Join your colleagues at the Family & Independent Owners meeting


The Family & Independent Owners meeting is a unique opportunity to gather and collaborate with other newspaper families that have similar business organizations, challenges and opportunities.

This meeting promises to be a fun, can’t miss chance to gather with other executives to hear what’s working and what needs to change.  It is dedicated to the most relevant topics for independently owned organizations. 

The Family & Independent Owners meeting is about sharing experiences and learning from other organizations like yours.  In Chicago we’ll hear directly from executives at several family owned operations who will share their stories on how they’re making it work, their unique structures and the communities they serve,  and their plans for the future, including:

  • Diversifying business plans
  • Structures with family and non-family owners
  • Revenue strategies and successes
  • And more!

The Family & Independent Owners meeting is intended for owners and family members directly involved in the newspaper organization of independently owned newspapers. The C-Suite/Senior Executive/Publisher of these newspapers can also be invited to attend by the organization’s owner to represent the company.

This meeting is for members of America's Newspapers.  Not a member? Contact Patty Slusher at to find out how to connect with this productive group!

The 2023 Fall Meeting will be held at The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago in advance of the Senior Leadership Conference.  

Agenda for Family & Independent Owners Meeting:

Friday, October 6 (all times CDT)

 6:30 p.m.  Reception and Dinner (location to be determined)

Saturday, October 7 (all times CDT)

 8:30 a.m.  Breakfast
 9 a.m. -
 4 p.m.
 Sessions for Family & Independent Owners
 Evening  Dinner on your own

Questions? Contact Patty Slusher at or call 847-282-9850, ext. 102.