Published on March 11th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff1
Millennium Magazine, 15 Years Serving The Community
Pictured Calvin B. Reese, President/Founder, Millennium Magazine
I want to express my sincerest thanks for your support of the Millennium Magazine. The success of the publication stands solely on the shoulders of great individuals and organizations in the community. As I look to the future I feel that “The Best Is Yet To Come.” Calvin B. Reese
The Millennium Magazine was first published in 2000 after the formation of the Publicity Ministry for Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia, South Carolina. Calvin B. Reese, President/Founder, Millennium Magazine, serves the Publicity Ministry for Rev. Charles B. Jackson, Sr. and Brookland Baptist. Brookland Baptist is one of the largest African American Church in South Carolina with a membership of over 8000. Since that time, the magazine has become the leading publication in South Carolina.
“Millennium Magazine is a premiere digital platform with outstanding graphics that provides the community with interesting, informative and up to date information on activities, events, individuals and issues that are important to the citizens of South Carolina.” Wallace B. Cunningham | AARP South Carolina | Associate State Director Multicultural Outreach
“I have enjoyed watching The Millennium Magazine grow under the leadership of Calvin Reese for several years. It has become a leader in its’ field and has nowhere to go except up.” W.R. (Bill) Sargent, Jr., CCIM, Colliers International
“For 15 years, Millennium Magazine has been a positive voice for nonprofit organizations in the Midlands and a valued community partner.” Mac Bennett, President, United Way of The Midlands
Congratulations on the celebration of fifteen years of publication! Your news distribution has been a valuable resource to our community. We proudly salute you and the Millennium Magazine on achieving this significant milestone.
The coalition is grateful for the Millennium’s responsiveness to our media needs.
We thank you for consistently featuring and sharing our advocacy events and programs with the Columbia readership.
It is our pleasure to enthusiastically extend our best wishes for your continued success!” Mary Miller McClellan, President, Columbia Chapter of 100 Black Women
“The March of Dimes is honored to continue our partnership with Millennium Magazine. We are thankful to Calvin Reese for his time and talents and his support of our mission over the years. Millennium Magazine has helped raise awareness of the crisis of premature birth in our community and together we are working for stronger, healthier babies!” Jacki Garbinsky, Director of Communications, March of Dimes South Carolina Chapter
“Congratulations to Millennium Magazine for 15 years of dedicated service to the Midlands and South Carolina as a whole. Your unique and thoughtful coverage of developments in our community informs us and helps bring us together.” Pamela Lackey, President – AT&T South Carolina
Calvin, “The Millennium Magazine has blazed the media trail over the years, to inform the citizens of Columbia of the issues, showcased its cultural treasures, economic achievements of all who live, work and visit the Capitol City. Millennium Magazine has kept pace with the changing technology in the print media and has grown and positioned itself to continue the quality statewide coverage it now brings to its customers”. Sam Davis, Columbia City Councilman
“Millennium Magazine is my go to publication to keep up with what’s going on in the community. As Columbia continues to grow, there are so many positive things going on and impossible to keep up with it all. Millennium Magazine allows me to keep up with all the great things going on in the Midlands.” Tameika Isaac Devine, Columbia City Councilwoman
“The North Columbia Business salutes Millennium magazine on celebrating 15 years of outstanding service to the community. Millennium Magazine has been a staple in the business sector and community in a positive effort to showcase positive events within our community and the promotion of support and unity . We are a proud contributor to Millennium magazine because it encompasses similar values of this Association in providing information business owners and citizens alike can utilize to help make a difference in our communities. Congratulations on 15 years of being a vital information portal to our communities!” Sabrina Odom, Executive Director, North Columbia Business Association
“Congratulations on this wonderful milestone! We thank the Millinieum Magazine for continuing to be a strong and influential voice in our community. May you be blessed with many more years of prosperity.” The Columbia (SC) Chapter of The Links, Inc.
“Congratulations to Calvin Reese and Millennium Magazine for all the great work that you have done over the past 15 years in making persons in our community aware of what a great city Columbia has become over the past 15 years and I truly do believe the best will continue with the support of Millennium Magazine. Millennium Magazine reaches out to people in our community by providing information online to all in our community and makes all persons aware of and recognizes the success of many of our community leaders, elected officials, as well as educates us on those things that we need to be focused on. As an individual whose done a lot of community work, I salute Millennium Magazine for its leadership and the great exposure and publicity that Millennium Magazine brings to all events and activities in our city and state. Millennium Magazine has done a great job in promoting the various organizations I am associated with, and others are associated with in promoting positive changes. As an Executive Member of several boards, I am so pleased to thank Millennium Magazine for promoting positivity in our community. This online magazine is truly a great benefit to our city and state. All the best as you move forward to celebrate another 15 years of successful service to all.” Bobby D. Gist, -Chair, Columbia Housing Authority and Executive Assistant to the President, University of South Carolina
“I have known Calvin Reese, Founder, President and CEO of Millennium Magazine for many years. He is a highly-intelligent, hard-working individual with a ton of integrity and faith. These assets are revealed every week when he puts up the latest edition of the Millennium Magazine. The Millennium Magazine has made a difference in bringing good news to the citizens of South Carolina and I look forward to reading it every week! Heres to another 20 years of media excellence, Calvin! Thanking you, I am.” D. Michael Kelly, Esquire, Mike Kelly Law Group, LLC
“The Millennium Magazine is a reflection of its president, a man who genuinely cares about his community and reflects his faith. I read it to keep up with news not covered in other media outlets.” Robert “Bob” Wells, Executive Director, South Carolina Bar
“For the last 15 years, Millennium Magazine has been a significant source of information and inspiration for the City of Columbia and its African Americans community. A trailblazer in the news industry, it was the first to publish completely electronically.
As a business owner and the operator of the Minority Business Development Agency Business Center – Columbia, SC, Millennium Magazine has proven to be a staunch ally for promoting the causes and events that are important to our community.
On behalf of my team, I congratulate Millennium Magazine and their success and wish them many more years of the same.” Diane E. Sumpter, DESA, Inc., President, CEO
“On behalf of the member Corporations, Minority Business Enterprises, and Strategic Partners of the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council, we extend our heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Mr. Calvin Reese and the Millennium Magazine family for 15 years of committed service to the community. We look forward to continuing our mutual work for the greater good.” Eric Watson, President and CEO, CVMSDC
“Calvin Reese, Millennium Magazine’s President and Founder, provides a window into our community beyond the headlines. Millennium Magazine has allowed Central Carolina Community Foundation to share the joy of giving and the how-to’s of philanthropy with a wide ranging audience. We look forward to working with Mr. Reese for many years to come. Happy Anniversary!” JoAnn Turnquist, President & CEO, Central Carolina Community Foundation