Trumba Solution Promotes Local Missoula Events Online
Interactive Online Events Calendar Gives Missoula Community New, Easy Way
to Discover Details about Upcoming Local Events and Activities
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." 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 www.trumba.com.
SOURCE Trumba Corporation
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