About Us

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“Good new always, mailed & delivered free, every time.”
The longest published, most widely read, community-based magazine in the
western suburbs of Allegheny County, since 1999.

A bit about us...

With a focus on positive, local news, Allegheny West Magazine publishes four unique editions. Each edition is mailed into every home and business in a different school district. Between each of its four editions, the publication direct mails approximately 45,000 copies every cycle. The West Allegheny edition is published and distributed on the even months of the year, while the Moon and Montour editions are published and distributed on the odd months. Cornell is published quarterly. As part of their respective editions, the magazine publishes the official school newsletters for the Montour, West Allegheny and Cornell school districts.

Allegheny West Magazine was founded by Imperial resident Pat Jennette as a spin-off of her company, which provides public relations and marketing services to school districts and small businesses. Over the years, the magazine grew to distribute well over 30,000 copies across numerous communities, thanks in large part to support from local businesses.

In January of 2014, the magazine transitioned ownership to Jennette’s assistant editor of nearly two years, Doug Hughey. A West Allegheny graduate, Hughey is also an alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh and holds a master of fine arts from Emerson College. Before coming to work for Jennette, Hughey contributed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s forum and op-ed sections. He now runs the magazine with his wife, Sarah, a graduate of Montour, Pitt and Harvard University

Bringing the community a reputable and award-winning product...

Allegheny West Magazine is a member of recognizable and respected organizations, including the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (since 1999), various Rotary Clubs and other nonprofit charitable organizations, and additional local professional organizations. It is also a registered company with Dun & Bradstreet. This publication wants to stay connected to the area’s business community and it is committed to providing the highest level of service possible with the highest level of professionalism and integrity. It has been honored for its community involvement, integrity and customer service by a variety of reputable organizations.

Community oriented, community connected,
supportive of neighbors, extensive knowledge of neighborhoods....

This publication wants its readers to know their neighbors and what’s happening in their corner of town. It is recognized as a trusted source of positive news, as well as a community supporter and connector, listing dozens of local events, announcements, outings, fundraisers and more in every issue. Its publishers have deep roots in the communities the publication covers. Businesses use the magazine to connect, adding a unique value that can’t be found anywhere else. Additional copies are distributed at schools and high foot traffic areas. It is used by parents and students as a reference for upcoming events and local news. Advertisers benefit from exposure in a publication that is widely read and mailed directly into homes.

Long-time community partnerships have been cultivated with:

  • 13 municipalities
  • 4 public school districts
  • Several private and parochial schools
  • Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Hundreds of retail and business establishments
  • Allegheny County Airport Authority
  • The Mall at Robinson
  • Airport Corridor Transportation Association (ACTA)
  • Montour Trail
  • Three Rotary clubs
  • Five public libraries
  • Moon Community Access Television
  • State and county officials
  • Council of Governments (COG)
  • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
  • Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
  • Numerous community nonprofit and social organizations

Extra benefits/opportunities for advertisers:

  • Free Learning Curves service article of approximately 450 words with ad purchase, OR complimentary New in Town article of same length. See advertising information for details.
  • No annual ad commitment.
  • Monthly billing option available.
  • Wide variety of sizes and rates. Coupon page and business card page. Choices for every budget and need.
  • Ability to “mix and match” three or more ad purchases to run in 22 unique issues of choice over a period of one year, and to be invoiced at time of use.
  • Generous discount for nonprofits (churches, schools, booster groups, 501(c) (3) organizations, municipalities).
  • Various specials throughout the year, for back to school, holidays, spring and others.
  • Each edition posted online with spreads that can be easily shared via social media, email and the like.

The original, community-based publication in western Pennsylvania specifically targeting individual communities with their own unique news mailed free into homes.