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John Garrett, Community Impact Newspaper

  • August 23, 2017
  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705


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Who Says the Printed Word is Dead?

John Garrett, founder of Community Impact Newspaper, certainly won't. Since launching the first edition in Round Rock and Pflugerville in 2005, the company has grown to 22 editions and is the fastest growing news organization in the state of Texas.

Community Impact has ranked among Inc. 5000's fastest growing U.S. companies for seven straight years starting in 2010. The newspaper has also received numerous awards, including awards for outstanding journalism and advertising design by the National Newspaper Association. In 2017, Community Impact received the most recognitions in the Local Media Association Digital Innovation Awards, one of the most prestigious award programs in the industry.

About our speaker

Before starting Community Impact, John held advertising positions at the Houston Chronicle and the Austin Business Journal.

John grew up in north Austin and graduated from Pflugerville High School in 1993. John attended and graduated cum laude from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor of fine arts in radio and television. While at Sam Houston, he was awarded the Creager Award, given to the male student who contributes the most to overall student life.

John is married to Jennifer. They have three daughters - Mollie, Ruby and Sophie - and live in Round Rock. They are active members of Cityview Bible Church. Over the years, John has served on many boards, including the Round Rock Area Serving Center and Round Rock Chamber, and he continues to be actively involved in the community.


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7:50am - Speaker Introduction

8:20am - Q&A

8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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