The team of writers, photographers and salespeople for Greater Long Island Media Group cut the ribbon on their new headquarters in downtown Patchogue this month.
The gleaming new space is located at 76 West Main Street, above Local Burger Co.
In his brief remarks, the company’s founder, Michael White, thanked those in attendance for their support over the years, to which he credited the move to Main Street.
“Every email, every word of encouragement has really helped give me the confidence to believe in myself and this product,” he said. “And that helped me to attract a wonderful team of people who have grown this thing. And we’re going to keep growing it.”
The company started as greaterpatchogue.com in 2015.
“We’re proud to be the first community covered by Greater Long Island Media Group,” said David Kennedy, the chamber’s executive director. “And proud to have them headquartered here in downtown Patchogue. The coverage they provide to our community is tremendous.”
The company also operates GreaterPatchogue (2015), GreaterBayShore (2016), GreaterBabylon (2017) and GreaterPortJeff (2017), with plans to launch new websites in 2020 as well.
“This is going to be a huge year for us,” said Nick Esposito, the company’s content manager. “We’re going to add even more talented people to this team, upgrade all the sites and continue to provide the best written and reported local journalism available to the people of Long Island.”
The Greater Long Island sites were viewed over 4 million times in 2019 alone (doubling last year’s numbers), by about 2.6 million visitors.
“Our plan is simple,” said White. “When people think about a trusted, professional news resource for Long Islanders, we want them to think of us first — for decades to come. That’s the goal and always will be.”
Photo: Nick Esposito (center) cuts the ribbon alongside the rest of the Greater Long Island team at the company’s new West Main Street offices Dec. 18. (Credit: Benny Migliorino/Benny Migs Photo)