Neal Vitale, President-CEO, 1105 Media

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Top achievements of 2007: Formed in April 2006, 1105 Media established its foundation by purchasing 101communications, Stevens Publishing and Post Newsweek Tech Media before the end of the year. Since January, it has expanded its portfolio to include Fawcette Technical Publications; Contingency Planning & Management Group; Florida Educational Technology Corp.; Web-based Education Plaza; the GovSec, U.S. Law and READY conference and exhibition series; and Federal Employees News Digest—with the final three acquisitions announced last month. “We’ve broadened and deepened our reach in our key markets with these acquisitions, and we’ve expanded our breadth in the events, online and paid information businesses,” Vitale said. “We’ve also made progress integrating these businesses and bringing disparate parts together.”

Top priorities for 2008: “We will continue to diversify our revenue streams beyond print and online with events and business information,” Vitale said. “We also want to get into the research business, but we haven’t found a substantive entry point yet. And we will continue our active internal development.—M.G.

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