Bob Blaisse – Publisher
Greetings Marple Friends & Neighbors! Thanks for your interest in Marple Friends & Neighbors Magazine, published by Best Version Media and mailed monthly to Marple residents with the support of advertising sponsors. Many of you know me. I’ve lived in here in the Marple Newtown area for nearly 25 years. Over that time, I’ve come to know Broomall residents through social events and in service to our sports leagues, scouting and my church community. I began my business career as an advertising and marketing consultant. For a while, I worked as a Talk Radio and Cable TV Host. In the early days of the Internet, I managed the first online archive of millions of published newspapers and magazines articles we brought onto the Internet for the first time. Prior to becoming the Founder of Marple Friends & Neighbors, I founded and served as the Managing Director for an online graphic design and signage company. As a branding and advertising professional for most of my career, a business owner, community leader and a family man, my mission now “Bringing People Together” through our social-media-in-print magazine which is also online. I hope you enjoy reading our monthly magazine and will consider supporting our mission of Bringing People Together.
Marple Friends & Neighbors magazine is about local storytelling to a large audience in Marple. And about offering our community business leaders the opportunity to be recognized as sponsors of Marple’s social-media-in-print and online platform to communicate their stories and support of Marple residents.
I am happy to connect with any of you about a story or content idea, or if you’d like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities please reach out to me at email@example.com.
Holly Stupak – Content Coordinator
Holly Stupak has been a Broomall resident since 2003. After earning a B.A. in Journalism from Susquehanna University, she has worked many years as a Copy Editor and Writer in the publishing and advertising fields. Holly is thrilled that after so many years of technical and medical writing, she can now use her journalism skills to source and write interesting feature articles and develop social media around her hometown magazine. Holly and her husband Pete, their son Colin and their daughter Sarah all love living in Marple Township because it’s such a “tight-knit community, with fantastic schools and close proximity to Philadelphia.” In her spare time, Holly enjoys reading, baking, and going to museums and the theater. She and her family love traveling, especially to the beach and places where they can go hiking and bike riding. Holly welcomes content suggestions, calendar events and other input for your hometown magazine by email to her at HStupak@BestVersionMedia.com
Lisa Jeffries – Editorial Assistant
Lisa Jeffries has lived in Delaware County for over 35 years. She currently calls Drexel Hill home, and enjoys its small-town feel. After earning a BA in Journalism from Temple University, Lisa worked for over 10 years at some of Philadelphia’s top ad agencies. During the next 10 years, she worked as a Correspondent for Delaware County Daily Times, News of Delaware County and Town Talk, covering various town and school meetings including Newtown Township and Marple Newtown School Board. These days, Lisa truly enjoys using all her writing skills and experience as she works with our Expert Contributors, helping them create informative and interesting articles for our hometown magazine. As Editorial Assistant, Lisa copyedits our Expert Contributors’ articles and other content, writes our monthly Student of the Month feature article, creates other monthly content, and rigorously proofs each new issue before it goes to the printer. In her spare time, Lisa loves spending time with her children, visiting her sister in New York, reading and gardening.
Katie Borsuk, Katie Borsuk Photography – Magazine Photographer
Katie Borsuk is an experienced graphic designer and photographer. She attended Rosemont College where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. Her portfolio includes print design, digital design and website development. Katie is also a natural light photographer who thoroughly enjoys capturing portraits that her clients can treasure and hold close to their hearts for a lifetime. Katie Borsuk’s photography skills are available to the readers of Marple Friends & Neighbors, and her portfolio can be viewed at www.KatieBorsuk.com. To capture those special moments, contact Katie at 610-906-0553 or KatieBorsuk@gmail.com.
Mary Rosato – Cover Photo Stylist
Mary Rosato, owner of Salon Bella in Broomall, is a local business leader, sponsor of Marple Friends & Neighbors Magazine
, and Expert Contributor
of occasional feature articles on Hair and Beauty. Mary is also our magazine’s stylist who provides Marple residents, featured on our cover each month, with a courtesy hair and make-up styling session before their cover photo shoot. Marple friends and neighbors all know that Broomall’s Destination Salon
for expert hair styling and coloring for women (and also men), has always been “Salon Bella
.” When looking to improve your style, contact our stylist, Mary Rosato of Salon Bella at: 610-353-9133. (www.salonbellabroomallpa.com
Liz Burnett – Publisher’s Executive Assistant
Liz Burnett joined our magazine staff in January 2019. As Publisher’s Executive Assistant, she enjoyed getting to know our Sponsors and other content contributors as she copyedited and proofread each month’s issue. She also helped the Publisher with administrative and online tasks and business development projects. In mid-August 2019, Liz took on the additional role of Content Coordinator, writing several feature articles for each issue, coordinating and copyediting articles from our Expert Contributors and other content contributors, and monitoring the readiness and quality of each issue. In mid-March 2020, Liz’s content role expanded to Content Administrator, responsible for training and supporting the efforts of the magazine’s Content Coordinator. A native of Delaware County, Liz has enjoyed making this a terrific hometown magazine for the great folks in the Marple Newtown community. She now serves as the Publisher’s Executive Assistant. In her spare time, Liz and her husband enjoy spending time with family (9 grandkids) and friends, golfing and getaways in their RV travel trailer.
Best Version Media
Best Version Media is an international publishing company that specializes in superior quality, community-oriented magazines that are delivered monthly to specifically targeted subdivisions, communities, and villages. Our publications help to build close-knit communities and give business owners a unique branding and advertising experience.