquartered in Hudson and is supported by a staff of 15 talented media professionals. In 2015, Mitchell Media’s offerings expanded to include digital products, custom publishing, live events and the launch of a new magazine, Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond, geared toward adults ages 50 and older.


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About the author

Marie Elium spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter in Virginia and Ohio before switching to freelance writing when her two children were young. The kids are now Millennials, but writing continues to be one of her favorite endeavors. Marie was named editor of Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond magazine in November 2015 and is a graduate of Miami University. Marie can be reached at [email protected]

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