Community Impact Newspaper will launch in Phoenix Metro area; finds first home in Town of Gilbert in September 2018

Phoenix, AZ (May 29, 2018)Community Impact Newspaper announces its launch into Phoenix, Arizona, debuting its first area edition in Gilbert. Town residents can expect the hyperlocal publication to reach mailboxes in September. Community Impact Newspaper prides itself on delivering high-quality journalism and is excited to bring its commitment to print and community to Arizona.

Community Impact Phoenix Publisher Amy Ellsworth and the rest of the Phoenix metro team will be based in the new CI office near downtown Gilbert but will be seen out and about at local events and in Gilbert Town Council meetings every first and third Thursday of the month. The candidate search for the Gilbert editor and Gilbert account executive positions began today.

"Gilbert individuals, families and businesses deserve to know what's happening in the community around them with quality reporting and excellent visualizations put together by a passionate team of people,” Ellsworth said. “CI provides an opportunity for community connection by covering topics in a unique way. I look forward to bringing my passion for community journalism to my Gilbert neighbors.”

The free-of-charge newspaper reports on small businesses, community news, local government meetings, real estate and transportation developments, education, health care and other issues. The paper also offers an opportunity for business owners to reach their neighbors through full-color print advertising space.

“Communities thrive when they are informed and aware of what’s happening in their backyard,” said John P. Garrett, founder of Community Impact Newspaper. “We have a responsibility to serve each resident and deliver news that directly impacts those households.”

CI is committed to bringing credible and accurate news to Gilbert residents with a relevance to their community values that locals will be able to recognize immediately. In celebration of the paper’s new home, CI will host a launch party open to all Gilbert residents and friends of the paper. Follow @ImpactNews_Phx on Twitter for details and to RSVP.




About Community Impact Newspaper:

Owners John and Jennifer Garrett launched the first edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 with three full-time employees covering Round Rock and Pflugerville in Central Texas.

The company debuted its new $10 million state-of-the-art printing facility in 2016 next to its headquarters in Pflugerville, Texas.

As other print publications scale back or cut ties altogether, Community Impact Newspaper continues gaining momentum as an information resource to residents. Hyperlocal versions of the paper are delivered monthly to more than 2 million homes, and now the paper serves new audiences with its edition in Arizona. Read more about CI here, or visit us at @ImpactNews on Twitter.
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