Business Spotlight: N2 Publishing

Business Name:

N2 Publishing

Business Type:


Your Name:

Mike Maksin

Your Title:

Publisher, Around the Lake


(816) 892-0788


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Tell us your story. What does your business offer its customers and what drives you to be the best provider of this service/product?

N2 Publishing is the 17th fastest growing media company in America. N2 partners with affluent neighborhoods to create private, hyperlocal publications. Each publication is as unique as the community it serves – an approach that’s generated exceptional readership and audience engagement. As a result, N2’s publications offer advertisers a cost-effective method of reaching local homeowners. Specializing in neighborhood publications, N2 has proven that given the right niche, print media can defy the odds in the digital age.

In Kansas City we publish magazines in Lakewood, Winterset, Lionsgate, Hallbrook, Mills Farm, Mission Hills, Deer Creek, Cedar Creek & Riss Lake.

What is the business culture? Tell us why others would want to work with/for you?

N2 is an awesome organization with great people, culture and processes. Having spent 30+ years in Corporate America I was ready to try something very different. N2 was a perfect match. I have really enjoyed getting to know our local businesses and the residents who live in our communities.

What is a business success story from the previous three years?

When I first started my publication in Lakewood there were four publications in the Kansas City Metro. We are up to nine and growing. Our business model works for the right companies. Our residents support our efforts and engage with us to make each issue unique. It is very rewarding to sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labor and read the special stories about our neighborhoods each month.

Time to toot your own horn? Give us three reasons why your business rocks and why you love what you do.

  1. We work diligently to get our clients "noticed" in our communities so that they will be in the consideration set when someone is in the market for their services.
  2. Our residents love their publications because it connects them with family, friends and neighbors which is our motto: Turning Neighborhoods into Communities."
  3. Moving to Lee's Summit over 4 years ago has been a blessing. N2 has given me the opportunity to live and work in our community and to try to make a difference each and every day.