Where local business unfolds weekly.

About BBN

Covering the people and stories affecting Brevard’s communities and businesses.

Brevard Business News has been covering the people and stories affecting the Brevard business community for nearly 40 years. Its articles, news announcements and advertising are directed to the executives, investors, managers, owners and staff of businesses across the county.

Each week, the paper’s editorial profiles local business leaders and locally owned businesses, reporting on banking and finance, health care and the medical industry, real estate, high technology, space, marketing, tourism, and culture. In addition, readers learn about national business issues and trends, corporate relocations to our county, professional promotions and changes, and leadership training.

Brevard Business News is published every Monday, and mailed to thousands of recipients and businesses across the county. Known as BBN around town, the publication provides informed and comprehensive business coverage of the week’s topical business news. The paper also features stories and highlights about the community’s charitable organizations and educational institutions.

History and Recognitions

Fred Krupski launched Brevard Business News with a partner in 1981 and served as its president and publisher. Krupski, a Native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, worked in journalism for several years and helped start the Orlando Daily before founding the Brevard News. During its early years, BBN was published bi-monthly, but changed to weekly. The office was originally located in Cocoa but moved to Melbourne. Ken Datzman joined the team in 1986 and has served as the editor since that time.

Adrienne Roth purchased BBN in 1986. Krupski continued reporting on business issues and eventually founded the News Observer in Titusville, Florida, where he served as the publisher.

Over the years, BBN has been recognized by organizations including the Central Brevard’s Women Network, Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber, Junior Achievement of the Space Coast, Kiwanis Club of Cocoa, March of Dimes, Dale Carnegie, and many others. The BBN team is proud of these honors and the opportunity to continue to contribute to our community through media and local journalism.