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With over a decade of experience in magazine publishing, Lexington-based Smiley Pete Publishing specializes in content that is locally focused and locally generated to serve reader needs and interests for its growing family of publications.

Launched in October of 1997, Smiley Pete’s Chevy Chaser Magazine is the longest-running neighborhood-based publication currently distributed in Lexington, reaching an estimated 15,000 households in select areas.

Chevy Chaser’s sister publication, Southsider, was started four years later to serve an additional 15,000 homes in growing communities in southern Fayette County.

Business Lexington, a news journal focused on the Central Kentucky business community, is distributed every other week to 18,000 business leaders in a seven-county region in the Bluegrass.

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Smiley Pete Publishing has a good beat on Lexington and the surrounding areas, but there are still great stories that we miss. We want to hear about your new business, honors and achievements, and anything else you deem newsworthy.
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The Smiley Peters

The staff of Smiley Pete Publishing:

Chuck Creacy
(859) 266-6537 ext. 44

Chris Eddie
(859) 266-6537 ext. 23

Saraya Brewer
Managing Editor, Chevy Chaser and Southsider Magazines
(859) 266-6537 ext. 25

M. David Nichols
Editor-in-Chief, Business Lexington
(859) 266-6537 ext. 31

Susan Baniak
Features Editor, Business Lexington
(859) 266-6537 ext. 32

Linda Hinchcliffe 
Accounts Executive
(859) 266-6537 ext. 28

Steve O’Bryan
Accounts Executive
(859) 266-6537 ext. 26

Ann Staton
Accounts Executive
(859) 266-6537 ext. 34

Carmen Hemesath
Accounts Executive
(859) 266-6537 ext. 27

Sheli Mays
Administrative Manager
(859) 266-6537 ext. 30

Drew Purcell
Art Director
(859) 266-6537 ext. 24

Robbie Morgan
Director of Events & Sponsorships
(859) 266-6537 ext. 41