So, here we go! My name is Mark Fenix (pronounced "Phoenix" like the city) and I'm thrilled to have the support and interest of several amazing homeowners associations and their residents, including several members of Westlake's beautiful country-club. Now, after several months of meetings and get-togethers I've had the distinguished pleasure to have met so many wonderful people and even sit in on on some very interesting and (sometimes) heated council meetings to better understand the concerns and needs of the residents and the direction of the city of Westlake. I even brought my son and daughter to the amazing community recreation center because that rock wall is pretty impressive; did not expect to see that when I walked in, and yes, the kids loved it!
The city is quite unique in the sense that it is an amazing place to live, work and raise a family and I'm truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to publish the "Westlake Lifestyle Magazine." Full disclosure, it's mine, I own it and thanks to a partnership agreement I will have the privilege of using an amazing team of graphic designers, layout editors and artists, as well as their production facility to produce a high-quality publication for the residents. This is going to be free and will be mailed out to over 10,000 households. By year-end I plan to have added a few more communities, so expect to see me out and about this summer.
Sidenote; I love this time of year. I love that soon school is going to be over and kids will be out and about. Parents, will get to spend more time with their children and go on family vacations and enjoy what life has to offer us thanks to our hard work and dedication. I love that I'll see people running, biking and walking their pets, breathing in fresh air and getting some light tans and hopefully some color now that the temperature has finally decided to play ball with the intended season of summer (and if you can't get any color, don't worry, you'll still benefit from some extra vitamin D).
As I'm writing this posting, I'm sitting here at my kitchen island, taking a break from the lists of businesses and services I'm researching. I'll be calling upon them and scheduling meetings because I need the help of these prospective partners and business owners - it's the only way I can get this off the ground so that this publication gets printed as quickly and as soon as possible.
I am very much looking forward to our inaugural issue and I can't wait for it to be delivered to you.
- Mark Fenix, Publisher/Owner "Westlake Lifestyle"
A Post from the Publisher
11 May, 2018
communities of WESTLAKE
Westlake has been ranked the #1 Suburb in the area by Cleveland Magazine for the last two years. While Westlake's reputation locally is well-known, Westlake is also gaining attention nationwide as well. In 2009, the city was listed by Money Magazine as 23rd in its list of "Best Places to Live in the U.S." Just recently, Solon was rated #3 on Money Magazine's list of top places to live!