About Us

From Monticello to Pensacola, our region is vibrant with a diverse mix of companies — large and small, service suppliers and product manufacturers, privately and publicly held. Home to a wide range of economic influences, Northwest Florida has one of the Sunshine State’s brightest and most powerful economies.

Within our pages and our website, the award-winning 850 Magazine tells the dynamic story of the region’s exciting emergence in state, national and international marketplaces through insightful features, in-depth corridor spotlight stories and comprehensive articles on business trends and perspectives. 850 is the only publication dedicated to keeping a finger on the pulse of business in Northwest Florida.

Verifiable direct-mail distribution means we reach the decision makers. 850 Business Magazine reaches decisionmakers at all levels of integrated management. Our distribution puts our stories at the fingertips of more than 15,000 top business leaders throughout the entire Northwest Florida region. In addition, 2,000 copies are targeted to the business community via our extended distribution program.

850 Business Magazine covers 16 counties in Northwest Florida, from Pensacola to Monticello. It is produced bimonthly, in February, April, June, August, October and December. It is published by Rowland Publishing and distributed throughout Northwest Florida.

Florida Magazine Association's Charlie Awards

The coveted annual Charlie Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in Florida magazine publishing. Entries were judged by an independent panel of top industry professionals — from writers and editors to photographers and designers — from outside the state of Florida. Founded in 1954, the Florida Magazine Association is the largest state magazine association in the nation.

2012 Best Written Magazine, second place, (circ. less than 50,000)
2011 Best Written Magazine, second place
2011 Best Service Feature, second place, (circ. less than 50,000) — "An Insider's Guide to the Tax Tangle", by Tisha Crews Keller
2010 Best Written Magazine, first place, (circ. less than 50,000)
2010 Best Overall Magazine, second place, (circ. less than 20,000)
2009 Best Written Magazine, first place, (circ. less than 50,000)
2009 Best Overall Magazine, first place, (circ. less than 20,000).

Society of Professional Journalists' Sunshine State Awards

For nearly 20 years, the annual Sunshine State Awards competition has been open to all print, broadcast and online journalists in the state of Florida. The competition recognizes quality journalism in the best tradition of the profession. Out-of-state journalists judge all entries and may award first-, second- and third-place honors in each category.

2012 Trade/Special Interest Publication, first place

About Rowland Publishing

Established in 1990, Rowland Publishing, Inc. (RPI) is an award-winning, full-service publishing company in Northwest Florida that prides itself on delivering attractive high-quality publications, with an emphasis on superior creative services and graphic design, as well as unrivaled customer service. The company draws on its extensive knowledge of the publishing industry gained from more than 23 years producing community, lifestyle, business, and visitor publications with editorial and advertisements, as well as contract jobs that include brochures, magazines, newsletters, catalogs and more. Our proven production system is well equipped to simultaneously handle multiple publications and distribution models. We pride ourselves on superior quality and accuracy, as well as meeting demanding deadlines and high quality control standards.

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