Denise Fitzsimmons, Jill Huizenga and Mary Beth Bockhorst, brought their experiences, their skills and their willingness to take a risk together and began formulating a vision, a goal and a dream. It all came to fruition with the publication of the first issue of InSpire Magazine in May 2004.
InSpire Magazine is designed to highlight the accomplishments and achievements of local women in their personal and professional life. It is a high quality product that empowers women, while providing a new media for businesses to advertise within.
“We really wanted to highlight the many talented and gifted women who live right here,” says publisher, Denise Fitzsimmons. “Women want to connect and share their experiences. InSpire Magazine has become a viable networking tool for many women, organizations and businesses from health and wellness to fashions.”
Since the founders live locally, they believe that giving back to their community is important. The company has donated over $220,000 to local non-profit organizations in Dodge County and the surrounding area since 2004.
Giving women the courage to make a difference in the world around them by allowing us to publish their stories has been an honor. – Denise, Jill and Mary Beth