Slack, Barshinger & Partners Chooses Geekcorps for Pro Bono Activities

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Slack, Barshinger & Partners

    CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary Slack, managing partner of Slack,
 Barshinger & Partners, a leading business-to-business marketing communications
 agency, announced it has selected Geekcorps as a pro bono account for 2001.
     Geekcorps is a nonprofit organization focused on educating and assisting
 peoples of emerging nations participate in the Internet revolution.  Working
 off of a volunteer basis, the organization sends classes of American and
 Europeans to developing countries to teach technical skills to local small and
 mid-size businesses.
     "In essence, Geekcorps is a b-to-b organization.  We send volunteers
 abroad to help businesses conquer the digital divide and grow by utilizing
 technology.  SBP is the best b-to-b agency in Chicago and we are just thrilled
 that Gary and his staff have volunteered their time and services.  We are
 confident with SBP's help, Geekcorp can continue to grow," said Ethan
 Zuckerman, CEO and co-founder of Geekcorps.
     Geekcorps sent its first class of six to Accra, Ghana last fall.  Due to
 the success of the program, another class left the training base in North
 Adams, Mass. in February.  With growing awareness of the program, Geekcorps is
 attracting partnerships, funding, and an extraordinary pool of applicants to
 programs.  As the organization grows, Geekcorps hope to expand to locations in
 South America and Asia in the coming year.
     Business-to-business by nature, Geekcorps works to redistribute the
 accessibility of technology and skills to grow businesses in emerging nations.
 Due to the experience and excellence in b-to-b marketing communications, Slack
 Barshinger & Partners is a prime resource to help Geekcorp fulfill its
 mission.
     "SB&P is excited to do pro bono work with Geekcorps," commented Gary
 Slack, managing director of Slack Barshinger & Partners.  "We are proud to
 support Geekcorps as they bridge new opportunities to Ghana and hope to
 encourage the b-to-b community to take part in similar programs."
 
 

SOURCE Slack, Barshinger & Partners
    CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary Slack, managing partner of Slack,
 Barshinger & Partners, a leading business-to-business marketing communications
 agency, announced it has selected Geekcorps as a pro bono account for 2001.
     Geekcorps is a nonprofit organization focused on educating and assisting
 peoples of emerging nations participate in the Internet revolution.  Working
 off of a volunteer basis, the organization sends classes of American and
 Europeans to developing countries to teach technical skills to local small and
 mid-size businesses.
     "In essence, Geekcorps is a b-to-b organization.  We send volunteers
 abroad to help businesses conquer the digital divide and grow by utilizing
 technology.  SBP is the best b-to-b agency in Chicago and we are just thrilled
 that Gary and his staff have volunteered their time and services.  We are
 confident with SBP's help, Geekcorp can continue to grow," said Ethan
 Zuckerman, CEO and co-founder of Geekcorps.
     Geekcorps sent its first class of six to Accra, Ghana last fall.  Due to
 the success of the program, another class left the training base in North
 Adams, Mass. in February.  With growing awareness of the program, Geekcorps is
 attracting partnerships, funding, and an extraordinary pool of applicants to
 programs.  As the organization grows, Geekcorps hope to expand to locations in
 South America and Asia in the coming year.
     Business-to-business by nature, Geekcorps works to redistribute the
 accessibility of technology and skills to grow businesses in emerging nations.
 Due to the experience and excellence in b-to-b marketing communications, Slack
 Barshinger & Partners is a prime resource to help Geekcorp fulfill its
 mission.
     "SB&P is excited to do pro bono work with Geekcorps," commented Gary
 Slack, managing director of Slack Barshinger & Partners.  "We are proud to
 support Geekcorps as they bridge new opportunities to Ghana and hope to
 encourage the b-to-b community to take part in similar programs."
 
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