Thank you for taking a few minutes to learn more about our organization Denton Publications, Inc and our sister companies News Market Press and Community Media Group. Denton Publications was founded in Elizabethtown, New York in 1948 by William Denton. Working out of his garage, with a small print shop and family members as his staff, Mr. Denton began the Valley News. Today, from that humble beginning, the company was purchased by the Alexander Family in 1988 and has grown to employ a staff of over 60 dedicated professionals, an 18,000 square foot Elizabethtown printing facility, and branch offices housing our publishing units in Plattsburgh and Ticonderoga producing six targeted free community newspapers in northeastern New York State. Denton also publishes Kidsville News of Northern New York delivered to directly to school classrooms for children in grades k through 5th grade in Clinton, Essex, Warren and Washington Counties. New Market Press, Inc was created in 1995 and is our Vermont publishing branch based in Middlebury, Vermont, with two targeted newspapers in northwestern Vermont. Community Media Group, LLC includes two publishing entities Spotlight News in New York’s Capital District and Eagle Newspapers serving Central New York. You can learn about our sister companies by linking their links highlighted in blue.
Despite the steady growth of our companies we still operate under some very simple guidelines; quality work, personalized customer service and fair pricing. Unlike other areas of the country, this region is unique in its demographic make-up and the many outside influences that affect the economic patterns. Not only is the region a strong location for tourist activity from all over the world and have a strong and stable manufacturing base, but the retail shopping market accounts for a consistent flow of trade from Canada, as well as back and forth across Lake Champlain between Vermont and New York. Our circulation records are audited annually by Circulation Verification Council. A Receivership Survey complied each September, by CVC, shows 99.1% of the homes receive a Denton Publication. No other media... print or electronic... can make that claim. In addition to high receivership, regular readership of our publications also ranks high with 80% of the homes confirming they regularly read the paper, in-print or online and make purchases from the information. In addition to our printed products the company maintains a robust online component, providing viewers with timely news updates as they happen around the region.
In addition to the publications, we are also the region's largest commercial web printer. Our printing plant is capable of printing everything imaginable in a cold set printing environment. The production department is anchored by a highly skilled staff with 17 Goss Community Printing Units, 2 Goss SSC Folders, a Screen 2000S Computer-to-Plate Imaging Systems, a Harris book collating/binding system, Kirk Rudy Inkjet, and a Muller Martini Inserting Machine. We offer graphic design, sheet-fed printing, mailing and delivery services to meet the needs of our customers. In unison with USPS we have initiated an Alternative Mailing Agreement to expedite our regular weekly mailings. We can provide CASS Certified CDS Labels within our region and offer a CAPS accounts for simplified postal payments. Our fleet of trucks make postal deliveries throughout the week to many areas in New York and Vermont serving both our publications, sister publications and independent publishers.
The company and its employees are deeply rooted in the region and our staff returns that commitment with their active participation in service organization, local volunteer fire departments, charitable organizations and community events. In fact the real secret to the success of our company continues to be the quality and experience of our staff. Regardless of the task, the hours or the difficulty of the job, our staff really does make a difference. Many firms make that claim; we hope you'll have an opportunity to learn first hand why we are so proud of the team we've put together. They truly are some of the best people in this industry and we are extremely proud of every one of them!
In closing, please let me extend a warm invitation to tour our facilities or to further discuss the use of our resources to enhance your opportunities in the regions we serve throughout New York State and Vermont. Please feel free to call or email me at any time.
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Daniel E. Alexander President & Publisher Denton Publications, Inc.