Tampa Bay, FL – September 23, 2012 – Maddux NewsWire, the popular online press release service is going through a metamorphosis! As it prepares to enter its fourth year, the first changes officially launched today… a new name, logo and website, Tampa Bay Newswire.
The NewsWire was the brainchild of Maddux Business Report publisher Nancy Howe and Daniel Scott, serial entrepreneur and Associate Director at the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Innovation Alliance at USF St. Petersburg. Both felt that there was a need for a central location where all of Tampa Bay’s news would be available for the business community.
Howe said “It was impossible for us to use all of the press releases that came into Maddux Business Report. There just wasn’t enough room and I’m sure that every media outlet has run into a similar situation. When we started the NewsWire, it began “growing legs” so quickly that we knew we had hit on something.” Over the years the NewsWire’s popularity has continued to grow and it has became not only a source of information, and leads, but also as an effective means of PR and getting the word out to the community about new businesses, products and events. The original website, madduxpress.com will remain open and act as an archive repository for any releases posted prior to Sept. 22, 2012.
When Maddux Business Report ceased publication in June of 2010, President and Editor Carlen Maddux decided to keep the NewsWire going with the help of Publisher, Nancy Howe. Two years later in June of 2012, Howe, who had already establisher her own writing/editing company, KnowHowe, purchased the NewsWire from Maddux and began making plans for some design and name changes and called on Daniel Scott once again to help with this process. Summer Taylor of GDBD Design (http://www.gdbddesign.com) created the new logo, and Jeff Young Photography (http://www.jeffyoungpotography.com) supplied some of the photos of Tampa Bay used on the site.
The Newswire is accompanied by a daily email highlighting featured press releases and links to the entire day’s press release posts. According to Howe, “that’s next on the table to be overhauled. The new website is still a work in progress and when that’s complete, then I’ll move on to the other areas.” For more information on KnowHowe, go to http://www.knowhowe.biz.