Local Business News Editorial
Only Newsworthy Stories!

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

Vaughn Gurganian,

Honey Murray,
Feature Writer

Mike Scott,
Business Writer

John Q. Horn,
Feature Writer

Kimberly Rinker,
Music Reviewer

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