Comstock’s founder shares success. Where’s the faith?

Comstock’s magazine founder and publisher Winnie Comstock-Carlson will share how she turned disappointment into opportunity – and opportunity into the region’s most successful business magazine – at the quarterly luncheon of the Christian Business Roundtable on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Sacramento.

The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the hotel, located at 5321 Date Ave. (Interstate 80 and Madison Avenue), with a networking activity beginning at 11 a.m. A limited number of early-bird tickets are $24 and are available online at Once early tickets are sold, general tickets are $27.50 online, and will be $35 at the door the day of the event.

winnie_comstock_carlson_publisherComstock-Carlson recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the magazine – something she wouldn’t have imagined when she shifted from a career in the state Legislature to selling magazine advertising in 1976. She launched Comstock’s magazine in 1989, shortly after the magazine she was working for ceased publication, and it now covers business issues throughout the 10-county Capital Region.

“I don’t ever go backwards, I always go forward,” Comstock-Carlson recently said in a KVIE program interview. One night she dreamed of a magazine cover with “Comstock’s” scrolled across the top, and the next day she was filing business paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office.

Whether as a child growing up in Nevada City, working in state government or running her own successful publishing and events company, Comstock-Carlson said her walk in faith has been a constant source of encouragement and wise counsel. “I’ve relied totally on the Lord,” she told KVIE. “He has opened doors for me. He has helped me say the words I need to say, and I give Him all the credit” for her success in business and life.

Comstock-Carlson is proud of the magazine’s staying power as a forum for business and community leadership, but said the magazine’s “Capital Region Cares” sections devoted to nonprofit organizations is extremely gratifying. Now in its 19th year, “Cap Cares” offers a deeper look into the people and programs that support the arts, health, environment, education and families throughout the region.

At the luncheon, Comstock-Carlson will be interviewed by Aric Resnicke, founder of Christian Business Roundtable, along with Shari Fitzpatrick, author, speaker, and founder of Shari’s Berries. Topics will include how bringing the right people together – at the right time – can be the key to success in any business or community venture and what’s on the horizon for small business opportunities in the region.

Tickets are limited, and can only be purchased online at, the website for the Christian Business Roundtable. For details, contact Aric at 916-342-4502.


Are you planning on going to the event? Have you ever been to an event with or do you know Winnie Comstock-Carlson? What do you think about the topic of successful women in the marketplace? Let us know in the comments below.

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2 Responses to Comstock’s founder shares success. Where’s the faith?

  1. Audrey Mathers says:

    I have been following Winnie’s career with deep interest. As a young woman starting out in this world she is a competitor to look up to in a world where women still struggle to get ahead. I’m frustrated that I’ll be out of town and will miss this event!

    • Jeff Dobrowski says:

      Yes, I’m interested in finding out more about her at the event. I shared this blog post with my mother and then that weekend she went to a “women in business” meeting where Winnie was speaking. Small world I guess.

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