Micromedia Publications Opens New HQ In Ocean County

Micromedia Publications in the Lakehurst Circle (Photo by Jason Allentoff)

LAKEHURST – Micromedia Publications, the local media organization behind seven weekly newspapers in Ocean and Monmouth Counties and the website Jersey Shore Online, is pleased to announce the relocation of their headquarters in the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey.

The new storefront office, located at 683 Route 70 in the Lakehurst Circle Center, supports Micromedia’s future growth and provides the public with greater access to their community newspaper.

Micromedia was founded in 1995 by Stew Swann and Robyn Friedrich in the basement of Swann’s Pine Lake Park home. After the successful launch of The Manchester Times in April of that year, the organization introduced The Berkeley Times in 1996. With the growth came a need for an office and they set up shop on Union Avenue in the borough.

In the 24 years since its inception, Micromedia has expanded to seven print publications, launched a hyper local, breaking news website and developed a far-reaching network of social media pages. The company also serves as a news content provider to local non-profit radio station 91.9 WBNJ-FM in Barnegat. The previous office was no longer adequate for the company’s ever-changing needs.  

“Moving from our home of more than 20 years was a bittersweet decision, since it was a place which holds many warm memories and saw the growth of our business and our commitment to our readers and advertisers throughout those years,” said Stew Swann, President and Publisher.

Swann added “Unfortunately, the years also took their toll on what was already a very old building when we moved in those many years ago, necessitating our relocation to more modern office space — but we wanted to remain in Lakehurst because of our commitment to the borough and to the business neighbors who still remain our dear friends.”

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jason Allentoff, who helped facilitate the move, is elated with the new 1,221-square-foot workplace.

Allentoff said “the previous office was no longer cutting the mustard. The building was falling apart, and we all wanted greener pastures. The sales, production, news and distribution teams are all happier in the new space.”

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So, how does the new state-of-the-art content center benefit the public? Allentoff explains “Micromedia’s core mission is centered around the importance of community. So, come on in! You can stop by to grab the latest edition, place a classified or display advertisement, drop off a news tip, public service announcement or letter to the editor, purchase Jersey Shore Online water bottles & other goodies and pick up prizes from the contests we run in-print and online.”

Micromedia is now located at 683 Route 70 in the Lakehurst Circle Center. (Photo by Jason Allentoff)

Micromedia accepts cash, VISA, MasterCard and American Express.

Micromedia’s public access office hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The company’s street address is 683 Route 70. Lakehurst, New Jersey 08733.

The company’s mailing address remains P.O. Box 521. Lakehurst, New Jersey 08733.

For information on advertising in-print and online, visit jerseyshoreonline.com