Announced on Facebook this morning, ownership of The Business Monthly, the biggest-selling business publication in Howard and Anne Arundel counties, has changed hands. Here is what was released in the Facebook announcement:
Ownership of The Business Monthly, the biggest-selling business publication in Howard and Anne Arundel counties, has changed hands.
Daniel Medinger, an experienced publisher and media executive, has purchased the publication and its digital outlets from current owners Becky Mangus and Cathy Yost. The transaction, that was signed Aug. 5, takes effect Sept. 1.
“This is a very exciting opportunity,” said Medinger, an Ellicott City resident. “We live in a very vital and dynamic business community. I look forward to telling the story of how our community works. Our business leaders and creative employees make products and services that help us at home and people around the world. [Publishing] The Business Monthly is a great opportunity to share that news in both print and digitally.”
Becky Mangus, the co-owner who also has served as publisher of the publication, said, “I have been proud to lead this publication for the last 16-plus years. It has meant so much to me to get to know our community leaders and to share news about important developments. However, it’s time to pass the newspaper on to a new publisher who can continue to make the publication flourish and continue to bring local news to the local community.”
Cathy Yost, the co-owner who ran business operations including advertising sales, said, “I have enjoyed working with business leaders and helping them grow their business with the power of advertising in print and online. While I am going to miss those close relationships, I look forward to seeing how the newspaper will continue to grow.”
“The future of community papers is very good,” Medinger said. “I look forward to working with the business community and local government, and nonprofits as well as our readers, to make a very special news source.”
Mangus and Yost will continue working with Medinger for several months through the transition.
You can view the website here: https://www.bizmonthly.com/