Progressive Business Publications (PBP) Proudly Announces Its Sponsorship for the Awards Ceremony of the 2013 JA Company Program

  Progressive Business Publications (PBP) Proudly Announces Its Sponsorship
  for the Awards Ceremony of the 2013 JA Company Program Regional Competition

Business Wire

MALVERN, Pa. -- March 21, 2013

Progressive Business Publications (www.pbp.com) announced that it will be a
sponsor of the Awards Ceremony at Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley’s 2013
JA Company Program^®  Regional Competition. The JA Company Program is a
hallmark of Junior Achievement (JA), the world’s largest and fastest-growing
volunteer-driven economic education nonprofit. JA’s purpose is to educate and
inspire young people to own their economic success through financial literacy,
entrepreneurship, and work readiness programs.

The JA Company Program Regional Competition is the culmination of the JA
Company Program, a 15-week after-school commitment which allows high school
students to start and run their own business. Under the mentorship of
corporate volunteers, students from across the area create a company and
experience each step in operating a business. This year’s regional
competition, to be held at the Microsoft Technology Center in Malvern, PA, on
April 11^th, will be a full-day challenge for the ten student companies.
Corporate team sponsors include Aqua America, Bimbo Bakeries USA, IKEA, KPMG,
Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Pepper Hamilton LLP, SAP, Inc. and The Vanguard
Group.

“The JA Company Program Regional Competition gives students the opportunity to
showcase the exceptional work they’ve done over the past several months,” said
Paul Kappel, Jr., President of Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley. “Our
corporate volunteers invest almost four months of time and skills into
mentoring their teams. The growth in students’ confidence and personal
presentation is almost as impressive as the products they research, design and
market. This year, we’re grateful that a key friend of Junior Achievement of
Delaware Valley, Progressive Business Publications, is helping to sponsor the
competition’s Award Ceremony. PBP’s Founder and CEO and legendary entrepreneur
in our area, Ed Satell, was one of our first inductees into the Philadelphia
Business Hall of Fame. That inaugural event helped put us on the map of
successful nonprofits in the Philadelphia region.”

“Junior Achievement fills a unique need, fostering crucial financial literacy
skills while teaching about entrepreneurship,” says Ed Satell. “As a company
committed to our public social responsibility, we value JA’s contribution to
our region’s students, including those at PBP’s adopted school in
Philadelphia. Well-prepared students are the success indicators of the future.
The JA Company Program, with its focus on mentorship and skill development,
has terrific impact! Progressive Business Publications congratulates the
student participants and the companies that mentor them. They’re all winners.”

The Lockheed Martin-sponsored team USB Me, last year’s regional winner of
“Overall Best Company,” participated in the National Student Leadership Summit
in Washington, DC. This year’s overall winner will again be submitted to
compete in JA’s National Competition this summer.

For additional information on Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley or the JA
Company Program Regional Competition, visit PBP’s corporate social
responsibility website:
http://www.progressivebusinesspublicationscsr.com/partners/junior-achievement/

Contact:

Progressive Business Publications
Regina Black Lennox, 610-865-6246
Director of Philanthropy & Corporate Citizenship
rblacklennox@pbp.com
 
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