OLD Media Moves

Washington state biz journals sold

August 12, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Sound Publishing Inc. purchased The Bellingham Business Journal and The Wenatchee Business Journal from Sun News Inc., according to a story in the Bellingham Herald.

Bellingham Business JournalDave Gallagher of The Herald wrote, “Manfred Tempelmayr, president of Sound Publishing, said the acquisitions were made to strengthen the company’s position in the Western Washington region. He added that no changes are planned for either business monthly.

“‘Our focus has been in community newspapers, but the business publications also fit well with what we’re doing,’ Tempelmayr said. ‘The former owners built a strong community connection, and we intend to build on that.’

“Vanessa Blackburn, editor and publisher of The Bellingham Business Journal, said the sale will strengthen the publication.

“‘We will have the benefits and support of a larger company while maintaining the editorial autonomy we’ve had before,’ Blackburn said.”

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