Wick Communications

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Wick Communications
Private
Industry Newspapers
Founded July 30, 1984 (1984-07-30)[1]
Headquarters Sierra Vista, Arizona
Key people
Milton I. Wick, Founder
Position is open as of May 15, 2013, President and CEO
Don Root, CFO
Thomas W. Riebock, Human Resources Director
Cindy Hefley, Advertising Director
Scott Green, Production Director
Clay Lambert, Editorial Director
Jeffrey Scott, Circulation Director [2][3]
Number of employees
400+[4][5]
Website www.wickcommunications.com

Wick Communications (formerly known as Wick Newspaper Group)[2] is a family-owned community news company with 28 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 12 states. The home offices are in Sierra Vista, Arizona, and it has newspapers in Arizona, Louisiana, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, California, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Oregon.[6]

History[edit]

Milton I. Wick and his brother James Wick founded Wick Communications Company in 1984. The company now has newspapers specialty publications in twelve states, primarily in the West.

Rev. Stanley A., James L. and Milton I. Wick, 1941.

Milton Wick entered the publishing business in 1926 when he became owner and publisher of the Niles Daily Times in Niles, Ohio. Over a period of years his corporation acquired some 27 newspapers.

In 1926 he married Rose Mary Lumas and they had two sons, Walter M. Wick and Robert J. Wick, both of whom entered the newspaper business.

In 1926 Milton Wick purchased the Niles Daily Times. His brother, James, was partner in all of the newspaper enterprises until his death in 1965 when Milton and sons, Walter and Robert, purchased James' interests.

Milton Wick was born February 20, 1899 in Bowdle, South Dakota and died on November 30, 1981. He was inducted posthumously into the Arizona Newspapers Hall of Fame.[7]

Walt M. Wick (left) and Robert J. Wick, sons of the late Milton I. Wick.

In September 2004, Walt and Robert were named to the Arizona Newspaper Hall of Fame.[7][8]

John Mathew is CEO of the company.

Newspapers[edit]

State City Newspaper
Alaska Wasilla Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
Anchorage Anchorage Press
Arizona Willcox Arizona Range News
Bisbee Bisbee Review
Sonoita The Weekly Bulletin
Clifton Copper Era
Douglas Douglas Dispatch
Safford Eastern Arizona Courier
Green Valley Green Valley News & Sun
Nogales Nogales International
Parker Parker Pioneer
Benson San Pedro Valley News-Sun
Sahuarita Sahuarita Sun
Sierra Vista Sierra Vista Herald
Tucson The Daily Territorial
Lake Havasu City Today's News Herald (50%)
California Half Moon Bay, California Half Moon Bay Review
Colorado Montrose Montrose Daily Press
Idaho Payette Independent-Enterprise
Louisiana New Iberia Daily Iberian
Montana Sidney Sidney Herald
North Carolina Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
North Dakota Hankinson Richland County News-Monitor
Wahpeton Wahpeton Daily News
Williston Williston Herald
Oregon Ontario Argus Observer
South Dakota Pierre Capital Journal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ariz. Corp. Comm. – Corporations Division". Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Wick Communications Co.:Private Company Information". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Company Management". Wick Communications Co. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wick Communications Company Profile". LinkedIn. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Board of Directors". Wick Communications Co. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Locations". Wick Communications Co. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "ANA Hall of Fame". Arizona Newspapers Association. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  8. ^ "History of Wick Communications". Wick Communications Co. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 

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