College Park Community Paper expands its brand to Downtown Orlando

Beginning September 1, residents and business owners in historic Downtown Orlando will have something new to look forward to every month: the Downtown Community Paper.

Debbie Goetz, publisher of the College Park Community Paper, said, “Our brand has been sharing good news in College Park for 28 years. We are excited and proud to be bringing historic Downtown Orlando its own positive, community-building paper.”

When Goetz first dreamed of extending the Community Paper brand, she realized her primary responsibilities are to the CPCP.

So she sought the help of skilled partners to bring the DCP to life.

Michelle Rocheleau has signed on as editor of the DCP. She’s a resident of the targeted readership area, and her background in publishing luxury magazines will benefit the new paper.

Rocheleau promised to run the DCP’s day-to-day operations with the same guiding principles readers of the CPCP have come to expect: “The response from residents and businesses has been overwhelming. There isn’t another publication downtown like what Debbie is doing in College Park. The community is ready for it, and so am I.”

Rocheleau reached out to Bungalower to offer DCP advertisers options for both print and online ads. “I am really excited about our relationship with Bungalower for joint advertising,” she said. “They do such a fabulous job covering downtown and are going to be a great partner.”

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer enthusiastically endorsed the new DCP: “The Community Paper is what keeps College Park connected and I always look forward to seeing it in my mailbox every month. Downtown residents are going to love having their own.”

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