On Sept. 16, Connection magazine hosted the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's third quarterly luncheon of 2011. Lisa Schlichtman, Connection editor, offered information on the magazine's history, production and impact. Veronica Zucca, magazine art director, and other individuals who contribute to the monthly publication were also in attendance during the event. Connection, a product of the Cassville Democrat and The Monett Times, was launched in December of 2009. The publication began with 44 pages and has increased to 68 pages with more growth expected next year. Copies of the magazine and advertising sales kits were available during the luncheon, which was catered by Geraldi's Italian Restaurant.