Innis Maggiore President and CEO Tapped For NorTech Board of Directors

CANTON, Ohio (July 13, 2007) - Dick Maggiore, president and chief executive officer of Innis Maggiore, has been named to the board of directors for NorTech, a technology-based economic development organization.

"It is a great honor to work with NorTech," Maggiore said. "Without organizations like NorTech, Ohio would not be able to attract the companies and jobs necessary to ensure its place in the competitive global economy of the future."

Maggiore (hi res image) is a noted speaker on strategic positioning. His work and commentary have been cited in two advertising textbooks. In 1998, the Canton Chapter of the American Advertising Federation named him Ad Person of the Year. He currently serves on the Child Welfare League of America National board of directors, Kent State University Board, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Board, American Association of Advertising Agencies Cleveland Council Board of Governors, Stark Development Board and the FirstMerit Bank Board.

Maggiore received the distinguished Community Salute Award from the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2003 and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of Year Award in 2004.

Maggiore holds Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees from San Francisco State University and has taught advertising and public relations courses at Kent State University.

"Dick Maggiore is a respected business leader. His passion for transforming the region's economy and his marketing expertise will be of significant value to our Board," said Dorothy Baunach, president and chief executive officer, NorTech.

The NorTech Board is a diverse group of 50 business leaders, which includes presidents of universities and colleges, CEOs and CTOs, entrepreneurs and capital providers, as well as leaders from various chambers, intermediaries and foundations. The Board works closely with NorTech's Technology Resource Council and staff to align and leverage Northeast Ohio's technology assets and to build a globally competitive regional economy for the benefit of all citizens.

About Innis Maggiore:

Innis Maggiore is the nation's leading agency in the practice of positioning, building strong brand positions for companies in competitive markets. The advertising and public relations agency, with 2006 capitalized billings of more than $24 million, employs more than 40 associates at its offices in Canton and Youngstown, Ohio.

Key clients include Alside, Aultman Health Foundation, Bank of America, Goodyear, GuideStone Financial Resources, NEOUCOM, Nickles Bakery, Parker Hannifin, Progressive Foam Technologies, RTI International Metals, and Republic Engineered Products.

Innis Maggiore is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Direct Marketing Association, the National Investor Relations Institute and the Public Relations Society of America.

About NorTech:

NorTech, the Northeast Ohio Technology Coalition, is a technology-based economic development organization that represents more than 150 technology leaders from throughout the region on its Board of Directors and Technology Resource Council. The regional technology leaders work together with NorTech to build a vibrant, globally-competitive, innovation driven, technology economy by:

Leading technology projects that have an impact on the region's innovation infrastructure.

Linking together regional technology leaders and innovation assets to spur collaboration and commercialization.

Leveraging public and private investments to 'turn around' Northeast Ohio's economy.

NorTech's long term goal is to make Northeast Ohio one of the top 10 places in the world to live, learn, work, and invest by 2020. Visit for more information.

For more information contact:

Jim Cyphert
Director of Public Relations
Innis Maggiore
P: 330-492-5500