AMERICAN BUSINESS MEDIA KICKS-OFF CENTENNIAL
New logo and charitable mission start year-long celebration of business media
NEW YORK, January 6, 2006 - American Business Media turns 100 in 2006. On January 12, 2006 at 8:00 a.m., ABM begins its centennial celebration that will herald business media’s impact on the global economy and raise awareness of its charitable effort for literacy. During the January 12 kick-off event at Scholastic International in New York City, ABM will outline its initiatives for the coming year and its charitable partnership with Everybody Wins!, a national literacy project that promotes reading to school children in need. It is during this event that ABM will unveil its new Centennial Logo.
The January 12 event will attract press from across the country and media leaders such as Hugh Roome, president of Scholastic International, and Mike Marchesano, president and CEO of VNU Business Media (2005-2006 and 2006-2007 ABM chairs, respectively); Gordon Hughes, president and CEO of ABM; Deborah Seidel, executive director of Everybody Wins! Metro NY, and distinguished leaders of business and industry.
Business Media’s Impact on the Nation
▪ 1918 – 1920 Herbert Hoover began practice of inviting editors and publishers of top business papers to meet with him informally, first as Secretary of Commerce, then as President.
▪ 1952-President Harry S. Truman presented first ABM Silver Quill to Paul Wooten, a Washington Editor, and former employee of McGraw-Hill and Chilton. “We are faced with two things right now. We are faced with aggression. And we are faced with inflation. I want this organization to help the government of the United States to meet both.”
▪ At a 1967 ceremony, Vice President Hubert Humphrey remarked: “I keep asking myself: - where would this free enterprise system of ours be without a militant business press?”
About American Business Media:
Founded in 1906, American Business Media is the industry association for b-to-b information providers. Its 290 member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 5000 print and online titles and 1000 Trade Shows.
About Everybody Wins!
Everybody Wins!, is a leading national literacy and mentoring non-profit organization devoted to increasing children’s prospects for success in school and in life through one-to-one reading experiences. Founded in New York City by Arthur and Phyllis Tannenbaum in 1991, Everybody Wins!, provides “reading mentors” for more than 8,000 elementary school children across the country through two programs—Power Lunch and Readers Are Leaders.
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