News Release - City Celebrates the Grand Opening of Southwest Tribune

City of Rochester

News Release

(Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017) – Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner Bayé Muhammad joined business owners Rodney Brown and LaShay Harris Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the Southwest Tribune newspaper.

“I am honored to welcome the Southwest Tribune to the city of Rochester,” said Mayor Lovely A. Warren. “The Southwest Tribune will provide valuable local insight into current events and highlight the positive developments taking place in our city, which will lead to the addition of more jobs, safer more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities for our citizens.”

The Southwest Tribune, with an office at 518 W. Main St., can be viewed primarily online and with a limited hard-copy subscription newspaper that seeks to present a balance of views relevant to issues of public concern. The paper’s founders hope to build bridges among diverse populations while offering an advertising outlet for businesses in the Greater Rochester region.

As a locally based media outlet the publishers hope to provide breaking news alongside substantial and resourceful interviews through video content. Mr. Brown said he created this digital newspaper because he wants to ensure the Rochester community is able to choose a newspaper committed to “fact based news.”

The City of Rochester supported the opening of the Southwest Tribune with a $5,000 Business Development Financial Assistance Grant.


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