Locals could be excused for wondering what the hive of activity was in the arcade in Forbes this week as the Forbes and Parkes Phoenix office was unofficially opened where 2PK/ ROK FM used to be based.
Phoenix Newspaper Group owner Josh Matic, who succeeded as owner from Sarah Maynard two years ago, said the latest investment in space, skills and packages puts the Phoenix in a league of its own and forms a new culture in the organisation. He is hopeful everyone in the business communities of Parkes and Forbes will continue to support the brands.
“We offer complete multi-media solutions and video has proven extremely popular for those who commit to longer term campaigns with us,” he said.
For Parkes-Forbes Manager and Forbes Editor Dane Millerd, the importance of an office space, a free weekly community newspaper and for business and community contributions is vital.
“The Phoenix is unlike any other publication in that it has a dual purpose of providing a platform for public interest journalism as well as to promote each respective town it represents like tourism and council organisations do,” he said.
“Our mailbox drops and distribution points are all reflective of the demand for the paper and we will only continue to grow as our owner is invested in our region.”