NOW Hiring!! Paper Distribution Team Member
We’ve got Trenton covered — online and in our monthly print edition
Our Mission: “To serve as Trenton’s preferred source for hometown news and information.”
Trenton Rotarian’s, Trenton Business Association and SWCRC Members, Joe Hoshaw of HPR Media, who specialized in publication writing and editing and Kathy Kane of Market Insights, LLC, a marketing consultant, have worked on various work related projects and Rotarian events for many years when Kathy asked if Joe could edit her bi-monthly publication, the Trenton Tribute in September of 2009.
After a year of publishing Trenton Tribute, Kathy and Joe partnered officially in order to expand to a monthly free community newspaper for the City of Trenton. As co-Publishers, Kane manages the business affairs and Hoshaw manages the editorial content. The group was renamed the Trenton Trib in 2010 and the partners continue to feature coverage exclusively for business and residents of Trenton as well as pledging to continue to provide, positive, interesting and uplifting articles on behalf of their community.
Sept. 2010– with partner Joe Hoshaw established the Trenton Trib LLC -20 pages, 3,000 distribution/mo
2011– 24 pages, 3,400 distribution/mo – Moved to RJ Howey Building 2363 W. Jefferson #213 with 125 square feet and 10 contractors
2012-28 pages, 3,600 distribution/mo Expanded to 201 office and expanded to desk counter at R.J Howey’s office.
2013– 36 pages, 4,200 distribution/mo-1 part time employee- Trib moved in Dec.- to Executive Suites of Trenton with 2 offices- total of 225 square feet
2014-40 pages, 4,500 distribution/mo- 2 part time employees.
2015– 40 pages- 4,500 distribution plus a 2015 Visitors Guide, Aug Citywide Grosse Ile news Sept. 15 – 3 part time employees. We took down a wall and added 1 more office at Executive Suites 2836 W. Jefferson Suites 113-115, 350 total square feet.
2016-2/3 sections- 60 pages 10,000 dist June 2016- no charge to ads until Jan 17, Island Beacon created Jan. 2016, added Team Trib April 2016, Fest mini tab, 4 city wide distributions a year. Celebrating 6 years with the Trib with three offices. 3 part time employees, 27 contractors, plus 13 writers
2017-Moved to 2615 W. Jefferson for 1,200 square feet offices and we did our first bulk mail to Island residents in May, Fest Tab, Roar Supplement and a Tent at roar for clients, friends and family. We now have 192 locations in the Downriver area that hold the paper each month. We also celebrated with a ribbon cutting at new offices is during Trenton Summer festival and hope to be more involved with Downtown events in 2018.
Healthy Trenton Coalition Initiative…Join us!
Our Press Room
Co-Publisher & Editor:
Joe Hoshaw Jr.
Co-Publisher & Business Manager:
Joe Hoshaw Jr., Kathy Kane, Sheila M. McAfee, Denise Sobh, Melanie Young, Tony Mazzella, Eric Hoshaw, Michael McConnell, Brian Rzeppa
Ilene Flanagan, Dave Chapman, Jim Jacek
Looking for an Intern interested in building a news media career– Trib Internship job description
Looking for a Student Photographer Intern— Internship description photos
Trenton Trib Links