SOURCE: Hanley Wood

July 10, 2007 11:58 ET

Hanley Wood Launches Affinity Club for Contractors

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - Hanley Wood announced today the launch of Hanley Wood Contractor Club, a buying club specially designed for contractors that will allow small businesses to not only find the business services they need but to save money. Working with Encore Marketing, a leader in membership programs, Hanley Wood has developed a list of benefits and services that include healthcare, prescription drugs, business, property and liability insurance, legal advice, financial tools, IT services, vehicle rental, plus entertainment and travel.

"It has long been our goal to leverage our broad reach in the construction industry to develop a service that helps contractors improve their bottom line through access to information, services and discounts," says Ward Downing, Product Manager, Hanley Wood Business Media. "We spent a lot of time developing this club with significant input from our readers. Our goal was to better understand their most pressing business needs and create a program to help them directly address those needs."

Launched today through Hanley Wood's business-to-business magazines and online products, the Contractor Club is expected to have several thousand members by the end of 2007. Hanley Wood will promote the Contractor Club across its extensive network of industry publications, online products and in person events with over 17 million impressions in 2007.

Club benefits will be administered by Encore Marketing International, a leader in the affinity club business with clients such as American Express, BankOne/Chase and a variety of member benefit programs including EasySaver, Privilege Pass and Preferred HealthCard.

Contractors can signup for the club at or by calling 1-800-850-9081.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions.

The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.), publishes 36 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including ARCHITECT, BUILDER, REMODELING, CUSTOM HOME, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including Builder Online, Remodeling Online, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through and Dream Home Source.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.

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