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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Naylor Association Solutions, the leading provider of integrated communications, event management, career services and advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales for the North American association marketplace, has acquired Fairfax, Va.-based Timberlake Membership Software, a leading provider of association management software solutions to associations and non-profit groups.

“We are building a unique network of offerings that is designed to help associations improve the quality of their engagement with members as well as generate vital non-dues revenue, said Alex DeBarr, president & CEO of Naylor. “Associations need a set of tools to manage member and industry data and help them fulfill their mission. Member data is an association’s most important and valuable asset. It connects with everything.”

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Naylor Association Solutions, the leading provider of integrated communications, event management, career services and advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales for the North American association marketplace, announced today the rebranding of its NaylorCMG business to Naylor Event Solutions. NaylorCMG has been a division of Naylor Association Solutions since 2007 when Naylor acquired the Convention Management Group.

“The move to Naylor Event Solutions reflects the ongoing evolution of the Naylor product lineup and the importance of this fast-growing part of our product portfolio,” said Dave Bornmann, vice president of marketing, Naylor Association Solutions. “This year alone, two of our Naylor-managed events exceeded their goals by more than 20 percent, another two by more than 10 percent, and three events exceeded sponsorship goals by more than 15 percent,” he said.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The latest communication research from Naylor reveals that associations of all sizes, industries and operating budgets are communicating with members twice as often as they were just three years ago—with the average association pushing out an average of 24 member messages per month through print, online and social media channels. Ironically, this increase in communication is occurring even though association executives indicate continued concern about member information overload.

Like its predecessor reports from 2011-2013, the 2014 Naylor Association Communications Benchmarking Report is based on a survey that measured communications practices at over 1,000 North American trade associations and professional societies. The survey reveals a continued evolution in the way associations and societies communicate with members and what they consider their biggest challenges from the past year. The report is available for download at Naylor.com/Benchmarking.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Naylor Association Solutions and Boxwood are pleased to announce a recent partnership with 10 Associated General Contractor Chapters in Texas to provide advertising services and a job board for their newest website, TexasConstructionCareers.com.

TexasConstructionCareers.com was created in response to the growing shortage of skilled construction labor in the workforce. According to a recent industry survey, 79 percent of Texas firms were having a difficult time filling craft work positions and 56 percent were having trouble filling professional construction positions.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Naylor, LLC, which recently acquired association career solutions provider Boxwood Technology,  today launched a new brand platform which better reflects the broader “Associations Solutions” and integrated offerings Naylor has launched and acquired over the last three years and provides to 1,500 associations in North America.

Naylor will now go by the name Naylor Association Solutions, which will be depicted in a new logo (see above) and an entirely new branding platform.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Naylor, LLC, a leading provider of outsourced business and communications services for the North American association marketplace, has announced the acquisition of Boxwood Technology, the leading provider of online career centers and career-related services for associations.

Boxwood works exclusively with associations, and currently serves over 1,000 associations in the U.S. Boxwood’s industry-leading technology platform includes career centers, career development, online learning, online and in-person career fairs, mentoring, resume writing, and a newly introduced executive recruitment concierge.

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PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. — Naylor, LLC, North America’s leading communications and events partner for associations, is pleased to announce TAPPI’s PaperCon, the premier event in the North American pulp and paper industry, as the recipient of its Event of the Year Award.

TAPPI contracted with Naylor, LLC in 2009 to handle exhibit sales and marketing for both the PaperCon and PEERS (Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability) events. Thanks to a team effort between TAPPI and Naylor, PaperCon exhibit space and attendance has doubled over the past five years.  PaperCon is now the leading conference and trade show in the industry, bringing together nearly 2,000 CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists and process engineers every year.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — RLJ Equity Partners, LLC, an RLJ portfolio company, today announced its acquisition of Naylor, LLC (Naylor), a leading provider of outsourced business and communications services for the North American association marketplace.  Naylor had been owned by Los Angeles-based private equity firm Clarity Partners since late 2005.

Founded in 1969, Naylor provides customized communication and business services that include a full suite of print and digital media, event management, exchange event and related marketing and business services for nearly 500 associations in the U.S. and Canada.  Naylor’s comprehensive services help associations communicate with members, build their brands and generate important non-dues revenue.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Naylor, LLC, North America’s leading provider of media and event management solutions for associations, announces its plans to exhibit at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Technology Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. The two-day annual event will encourage attendees to gain knowledge, perspective and insight into the technology issues facing trade and professional associations and societies. During the event, Naylor staff will be available at booth 806 to discuss how NaylorNet, the company’s online division, can transform association communications and increase non-dues revenue through integrated media solutions.

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DARIEN, Conn.   Association Adviser, the trusted source of best practices, news and leadership strategies for professional association executives and their staffs; and Global Exchange Events, the market leader in the creation of industry-defining Hosted Buyer Events, today announced that they are combining forces to launch the association industry’s most exclusive business and networking event:Association Executive Exchange.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla.– The latest communication research from Naylor reveals that a full 75 percent of senior-level association professionals believe members are not regularly reading their associations’ communications. The 2013 Association Communications Benchmarking Report taps into the pulse of association communication practices by revealing the biggest challenges as well as the progress made during the past two years by nearly 400 North American trade and professional associations. It is available for download on Naylor.com.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Naylor, LLC, North America’s leading provider of media and event management solutions for associations, announces the acquisition of Global Exchange Events (GEE), a leading producer of appointment-based “exchange events” located in Darien, CT. In 2012 GEE produced 10 exchange events and is planning a minimum of 13 in 2013.

“Adding exchange event expertise and capability is a logical extension of the Naylor menu of print, digital and event offerings, and we now have market-leading expertise in what is a rapidly emerging type of event,” says Alex DeBarr, Naylor President and CEO. “Exchange events can be a high value offering for associations and their members and supplier members. It brings industry leading suppliers together with key members in a model that can include strong non-dues revenue opportunities.”

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA) is proud to announce our new partnership with Naylor, LLC, North America’s leading media and events partner for associations, to publish Pest Perspectives a new bimonthly magazine.

Pest Perspectives will contain valuable content designed to inform readers about the latest trends, research and legislative challenges for Florida’s pest management industry. Pest Perspectives will also include FPMA-related updates, making it an indispensable resource for the nation’s largest statewide pest and lawn market.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Beginning in September 2012, the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) will be partnering with Naylor, LLC, the leading provider of print and online media and event management solutions exclusively serving the association marketplace to produce an array of print and online media. Our new media offerings include a new quarterly magazine, Florida Landscapes, with a companion digital edition that features email sponsorship opportunities; bimonthly FLASLA member eNewsletter; and website ad sales.

Published four times a year, Florida Landscapes will become FLASLA’s leading source of information on industry technology, trends and developments in the Florida landscape architecture industry. The updated FLASLAwebsite will include current and past issues of each digital edition, eNewsletter archives, member news and much more.

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