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7:00pm EDT January 29, 2008

Key Bank has worked as the primary financial provider for manufacturing businesses for nearly a century, establishing strong client relationships with advisers who understand the industry, where manufacturers have been and where they are going.

At Key, you’ll work with an adviser who is acutely aware of your market, your competition, your industry’s history and the latest trends. Drawing on a team of product specialists, your adviser will leverage deep expertise and resources, resulting in value-added ideas, insights and solutions in a wide range of fields, including commercial financing, treasury management services, equipment lease financing, foreign exchange, international trade services, interest rate risk management, syndicated finance, investment banking, asset management, private banking and wealth management.

Learn more about Key Bank by calling (800) 600-2680 or visit www.key.com/commercialbanking.

Corporate College offers employers affordable, cutting-edge and custom-designed training programs to enhance future work force development, job growth and job retention in Northeast Ohio.

At Corporate College, employee participants engage in lifelong learning that builds knowledge, skills and abilities, which further their vitality in the work force and their bottom-line performance.

Corporate College strategically partners with companies to help them become more innovative, more productive and, thus, more profitable through investment in training, education and employee development. Goals include fostering innovation, achieving organizational growth, creating and retaining jobs, assisting in work force planning and leadership succession, and increasing productivity and profitability.

Learn more about Corporate College by calling (866) 806-2677 or visit www.corporatecollege.com.

Great Lakes Integrated has been meeting the printing needs of national and international clients for more than 70 years.

The company’s commitment to continuous improvement and technological evolution puts it in a lead position in the communications industry as its staff brings to market state-of-the-art solutions.

Among its solutions is AKSESS, which answers the “what, where and when” of creating and managing marketing and branding resources. AKSESS develops and delivers Web-based marketing communications tools to precisely track digital and material resources.

Users can retrieve digital assets, create materials on screen, order from and check inventory, issue requests for reprints, and more, all with a few clicks of a mouse.

Reach Great Lakes Integrated by calling (216) 651-1500 or visit www.gll.com.

Providing expert service since 1943, Apple Growth Partners is a customer-focused regional business advisory firm of certified public accountants and industry experts serving privately owned businesses in Northeast Ohio.

The firm blends its accounting expertise with advisory services, such as human resources, business valuation, technology consulting and employee benefit planning. And with more than 60 years of experience and nearly 110 professionals and staff, the firm’s manufacturing and distribution team is exceptionally qualified to offer proactive business advice to manufacturing organizations.

Apple Growth Partners has built a team of more than 20 specialists who know manufacturing and blend core accounting services with manufacturing- and distribution-specific industry services, business consulting, information technology solutions, and owner and employee services. Reach Apple Growth Partners by calling (440) 871-8288, (330) 762-5022 or visit www.applegrowth.com.

Ohio.net is a full-service Internet technology provider with one of the largest service areas in Ohio and product offerings that range from high-speed access products to security- and firewall-related services. With an extensive history in communications, Ohio.net has developed its network with a high level of adaptability and growth for an ever-changing Internet market. The firm has a history that extends over 100 years. Owned by Doylestown Communications Inc., Ohio.net is part of a communications consortium including local phone service companies, a cable television company and other Internet providers. Ohio.net has leveraged this background and experience to stay ahead of the technology curve and make development decisions that form steady growth.

Contact Ohio.net at (888) 881-0805 or at www.ohio.net.

Developed by Hyland Software Inc., OnBase is enterprise content management software that combines integrated document management, business process management and records management in a single application.

More than 5,800 companies, including many manufacturers, use OnBase to streamline their processes and share electronic information with their employees, business partners and customers. In a supply chain environment, timely accurate information is of the utmost importance.

Whether deployed as a hosted or premises-based solution, OnBase allows organizations to automate business processes, reduce the time and cost of performing important business functions, improve organizational efficiency, and address the need for governance, risk and compliance through the management and control of content from virtually any source.

Contact Hyland Software Inc. at (440) 788-5000 or www.onbase.com.

Since 1953, Hughie’s Audio-Visual & Computer has been considered the one and only source of quality and professional audiovisual equipment in the Northeast Ohio marketplace. From its inception, the company has placed the client’s happiness and success as its primary goal.

Through the years, this has been achieved by upgrading and purchasing new, technologically advanced equipment, including flat-screen monitors and plasma screens, and staying one step ahead of the competition. This proactive stance, combined with a team approach toward projects and productions, makes Hughie’s a true innovator in its field.

Reach Hughie’s Audio-Visual & Computer by calling (216) 361-4600 or visit www.hughies.com.

No matter what your gift-giving occasion, Bountiful Baskets has something for you. The company provides custom-filled baskets, theme decor and keepsakes for both individuals and corporate clients.

Each gift is custom-crafted, keeping in mind the client’s specifications, and assembled with the finest selections — many of which you won’t see offered by local retailers. By working with Bountiful Baskets’ design team, you can make a meaningful impression on your gift recipient.

Reach Bountiful Baskets at (216) 551-3358 or www.dbsbountifulbaskets.com.