Washington state biz magazine South Sound Biz is sold
Premier Media Group announced it has purchased Tacoma-based Business Examiner Media, publisher of South Sound Biz magazine, for an undisclosed amount.
A story on the Business Examiner website states, “Business Examiner Media was founded in 1985 by husband-and-wife business partners Jeff and Jill Rounce. Jeff was completing a business graduate degree program at Pacific Lutheran University and working in the TV news department at KSTW-TV when he and Jill, parents of three young children, decided to launch the Business Examiner, a bi-weekly tabloid newsprint publication initially focused on the business communities in Tacoma and Pierce County.
“‘Local business icons like George Russell, George Weyerhaeuser, Paul Titus, Don Rhodes, and dozens more were active in their enterprises and the whole community in the mid-80s. Not only those individuals, but many of their local organizations have evolved or are gone now,’ recalled Jeff Rounce, who also noted that container ships plying the waters of Commencement Bay was a fairly new business trend.
“The Business Examiner later expanded to include much of Thurston, Lewis, Mason, and south King counties. Business Examiner Media launched a live event series (Financial Executives of the Year, 40 Under Forty, Top Places to Work, and Women of Influence) that celebrated the local business community, as well as the Daily Biz Briefs e-newsletter.”
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