Spring Editorial Outlook: Business Blossoms in Q2

Spring brings rejuvenation. People are more active, construction projects ramp up, the real estate market blooms and the local economy grows.

From Going Green in April to Rally Around Small Business in May and Residential Real Estate in June, we’re seeding our spring season with news, strategies and resources that enable our marketing partners to hit their stride in Q2 and beyond.

April/MidApril

April is Earth Month at The Business Journal. We’ll report how companies are going green and making green in the process. From business practices to construction, we’re featuring businesses that are on the cutting edge of sustainability and sound environmental practices.

Also in April, we’ll feature our first Brain Gain Roundtable. Business and education leaders tell what they’re doing to plug the brain drain by attracting, retaining and training our best and brightest. What collaborative efforts are needed to transform our region into a fast-growing ecosystem for tomorrow’s professionals? Roundtable participants will sound off.

Commercial Real Estate sales heat up in the spring. From the biggest transactions to the hottest listings on the market, our coverage gives you the intel only The Business Journal can provide.

As the construction season gears up, we’re also looking at Roofing Contractors in April. And we’ll look at Recreational Vehicles — RVs, cycles, boats.

May/MidMay

Rally Around Small Business is our editorial theme throughout the month of May. As readers and advertisers saw last May, when we launched our annual Rally, this coverage shines our spotlight on the small businesses and entrepreneurs who are hustling every day to be successful and create jobs. Know a company that deserves to be profiled? Unsung Hero nominations will soon open.

May is also when we dig into the Home & Garden Industry. From landscaping, backyard living, home remodeling to pools, patios and grills, we’ve got it covered.

And as we brighten up your outdoors, we’ll look at Your Office. How conducive is it to productivity?

To help you run your business, we’ll report what you need to know when choosing a Workers’ Comp MCO. This is the month when Ohio companies must make a designation.

June/MidJune

As the Residential Real Estate market kicks into high gear, we’ll show what’s hot and why, profile real estate agents who rack up the most sales and showcase their best listings. At the same time, we’ll update the market for Mortgages and Home Equity Loans.

Health Insurance, one of the greatest challenges companies face, is on our agenda in June. In a presidential election year, dare we ask local experts look into their crystal ball? You bet!

Then at mid-month, our attention turns to the Construction Industry & Building Trades as we report on activity across the five-county region.

Lawrence County also comes into sharp focus this month as we look at development initiatives there, homegrown businesses and entertainment attractions you’ll find across the Pennsylvania line.

New this year is our Fair and Festival Guide. From local festivals to county fairs and other cool outdoor events, we’ll provide the information you need to plan your summer season.


The Business Journal’s Spring Editorial Outlook offers a lot of exciting opportunities. If you want to be featured in our coverage and be seen by our exclusive audience, the Spring Editorial Outlook is a great place to start our Market Formula for Growth. CONTACT our advertising department today.

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