This week’s Member Spotlight focuses on GSBA member and media partner, Sound Publishing. Since its founding in 1987, Sound Publishing has been recognized as a trusted and award winning organization, and is also the largest community news organization in Washington State. Due to the reach of Sound Publishing’s individual community newspapers, readers from every corner or the state, from Bellingham to Vancouver, from Seattle to Spokane, have come to recognize how each individual publication reflects the local news and issues that matters. According to Sound Publishing’s Regional Publisher, Eric LaFontaine, they report the news, “with the intent of delivering local and relevant content throughout the Puget Sound.”
Today, Sound Publishing owns over 49 publications for a total combined print circulation of 661,072 units all produced across its six separate printing plants in Kent, Burlington, Oak Harbor, Lynnwood, Marysville, and Bainbridge Island, with a main hub in Everett equipped with two press lines. The company offers services such as complete prepress, publication handling, bindery, and even mailing and transportation, Probably most relevant to GSBA members, Sound Publishing offers affordable advertising packages in all circulations to focused and targeted markets.
Eric LaFontaine tells us Sound Publishing became a member “to support equality,” and that when they think of Equality is Good Business™, they think of “a healthy and vibrant workforce.” That is why they were so willing to generously donate the prize of advertising for this year’s Early Bird Renewal campaign, won by GSBA member Mark Waind D.D.S. of Sound Dentistry!
We asked Eric what was the one thing he wanted his fellow GSBA members to know, or what they could do to support Sound Publishing. He told us GSBA members could engage more with their content. Anyone and everyone is welcome to reach out and comment or engage with Sound Publishing. As member of the LGBTQ or allied community, a small business owner, or a corporate leader, your comments and engagement help Sound Publishing publiations define the community narrative.
We’re so proud of our partnership with Sound Publishing and we look forward to collaborating on many more exciting partnerships in the future.
To find out more about Sound Publishing, publications, or how to contact them for services, check out their listing in the GSBA Guide & Directory online.