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Jeff & Tobbie Richardson, Owners / Publishers

Jeff & Tobbie Richardson, Owners / Publishers

QCSE makes a point of catering to our female readers, who are typically the main bargain-hunters and every-day financial decision makers in their households. Women enjoy reading and using this magazine with clean, uncluttered ads on glossy paper designed to appeal to the eye. Each ad is custom-designed specifically for the client by one of our award-winning graphic designers. We often get positive comments from our readers about the quality of the ad design.

Each advertiser invites the reader to get to know their business by offering a savings. QCSE holds a strict policy of promoting only the highest caliber of businesses in each industry. For example, before a restaurant is asked to join our magazine, we dine at their establishment to ensure the quality of the food and service is up to par with the expectations of our readers. We are always on the lookout for businesses that want to deliver the best service and product to our readers!

Quality Connections as a whole began publishing in print in 1993. Tobbie started with QCSE in 2006 and after building it up, became part of the franchise ownership in 2012. Print advertising has been a part of Tobbie’s background since 1996. Jeff and Tobbie married in 2016, and have partnered together to bring growth, new ideas and success to the Southeast area.

Quality Connections is the oldest and largest marketing magazine in Colorado and mails to nearly 700,000 households throughout Colorado five times a year.  Home-grown and started in 1991 by Steve and Colleen Smith in Colorado Springs, interested advertising professionals have jumped at the chance to be part of the team. Our long-term presence has provided stability and commitment to our advertisers and readers.  We’re here for Colorado!

Quality Connections brings you the best in restaurants, personal services, home improvement and other merchants that want your business. We hope your experience with our magazine and our advertising partners is exceptional.



female readers are typically the main bargain-hunters and every-day financial decision makers in their households.

for every $100 spent

... at a local business

$68 stays
in our community

... at a national chain

$13 - $43 stays
in our community

... on the internet

$0 stays
in our community

Did you know that local businesses account for half of all U.S. workers and 75% of all new jobs?

Local owners reinvest in our community through volunteerism, leadership and philanthropy, and they provide us with a variety of options and the ability to make choices when we shop.

Quality Connections is a publication for and about local businesses, and I want to personally thank you for your support of our local economy. Together we can make a difference for Colorado!