Jefferson Communications, LLC is a full-service regional, media company based in Annapolis, Maryland. The privately owned company publishes four niche consumer magazines and two interactive websites serving readers and advertisers in the state of Maryland. The company prints and distributes more than 100,000 magazines per month with a total audience — print, online and events — of more than 400,000 readers/viewers per month.
Donna Jefferson has owned and operated the company since its inception in September 1990. The office of Jefferson Communications, LLC is located in Annapolis, Maryland. In addition to print and online media, the company produces annual family and consumer events.
The company and its 10-plus full-time employees are actively involved in the community through various not-for-profit organizations, educational foundations and business programs. It is this commitment to improving the industries and communities it serves that forms the foundation for Jefferson Communication’s culture and operating philosophy. Owner Donna Jefferson was recognized in 2007 as owning one of Maryland’s Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises. Jointly the publications and websites have won nearly 40 national awards for Design and Editorial.
Jefferson Communications is dedicated to:
Delivering local, relevant and valuable content in a variety of medium.
Being a leader in its industry and geographic markets.
Respecting its employees, clients and readers.
Jefferson Communications Media, publisher of My Green Guide Maryland, is committed to taking all possible steps to achieve a green business. The following are the eco-friendly policies we enacted to make financial and moral sense for ourselves and the community:
Have printed My Green Guide Maryland on paper with 38% recycled content, when the industry average is 31%; the cover is printed on paper with 25% recycled content.
Encourage employees to bring their own, reuseable water bottles
Reuse paper in our office by printing on both sides
Recycle paper, aluminum, glass and plastics
Carpool to lunch (or eat in the office), eating local or sustainably-produced food as often as possible
Offer telecommuting to some employees
Use natural light whenever possible
Turn down HVAC during non-working hours
Recycle ink cartridges
Reuse materials in our media presentation kits
Turn lights off when not in use
Group shipments of publications to fill the delivery truck
Buy rain barrels in bulk so staff members can purchase one for their homes at a reduced price
Reuse adding machine table
Use energy-efficient desk lighting and fluorescent bulbs.
Print e-mails and other materials only when necessary and rely on electronic means to share documents
Encourage awareness of the importance of the environment by sponsoring events, particularly events targeted at children
We know our actions, both individually and as a business, set an example and have an effect in our efforts to take care of the planet.