Fargo Marathon Book is Here

The Fargo Marathon Commemorative Book is finally here. How can you get yours? If you were a spectator and you couldn’t experience the whole event for yourself then you can purchase your Commemorative Book at many locations around the Fargo, Moorhead area or at fargomarathonbook.com. If you were one of the 20,000 plus participants you’ll be receiving one in the mail, for FREE!

Fargo Monthly Wedding Issue

Spotlight Media is currently in the works of developing a wedding issue for their July issue. This magazine will include information on the best venues, florists, bridal gown stores and everything else someone needs to know for the big day. Spotlight Media is also working on teaming up with a bridal shop in order to do a wedding fashion shoot. This shoot will be done by Spotlight Media’s head photographer, J. Alan Paul. Look for more information to come soon.

Finalist for ChamberChoice Award

Spotlight Media is honored to be selected as a finalist for the FMWF Chamber of Commerce ChamberChoice awards. Spotlight Media is in the running for Small Business of the Year award. The awards will be announced on May 15 at noon at the Ramada Plaza Suites. This luncheon is open to the public. More information can be found here, fmwfchamber.com/chamberchoice.

May Mags Preview

Fargo Monthly: The Artist Issue

This months issue is near completion and we can’t wait to show you our piece of art. Making Fargo Beautiful is our main theme in May’s issue, exposing Fargo-Moorhead to the talented artists this great city has to offer. From creative watercolor paintings to the complicated process of printmaking, these artists epitomize the meaning of “masters of their craft.”

Moving to a different form of art, this month issue tells the story of this year’s winner of the Fargo Star competition, Addie Onchuck. The high school senior gave us an exclusive interview into her life before the award and what she plans to do with her bright future in music. Addie isn’t the only performer we had a chance to speak to this month. The MSUM Straw Hat Players tell us the history of their 50-year existence and give us the down-low on their 30-member dance group.

We love animals here at Spotlight so we couldn’t leave out the Red River Zoo. Our editor, Andrew, got down and dirty with the many animals of the Red River Zoo.

Among the great feature stories, May’s issue includes the popular Chef’s Corner with our first woman chef, Dotty Curry! Also, a tour inside the rich history of the Avalon Building. The 105-year-old structure has seen a lot in its day, offering an opportunity to see for ourselves the history of the F-M area.

Be on the lookout for May’s issue of Fargo Monthly! Always free and always enjoyable reading at a newsstand near you.

Stride: A to Z Survival Guide for the Fargo Marathon

The Fargo Marathon is only a month away and we have everything you will need to survive the epic event. Our A to Z Survival Guide to the Fargo Marathon will get you prepared for any and all things marathon. From gear to helpful tips, May’s Stride has got it covered. And don’t forget the inspirational stories that will motivate you to get fit!

It is true that fitness is a catalyst to a healthy lifestyle, but it is family that gives us balance in life. The touching story of the Januszewski family provides us a look inside a family struck with tragedy, overcoming the obstacles in the game of life. Be on the lookout for Team Judy in both this month’s issue and on the course during the Fargo Marathon.

Design & Living: The Do It Yourself Issue

The waited return of Design & Living magazine is here! And boy, is it better than ever. With helpful tips from nationally recognized designers, May’s issue is sure to inspire you on your next house project.

We got the chance to talk to a handful of local interior designers to get ideas and tips for any home, apartment, or condo owner in the F-M area.

Interior design can be tricky for even the most creative homeowners, May’s Design & Living provides an endless amount ideas spanning from your furniture to you patio.

Fargo Marathon Commemorative Issue

Spotlight Media and the Fargo Marathon are teaming up to create a special Fargo Marathon Commemorative issue. For this issue, Spotlight Media will have eight photographers and five writers covering every aspect of the races, from planning meetings to the post-race party, they will be there. The issue will include interviews with speakers, the winners of the men’s and women’s races, a large photo gallery and, most importantly, the names and times of every finisher of all the races. The commemorative issue will then be mailed to all the finishers of the races. Spotlight Media will produce close to 40,000 issues of this magazine. More information can be found here, wedomagazines.com/fargo-marathon-commemorative-magazine.

Hotel Distribution

Fargo Monthly is now in 2,000 hotel rooms. This allows Fargo Monthly to reach Fargo’s visitors. This move was made in hopes of making Fargo Monthly the true city’s magazine. Some of the content will be made more friendly for tourists and it will include guides, reviews and other recommendations that visitors to Fargo will find helpful.

We Won Five Addy’s!

Spotlight Media took home five Addy Awards at the annual Addy Awards held at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. We won a gold award for entire magazine design and two awards for editorial spread or feature design. To go along with our three gold awards, we also won two silver awards for entire magazine design. It was a fun night for the Spotlight Media with many laughs shared, celebrating and memories made.