‘Batavian’ Honored for Innovative Enterprise of the Year

By: E&P Staff

The Batavian, the online news organization headed up by former GateHouse Media executive Howard Owens, gets a nod from the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce for “Innovative Enterprise of the Year.”

Every year the Chamber of Commerce in Batavia, N.Y., honors businesses and individuals for their achievements in business, community service and volunteerism. This is the Chamber’s 38th annual event.

The Batavian started as an online-only newspaper by GateHouse launched in May 2008. Owens exited GateHouse later that year, but CEO Mike Reed and COO Kirk Davis arranged to pass the Batavian to Owens, effective February 2009.

You can read more here here in the June edition of E&P (warning pay wall!)

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