Letters: Advocate a ‘vital force for public good,’ business councils say (2)
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
The Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, the Jefferson Business Council and the Southeast Regional Coalition of Business Councils sincerely thank John Georges, publisher and CEO, and all members of The Advocate organization, for providing a quality, daily printed newspaper to the residents of New Orleans. The New Orleans Advocate is consistently delivering in-depth news and information to our community, meeting the demand for timely and accurate reporting. Were it not for John Georges and his commitment to our city, New Orleans would lack a robust daily paper at a critical juncture of its economic and political life.
The value of a daily newspaper to a community is enormous. Immediate and broad coverage of news is essential to a functional democracy as it allows the public greater access to information. It brings about greater transparency, accountability and inclusiveness of government institutions and processes.
John Georges Next Breakfast to Business Speaker
Thursday, 31 October 2013
According to LSU Executive Education Director Robin Kistler, the November edition of Breakfast to Business is one of many events being held as part of Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, or BREW, a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship in the city. Georges’ presentation, “Tales of a Serial Entrepreneur” will highlight his entrepreneurial background.
Georges will share his experience taking Imperial Trading Co., founded by his immigrant grandfather, to a billion-dollar corporation and his many entrepreneurial ventures since, including Galatoire’s and The Advocate.
John Georges Buys Louisiana’s Oldest & Largest Daily Newspaper
Thursday, 20 June 2013
John Georges tells Rotary, “New Orleans is going to have the newspaper you want”
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
About 15,000 subscribers now get home delivery of The Advocate.
The Advocate also sells between 5,000 and 10,000 copies of the newspaper each day at retail outlets and in boxes, said Georges, The Advocate's publisher.
The Advocate’s New Orleans edition soon will feature a new design and will be called “The New Orleans Advocate,” reflecting the deep commitment the paper has made to the New Orleans market since Georges purchased it April 30 from the Manship family of Baton Rouge, he said.
John Georges tells City Council it can expect continued improvements to The New Orleans Advocate
Monday, 10 June 2013
“The Advocate feels very loved right now,” said Georges, who appeared at the request of Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell.
The Advocate, based in Baton Rouge, launched a daily New Orleans edition last year amid outcry about The Times-Picayune’s decision to reduce its daily publication to three days a week as it focused more on its digital products.
“It is now so exciting we’ll have a full-time newspaper again,” Hedge-Morrell said of The Advocate’s entry into the local market.