About Scene Magazine


Scene Magazine, established in 1977, is recognized as the glossy “City Magazine” that has served the people who live and work in the Battle Creek / Marshall area of Southwest Michigan. Scene Magazine is a state-of-the-art, targeted marketing vehicle with a positive point of view that can really make things happen for advertisers. Scene is published twelve times per year by W.W. Thayne Advertising, Incorporated. Scene is distributed free through our advertisers, area professional offices, and key points of interest in the Battle Creek, Springfield, Urbandale and Marshall area.

Scene’s high quality production values, fabulous cover designs, and in-depth coverage of one broadly significant topic per issue – like health or education – makes it a must-read for adults who care about this community. You’ll likely find a copy proudly displayed in lobbies, in waiting rooms, and on coffee tables, all over town. It is estimated that each copy is read by ten different people, on average, each month. We understand the power of being completely local in focus. Scene Magazine has earned the trust of our readers; that trust extends to our advertisers.

Scene Magazine serves as a positive voice for the greater Battle Creek, Marshall, Springfield, and Urbandale area as we share all that our community has to offer. We seek to recognize the positive impact of area leaders including individuals, organizations, and businesses. Each issue of Scene Magazine has a reason to become someone’s favorite. 

Scene is also hand delivered, for free distribution to the general public, to over 100 locations throughout our market area. We want it out there, working – where people shop and dine.

Battle Creek Welcome
Marshall Fountain

Scene Magazine Editorial Calendar

To view Scene's monthly editorial topic(s), due date, and publish date, select the month (tab).

  • Men In Business
    Volume: 45-01
    Lead Topic(s):
     Men In Business / Big Biz
    Due Date: 11/25/20
    Publish Date: 12/15/20
  • Youth Education
    Volume: 45-02
    Lead Topic(s):
     Youth & Education
    Due Date: 1/25/20
    Publish Date: 2/15/20
  • Health and Fitness
    Volume: 45-03
    Lead Topic(s):
     Health & Fitness Issue
    Due Date: 2/25/20
    Publish Date: 3/15/20
  • Women In Business
    Volume: 45-04
    Lead Topic(s):
     Women In Business / Home Improvement
    Due Date: 3/25/20
    Publish Date: 4/15/20
  • Summer Destination
    Volume: 45-05
    Lead Topic(s):
     Summer Destination
    Due Date: 4/25/20
    Publish Date: 5/15/20
  • Annual Report Card and Yearbook
    Volume: 45-06
    Lead Topic(s):
     Annual Report Card / Yearbook
    Due Date: 5/25/20
    Publish Date: 6/15/20
  • Back To School
    Volume: 45-07
    Lead Topic(s):
     Back to School
    Due Date: 6/25/20
    Publish Date: 7/15/20
  • Small Business
    Volume: 45-08
    Lead Topic(s):
     Small Business
    Due Date: 7/25/20
    Publish Date: 8/15/20
  • Health
    Volume: 45-09
    Lead Topic(s):
     Health Issue
    Due Date: 8/25/20
    Publish Date: 9/15/20
  • Veterans
    Volume: 45-10
    Lead Topic(s):
     Military Tribute Featuring Active Military & Veterans
    Due Date: 9/25/20
    Publish Date: 10/15/20
  • Celebrations
    Volume: 45-11
    Lead Topic(s):
     Celebrations / Person of the year
    Due Date: 10/25/20
    Publish Date: 11/15/20
  • Christmas Story Contest
    Volume: 45-12
    Lead Topic(s):
     Christmas Story Contest Winners / Shop Local / Non-Profits
    Due Date: 11/25/20
    Publish Date: 12/15/20

The button below is a link to a pdf of the Scene editorial calendar if you would like to view/download it.

Want to submit a press release or editorial?

Press release information will be considered for publication when submitted on time, on topic, as space is available. Photos are encouraged; jpg, tif, png, pdf preferred. Click on the button below to email your files.
Battle Creek Memorial Park
Heritage Tower

Find Rick!

Scene Find Rick
Pour through the pages of Scene this month and find the elusive DeRuiter. Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. He's in there somewhere, waiting for the one lucky detective to find him!

Email your detective work to Rick or fill out the "Find Rick Entry Form". Please Include: Your name, email address, phone number, and the page number where you found him. Good Luck!
Find Rick Entry Form
Found Rick

Last month Rick was hiding on page 11.

Last Month's Winner Pamlea Holly

Scene Magazine Distribution Sites

The Direct Marketing Association lists “requested publications” as the most responsive form of direct mail and you’ll find that putting your important message in Scene Magazine is far less expensive than a solo mailing. Being a regular Scene advertiser is considered a mark of quality.
This is a partial list major Scene drop locations.
Beckley Road
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Culvers
  • Fazoli's
  • Home Care Transitions
  • Kellogg Credit Union
  • Lakeview Square Mall (Info Center)
  • Southern Michigan Bank
  • Sweatwaters
  • Walgreens
  • Willard Library (Helen Warner Branch)
Capital Avenue NE / North Avenue
  • Bronson Battle Creek - Emergency Entrance
  • Bronson Battle Creek - Outpatient Registration
  • Family Fare
  • Habitat Restore
  • NorthPointe Woods
  • Pennfield Schools
  • Omni Community Credit Union
  • The Oaks At Northepointe
Capital Ave SW
  • Advia Credit Union
  • Battle Creek Hearing
  • Borgess Health Park
  • Brickyard Creek Office Park
  • Brookside Medical
  • Edward Jones
  • Henry Funeral Home
  • Lux Restaurant
  • Omni Community Credit Union
  • Red Lobster
  • Thayne Art Mart (Scene Magazine)
  • Van Horn's
Downtown
  • AcessVision
  • Battle Creek Downtown Partnership
  • Battle Creek Community Foundation
  • Chamber
  • City Hall
  • City Linc
  • Commerce Point
  • Family Y Center
  • Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home
  • Full Blast
  • Kellogg Company
  • Kellogg Research Institute
  • Kool Family Center
  • McCamly Plaza Hotel (Lobby On Table)
  • Pancake House
  • United Way
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Willard Library
  • Veterans Affairs Office
Emmett Street
  • Art Center Of Battle Creek (265 E. Emmett)
Fort Custer
  • Battle Creek Unlimited
  • Denso
  • Evergreen Manor
  • Omni Community Credit Union
  • VA Medical Center
Helmer Road
  • City of Springfield
  • Goodwill
  • Rusty's Automotive
  • Reflections
  • The Heritage Assisted Living
  • Lakeview Senior Living
Marshall
  • Chamber Of Commerce
  • Chemical Bank
  • Cornwell's Turkeyville
  • Family Fare
  • Goodwill
  • Library
  • Mole Hole
  • Police Department
  • Schueler's
  • Southern Michigan Bank
  • Town & Country Antiques
Urbandale
  • Battle Creek Tile & Mosaic Co.
  • Family Fare
  • Plumeria Botanical Boutique
  • Speeds
Past Issues Of

Scene Magazine

Select a cover to view the issue and enjoy.

▼ 2020 ▼

Scene Men In Business Cover
Men In Business
Scene Health & Fitness Cover
Youth & Education Issue
Scene Youth & Education Cover
Youth & Education
Scene Woman In Business Cover
Women In Business / Spring Cleanup
Scene Celebrating Seniors Cover
Celebrating Seniors / Legal
Scene Summer Fun Cover
Summer Fun / Field of Flight
Scene Annual Report Card Yearbook Cover
Annual Report Card / Yearbook
Scene Back To School Cover
Back To School
Scene Health Issue Cover
Health Issue
Scene Veterans Cover
Military Tribute Featuring Active Military & Veterans
Scene Celebrations Cover
Celebrations
Scene Christmas Cover
Christmas Story Contest Winners / Non-Profits / Shop Local

▼ 2019 ▼

Scene Men In Business Cover
Men In Business / Finance
Scene Health and Fitness Cover
Health & Fitness Issue
Scene Youth and Education Cover
Youth & Education
Scene Women In Business Cover
Women In Business / Spring Cleanup
Scene Celebrating Seniors Cover
Celebrating Seniors / Legal
Scene Summer Fun Cover
Summer Fun / Field of Flight
Scene Annual Report Card Yearbook Cover
Annual Report Card / Yearbook
Scene Back To School Cover
Back To School
Scene Health and Fitness Cover
Health Issue
Scene Veterans Cover
Military Tribute Featuring Active Military & Veterans
Scene Celebrations Cover
Celebrations
Scene Christmas Story Contest Winners Cover
Christmas Story Contest Winners / Non-Profits / Shop Local

▼ 2018 ▼

Scene Men In Business Cover
Men In Business
Scene Health and Fitness Cover
Health & Fitness Issue
Scene Youth and Education Cover
Youth & Education
Scene Women In Business Cover
Women In Business
A Tribute To Binder Park Zoo Cover
A Tribute To Binder Park Zoo
Scene Summer Time Fun Cover
Summer Fun / Field of Flight
Scene Annual Report Card Yearbook Cover
Annual Report Card / Yearbook
Scene Back To School Cover
Back To School
Scene Health Issue Cover
Health Issue
Scene Salute To Veterans Cover
Salute To Veterans
Scene Thanksgiving Cover
Thanksgiving
Scene Christmas Story Contest Winners Cover
Christmas Story Contest Winners

▼ 2017 ▼

Scene Men In Business Cover
Men In Business
Scene Health Issue Cover
Health Issue
Scene Women In Business Cover
Women In Business
Scene Youth & Education Cover
Youth & Education
Scene Health Aging, Pets Cover
Health Aging, Pets
Scene City Issue Cover
City Issue
Scene Small Business Issue Cover
Small Business Issue
Scene Back To School Cover
Back To School
Scene Health Issue Cover
Health Issue
Scene Salute To Veterans Cover
Salute To Veterans
Scene Man Of The Year Cover
Scene Man Of The Year Mark Hires
Scene Christmas Story Contest Winners Cover
Christmas Story Contest Winners

▼ 2016 ▼

Scene Men In Business Cover
Men In Business
Scene Seniors and History Cover
Seniors and History
Scene Women In Business Cover
Women In Business
Scene Youth & Education Cover
Youth & Education
Scene Health Cover
Health
Scene City Issue Cover
City Issue
Scene Small Business Issue Cover
Small Business Issue
Scene Back To School Cover
Back To School
Scene Cognitive and Mental Health Cover
Cognitive and Mental Health
Scene Salute To Veterans Cover
Salute To Veterans
Scene Man Of The Year Cover
Scene Man Of The Year  Vince Pavone
Scene Christmas Story Contest Winners Cover
Christmas Story Contest Winners