As founder in 1985 of Schneps Communications,Victoria Schnepsis Publisher/CEO of groups of weekly community newspapers in Queens and Brooklyn. The Queens Courier and Brooklyn Home Reporter and Spectator. They also publish El Correo de Queens, and monthly pubs including Queens Business, the Long Island City Courier, North Shore Towers Courier, LeHavre Courier and Aspire.
Inspired by the power of the press during her advocacy work on behalf of her daughter Lara, brain damaged at birth, Ms. Schneps pursued her dream of being in the news business. She started a neighborhood newspaper in her Bayside living room, with a partner and a $250 investment.
Today, Schneps Communications publishes over 17 newspapers and magazines. The Queens Courier was chosen as one of the top 10 newspapers in New York State and their website as #1 for two years by the New York State Press Association.
As the ferry made its way through gently cresting waters under a brilliant blue sky filled with puffy, cotton ball clouds, I saw a boat with the imprinted words “two much fun.” That’s how I felt about my week away on the secluded island of St. John in the Virgin Islands. Stu, my beloved husband […]
Being in business for almost 30 years has been an extraordinary journey, and I have been blessed with a multi-talented staff and son Josh who has led us these many years to the success we have had on many fronts. With the holiday season upon us, it’s the time to give gratitude for our family […]
I was shocked! My grandson Jonah got on my new scale and said, “Grandma, you try it, too!” Well I did and did I get scared. Did I really eat that much this past week of celebratory meals? I am now in recovery, but did I love every bite and best of all the company. […]
With the loss of beloved friend Dolly DeThomas, my “Wow” friends had dinner together last week. We ate in a private room at Giardino, in Douglaston. The superb italian food and service is no surprise considering its owned by Frank Russo of Russo’s on the Bay. It was decided to support a scholarship at Vaughn […]
Nothing beats a day at the Pouran Spa at North Shore Towers for recharging my batteries. As I recently drove up to their gatehouse off the service road of the Grand Central Parkway, I was struck by the blazing colored leaves on the trees and the fabulous fall plantings. I’ve known for years as the […]
My childhood friend hit the jackpot and is now known as Judge Judy to the world. Our friendship has lasted the test of time and I relish her every success. This season, she came up with the idea of a show featuring three judges on the bench hearing individual cases. And so it got produced […]