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Drake’s 515 Magazine Celebrates Launch with Party Dec. 12

December 11, 2006

CONTACT:  Bridget Nelson, 651-226-3999, bkn002@drake.edu
Katie Stuhler, Marketing Director, 913-488-9861, kcs004@drake.edu


Drake’s 515 Magazine Celebrates Launch with Party Dec. 12


After an intense rush of brainstorming, writing, editing and designing, senior magazine capstone students at Drake University are poised and ready to launch their fall 2006 issue of 515 Magazine.


The magazine will celebrate the release of its fall issue with a launch party from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Royal Mile, 210 4th St. Des Moines enthusiasts are welcome to pick up a free copy, chat with the staff, and enjoy happy hour specials. 515 Magazine provides the recipe for the Royal Mile’s Chicken Pasty -- enjoy the tasty entree for only $5.15 during the party.


Aimed at 25- to 35-year-old professionals in the Des Moines area, the magazine focuses on moving ahead in the workplace, money management, home decor, and entertainment.


There is a strong emphasis on living well in the moment -- choosing the perfect pair of jeans, navigating the dating scene, planning a knockout dinner party -- but, like its reading audience, 515 Magazine also keeps a keen eye on rising trends and life transitions. Find out how local outsourcing companies compete in international markets, learn to select the best wine for holiday gifts, and read up on where to get your dog a massage. In-depth articles explore the future of Des Moines, the rigamarole of securing job promotions and big budget issues such as buying a first home.


“Our staff knew from the start that we wanted this issue to be full of useful advice for Des Moines’ young professionals,” said Bridget Nelson, editor-in-chief of 515 Magazine. “Readers will definitely pick up great tips relevant to all areas of their lives.”


“The students had a lot of fun putting the magazine together,” said publisher Lori Blachford. “There are some articles in there that will be news even to long-time Des Moines residents. My favorites are the Q&As with young professionals in town.”


515 Magazine makes a great stocking stuffer. 5,000 free copies of the magazine will be circulating Des Moines by the holidays. A fresh round of graduating seniors will produce its own issue for release in the spring. The magazine is produced twice a year thanks to a grant from Meredith Corporation.