The Square is "a magazine that celebrates the uniqueness and beauty that are integral to what makes Portsmouth and the Seacoast region a special place to live and visit." This full-color publication features stories of local interest and insider tips for visitors to Portsmouth and the surrounding area. With over 50 distribution locations— including popular restaurants, upscale shopping locations,and area hotels — The Square reaches a wide audience of readers who want to discover the best that the area has to offer.
According to Susan Smith, Associate Publisher at McLean Communications, The Square not only presents the many reasons to visit the area, it allows a forum for the local community to come together and celebrate their achievements. Just as McLean’s New Hampshire Home magazine puts the spotlight on the many great places to live in the Granite State, The Square focuses attention on the Seacoast’s vibrant culture, including music, theater, food, business and everything in between.
"There is a real mix of stories in this magazine—we’re just reflecting back what the community is producing," she says.
Thanks to The Square's charter advertisers and other forward-thinking local businesses, McLean is able to distribute more than 10,000 complimentary copies of The Square at locations in Portsmouth, Kittery, Dover, Rye, Exeter and surrounding towns. Readership of each issue is estimated to be in the neighborhood of 30,000 people who are highly interested in what’s going on in the Seacoast region.
The NH Seacoast has gone through innumerable changes in the past few decades. Though there can be downsides to development, the thriving business community has helped allow publications like The Square to represent the region in the best way possible.
"In many ways, a magazine like The Square builds the local community’s pride by giving wider recognition for the hard work they put into their community and how much they value the quality of life they have here."
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- Printed locally using soy-based inks
- Supports local economy by highlighting businesses in the area
- Includes stories about green initiatives from local businesses