Cindy & Bob Fertsch, founders of Shore Local
Bob was 21 years old when he began his newspaper career in South Jersey.
An Ocean City summer local and surfer, Bob was thrilled to build his career, home, and family in the area he loved. He spent 15 years learning with the Press of Atlantic City, then continued growing for another 9 years with the Current.
Our family grew through the years. We have been blessed with 3 beautiful children and a home in Egg Harbor Township. 
As the economy changed both nationally and locally, the industry began to change, as well.  Large corporate companies bought up much of Atlantic County’s media outlets, including our daily paper and 2 major weekly publications. 
From this turmoil, Shore Local was born. We are proud to be a locally owned, homegrown publication that focuses on the people, places and events in Atlantic County, Ocean City, and Upper Township. Bob and I had a vision to build a local business that spotlights and promotes other local businesses, and here we are!
When you support Shore Local, your dollars stay right here in our own communities. We are a grassroots family business with an authentic connection to the areas we spotlight, and we are proud to share our love for our shore towns with all of you.
Thank you for supporting our vision, and happy reading.
– Cindy Fertsch, founder and editor