OLD Media Moves

Long Beach Business Journal sold to Long Beach Post parent

February 4, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

The Long Beach Business Journal has been sold to the parent of the Long Beach Post newspaper.

Business Journal founder George Economides writes, “Effective February 4, 2020, John Molina and his Pacific Community Media (PCM) company will assume ownership and management. PCM owns the Long Beach Post and its publisher, David Sommers, will assume the role of Business Journal publisher. I’m happy to sell to someone local and that the PCM team knows and loves Long Beach.

“‘Retire’ is probably not a word those of you who know me thought you’d ever hear me utter. The LBBJ has been my ‘baby,’ and for more than three decades I worked practically every day to ensure we produced a quality publication. I have loved running the business and interacting daily with the community. But it is time to move on.

“Becoming a publisher wasn’t my first stint in journalism. I began my career at age 12, as a newspaper delivery boy in Long Beach, and, while stationed at a pilot training base in the U.S. Air Force’s public information office, I was the editor of the base newspaper after attending the military’s journalism school.

“The roots of the Business Journal started 34 years ago. After my decade-long tenure at the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, from 1974–1984, I decided the city was ready for a business publication.”

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