Reported by The Business Monthly on November 23rd:
The Business Monthly, the essential business publication for Howard and Anne Arundel counties, has changed hands.
Jason Whong, an experienced publisher, media executive and native Marylander, has purchased the venerable publication and its digital outlets from current owner Daniel Medinger. The transaction was effective Nov. 18, 2021.
“When Dan approached me about this opportunity, I was immediately excited,” said Whong, a Columbia resident. “The Business Monthly has been telling the story of our dynamic business community for nearly 30 years, and I am looking forward to continuing that tradition long into the future. I am especially grateful to Dan for the improvements he made to The Business Monthly as its leader.”
Daniel Medinger, owner and publisher of the publication said, “I have been proud to lead this publication for the last three 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 onto a new publisher who can continue to make the publication flourish and continue to bring local news to the local community.”
Read the full article here: https://www.bizmonthly.com/the-business-monthly-sold-to-whong-community-media/
Also check out this article from Daniel Medinger: https://www.bizmonthly.com/as-i-leave-the-business-monthly/
On a personal note: I believe Dan has done a wonderful job growing the expanding The Business Monthly. Having the next owner (Jason Whong) be an experienced media executive and Columbia resident is a great thing for the publication going forward.