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Local Business News Editorial
Only Newsworthy Stories!
Clawson’s Three Cats Cafe and The Show: Dine, Shop, Repeat, Drink!

If you’re old enough to remember downtown Detroit’s beloved J.L. Hudson’s store, it was a magical oasis, especially around the holidays. You’d walk inside, dazzled by the displays, shop for gifts until your feet hurt, then head up the escalator to the cafe in the mezzanine for a quick repast of soup, salad, maybe a hotdog or a pastry. Then you’d get back to shopping.

‘Tis the Season to Shop Local

Local Business News Executive Editor Glenn Gilbert discussed LBN’s ’Tis the Season to Shop Local campaign with LBN Publisher Guy Williams.

Mid-Century Modern, Present-Day Cool

The market for mid-century modern designs is on fire and Modmart Detroit is the epicenter for all things Bertoia, Eames and Wegner.

Catering to a devout following of mid-century modernism, Modmart Detroit offers carefully presented furniture, home décor and even furniture refinishing.

Dentists All Smiles Over Merger

Scott Meldrum, D.D.S., was looking to slow down.

Glen Maylath, D.D.S., wasn’t actively looking to merge his practice with someone else.

But in June, the long-time friends and colleagues combined their dental practices creating Total Dental Health, and so far, it’s working beautifully.

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