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The Hub, LLC Announces Strategic Acquisition of EIM Corporation

Thursday, February 25, 2010 Press Release J E 4
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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24 The Hub, LLC, owner of the Philadelphia-based The Hub Meeting and Event Centers, has merged with Eclipse Incentive Marketing Corporation (EIM), a 16 year-old strategic meeting services and marketing solutions company that provides global meeting logistics and incentive travel initiatives to major national and international pharmaceutical and related healthcare companies, with core strengths in advisory boards, speaker training meetings and scientific conferences. The details of the transaction are being kept private.

The Hub's President, Bill Decker, formerly of Eli Lilly & Company states, "With our deep understanding of the unique needs that pharma and healthcare companies require for their meetings, EIM is a natural fit as we look to enhance our presence in the off-site conference management. Our goal is to offer an even broader line of services to our clients and to do it efficiently, which is particularly valuable as we help our customers increase the ROI in their conference and incentive travel spend. We share many of the same values as EIM, including a long history of innovation and commitment to excellence."

EIM founder, Robert Eldridge, will head up the new division. Mr. Eldridge began his career at Rosenbluth Travel in 1986 as Director of Business Development, Meetings and Incentives, followed by five years at United Incentives (UI) as Director of Sales and Marketing, prior to launching EIM in 1994. He and his team have managed projects in major US cities and in 22 countries.

"We consider the move an important and positive step for the progression of our company. We are proud to bring EIM, with their extensive industry experience, into The Hub's suite of world-class meeting services," said John New, CEO of The Hub, LLC.

About The Hub, LLC

The Hub is the foremost destination for off-site corporate meetings and events, offering comfortable, stylish, convenient, private and reasonably priced meeting space, top-level service and exclusive catering by STARR Events. The company also offers offsite meeting management around the world, as well as facilities management of public or private meeting centers. Built upon a foundation of corporate integrity, environmental awareness and social responsibility, The Hub is the first privately held LEED Silver Rated Meeting and Event Facility in the United States. Visit www.thehub.com.

SOURCE The Hub, LLC
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