About Us

Jefferson Communications, LLC is a full-service regional, media company based in Annapolis, Maryland. The privately owned company publishes a niche consumer parenting and lifestyle magazine, several ancillary publications and two interactive websites serving readers and advertisers in the state of Maryland. The company prints and distributes more than 40,000 magazines per month with a total audience — print, online and events — of more than 200,000 readers/viewers per month.

Main Office:
121 Cathedral Street, Third Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-263-1641
Fax 410-280-0255

Publisher
Donna Jefferson x200
djefferson@JeCoAnnapolis.com

Editor
Betsy Stein
Betsy@JeCoAnnapolis.com

Office Manager
Claire Kovacs x204
ClaireK@JeCoAnnapolis.com

Art Director
Jenny Patrick C. x202
ArtDirector@JeCoAnnapolis.com
Circulation
Claire Kovacs x204
ClaireK@JeCoAnnapolis.com

Web Director
web@JeCoAnnapolis.com

Calendar Editor
Calendar@jecoannapolis.com

 

ADVERTISING
For advertising information, call our office at 410-263-1641

Our Strategic Sales and Marketing Team:

Jen Jeffries
Direct phone: 410-263-1641 x207
Jen@JeCoAnnapolis.com

Kelly Crew
Direct phone: 410-263-1641 x 228
KellyCrew@JeCoAnnapolis.com

Claire Kovacs
Phone: 410-263-1641 x204
ClaireK@JeCoAnnapolis.com

Donna Jefferson has owned and operated the company since its inception in September 1990. The office of Jefferson Communications, LLC is located in Annapolis, Maryland. In addition to print and online media, the company produces annual family and consumer events.

The company and its employees are actively involved in the community through various not-for-profit organizations, educational foundations and business programs. It is this commitment to improving the industries and communities it serves that forms the foundation for Jefferson Communication’s culture and operating philosophy. Owner Donna Jefferson was recognized in 2007 as owning one of Maryland’s Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises. Jointly the publications and websites have won more than 100 national awards for Design, Editorial, Marketing and Web.

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Introducing Chesapeake Family LIFE

CFL LIFE Blue 300Dear Readers and Longtime Friends:

Something exciting is happening at Chesapeake Family and it’s all for you. We’re making the best even better. We’re changing our name and expanding our reach.

As of January 2017 we will be Chesapeake Family LIFE. This change reflects our recent growth and new focus on broader aspects of family life: topics for the grown-ups in the family who are people first, and parents second.

The Chesapeake Family App

Check the app store for the Chesapeake Family app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch!

The Chesapeake Family app connects Maryland parents and others who care for children and teens with up-to-date, timely information, resources and fun things to do in the greater Annapolis-Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area.

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Sections of the app quickly and easily link to:

- Seasonal events, festivals and activities
- Fun things to do for families
- Calendar of events with activities for families, parents and kids every day plus date night ideas
- Movie reviews updated every week with the latest releasesScreenCapApp Feb16- Contents and giveaways
- Directories listing Maryland private schools, preschools, day camps, overnight camps, after-school activities, birthday party resources, healthcare providers and more

Click here for Contest Rules page.

 

Where to find the magazine

Chesapeake Family magazine is distributed every month in Anne Arundel, Calvert. Howard and Prince George's Counties as well as on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Preschools, Private schools, elementary schools, pediatrician offices, libraries, grocery stores and dental offices are just a few of the places you can find Chesapeake Family. Each pin below represents a place where you can find Chesapeake Family. Click on the pin to find the name of the place.

 

Upcoming Events

Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:00PM -
Celestial Event of the Century, Baltimore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Back-to-School Bingo, Annapolis
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
Music from Around the World, Baltimore
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @11:00AM - 11:45AM
Kids Club: Edible Necklaces, Annapolis
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @11:00AM - 04:00PM
Harbor Queen Cruises, Annapolis
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @ 7:05PM -
Chesapeake Kids Night, Bowie
Wed Aug 23, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Wed Aug 23, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Wed Aug 23, 2017 @10:00AM -
Dragon Babies, Glen Echo

Upcoming Events Inside Pages

Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @10:00AM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:00PM
Celestial Event of the Century, Baltimore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:30PM
Back-to-School Bingo, Annapolis
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @10:00AM
Music from Around the World, Baltimore
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @10:00AM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @11:00AM
Harbor Queen Cruises, Annapolis