A magazine in South Dakota is celebrating its 10 year anniversary.
It started several years ago with a young woman’s dream to showcase what was going on in South Dakota.
“So my husband John and I brainstormed, and I was only 23. I had no business starting a business and launched our first issue,” publisher Alana Snyder said.
“We were kind of foolish a little bit, but the community really gave us a chance to grow and become a good publication,” Director of Sales and Marketing John Snyder said.
Now the husband and wife and the rest of the team are celebrating a decade of publishing 605 Magazine.
Alana Snyder remembers back to 2008 when she started telling people about her idea.
“At the time, it was the recession and people were a little hesitant in general. And then there was the whole deal with people talking about print. What we realized over the years is it’s the local aspect of what we do which is so popular,” Alana Snyder said.
605 Magazine says it’s printing more now than ever before. Plus, you can read the magazine online and on an app.
The monthly arts and entertainment publication includes everything from food to music to events.
“It’s been insane to see how much Sioux Falls has grown, how much the Black Hills are changing and growing,” Alana Snyder said.
Kelli Volk: Where do you see this magazine in ten more years?
John Snyder: We love doing this so hopefully, we don’t change too much. But just continuing to grow and be a part of more people across South Dakota’s lives would be awesome.
“We’re adding video; we have the app now. Who knows what’s next,” Alana Snyder said.
But for now, it’s time to celebrate.
The magazine is free.