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) InfoLogix (NASDAQ:IFLG) Innovative Solutions & Support (NASDAQ:ISSC) Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ:ICGE) LB Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR) 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)  CONTACT: Emerald Asset Management Fran McIntyre, 717-396-1116 
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