Publisher Karen P. Moore has over 30 years of successful experience in the newspaper advertising business. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in advertising and embarked on her advertising sales career at the Chicago Tribune, winning several advertising sales awards there and throughout her 10-year ad sales career.
In 1993, she began her accomplished newspaper advertising sales management career in St. Louis, earning her MBA along the way. She has successfully grown display, classified and telemarketing newspaper advertising sales operations in St. Louis, Tampa and the Cape Coral/Ft. Myers area—continuing to win several awards on behalf of her publications.
In her positions at St. Louis, Tampa and Cape Coral publications, respectively, she also spearheaded the addition of online classified advertising in each case for each newspaper.
While serving as publisher of niche publication Southwest Florida Business Today (SWFBT), which she owns and founded in 2007, the newspaper has received several state and national awards for its news, advertising and marketing efforts. In 2009 SWFBT was recognized with top national honors as “Best In Show” from the 3000-member Association of Free Community Papers. Most recently, Karen was nominated in 2016, 2013 and 2012 for the Fort Myers Small Business Development Center’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.