About Canadian Lodging News
Canadian Lodging News is the youngest member of Ishcom Publications’ family of news magazines. It was launched in 2004 to provide the accommodation industry with coverage of the people, companies, products, events and issues facing this vital sector. CLN focuses on the news that matters to the industry and is published 10 times a year.
Steven Isherwood founded Ishcom Publications in 1986 with the launch of Ontario Restaurant News. Covering the province from Kenora to Cornwall, it quickly developed a reputation for leadership, winning support and awards from major provincial associations. The company added the bi-monthly Pacific/Prairie Restaurant News in 1995 and Atlantic Restaurant News four years later.
Ishcom prides itself on providing essential news for the hospitality industry. Whether providing event coverage or comprehensive reporting, the Lodging News editorial team engages with all aspects of the industry. From coast to coast, the company gives readers the information they need to help them succeed.
Ishcom also offers regional directories of key hospitality industry chains, both online and in print format, plus Buyers’ Directories and a custom publishing division.
Lodging News staff:
Steven Isherwood, publisher and owner, founded Ishcom Publications in 1986. A graduate of Carleton University Journalism, he has worked on business-to-business publications for more than 30 years, honing his management and sales expertise along the way. Steven is involved with many industry associations, and has received awards from the Ontario Hostelry Institute, Ontario Accommodation Association and Toronto Escoffier Society.
Colleen Isherwood has been editor of Canadian Lodging News since 2006, and is senior contributing editor for Ishcom’s Restaurant News publications. A graduate of Carleton University’s School of Journalism, she has many years of writing, editing and project management experience. Before becoming editor of Canadian Lodging News, Colleen was Pacific/Prairie Restaurant News editor for seven years.
Kristen Smith, associate editor, came to Ishcom Publications in March 2013 with a background in community news. She spent two years in Simcoe County as a general assignment and multimedia reporter. Kristen has a postgraduate diploma in journalism from Humber College and a BA from the University of Toronto.