K&BDN Parent Corporation Changes Name

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K&BDN Parent Corporation Changes Name

Melville, NY Cygnus Publishing, the fast-growing parent company of
Kitchen & Bath Design News and several related trade magazines,
has changed its name to Cygnus Business Media, the company

The name change, announced last month, was a result of “tremendous
growth and expansion,” as well as a desire on the part of
management “to better represent Cygnus’ corporate properties and
vision,” said Cygnus chairman and CEO Gerry Hogan.

“We are a fully integrated business-to-business media company with
more than 50 trade magazines, 18 expositions, 55 Web sites, custom
media publications and e-commerce businesses that service many
segments within the business-to-business community,” said Hogan.
“It is important for all of our properties to be represented within
the company name. Each is an an essential part of who we are and
what we have become.”

Over the past year, Cygnus has expanded its online presence and
purchased an interest in E-Markets, the leading Internet-based
company that provides e-commerce opportunities and content to the
agricultural and food industry. Cygnus also recently acquired the
Minneapolis-based Champion Productions, a leading producer of trade

The company also owns more than 50 trade magazines, including
K&BDN and its sister publications SolidSurface, Wood Digest,
Qualified Remodeler and Laminating Design & Technology.

“Over the past 30 months since we created Cygnus, we have built a
company filled with talented, creative individuals and an
infrastructure designed to grow,” said Cygnus Business Media
president Blair Schmidt-Fellner. “Our properties complement one
another, and provide additional assets to the industries and
markets they serve, benefitting both our advertisers and our

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