Richard Connor, the president and publisher of the Fort Worth Business Press, writes about how the publication survived 3o years.
Connor writes, “Over the years I have had three sets of local investors, all of whom came forward because they wanted to preserve local, Fort Worth journalism. They kept us going when times were lean and I believe that not only I, personally, but also our readers and the entire community will always be in their debt.
“We have provided jobs for countless individuals and a valuable learning environment for our employees. Many of those who started out with us have gone on to terrific careers in the news business and other fields as well. All of our employees over the years have worked tirelessly and efficiently to produce a weekly newspaper with sometimes limited resources and always with fewer employees than anyone else in our business.
“Through it all, our commitment to the community has never wavered. The value of our donations of in-kind services to nonprofits exceeds $250,000-plus per year. Our community awards program is unmatched, not just locally but nationally.
“We have always believed it’s important to not only work here but also to live here as a community-oriented corporate citizen.”
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