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Dirks, Van Essen brokers sale of Harrisburg, Pa., publications

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Davy Goldsmith has sold Harrisburg Magazine, Lehigh Valley Magazine and other companion publications to Benchmark Media, a full-service advertising and public relations agency.
Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, the media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Goldsmith in the transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
Goldsmith, who has owned Benchmark for the past 20 years, said, “Harrisburg Magazine has grown to be a quality publication and an asset to our community…I was blessed to work alongside so many good people.”
A representative of Benchmark Media said they anticipate no immediate changes in the operation.