Six other finalists for Enterprise of the Year are being honored for superior financial performance and other achievements:
- Lee Agri-Media, a network of five weekly and six biweekly farm publications and digital sites serving nearly 425,000 households in 13 states in the Midwest and Upper Rockies. Lee Agri-Media was Lee’s 2008 Enterprise of the Year and was a finalist in 2005 and 2006.
- The Lincoln Journal Star and its strategic business unit in eastern Nebraska, which also includes daily newspapers in Beatrice, Columbus and Fremont. Lincoln was honored as an Enterprise of the Year Finalist in 2002 and 2008.
- The Times of Northwest Indiana, which won Enterprise of the Year in 2010. The publisher, Bill Masterson Jr., recently was honored by Editor & Publisher as national 2012 Publisher of the Year. The Times also received a 2012 President’s Award for Spirit.
- TownNews.com, which provides state of the art technology, design services, sales support, consulting and training for more than 1,500 newspapers in the United States and Canada. TownNews also was a finalist for Enterprise of the Year in 2004 and 2008.
- The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, also a winner of two 2012 President’s Awards for innovation, including an initiative that has resulted in the newspaper now delivering 80% of the preprinted grocery advertising in the market.
- The Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho, and the Elko Daily Free Press in Nevada. In addition to posting superior operating performance, the strategic business unit received two 2012 President’s Awards – in Twin Falls for news, and in Elko for innovation.