(Courtesy: Community Impact Newspaper Web site)
Updated: Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009, 12:58 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 11 Sep 2009, 2:27 PM CDT
(COMMUNITY IMPACT) - Community Impact Newspaper is Central Texas’ fastest growing news organization, and the most widely distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the community level.
In September 2005, Community Impact Newspaper launched its first edition in Pflugerville and Round Rock. There were three full time employees including the publisher, John Garrett, and the company officed out of the game room in John’s house.
John’s vision to build a company that would provide local news didn’' stop in Pflugerville. Every six months for the following two years, the company launched a new edition in another area of Williamson County and North Austin.
In April 2008, a second office opened on South Congress to house a Southwest Austin edition. With the launch of the Central Austin edition in November 2008, readers in more than 375,000 homes and businessesnow receive local news from a Community Impact Newspaper, and the company has 56 employees on staff.
John, along with his wife Jennifer, have created JG Media, Inc. with a commitment to creating a company culture that strongly identifies with integrity and passion, and they are dedicated to building strong employee relationships.
At a time when print media is on the decline, Community Impact Newspaper has restructured an old product – the community newspaper – and turned it into an important tool by providing readers useful, informative news.