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REVUE Acquires Regional Business Publisher MiBiz
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REVUE Acquires Regional Business Publisher MiBiz

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 21, 2011 - Niche publisher REVUE Holding Company, Inc. announced today that it has acquired MiBiz, a regional business publication serving West Michigan.  

REVUE President and Publisher Brian Edwards will serve as editor and publisher of MiBiz.  Edwards is a former business reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribune and the co-founder of Lambert, Edwards & Associates, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based public and investor relations firm.  William Lowry, founder of MiBiz, will serve as a consultant and continue to write a monthly column for MiBiz magazine and its website (http://www.mibiz.com/). 

MiBiz is a great publication with a solid 23-year track record, and we think it complements our REVUE entertainment publications very nicely,” Edwards said.  “We intend to integrate best practices from both companies to help all of our print and web publications increase readership, improve editorial and work more effectively with clients.” 

Lowry said, “It has been a privilege and pleasure to guide the growth and ever-widening influence of MiBiz from its inception in 1988 to its position today as the most highly respected business-to-business publication in all of western Michigan.   I am confident that Brian Edwards and the MiBiz team will continue that dominance and I look forward to contributing as a regular columnist.

Edwards said the acquisition of MiBiz is the first of several planned by REVUE Holding Company over the next few years. Formed in 2008 to capitalize on the changing dynamics of the print media business, the Company publishes two monthly entertainment guides and a variety of websites that reach approximately 100,000 readers each month in many of Michigan's largest cities, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Muskegon, Holland, Grand Haven, East Lansing, Mt. Pleasant and Jackson. 

“Print media is alive and kicking in 2011,” Edwards said.  “People still love the look and feel of a well-designed publication, but they also want it coupled with an easy-to-use web presence and social networking sites.  We’re excited about the future of print media.”  

REVUE Holding Company is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based publisher of magazines and related online properties in the entertainment and business niches.



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