Mark Andrea

Mason Deerfield Chamber involvement:

Member since November 2017. Connections MADE Sponsor. Ambassador starting in February 2019.

Community involvement:

Through the magazine we are able to shine a light on local organizations and causes. To date we have dedicated over 50 pages of content to more than 20 different organizations. Other sections in the magazine provided additional community highlights through photo recaps, press releases and a calendar of events. We initiated a partnership with the Journalism program at Mason High School by featuring several articles written by a high school student. 

Other milestones, achievements, etc.:

  • Launched in May 2018. 

  • 200,000 copies of Mason & Deerfield Lifestyle have been delivered since our launch.

Fun facts about you/your business:

  • Each month our publication is delivered to more than 10,500 homes and 600 businesses in Mason and Deerfield Township.

  • We work with local freelance writers and photographers to produce the content.

  • We are 1 of 75 Lifestyle-brand magazines in the country. Here locally, Lifestyle now reaches more than 34,000 homes with distribution in Mason & Deerfield, West Chester & Liberty, and Loveland. A fourth publication will be launching soon in South Dayton. 

  • Got my start in the print advertising world as a high school student working on the staff of Lakota East High School's Spark newsmagazine. 

Why is being part of the Mason Deerfield Chamber important to you/your organization?

Most businesses join the Chamber to get their brand noticed and many stop at that first step of joining. What I've come to realize over the past two years, is that I have gotten so much more out of my Chamber experience by getting involved. As an ambassador, I get to see first hand how the MADE Chamber supports local businesses through ribbon cuttings, community and policy initiatives, access to health care savings, networking events, and their marquee events like the Annual Lunch and GEMS of Excellence. Everything the MADE Chamber does is about building a better business community which helps build a stronger community for everyone in Mason and Deerfield Township.