great river media connects communities
 with powerful print and digital properties,
events and marketing strategies


about us

Great River Media connects communities with powerful media print and digital properties, events and marketing strategies. Based in Ottawa, GRM produces respected, market-leading national and local print, electronic and event products.

The principals behind the company include Mark Sutcliffe, Michael Curran and Donna Neil.

mark sutcliffe

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Mark Sutcliffe is an accomplished radio broadcaster and hosts TV shows on Rogers TV and CPAC (a Sunday morning political show). Mark is also a columnist for the Ottawa Citizen. And he's the CEO of Great River Media, which operates a number of media properties including the Ottawa Business Journal and iRun magazine. Mark is also a runner and fundraiser, having completed 15 marathons and raised more than $100,000 for charities.

michael curran

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Michael Curran is the president of Great River Media. He joined the company in August 2010, when he helped acquire the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa At Home. Before that he was the Regional Manager in Eastern Ontario for Transcontinental Media, one of Canada’s largest media companies. During his 20 plus years in the media business, Michael has acquired experience in all aspects of media, including news, digital, event production, sales and marketing. Michael is a graduate of Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communications and a frequent commentator on Ottawa’s business and technology scene for CTV Ottawa and CFRA.