Harbor House Publishers is a magazine, directory, guide, book and newsletter publisher with a specialty in regional publications. Established in 1969, Harbor House Publishers is based in Boyne City, Michigan and publishes the quarterly magazine Great Lakes/Seaway Review, and a number of custom annual Chamber of Commerce directories and visitor guides for Convention & Visitor Bureaus.
Harbor House Publishers provides a full turn-key, including concept, research, writing, editing, sales and marketing, photo shoots, design, production, manufacturing and fulfillment. An interactive digital format is available for every publication we produce.
Harbor House Publishers’ specialization in and knowledge of the Great Lakes region, its demographics, commerce and tourism are intangibles which come to our clients without cost, yet are reflected in the care and professionalism we put into any publication we produce.
Harbor House views the relationship with our clients as one of partnership, working together to improve and enhance your publications and marketing tools to best serve your needs.
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Executive Vice President
We are committed to encouraging, creating and sustaining an environment that honors the inherent dignity of every member of our business.
Respectful behavior should always be the norm in all forms of communications and in all situations.
AS A COMPANY
- We welcome a diverse range of perspectives and opinions and uphold the importance of civil debate.
- We fully support the free exchange of ideas and beliefs, as well as the expression of provocative or less popular ideas.
- We believe that only through the process of open and honest dialogue can we generate knowledge and deepen our mutual understanding.
- We believe all members of the team have a responsibility to behave in a manner that does not harm others and shows respect for those with different opinions.
- Behavior that attacks, humiliates, belittles or conveys personal hatred toward others diminishes our thriving and safe office environment.
- Everyone is asked to do their part in creating a healthy and positive office environment and a culture that truly values each person's uniqueness, experiences and perspectives.
We can disagree without being disagreeable.
Our talented and capable staff offer a full service operation: from concept, research, editorial, photography, design, sales and marketing. We provide a full range of services for your publication or marketing needs. Every publication is available in print, as well as interactive digital and mobile editions. We have been in business over 45 years and work throughout the Midwest. We have a passion for the Great Lakes and know it well.
Transform infinite creative possibilities into innovative marketing solutions.
We are a relationship-based business partner, providing our combined talents in a variety of mediums for the purpose of community development, tourism and commerce. We embrace change and new possibilities and are open to new ideas.
We meet with you to determine how to meet your communication needs. Every publication is custom and unique to your organization and your community.
We prepare sales materials, sell advertising, coordinate ad production, design and produce ads as necessary, proof the advertisers, invoice and collect payment for advertising, offering a complete turn-key operation. Income from advertising sales covers the costs of producing your publication.
We work closely with you to determine the editorial content of your publication. A detailed editorial outline is developed, approved by you and researched and written. You review and approve the editorial before we design.
Photography is utilized from the publisher's extensive photo files, as well as from new photo and video shoots by the Harbor House staff photographer.
After sales have been completed, the copy has been written and approved, and the photos completed, your publication moves to design. You review and approve page proofs before we go to press/digital.
Manufacturing is done to the highest quality standards, using the latest technology. Fulfillment services are also available. We provide your publication in print, interactive digital and mobile formats.