PR – AlbemarleKids Joins Parenting Publications of America

AlbemarleKids Web Site and Complimentary Print Publications Honored with Membership in a Thriving Trade Organization with High Standards of Professional Excellence, Parenting Publications of America.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (September 2003) –AlbemarleKids, the fastest growing publishing company serving families and businesses in Charlottesville-Albemarle, today announced that their company became the newest member of Parenting Publications of America (PPA) at the annual Fall Leadership Seminar in Washington D.C.Parenting Publications of America, established in March 1988, is a national trade association of regional parenting publications that reach across America, from Boston to Seattle and from Minneapolis to Miami. The PPA is a growing and vibrant association committed to fostering high quality standards in local and regional parenting publications and the provision of targeted professional development programs. PPA has come to represent integrity and quality in terms of the circulation, demographics and editorial product of the parenting publications among its members.?We?re thrilled to be members of the PPA and enjoyed our first conference immensely. It was a wonderful opportunity to network with other publishers from Virginia and all over the country,? commented Robin Bethke, Creative Director and co-Publisher. ?We came home with pages and pages of ideas and we?re already introducing two new marketing vehicles for real estate professionals this fall that will be adding more opportunities for our clients in 2004.? She added.Established in 1998, AlbemarleKids is dedicated to being “The Ultimate Resource Making Parenting Easier & Growing Up Fun”. Their popular weekly web site which is premiering an all new version with exciting new features on September 15th, receives over a quarter of a million hits and provides over 18,000 visitors each month. In addition to the web site, AlbemarleKids also publishes a monthly e-Newsletter and quarterly print publications, which include four Magazines and the annual Directory of Family Services. AlbemarleKids has a “live” presence in our community and is actively involved with several children?s charities and festivals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about AlbemarleKids publications, please call (434)984-4713, or email us, or visit our virtual offices at http://www.AlbemarleKids.com. For more information on Parenting Publications of America, visit http://www.ParentingPublications.org.Photo attached: AlbemarleKids publishers (left to right) Robin Johnson Bethke and Jennifer Bryerton being welcomed by PPA President, Donna Jefferson.