About Us

817 Biz is owned and operated by Scott Publishing LLC, a publishing firm established in Fort Worth in 2008. The newsletter is produced by a team of journalists directed by Jerry Scott, President. Scott is a seasoned marketing veteran who has held senior leadership roles at The Kansas City Star and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In April 2009, he ventured into regional magazine publishing with five magazines, including the flagship title 360 West. In 2020, Scott sold the magazines and ventured into the e-newsletter sector. In addition to publishing more than 125 newsletters annually, the company offers a variety of B2B marketing vehicles, including a bimonthly print publication, targeted email and networking events.