Keela Johnson

Publisher, Columnist

Hello! My name is Keela Johnson and I’m the founder of Forsyth Magazines, a family of three publications based in Forsyth County that started in 2005. After living in Clemmons for 30 years, I “retired” to Lake Norman and found a vibrant, active community of friendly people, as well as new hobbies like paddle boarding and gardening. However, with publishing in my blood, my heart and mind recognized a wonderful opportunity to further engage with this dynamic community and the members of my Lake Norman “neighborhood.” So… I am thrilled to announce that our team is launching a fourth publication: LKN Magazine!
  • An opportunity to promote local! When my husband and I made the move to Lake Norman, I passed the torch for the Forsyth County-based magazines into the very capable hands of my daughter Brooke. I’ve been considering the right time to launch a Lake Norman-based magazine, and I firmly believe that time is now! With 17 years of publishing experience, our team has helped hundreds of businesses share their stories and connect with our 70,000 readers. We believe in the power of community and building a platform for local businesses to grow in an organic and powerful way. We’re so excited to bring this same concept to the Lake Norman market.
  • What does this look like? Take a look at forsythwoman.com to see some of our content and flip through our digital edition. You can also check out @forsythmags on Instagram and Facebook, and find the Forsyth Magazines podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and all major streaming platforms.
  • What will LKN Magazine offer? Print ads, of course, and online exposure as well, but in addition to that, we’ll offer so much more to help you tell your story to your target market. Editorial, social media promotion, a monthly newsletter, a podcast, and event sponsorship opportunities are all perks available for our advertising partners. I’d love to set up a time to chat with you over the phone or meet in person to discuss.

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