Harbor Communications, a b2b media company focused on the convenience store, petroleum, foodservice, club and resort industries, has merged with WTWH Media LLC, an integrated b2b media company. Harbor, which represents the Convenience Store Decision and Club & Resort Business brands and digital networks, also includes in-person events such as Chef to Chef, National Advisory Group, Young Executives Organization Conference, Convenience Directions Study Groups and Chain of the Year. The deal provides CSD and C&RB greater access to editorial resources and WTWH’s leading technology platform. The move comes at a time when new digital products and in-person opportunities represent a growing area of b2b media. The merger adds several fast-growing industry segments to WTWH’s portfolio of brands, which include Design World, MassDevice, Solar Power World and The Robot Report. "Harbor Communications has worked with WTWH for nearly five years and our professional relationship goes back much further," said Tom McIntyre, vice president group publisher and co-founder of Harbor Communications in a statement. “Scott (McCafferty, managing partner of WTWH) and his team share our values and I'm extremely excited about the new opportunities that lie ahead to be an even greater asset to our readers and supplier partners.” “From an editorial as well as from a sales and strategy standpoint, this move will strengthen CSD’s reach in the industry. It will help us grow, not only print and online, but will solidify our in-person presence,” said John Lofstock, vice president and executive director of CSD and NAG, in a statement. The combined company will shortly move into new, state-of-the-art headquarters in downtown Cleveland.