CMP's Community Connection Donates More Than $200,000 to Nonprofit Organizations in 2007

CMP Employee Volunteer Efforts Across the Nation Focus on Public Health, Education, Arts, Transitional Services, Seniors, Youth and the Environment

PRNewswire-FirstCall
MANHASSET, N.Y.
Dec 4, 2007

MANHASSET, N.Y., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CMP, a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, today announced that Community Connection, its employee-driven nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation, has donated more than $200,000 to nonprofits across the nation.

For more than 15 years, Community Connection has assisted hundred of nonprofits to provide volunteers, donations and services primarily focused on public health, education, arts, transitional services, seniors, youth and the environment. Community Connection projects are driven by employee interests and specific nonprofit needs, and provide volunteer and project support along with matching contributions. Community Connection Foundation annually supports employee efforts in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Washington, where CMP branch offices are located.

"CMP's relationship with these nonprofit organizations reflects the totality of our culture, i.e., profitable growth and success driven by each individual employee," said CMP's Marvlieu Jolla Hall, SVP, Human Resources. "CMP is dedicated to work-life balance and holds employee-family relations at the center of its business. Community Connection is an integral part of our company; we are committed to contributing to the quality of life in our local communities nationwide."

  Nonprofits receiving Community Connection donations include:
  -- AIDS Emergency Fund
  -- Ethiopian Books for Children and Educational Foundation
  -- La Casa de las Madres
  -- Long Island Crisis Center
  -- Rainbow World Fund
  -- The Volunteer Center
  -- Warm Up America Foundation

"Community Connection reaches deep into local communities with many programs. We attend elementary school meetings to ensure that critical needs are met and, after purchasing books, we head off to our biweekly book group at a local senior center. Our objective is to help nonprofit organizations expand their access to resources," said Alison Brown, Community Connection Program Manager. "Once again, this year, we are very pleased to provide our nonprofit partners with additional donations from United Business Media."

The company has received many industry awards for its family-friendly community-service focus. Earlier this year, CMP received the William D. Littleford award from American Business Media for corporate community service. CMP was named second runner up for its active involvement with mercyFirst's St. Mary's Campus in Syosset, NY (http://www.mercyfirst.org/). In addition, CMP maintains a special family-friendly culture that enables employees to innovate in an entrepreneurial, collaborative environment, reinforcing CMP's goal to recruit, motivate and develop outstanding people from diverse backgrounds to achieve its business objectives. This unique environment won CMP the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility in 2007 as well as a listing by Human Rights Campaign's (http://hrc.org/) as one of the "Best Places to Work for Gay Lesbian Bi-Sexual and Transgender Equality" for the fourth consecutive year. CMP was named to the Annual Workforce Builders Honor Roll which recognizes organizations that strengthen Long Island's economy and future workforce (http://www.liworks.org/). CMP also offers outstanding benefits to attract the best talent, such as a $15,000 one-time payment for adoption, which placed CMP #2 in the Dave Thomas Foundation Top 100 Adoption Friendly Workplaces http://www.davethomasfoundation.com/afw/afw_index.asp and one of the Top 50 Best Companies for providing adoption benefits by Conceive Magazine (http://www.conceiveonline.com/).

CMP's Community Connection Foundation

CMP Community Connection, CMP's nationally recognized employee volunteer program, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation that draws on volunteer resources and input from CMP's employees. Community Connection's mission is to impact its nonprofit partners on many levels, providing volunteers, pro bono services, in-kind donations, matching contributions, and grants to help these agencies in their efforts to support arts, education, the environment, public health, seniors, transitional services, and youth.

About CMP

CMP (http://www.cmp.com/) is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to cmp.com/news.

SOURCE: CMP Technology

CONTACT: Alix Raine of CMP, +1-516-562-7827, araine@cmp.com

Web site: http://www.cmp.com/


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