Resident Magazine Raising Awareness on Human Trafficking Featuring Stephanie Costolo

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In this segment of our program, we spoke with Stephanie Costolo, Owner of Resident Magazine.  Driven and passionate, Stephanie’s strengths lie in marrying day-to-day strategies with the bigger picture. As a lover of both business and psychology, she weaves those worlds together naturally. She is an Air Force veteran, has a BS in Behavioral Science and has a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies from USF.

RESIDENT Magazine offers neighborhood information, clubhouses, country clubs, social clubs, events, happenings, announcements, schools, organizations, charities, resident stories and lots of pictures. Referred to as hyper-local, the magazine has information targeted to and about just this area and the brand works to bring everyone together. This, along with a high quality look, causes higher readership and sustainability.  They keep 6 months of each community online so you may flip through them, just like a magazine, and locate past articles ads and pictures.   Stephanie shares with us how she came into the world of entrepreneurism via Resident Magazine which has 22 years in business.  Coming from the Air Force and also a Mother of 3, the story if inspiring and uplifting and reminds all of us that the path to entrepreneurship is attainable.

Stephanie talks about some of the content of the magazine which includes a feature piece in the December issue about her son’s Football Coach and his passion for helping the youth without an overbalance of aggression and discipline and goes on to foreshadow her January release that talks about the world of Human Trafficking with an in depth interview by a woman who was enslaved in this industry for 20 years.  The piece inspired her to become involved in the prevention of this and we share a spirited discussion on how this issue develops and remains hidden from so many of us in public.  In closing, we hear about the upcoming event at Wiregrass called Light up the Night featuring a 5K run and working to raise awareness and foster prevention of human trafficking.  More information on that event can be found here.  Learn more about Resident Magazine at and give her a call today at 813-422-5551 X 1 about advertising and being featured in the brand!  Find this full interview and many more at and the video at and if you would like to schedule an appearance, visit!


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