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Local Business News Editorial
Only Newsworthy Stories!
Business Background Helps New Venture Capital Association Chief

For a guy who isn’t even using the college degree he earned, Ara Topouzian is doing pretty well.

Topouzian, who graduated Wayne State University with a degree in journalism, instead walked a path into the business world and has found success along the way

A Great First Year in Downtown Birmingham for St. Croix

Bob and Jan Nelson of Owosso have been shopping at St. Croix for more than a dozen years, and have always been happy with what they’ve found.

So it wasn’t a big surprise to see the Nelsons follow them a year ago, when the men’s clothing store made its move from the Somerset Collection in Troy to the streets of downtown Birmingham
“My father was a farmer and grocer in the Middle East,” John says, “who, as a Christian Chaldean, moved here to work for Henry Ford for his famous ‘five dollars a day.’”

Cannelle Patisserie Offers a Little Slice of Paris in Birmingham

In an unassuming building in Birmingham, is nestled Cannelle Patisserie, filled with fresh, tempting French desserts, pastry and coffee.

 On an early Saturday morning, the shop already has a steady stream of customers lining up for flakey croissants, pain au chocolat, savory rolls and fresh bread. Matt Knio, owner, greets employees and customers with the same warm smile—handshakes for some, hugs for others.

AAA a Good Fit for Husband-Wife Team

When Marcy Galka asked her husband, Jerry, if he had a good life, his answer was, “No.”

Shocked, Marcy looked at him.

When he continued, he said, “I’ve had a great life because of you.”

At Local Business News (LBN) we create newsworthy content on America’s local mom & pop businesses. We hire freelance journalists to interview, write, photograph and sometimes videotape the achievements of the businesses.


  • The complete articles are offered to the local media.
  • The articles are part of a press release and can be aggregated at no cost to print and web publishers.
  • We are only interested in newsworthy information. We believe there are two to four newsworthy events at every business.
  • Our goal is to create business stories appropriate for such journalistic outlets as newspaper, radio, TV, web and wire news services.
Glenn Gilbert
Executive Editor
Editorial is the cornerstone to the LBN program, real journalism using real journalist to report the business news. Executive Editor Glenn Gilbert has 45 years of experience as a professional journalist with newspapers owned by Advance Publications, the Copley Press and Digital First Media. Most recently he was executive editor of The Oakland Press in Michigan from 2006 to 2014. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from Eastern Michigan University.
Freelance Journalists

Freelance writers are sought in targeted markets to write compelling stories on small businesses.  Video and photography journalists are also pursued in the creation of publishing ready articles.

Our Freelancers:

  • Have newspaper experience
  • Most interviews are conducted on-site
  • A photo journalist is assigned to most stories
  • Short versions of each article are available by request
  • Bylines for all LBN journalist required for aggregated stories
  • Our criteria for “newsworthy information” is the same as used by traditional media

Our Writers

Honey Murray
Feature Writer

Patty Lanoue Stearns
Feature Writer

Rebecca Calappi
Feature Writer

Beth Robinson
City News Editor

Carol Hopkins
Feature Writer