Trumba Announces the Launch of Three More Ottaway Newspapers' Online Event Calendars

Online Calendars for The Portsmouth Herald, The Times Herald Record, and

The New Bedford Standard Times Now Live Using Trumba Connect

Jun 04, 2007, 01:00 ET from Trumba Corporation

    SEATTLE, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Trumba Corporation, a developer of
 innovative online calendaring solutions, announced today that the online
 event calendars for three additional Ottaway newspapers are now live using
 Trumba(R) Connect. The Portsmouth Herald (,
 The Times Herald Record ( and The New Bedford
 Standard Times ( are the latest of Ottaway
 Newspapers' seven Web sites to deploy the online calendaring solution.
 Trumba Connect helps organizations increase event awareness and attendance
 and better connects them with their audiences through a comprehensive suite
 of tools that includes a hosted, interactive Web calendar, email, and
 reporting services.
     The Portsmouth Herald, The Times Herald Record and The New Bedford
 Standard Times are using Trumba Connect to enhance their calendars'
 functionality and promote awareness for local and regional events. Visitors
 can search for events by name or scroll through the months to see what is
 happening in their local communities. Events can be sorted by a specific
 region or event type, such as theatre, reunions, arena events, concerts,
 festivals, singles, nightlife or children's activities. Visitors can then
 add events to their personal calendars and forward them to friends and
 family. In addition, they can arrange to be notified if events change and
 set text message or email reminders. Visitors can also easily submit their
 own event information, keeping the calendars active, updated and locally
     "We are thrilled to have three more of our newspapers' online calendars
 live for visitors to use," said Matt Courtney, Web Application Manager of
 Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. "Trumba Connect has allowed us to quickly and
 efficiently update these calendars with advanced features and
     Trumba Connect enables each newspaper to maintain a consistent brand
 look and feel, easily transferring publishing settings, such as font,
 color, etc., from one calendar to another. Trumba Connect also helps
 Ottaway Newspapers automate its publishing process through a unique RSS
 feed feature that allows event information to be automatically exported
 from the online event calendars to its print edition calendars.
     "It is important for newspapers to connect with their local communities
 and provide them with the latest event information," said Jeremy Jaech, CEO
 of Trumba. "Trumba Connect makes it easier for these regional newspapers to
 become a solid, reliable resource for event information that covers all
 areas of interest and ages. The interactive event calendars help engage
 readers and connect them to friends, family and their local community."
     About Ottaway Newspapers, Inc.
     Ottaway, the Local Media Group of Dow Jones & Company, operates
 community media franchises in California, Massachusetts, Maine, New
 Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania. Each Ottaway location
 functions independently with local editorial and management autonomy. The
 headquarters is in Campbell Hall, NY, in the Hudson Valley north of New
 York City. For more information, visit
     About Trumba
     Trumba Corporation is a Seattle-based developer of innovative online
 calendaring solutions that help businesses and organizations effectively
 publish, promote and communicate their events online. The company's
 flagship product, Trumba Connect, allows organizations to embed highly
 interactive and customizable calendars within their websites. Trumba
 customers also benefit from an array of event-centric tools that include
 the ability to email calendars, create categories of calendars based on
 event types or geography, leverage user-generated content through event
 submission forms, drop events onto an array of personal calendaring
 solutions and much more. Trumba technology is used by institutions of
 higher education, newspapers, corporations, associations, cities and towns,
 hospitals and large religious organizations. Trumba Connect is a
 subscription-based software as a service (SaaS) solution. The company is
 privately held and backed by three of the industry's leading venture
 capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital
 and Oak Investment Partners. To find out more about Trumba, visit

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