By: Press Release
AUSTIN, Texas (March 24, 2011)-Community Impact Newspaper today announced the launch of its 10th paper, expanding its circulation to 750,000 homes and businesses in Texas. Beginning Friday, March 25, homeowners, renters and business owners in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake can expect the first edition of this monthly publication to land in their mailboxes free of charge. Under the leadership of CEO John Garrett, the Grapevine-based market publisher will be Nicole Johnson. Their new office location houses a full-time staff of five, including a graphic designer, two account executives, one reporter and the market publisher.
“We very excited to enter a new community, but this launch will be especially memorable not only because we’re expanding to the Metroplex, but because this marks the launch of our 10th paper in Texas,” Garrett, said. “Our motto from the beginning has been, ‘Local. Useful. Everyone Gets It.’ so we look forward to making sure everyone in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake has a chance to enjoy local news about their community.”
Community Impact Newspaper is a National Newspaper Association award-winning paper named by Inc. magazine in 2010 as the fasting growing media company in Texas. All Community Impact Newspapers are full-color, hyper-local business journals for the “average” citizen, breaking down complex economic developments issues, transportation projects and city council meetings. The Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake paper will take on the same format as all Community Impact Newspapers, reporting on small businesses, community news, real estate developments, education and healthcare among other key issues while offering an opportunity for business owners to advertise.
“We’ve been moving toward the goal of launching this specific edition of the paper since I began working at Community Impact, so we’re thrilled to start serving this community,” Johnson, said. “I know this paper will benefit its readers and I look forward to seeing how receptive the community is to a paper that’s not only relevant, but credible and accurate, too.”
When the first edition of Community Impact Newspaper launched in 2005, the paper was only mailed to residents and business owners in Pflugerville and Round Rock, Texas. At that time, there were three full-time employees within the company, but the staff has now grown to 70 employees across the state. When he first started out, Garrett’s vision was to build a company that would provide local news to the immediate area surrounding his own community, but he didn’t stop there. Since its initial paper, the company has launched a total of nine papers; seven editions in and around Austin and two editions in the Houston area. This paper marks the first Community Impact Newspaper within the DFW metroplex.
Community Impact Newspaper will celebrate its newest publication with a launch party on Friday, March 25 from 5:30-7:30p.m. in partnership with the Pro Players Foundation. The Pro Players Foundation is a group of professional athletes, business and community leaders, who volunteer their time and talents to assist disadvantaged youth. With the mission of “Enriching the Lives of Children,” Pro Players Foundation uses a variety of initiatives to help make sure every child has the ability to succeed and the opportunity for a bright future.
About Community Impact Newspaper
Since its launch in 2005, Community Impact Newspaper, published by JG Media, Inc., has restructured an antiquated model, the community newspaper, and turned it into an essential tool by providing readers useful, informative news. Community Impact Newspaper was named Texas’ fastest growing media organization by Inc. magazine in 2010, and serves as the most widely distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the community level. More information about Community Impact Newspaper is available online at www.impactnews.com.