Mayor of Austin to declare Community Impact Newspaper Day

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Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell will pay a visit to Community Impact Newspaper‘s new headquarters March 26 for a tour of the facilities and to deliver a proclamation declaring March 27 Community Impact Newspaper Day.

“Austin has always been important to us as an organization, and the readers and the local businesses that have embraced our paper is truly humbling,” Publisher and CEO John Garrett said. “Certainly, having the Austin mayor drive up to Pflugerville to let us know we are doing important work for the citizens and the city, it’s very meaningful.”

The proclamation will highlight the news organization’s role in the Austin community.

The company completed its new facility at 16225 Impact Way, Ste. 1, Pflugerville in December. Community Impact Newspaper will host a grand opening celebration March 27.

Garrett said the new building is one of his proudest achievements, and he has enjoyed the positive feedback about the space.

“Functionally, it’s outstanding. It gives our company some room to grow,” Garrett said. “But I think it [also]gives our employees a place they can feel comfortable in and it kind of fits the tone of who we are as an organization. We want to innovate, and we care about quality.”

Community Impact Newspaper was founded in 2005 with a flagship publication covering the Round Rock and Pflugerville areas. Since its launch, the company has grown to include 15 editions throughout the Austin, Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth regions. The 16th edition, covering Spring and Klein, will make its debut April 10. CIN is Texas’ fastest-growing news organization with a total monthly distribution of more than 1 million.

Community Impact was previously located at 821 Grand Avenue Parkway, Ste. 411 in Pflugerville.

For more coverage of the mayor’s proclamation and Community Impact’s grand opening event, visit impactnews.com.

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