Prior to starting The Alternative Press of Montville, Hope worked for 20 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since leaving her public accounting career, Hope has remained active in her community by volunteering her time in a variety of local and national organizations and has been an active volunteer in the Montville Public Schools.
Hope added, "As a member of the community myself, I am truly invested in what happens in Montville. My goal is to bring the residents, businesses and organizations together in an effort to support each other and share the news about what matters most to our town."
The franchising of The Alternative Press of Montville site is in keeping with TheAlternativePress.com's goal to locate local residents who are qualified and invested in keeping local residents informed of local news, sports, entertainment and events, while also ensuring that local businesses who promote their products and services to a purely local audience, will prosper and grow. These professional business people are well-known and respected in their own communities, and want to ensure the prosperity of their own towns, while forging an exciting and involved local lifestyle for themselves and their families.
According to TAP founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael Shapiro, "It's gratifying to have developed a local journalism model that allows others to build a solid business that offers quality of life and the ability to give back to the community. Much of every dollar made by our franchisees goes right back into the community."
"We stand with our local businesses in our towns. We are all about local helping local," he added.
The Alternative Press was founded in 2008 and is the first all-online newspaper to receive accreditation by the New Jersey Press Association.
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