Smiley Pete Publishing began as a single community publication in 1997. College buddies Chris Eddie and Chuck Creacy started Chevy Chaser Magazine while working as pizza delivery drivers. They got to know Lexington’s neighborhoods, and began hand-delivering magazines to local residents.
Since then, Smiley Pete Publishing has become a growing family of print and online publications that specialize in locally focused content. All Smiley Pete publications, initiatives and events have a common goal: to serve the needs and interests of readers, and to continue to make Lexington a community of diverse people and organizations who strive for positive change and great quality of life.
Chevy Chaser Magazine & Southsider Magazine
Launched in October of 1997, Smiley Pete’s Chevy Chaser Magazine & Southsider Magazine are the longest-running monthly publications currently distributed in Lexington, reaching 100,000 local readers. Using an ever-evolving palette of highly targeted information services including direct mail, print, web and email, we strive to deliver thoughtful, relevant, useful, humorous, enlightening and – above all else – independent, locally-produced content that highlights the best Lexington has to offer; written and produced by local writers, editors and publishers committed to professional integrity and the community they serve.
Business Lexington is a news journal focused on the Central Kentucky business community. Coverage ranges from economic development, real estate, healthcare, law, education, restaurant news, entrepreneurship, marketing and sales, agri-tourism, arts and the economy, and business related political and legislative activity. Business Lexington is devoted to serving the interests of one of the nation’s fastest growing medium-markets, keeping its readers updated and well informed with a variety of stimulating, informative content in print, online and email alerts, creating an open dialogue on current issues to encourage a vibrant and active local business community.
tadoo.com is an online arts, culture and entertainment magazine. From live music, film, and art openings, to festivals, and other arts-related events, everyone in Central Kentucky can find something tadoo. Free, user-submitted events are accepted on the community calendar, including non-profit fundraisers, workshops, classes, and more.
Crave Lexington Food and Music Festival
Crave Lexington is a 50,000+ attendance, two-day food and music festival that features the best food trucks, restaurants, caterers in Kentucky.
Lexington Burger Week
A promotion featuring local restaurants that create a $5 special off-menu burger. Chefs compete to make the most unique burger in town and pair them with locally-produced beer. Over 60,000 burgers were sold in the 2016 campaign.