Arkansas Business names new publisher

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Mitch Bettis has been named the new publisher of the Arkansas Business newspaper.

A story on its website states, “Bettis, who begins his duties at ABPG on Feb. 25, brings more than 29 years of experience in management and publishing to his new role at Arkansas’ leading niche publishing group. At ABPG, he’ll manage the daily operations of a company that produces 20 weekly, monthly, semiannual and annual titles, as well as contract publications and websites.

“Bettis will also be publisher of Arkansas Business, founded in 1984. Arkansas Business covers business news in Arkansas in a weekly print newspaper and on a daily website, ArkansasBusiness.com.

“‘I’m excited about joining ABPG,’ Bettis said. ‘The company is known for its portfolio of quality print and digital products, and I look forward to being a part of the team.’

“Since 2011, Bettis has overseen GateHouse Media’s 19 print and digital products in 10 communities in Arkansas and northern Louisiana. In that role, he led the publishing, editorial and sales efforts of more than 100 staff members.”

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