The commercial and residential snow and ice removal industry is made up of more than 40,000 contractors, nearly three-quarters of whom work in the lawn and landscape market during the warmer months. Unlike snow fighters working for municipal and government agencies, commercial and residential contractors provide snow and ice mitigation services for residential driveways, retail parking lots, business campuses and other areas that attract general foot and vehicle traffic. GIE Media's Snow Magazine is the leading business management publication serving the commercial and residential snow and ice removal industry. Published eight times a year, Snow Magazine delivers award-winning, intelligent, thought-provoking editorial content to assist snow removal contractors in their quest to become solid, smart, cost-conscious and successful small business owners. Snow Magazine website covers the latest news in the snow management industry, legislation and insurance updates, and provides educational resources for business owners and contractors.