Through the Years- a history of the magazine

    

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January 1994

  • Genesee Valley Parent magazine's first issue hits the stands! It was 32 pages.
  • A first-class postage stamp costs 29 cents.

1995

  • We publish our second camp guide and hold our first annual camp fair at Eastview Mall.
  • We publish our first After School Guide.
  • We join Parenting Publications of America (now Parenting Media Association).

1997

  • We publish our first Family Resource Directory.

1999

  • GVP takes to the web! We launch our first website www.GVParent.com

2001

  • We publish our First Annual Baby Guide.

2007

  • Our magazine cover changes from newsprint to glossy.
  • We publish our first Special Needs Guide – it features the Kelly Family & Hunter's Hope.
  • We send out our first e-mail newsletter. 
  • We become a sponsor of The Little Theatre's Little Buddies film series.
  • We produce our first coloring book in conjunction with the Seneca Zoo

2008 - GVP gets social!

  • We launch our Facebook page. 
  • We join Twitter.

2010

  • Genesee Valley Parent is honored as a finalist in the Rochester Business Ethics Award

2011

  • Our magazine evolves from interior newsprint to full glossy.
  • We become a sponsor of the Rochester Children's Book Festival

2012

  • We become a sponsor of The Strong's storytime

2013

  • We launch our new website, www.RocParent.com

2014

  • We sponsor the Dinosaur Exhibition at RMSC

2017

  • Magazine founder Barbara Melnyk retires, and Dresden Engle and Salley Thornton take over. The magazine name is changed to RocParent and they add a second magazine on the flip side called SheRocs.