The Lakes News Shopper
2013 - Spirit Award
December 2013 will mark the 40th anniversary for The Lakes News Shopper, a weekly publication that serves the Iowa Great Lakes and surrounding area. This family owned business was started by John and Mary Adams in 1973, and John Jr. and Michelle Adams purchased it in 2007 and love being back “home.”
Located in Milford, The Lake News Shopper features ads from local business, as well as local interest stories, including press releases and concert announcements from the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association (IRRMA). A year-round free newspaper with delivery to homes, resorts and businesses, and they also have an interactive Digital Edition people can access online. Their coverage is unmatched with weekly circulation ranging from 17,000 to 21,000 depending on the season.
The Lake News Shopper shares many fond memories with the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association, including being a proud Rock the Roof sponsor for more than 10 years. The owners report feeling “blessed with an outstanding staff that helps put out a high quality product every Tuesday, and we enjoy getting them out for the night to attend a Rock the Roof concert. It’s always fun seeing all the fans enjoy the fantastic rock ‘n roll music, too.”
The Lake News Shopper has enjoyed being a friend to and a fan of the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association and Museum. They have been instrumental in helping people all over the Iowa Great Lakes Area be informed about IRRMA’s concerts, events and activities. They are extremely proud to be selected for the IRRMA 2013 Spirit Award.