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Thank You!

Friday, Feb. 14th was an incredible day and not just because it was Valentine’s Day, but because it was the day that many of you came to Columbia from across the state to celebrate IMARA Woman Magazine’s 14th anniversary. Imagine that, celebrating the publication’s 14th year on the fourteenth day of February in 2014! To say that it was a beautiful night would be an understatement. A winter snow and ice storm had kept most of us trapped in our homes for most of that week, so when Friday came, and the temperatures climbed to the mid-fifties, everyone was ready for a night on the town. And the IMARA Anniversary and Scholarship Gala was the perfect answer to the cabin fever we had all experienced.

As we visited guests at each table we were both reminded of how blessed we are to be surrounded by love and support where it counts the most—close to home. The support you—our friends, readers, viewers and sponsors give us is extremely special and means more than we can express in mere words.

We are often asked why did we start IMARA Woman Magazine and people are surprised by our response. ‘We wanted to showcase the talent we have right here in South Carolina.’ That’s why you see South Carolinians on the covers of IMARA. It is our commitment to you to preserve the many contributions of our neighbors who are doing great things locally.

Thank you for taking this amazing 14-year journey with us. We take great pride in sharing your inspiring stories. You’ve had our backs for 14 years and we can’t thank you enough for making this Valentine’s Day one of the sweetest ever!

Be blessed!

Paul and Wendy Brawley
wbrawley@imarawoman.com