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Founder and Publisher

Paul Kotrotsios, MBA
paul@hellenicnews.com

Co-Publisher

Aphrodite Kotrotsios, MS
aphrodite@hellenicnews.com

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                       P.O. Box 465                                   780 Baltimore Pike (FedEx-UPS) Concordville, PA 19331-0465
(484) 843 4984
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HELLENIC NEWS OF AMERICA: A UNIFYING FORCE FOR HELLENISM

Your response to the Hellenic News of America (HNA) is the engine that compels our commitment to inform, enlighten, inspire, and unite the Greek American community.  The success of the newspaper is due largely to the need for a voice in America. The paper provides a forum where Greeks can inform and be informed; uniting the Greek consciousness in America.  You have empowered us to continue our mission; working together with the community to maintain the legacy and tradition for another thirty years and beyond.

The HNA has inspired many and contributes largely to the preservation of the Hellenic identity and tradition in America.  Greek Americans have a strong desire to come together and be heard as a community. This desire stems from the innate instinct to maintain and propagate the Greek heritage and identity.  Thus, the HNA has emerged as a focal point for networking and cohesion as a community. Through this forum, the HNA covers and promotes the community events pertaining to the arts, business, religion, community and more.

The internet and social media age has changed the standards and form of reporting, but the Hellenic News of America maintains the gold standard.  It has true reporting of community events and topics of human interest.  The paper has also adapted its form to include on-line reporting and Facebook platform; allowing for digital access as a supplement to our true print form. Additionally, the articles are published both in English and in Greek.  These features contribute to our expanded readership and popularity.  It is important however, that in-depth reporting and commentary remains the most important criteria and that has always been our number one attribute.

The Hellenic News of America and the Hermes Expo are responsible for many great developments and achievements.  These platforms have served as a launching point for international trade.  Through HNA and Hermes Expo synergy, the city of Thessaloniki, Greece and Philadelphia, PA have signed Cultural and Business Exchange agreement. This agreement has enabled thousands of Greek and American businesses to conduct trade between the two sister-cities.  This effort has allowed for culture exchange, partnerships, and access to goods and services abroad.

An equally significant attribute of the Hellenic News of America was the establishment of The Mid-Atlantic Greek American Foundation.  Through this foundation, we have established a scholarship fund with endowments to assist high school, undergraduate and graduate students from fellow Hellenes.  We have also partnered with the University of Connecticut’s Hellenic Studies Program, “Paideia”, to offer scholarships for students to study abroad for a semester in Greece.  Furthermore, The Mid-Atlantic Greek America Foundation organized three events in 2016 in Philadelphia, New York City and Baltimore in order to raise funds for non-profit institutions that are in need of aid in America and in Greece.  These funds were donated to “Kivotos tou Kosmou” orphanage, The Elderly Home in Konitsa and to the restoration of the Holy Monastary Sosinou in Epirus, Greece.

Throughout the years, we have supported and sponsored several fundraisers for fellow Hellenes and Philhellenes running for office (John Sarbanes (D-MD), US Presidential Candidates Mike Dukakis (D-MA) and Paul Tsongas (D-MA), Mike Pappas (R-NJ), Steve Corodemus (R-NJ), Zach Space(D-OH),  Lou Raptakis (D-RI), Paul Sarbanes (D-MD), Kostas Alexakis (D-MD), Charlie Christ, Curt Weldon(R-PA), Robert Andrews(D-NJ), Frank Liobiondo(R-NJ), Former Governor Ed Rendell(D-PA), Mario Civera(R-PA), Gus Bilirakis(R-FL), Bill Matsikoudis(D-NJ), Lynn Abraham, Stavroula Kotrotsios and many other Hellenes and Philhellenes).  We were one of the first families to open up their home to host a fundraiser in honor of His Eminence Evangelos of the Metropolis of New Jersey for the needs of the Metropolis House.  We also supported and sponsored fundraisers for Deborah Hospital Foundation, Ronald McDonald House’s Greek Division, Hellenic Cultural Center of the University of Connecticut and many other Hellenic and PhilHellenic organizations promoting the arts, science, history and other disciplines.

Nevertheless, our success and the continuation of our publication relies on our supporters, readers and friends.  First, we would like to ask you to continue sending letters to the editor, community news, invites to cover community events, any commentary on articles that we publish, concerns and recommendations.  Remember, we are your voice! Secondly, our continuation heavily depends on your generous advertisements and subscriptions and sponsorships of events and programs.  Together, we can continue to deliver informative and empowering news to our Hellenic and Phil-Hellenic readers.  Thus, as our community’s voice, we are able to positively contribute to the perpetuation of our Greek language and cultural identity in America.

Together, we can help write the history of the Omogeneia of Greek America.  As a whole, we are stronger.  We can help many more institutions in request of financial aid, send more of our students to study abroad in Greece, help many more Greek Americans achieve office in the political area, keep our Greek language, culture, traditions and Hellenic Spirit alive.  Together, we can do more.

Join our mailing list, like us on Facebook, check us out on the Web and LinkedIn or drop us a line. Stay connected with us!

Editorial Advisory Board

Rev. D. Constantelos, Ph.D.†

Rev. Nektarios Cottros

Chris Evangeliou, Ph.D.

Nikos Kolovos, Esq.

Dean Lomis, Ph.D.

Froso Manakos

Demetri Monos, Ph.D.

Aurelia Smeltz

Constantine O. Stephanou

Panos Yannakogiorgos, Ph.D.

Lili Bita †

Robert Zaller, Ph.D.

Tony Beldecos, Esq.

Stavroula Kotrotsios, Esq.

Donald Robbins

Gloria Kins

Bill Petros

Jenifer Santo

Alkistis Gizicky

Linda Kozompolis

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Correspondents & Contributing Editors

Sean Dodds

Professor Christos Evangeliou

George Moniodis †

Georgia Vavas

George Bistis

Constance Douris

Nick Larigakis

Yiorgos (George) Papageorgiou

Bill Petros

Pantelis Psoras

Gene Rossides

Lili Bita†

Jerry Bloom

David Bjorkgren

Chef Marc d’Entremont

Alex Augunas

Lynn Paitakes Lotkowictz

John Paitakes, Ph.D.

Robert Zaller, Ph.D.

Eirene Glipti

Sot. Rekoumis

Maria Hatzinakou

Elias Tomazos

Simeon Mavridis

Margarita Actipis-Bowden

Nick Christophers

Mihalis Giakumellos

Professor Catherine Tsounis

Gloria Kins

MGTVUSA

Markos Papadatos

Stelios Maroulis

Dr. Dean Lomis

George Tsavalas

Angeliki Ioannou

Christos Angelis

Dimitris Avarlis

Thanasis Boletis

Chris Iliopoulos

George Messaris

Nikos Soutopoulos

Alex Rigas

Leonidas Koumakis

Vasilis Papaliaris

Nikos Soutopoulos

 

Harry Apostolidis, Esq.

Chris Nikolaides

Chrysa Samou

Dinos Kostopoulos

Dimitris Kolovos

About Us

120,000 – Greek-Americans living with a 50-mile radius of Philadelphia, PA
1,700,000 – Greek-Americans living in the Mid-Atlantic region
2,500,000 – Greek-Americans living in the America
11,000,000 – Population of Greece

Based in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Hellenic News is ideally located to reach the approximately 120,000 Greek-­Americans living within a 50-­mile radius of Philadelphia and the 1.7 million Greek-Americans in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Hellenic News of America publishes 12,800 print copies per issue and maintains dynamic and robust digital channels. Print copies are mailed to its subscribers and delivered within the immediate region to key distribution points.

The Hellenic News of America website receives approximately 20,000 unique visits and 30,000 page views per month, with one-fifth of the web views originating from Greece. The Hellenic News maintains a 66,000 name database containing 25,000 emails. This ever growing email list allows The Hellenic News to push its news and advertising content to recipients in every state and in Greece. Additionally, The Hellenic News of America engages its customers through social media channels such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Reader Profile

Medium Reader Age 33 yrs
Average Income $60K
Homeowners 87%
Business Owners 69%

(Doctors, Lawyers, etc…) 16%
Car Owners (at least 1 car) 93%
with children 18 & under 57%
no children under 18 22%
18 and under 12%
18 to 34 37%
35 to 55 35%
56 & over 16%