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KeyBank Named National Sponsor Of Women Presidents’ Organization

KeyBank Is National Sponsor Of WPO.

New York, NY, May 11, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Marsha Firestone, president of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), has announced that KeyBank is a new national sponsor of WPO. Sending a strong message about their commitment to women in business, KeyBank will support WPO and offer enhanced services and special benefits to its members. As one of the nation’s largest financial services companies and one of the top small business lenders, KeyBank currently provides financial services to nearly 80,000 women-owned businesses in 13 states.

“KeyBank has taken on an inspiring initiative to support women business owners,” said Firestone. “We are honored that they have chosen to focus their efforts by building a pro-active relationship with the WPO.”

“We are honored to be a national sponsor of WPO and a supporter of women-owned firms,” said Maria Coyne, executive vice president of Key4Women. “Through our relationship with WPO we can more effectively deliver the ongoing education and networking opportunities critical to the successful and continued growth of this powerful segment.”

About Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO):
The Women President’s Organization (WPO) connects top women entrepreneurs at the million and multi-million dollar level ($2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for service-based business) – locally and internationally – with greater personal and professional success. In monthly meetings across the US and Canada, chapters composed of 20 accomplished women presidents – from diverse industries and backgrounds – invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. For more information, call 212-688-4114 or visit http://www.womenpresidentsorg.com.

About KeyBank:
KeyBank is sharpening their focus with Key4Women commitment and increasing its allocation of resources, multiplying its investment and committing of $1 billion in lending to qualified women business owners succeed and prosper. KeyBank is increasing resources to women business owners through membership and sponsorship of eWomen Network, Women Presidents’ Organization, the Center for Women’s Business Research, and the National Association of Women Business Owners as well as networking events and opportunities to bring women-owned businesses together. KeyBank is also hosting a variety of women-owned business events in local markets and sponsoring research studies to support business growth and success for women business owners.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600 • (919) 233-0300 (fax)
7406-H Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

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