Raycom Media, CNHI announce merger 9/25/17

Raycom Media Inc. and Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. have agreed to merge, forming one of the nation's largest privately owned media groups.

Raycom Media owns or operates 65 television and two radio stations covering 44 markets in 20 states. CNHI owns more than 110 newspapers, websites and niche publications in 22 states.

Under the merger agreement, CNHI will operate as a Raycom Media subsidiary.

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Meet the NEX GEN class of 2015-16 9/1/15

Read bios of 2015-16 NEX GEN participants.

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Eight executives selected for 2015-16 9/1/15

Eight executives from SNPA member newspapers have been selected to participate in SNPA's 2015-16 NEX GEN class. They will be paired with experienced industry experts in a structured mentorship program.

Read about the executives who will participate as members of the 2015-16 NEX GEN class.

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Annuities and retirement planning 8/4/15

Developed by Broadridge, and made available to SNPA members by Erik Lawser of Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

You may have heard that IRAs and employer-sponsored plans (e.g., 401(k)s) are the best ways to invest for retirement. That's true for many people, but what if you've maxed out your contributions to those accounts and want to save more? An annuity may be a good investment to look into.

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Should I buy long-term care insurance? 7/14/15

Developed by Broadridge, and made available to SNPA members by Erik Lawser of Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

The longer you live, the greater the chances you'll need some form of long-term care. If you're concerned about protecting your assets and maintaining your financial independence in your later years, long-term care insurance (LTCI) may be for you.

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What are the major health-care reform changes that are affecting employers? 7/7/15

Developed by Broadridge, and made available to SNPA members by Erik Lawser of Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes provisions that directly affect employers and business owners. The following is a brief overview of some of the ACA provisions that employers should be aware of.

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In setting major financial goals, what questions should I ask? 6/8/15

Developed by Broadridge, and made available to SNPA members by Erik Lawser of Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Before you actually invest your money, you should spend some time considering and setting your personal financial goals. For example, do you hope to be able to retire, either soon or eventually? Would you like to start your own business? Do you need to pay for your children's college education? Would you like to buy or build a new house? Are you planning a large purchase in the near future?

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What are some tips for staying on track with my retirement investments? 6/8/15

Developed by Broadridge, and made available to SNPA members by Erik Lawser of Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Investing for your retirement isn't about getting rich quick. More often, it's about having a game plan that you can live with over a long time. You wouldn't expect to be able to play the piano without learning the basics and practicing. Investing for your retirement over the long term also takes a little knowledge and discipline. Though there can be no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful and all investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal, there are ways to help yourself build your retirement nest egg.

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Legal Hotline launched for SNPA members: (844) 804-2016 5/12/15

SNPA has launched a free Legal Hotline for members – (844) 804-2016 – to assist newspapers with a broad range of legal issues.

Hotline attorneys and CPAs will tackle questions about circulation, independent contractors, labor and employment law, taxes, finances and accounting, employment benefits, open records, libel and privacy, and other issues newspapers encounter.

The attorneys and CPAs who will take calls from SNPA member newspapers are the best in the business: The Bussian Law Firm PLLC, Fisher & Phillips, Way, Ray, Shelton & Co., P.C. and The Zinser Law Firm.

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