Multi-Media Channels Acquires Merrill Courier
Multi-Media Channels, the parent company of the Star Journal and Hodag Buyers’ Guide, has announced the acquisition of the Merrill Courier, a local newspaper and media outlet serving the city of Merrill, Wisconsin and surrounding areas.
“Merrill Courier has been a valued source for local news and community happenings since it was founded in 1998. We couldn’t be more thrilled about Merrill Courier joining our family of Wisconsin-based publications”, said Patrick Wood, CEO of Multi-Media Channels. “We’ve always been committed to the local communities that we serve, and we want to continue to build on the local brand and strengthen our presence in your community. We look forward to Merrill Courier’s continued success.”
“As a family owned and operated business, it was essential for us to find a buyer who appreciates how important this community is to us. We are confident that we picked a good steward for Merrill Courier and MMC will continue the proud tradition of our publication.” said Susan Hovind, former owner of the Merrill Courier.
Multi-Media Channels, a subsidiary of Brown County Publishing, is a family owned and operated media corporation that traces its publishing roots back three generations. Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the Company publishes numerous weekly shoppers, weekly newspapers and specialty publications, along with associated websites in and around Northeast and Northcentral Wisconsin. The weekly shoppers include the Waupaca Buyers’ Guide, Wausau Buyers’ Guide, Stevens Point Buyers’ Guide, Wisconsin Rapids Buyers Guide, Marshfield Buyers’ Guide, Rhinelander Hodag Buyers’ Guide, New London Buyers’ Guide, Clintonville Shoppers’ Guide; the weekly newspapers include the Merrill Foto News, Rhinelander Star Journal, Waupaca County Post, New London Press Star, Clintonville Tribune Gazette; and the specialty magazines including Silent Sports, Full Throttle, Packerland Pride, Auto Plus, Auto Gazette and Hoopla. Bullseye Distribution is the company’s delivery division.