Struggling Art-and-Framing Magazines Look to New Owner for Survival

Next Step Media logoART BUSINESS, DECOR and VOLUME, formerly of Summit Business Media, have a new owner, Next Step Media, co-founded by Summit Publisher Kim Feager, who is leading a group of other Summit professionals.

“I’m thrilled to be taking on this exciting new endeavor with such a dedicated and experienced team of art-and-framing professionals, who not only have an inspiring passion and knowledge of our core products, but who also have a great love and dedication to the industry as a whole,” Feager said.

Summit went on a buying binge in 2006 and 2007 under its late founder Bill Reilly but has been forced to pare down its portfolio to its core insurance and professional financial services products.¬† Summit also closed its Cleveland office, which was devoted primarily to the art magazines and related events.¬† “The group had no strategic fit to the rest of Summit and it was performing poorly,” CEO Andy Goodenough said.

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