Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. (NAPC) welcomed new franchise owners/publishers, Jody Janati and Candi Broeffle for Twin Cities, Minnesota, and Steve Ellis for Washington, DC. At the recent training session at the corporate headquarters in Naples, Florida, the NAPC staff spent several days with these entrepreneurs, discussing the ins-and-outs of taking over publication of existing Natural Awakenings.

Founded by Chief Executive Officer Sharon Bruckman with a single edition in Naples in 1994, Natural Awakenings has grown to become one of the largest, free, local, healthy living publications in the world, serving more than 3.5 million readers each month via more than 80 magazines published in cities across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
“Our devoted family of publishers, supported by advertisers, informs readers of many leading-edge national and local resources that offer paths to a happier, healthier and longer life,” says Bruckman. “Our active and growing readership has helped increase interest in naturally healthy living that has influenced mainstream America and is beneficial for people and the planet.”
For a list of locations where Natural Awakenings is published or to learn more about franchising opportunities, call 239-530-1377 or visit