Today it was announced that Brooklyn-based digital media agency, JIG Media, owners of 17 digital media platforms, will launch BrownsvilleNews.org, with a free launch event, that will include live jazz, appetizers and business networking, at the Brownsville Culinary Center, Wed. Sept. 12, 2018. This event focuses on residents, business owners, community leaders, education leaders, health leaders and community based organizations within the Brownsville community.
“I grew up in Brownsville, went to PS 284 and JHS 275, so this is one of our media properties that I am connected to, personally”, stated Vernon Jones, Sr., CEO of JIG Media. “I’ve been talking to people about Brownsville having its own digital media for years, but we wanted to partner with a community based organization that has its roots in Brownsville. When we first started the process 3 years ago, we were unable to find an organization in the area that truly understood the power and importance of Brownsville controlling its own digital media. A few months ago I started talking to Chris Legree, who operates the Mo’ Better organization in Brownsville, and immediately he understood the importance of BrownsvilleNews.org. It took us less than 3 months to create a partnership. Mo’ Better is now considered our founding community based partner. We will use BrownsvilleNews.org to amplify positive messaging to the community, informing them about development, housing, employment, political issues, business opportunities, and more. We will also bring education and health outreach resources to the community, through our corporate partnerships.”
The Brownsville Community Culinary Center is the venue launch partner. For those who haven’t been to BCCC, you are in for a treat. This is a cafe style culinary center, with a menu that is both healthy and tasty. The BCCC has been featured on Huffington Post. Checkout the video at the bottom of this page.
To attend the launch event of BrownsvilleNews.org, RSVP Here.
If your company or organization is looking to become a Launch Partner, with your company featured on BrownsvilleNews.org, and at the event, contact Vernon Jones, Sr. at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.285.9351.