Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Harrisburg University’s CONNECT Campaign Raises More than $44.7 Million

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is pleased to announced that it has surpassed the $40 million goal set for the comprehensive fundraising campaign

Harrisburg, PA, May 16, 2011 - Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is pleased to announced that it has surpassed the $40 million goal set for the comprehensive fundraising campaign, CONNECT: The Campaign for Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Mel Schiavelli, president of Harrisburg University, announced that the University has raised $44,728,888 million in The CONNECT Campaign.

The $40 million fund-raising campaign was launched July 1, 2006 and it is scheduled to conclude by June 30, 2011.

Schiavelli told the more than 457 attendees of the 2011 Commencement and Partners Day event, held May 12th in the Whitaker Center Sunoco Theatre, that this is a significant night in the history of the University.

"This is a celebration for those individual donors, community businesses and corporate sponsors who thought enough of Central Pennsylvania to invest in its future with the founding of Harrisburg University," says Schiavelli. "For the last five years, we asked for philanthropic investments, which you so generously contributed. But we realize you gave us so much more. We asked for a building; you gave us a foundation. We asked for a home; you gave us a community. We asked for your vision; you gave us the future."

The University launched the campaign in November 2006 to several hundred attendees during a gala ceremony held in the empty parking lot located at 4th and Market Street. Today that location is the site of the University’s $73 million, 16-story, state-of-the-art Academic Center.

The CONNECT Campaign received philanthropic investments from 175 corporations and businesses, 15 foundations, and more than 400 individual donors. Significant campaign leaders included: Select Medical Corporation, The Ortenzio Family Foundation and the Robert and Angela Ortenzio Family Foundation, Jay W. & Mary Cleveland, Jr., Jay W. & Sandra Cleveland, Sr., the Kirchhoff Family, Cleveland Brothers Company, Anthony & Brenda Pascotti, Gary Nalbandian, the Phillips Group, The Hershey Company, J. Randall & Barbara Grespin, Inez and Bennett Chotiner, M.D ., The Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation, Douglas Neidich, Timothy & Mary Webber Weston, Robert & Vicki Dolan, The Novinger Family, TR McIntosh, Reynolds Construction, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and David & Donna Schankweiler.

"Now that we’ve built the foundation for STEM education, we must ensure that our university flourishes with the region’s best and brightest students. The HU vision means investing in our students, building our community and strengthening Central Pennsylvania’s economy," said Schiavelli. "For building the dream, we thank you. For keeping it alive with your ongoing support, our students will."

With further support, Harrisburg University can continue to provide the highest-quality STEM education required for students, says Ryan T. Riley, AVP of Development and Alumni Relations at Harrisburg University.

"This University has been, from the very beginning, an endeavor of, by and for the citizens of the Commonwealth. We are a university born of this community and, with continuing help, our graduates will play a key role in stimulating the growth of Pennsylvania’s knowledge-based economy," says Riley.

For more information on the CONNECT Campaign, contact Ryan T. Riley at 717.901.5140 or CONNECT@HarrisburgU.edu

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu

Steve Infanti
HU Communications
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

RedEye to Advise on Lifecycle Management Programmes at TFM&A Manchester

Don’t miss the RedEye seminar on boosting customer engagement.

Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes, May 16, 2011 - RedEye, the leader in behavioural email, will be demonstrating how behavioural email can improve ROI and conversion with a seminar on ‘Building Email Customer Engagement Lifecycle Management Programmes using Behavioural Email and Engagement Strategies’. The seminar, presented by Matthew Kelleher, Commercial Director at RedEye, will take place at 11am on Thursday 26th May in the Integrated Marketing Theatre at TFM&A Manchester.

The 30 minute presentation will be supported by client case studies from Haven Holidays and Evans Cycles. The presentation will demonstrate how to integrate engagement data with behavioural data to create lifecycle management programmes that produce ongoing revenue and reduce the cost of sale.

TFM&A Manchester, is the north’s leading event for marketing, media and advertising professionals. On the 26thMay 2011 the exhibition will launch at the Manchester United Old Trafford Football Stadium alongside the well-established eCommerce Expo. The exhibition is free to enter and will include over 16 free seminar sessions and 40 suppliers providing industry solutions.

During the exhibition, RedEye will be showcasing its Behavioural Email onDemand service - a simple, cost-effective approach utilising behavioural email to improve conversion.

RedEye provides full-scale behavioural email marketing, analytics and usability services to hundreds of large ecommerce brands. The recently launched Behavioural Email onDemand is a self-service solution providing online marketers with an easy, cost-effective way to run basic behavioural email triggers.

The new service makes behavioural email accessible to organisations of all sizes; not just for SMEs but for big brands that think they can’t afford it or perceive it be too complicated. It is designed as an intuitive self-service product, with support provided by expert RedEye consultants. Behavioural Email onDemand is available on a free 30-day trial, with no obligation to buy.

With RedEye’s behavioural email campaigns achieving over 750% ROI and over 20% conversion, it seems that increasingly companies are following the trend in identifying and targeting specific customer behaviour to increase long term customer engagement and improve return on investment.

To find out more about using behavioural email to boost customer engagement long term, visit RedEye at TFM&A Manchester, stand 114, or attend the seminar presentation:

Title: Building Email Customer Engagement Lifecycle Management Programmes using Behavioural Email and Engagement Strategies

Date: Thursday 26th May 2011

Time: 11am -11.30am

Speaker: Matthew Kelleher, Commercial Director, RedEye

Theatre: Integrated Marketing

Exhibition: TFM&A, Old Trafford, Manchester

For further information on RedEye please visit www.redeye.com or call 020 7730 9958.

For further information on TFM&A Manchester, or to register for free entry visit http://www.ecom-manchester.co.uk/page.cfm/Link=7/t=m/goSection=1

Press Contacts: Katie Traynier, Marketing Manager: katie.traynier@redeye.com, 01908 340 903

Katie Traynier
Marketing Manager
26 Shenley Pavilions
Chalkdell Drive
Shenley Wood
Milton Keynes MK5 6LB
01908 340 903

Commercial Construction Projects Up for Bid Announced in New Jersey

Over 18 new commercial construction projects are up for bid with EliteProNet, the fastest growing network for professional contractors in Florida.

West Palm Beach, FL, May 16, 2011 - Over 18 new commercial construction projects are up for bid with EliteProNet, the fastest growing network for professional contractors in Florida.

Subcontractors licensed to perform commercial work should register their information with EliteProNet online at www.elitepronet.com or call 877-656-4706. Past references must be provided for all contractors during prequalification. Of the jobs are listed below:

1.Retail store remodel in Boca Raton, FL

2.News construction of fire station in Pahokee, FL

3.Renovation of police department lab in Boca Raton , FL

4.Commercial renovation in Brandon, FL

5.Office demolition and new construction in Odessa, FL

6.Transit line renovation in Tampa, FL

7.Commercial demolition and new construction in Madison, FL

8.Restaurant construction in Port Richey, FL

9.Renovation and demolition of a retail store in Orlando, FL

EliteProNet was originally founded in December of 2008 by Dean Cameron and Kevin Priddy as Elite Subcontractors and now provides construction projects up for bid in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Delaware, North Carolina, and Georgia.

EliteProNet corporate headquarters is located at 5589 Okeechobee Blvd., Ste. 202, West Palm Beach, FL 33417. For more information please call (877) 656-4706 or visit www.elitepronet.com.

Erin Crawford MBA
Development & Marketing Director
5589 Okeechobee Blvd. Suite 202
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
(561) 656-4701 x105