Contact: Alyssa Kirkman
866/342.5642, ext. 151


WASHINGTON, DC  (April 5, 2011) - The National Glass Association (NGA) is partnering with Champion Management and LocalBasix to complete the marketing and public relations services available to members. The NGA already offers online reputation management firm Marketing Pilgrim as a cost-cutting member service. The addition of these two new services rounds-out our menu of web management and marketing services.

“We have designed a package of world-class PR services exclusively for NGA members,” says Ladd Biro, CEO of Champion Management. “These services are tailored to the specific needs of glass companies and affordably priced so that every NGA member can experience the benefits of a comprehensive, targeted media relations campaign.” Champion Management is an award-winning marketing, communications and PR agency that specializes in driving positive exposure for mid-sized companies in consumer, trade, and social media.

LocalBasix is prepared to help small and medium businesses learn, understand, and navigate the quickly changing world of Internet Marketing. LocalBasix is prepared to train and empower your business by giving you insights into search marketing, social media, blogging, mobile and more.  “We will work with you on your level to make sure that valuable marketing resources are being used to help your particular business the most,” explains Frank Reed, CEO. “LocalBasix will help you create a winning strategy and take the right actions for online success.”

"The majority of our members are small to medium-sized businesses. Both of these profit-improving services are designed to help these businesses maximize their visibility and reach,” says Alyssa Kirkman, Sr. Manager, Association Services of the NGA. “Along with Marketing Pilgrim, these two companies aim to help solve your marketing and public relations issues.  We hope members will take advantage of these excellent services, at preferred member pricing, so that they will be positioned to succeed when the market recovers. "

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About the NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is based outside Washington, DC, and representing over 2,000 member companies and locations, NGA offers certification, education and training. NGA publishes the industry’s leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™ and WDweekly™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites:,,,, and NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade event: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. For more information on NGA, visit