Chuck Bennett has been the Publisher of the Nelson Star since its inception in 2008. After growing up in Nelson, Bennett moved around the province before returning to Nelson in 2007. Bennett has been in the community newspaper business for more than 20 years and has held many different positions in the industry, including owner, editor, sales person and is now the Group Publisher for all of the Black Press papers in the Kootenays. Bennett is very involved in the community, currently serving as the Chair of Nelson Youth Soccer, President of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Rotary Club of Nelson. He is also a director and past president of the BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Association and a former board member of the Canadian Community Newspaper Association.