O’Rourke Media Group Buys CITYSunTimes

PHOENIX—The CITYSunTimes has been acquired by the O’Rourke Media Group, a media company that specializes in publishing local community newspapers. The company also provides cost-effective digital marketing solutions and print/design services to local businesses.

“We’re looking forward to entering the Phoenix market,” says Jim O’Rourke, CEO and Owner of O’Rourke Media Group. “The CITYSunTimes content and publishing frequency is unique, they have a great team in place, and the business is greatly positioned for explosive digital audience and marketing growth.”

CST offers personalized news each month to Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Carefree, Cave Creek, Black Canyon City, New River, Anthem and Fountain Hills, and is delivered to area homes and businesses.

CST joins an up-and-coming, family-owned media company during a distressed time period in the newspaper and media industry. O’Rourke Media Group has a track record of retaining local employees at a time when many other media companies are downsizing and outsourcing work out of state or out of the country. O’Rourke says that readers and local businesses in the market can expect the same. “Actually, I anticipate adding resources and people to help support digital audience and revenue growth,” says O’Rourke.

The CITYSunTimes has been successfully serving the community for 18 years. CITYSunTimes was founded in 2002 by Hope Ozer and purchased in 2013 by Lorrie Pomeroy.

“This is an exciting time for CITYSunTimes,” says Pomeroy. “We are confident that Jim and his company will continue to maintain integrity and commitment of excellence while taking CST to the next level.”

For additional information, visit http://news.citysuntimes or https://orourkemediagroup.com.

CITYSunTimes Announces New Ownership

L-R: Lorrie Pomeroy and Hope Ozer

L-R: Lorrie Pomeroy and Hope Ozer

This is an exciting time for CITYSunTimes!  After 12 years of successfully publishing and experiencing the unprecedented growth of CITYSunTimes, I am delighted to announce our transition to new owner and publisher, Lorrie Pomeroy, president of Indigo Publishing, Inc.

There is clearly an uptick in the viability and validity of community newspapers as evidenced by Warren Buffett’s recent purchase of 28 newspapers. Indigo came to us with an offer we couldn’t refuse! We are confident that Lorrie will maintain CST‘s integrity and commitment to excellence while taking CST to the next level.

As founder, I will continue to serve as Publisher Emeritus and work with Lorrie on a consulting basis to assure her success. I am delighted that Lorrie has asked that I continue to author my “CITYViews” column for CST.

Additionally, CST‘s longtime Executive Editor Katherine Koenig will be stepping down to pursue other interests, while current Managing Editor Kathryn M. Miller will move up to the lead editorial position as Editor-In-Chief.

Lorrie has a degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota and has held executive positions with Dillard’s Department Stores.  She is a resident of Paradise Valley and the mother of four.

Our entire production and sales staff remains on board and is eager to work with Lorrie! I look forward to having you meet her!

Our contact information is as follows:

Lorrie Pomeroy:  lorrie@CITYSunTimes.com

Hope H. Ozer: hopeozer@cox.net

Katherine Koenig: kathi@kcasaAZ.com

Kathryn M. Miller: kathryn@CITYSunTimes.com

For information about CITYSunTimes, contact Darlene Keberle at 480.922.8732 or visit us online: http://news.CITYSunTimes.com.

Warm regards,
Hope H. Ozer, Publisher Emeritus

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