SEATTLE, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Trumba Corporation, a developer of
innovative online calendaring solutions, announced today that several
organizations in Missoula, MT have selected Trumba(R) Connect to power the
online events calendar for the community. The Missoula Convention &
Visitors Bureau, Missoula Cultural Council, and Missoula.com Magazine have
all worked with Trumba to develop a comprehensive community events calendar
that can be accessed from each of their respective websites.
These leading community organizations made the decision to use the
Trumba Connect solution because it presented the most effective way to
provide residents and visitors with greater access to local events of
interest. Trumba Connect's hosted, interactive web calendar, email, and
reporting services all combine to give the Missoula community an ideal way
to share and communicate local event information.
Because it supports an incredibly detailed level of customizability,
Trumba Connect also makes it possible for each organization to tailor the
calendar's appearance to the brand look and feel of each of their
individual websites. To see how the three organizations customized the
same, shared event information, compare Trumba-powered calendars at
Missoula.com Magazine (http://www.missoula.com/news/calendar), the Missoula
Convention & Visitors Bureau (http://www.missoulacvb.org/events.php), and
the Missoula Cultural Council (http://www.missoulacultural.org/events.php).
In addition, both MissoulaMeetings.com
(http://www.missoulameetings.com/events.php) and the Bitterroot Valley
Chamber of Commerce (http://www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com/events.php) are
utilizing components of this same shared calendar.
For the 85,000 Missoula residents and the tens of thousands of yearly
tourists, the Trumba-powered community events calendar is the perfect way
to find out what's going on in the area. With almost 20 different event
categories, the calendar provides a wealth of information on upcoming
community happenings from banquets, fairs and farmers markets to special
outdoor activities and sporting events, as well as theater and dance and
even local government and political gatherings.
"With so much to do in Missoula, Trumba makes it possible to collect
and publish local event information in a way that is not just effective and
efficient for us, but appealing and easy to act upon by the people in our
community," said Jim McGowan, Classified & Online Manager at Missoula.com.
Trumba calendars are interactive, so tourists and residents can connect
with, rather than simply view, the Missoula events by adding them to their
personal calendars, setting event reminders, forwarding event information
to friends, subscribing to email updates and RSS feeds, and more. The
calendars are also searchable and events can be sorted by date and type of
event, making it easy for visitors to find events that matter.
In true community fashion, the Missoula events calendar provides a
Trumba event submission form which allows residents to submit their own
events. When community members use the form, staff members have a chance to
review and approve submissions before they go live.
"Missoula has really embraced the Trumba Connect solution and through
the combined efforts of organizations and residents alike has created one
of the most robust community events calendars we've seen to date," said
Jeremy Jaech, CEO of Trumba. "The level of group activity and interaction
that we see move through the Trumba system is testament to the great sense
of community that is evident in Missoula and we're glad that Trumba could
play a part in that."
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
SOURCE Trumba Corporation