Liz Claman of Fox Business Network Kicks Off 2008 Emerald Asset

Management Groundhog Day Investment Forum 
15th Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum 
LANCASTER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 30, 2008
Anchor Liz Claman of Fox Business Network will kick off the 15th
Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum at a breakfast,
scheduled for Thursday, February 7, 2008 at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick
Hotel located in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square District. Emerald
Asset Management announced Liz Claman is scheduled to speak at the
annual forum at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday in the Grand Ballroom of the
Radisson. Claman joined Fox Business Network (FBN) as an anchor in
October of 2007. Before joining FBN, she served as an anchor at CNBC,
most recently anchoring Morning Call and Cover to Cover. Liz can be
seen weekdays at 2:00 p.m. on Fox Business News. "As investment
professionals from across the country gather in Philadelphia at our
Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum it is very fitting that we
start the day with one of the most knowledgeable and respected people
in our industry. We look forward to the valuable insight Liz will
provide," said Emerald Founder and CEO, Joseph E. Besecker. 
The Forum will showcase investment opportunities in some of the
Mid-Atlantic region's fastest growing companies, as well as industry
leaders from across the country. Senior management from public and
private companies is scheduled to make 30-minute formal presentations
during concurrent sessions. The Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum
provides a unique opportunity for portfolio managers, analysts, and
investment industry professionals to interact with senior executives
representing a wide array of industries ranging from banking &
financial services, capital goods, consumer goods, life sciences,
technology, and transportation. In addition, analysts from Emerald
will be sharing their views on the most compelling growth
opportunities for the coming year. 
This year's Forum is being sponsored by Boenning & Scattergood,
Inc., Pepper Hamilton LLP, Forward Funds, Sturdivant & Company,
Commerce Bank, Greentree Brokerage Services, and Trout, Ebersole &
Groff LLP. The 2008 Groundhog Day Investment Forum will feature the
eighth annual presentation of the "E-3" Awards. The E-3 (Emerald,
Entrepreneurial and Excellence) Award presentations will recognize one
corporate leader from both the public and private company sectors who
exemplify entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to excellence.
Emerald Stage 2 Ventures, an affiliate of Ben Franklin Technology
Partners of Southeast Pennsylvania, will host the private company
presentation track of the E3 Awards. Emerald Stage 2 Ventures looks at
capital-efficient early-stage technology companies primarily located
in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. 
Emerald Asset Management is a diversified investment services
company that operates through its three subsidiary Advisors: Emerald
Advisers, Inc., Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust and Emerald Fixed
Income Advisers, LLC. With over $2.5 billion in assets under
management, Emerald Advisory Services offers a series of
research-driven investment products through institutional separate
accounts and sub-advising mutual funds, including the Forward Emerald
Growth Fund (HSPGX), Forward Emerald Banking & Finance Fund (HSSAX),
and the Forward Emerald Opportunities Fund (HSYTX) within the Forward
Funds Group. Emerald is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and
operates satellite offices in King of Prussia and Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania and San Diego, California. 
Additional information on the Forum, including registration
information, can be found at 

2008 Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum Presenting Companies:

Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ:BMTC)
Innovative Solutions & Support (NASDAQ:ISSC)
Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ:ICGE)
Met-Pro (NYSE:MPR)
Michael Baker Corp. (AMEX:BKR)
Nobel Learning Communities (NASDAQ:NLCI)
Philadelphia Consolidated (NASDAQ:PHLY)
Sangamo Biosciences (NASDAQ:SGMO)
Sirtris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SIRT)
Starlims Technologies (NASDAQ:LIMS)
Tasty Baking Company (NASDAQ:TSTY), Inc. (NASDAQ:TSCM)

Emerald Asset Management
Fran McIntyre, 717-396-1116 
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