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Overview

The Miller Freeman name unites the business publishing and exhibition management activities of United News and Media plc.

Miller Freeman Inc., based in San Francisco, publishes over 70 business and special interest consumer magazines, a wide variety of newsletters, directories, books and research reports, as well as producing more than 80 trade shows and conferences around the world. Our mission is to become the fastest growing and most respected provider of business-to-business information and media in North America.

Miller Freeman Inc. properties serve a wide range of different markets: Building, Design, Computer/ Multimedia, Electronics, Financial Services, General Merchandise, Health Care Communications, Information Technology, Jewelry/Gifts, Music, Pulp and Paper, Real Estate, Software Development, Sports, Travel, and Wood Technology.

In Europe, London-based Miller Freeman plc publishes over one hundred magazines and forty directories, with particular strength in building, agriculture, medicine, electronics, engineering, pharmacy and the travel trade. Miller Freeman Asia publishes some forty magazines and directories in Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lampur. The company's leading titles are published for the travel, tourism, leather, computing, communications and jewelry sectors. In addition to magazine and directory publishing, Miller Freeman Asia provides comprehensive translation, editorial and production services for companies looking to develop in Asian countries.

We invite you to learn more about Miller Freeman's history, Miller Freeman in the news, our affiliated companies, and current job opportunities at Miller Freeman.

History of Miller Freeman

Founded in 1902, Miller Freeman initially focused on natural resource industries and western regional service markets. It later entered specialized high-technology areas of the medical, computer, and electronic fields. In 1985 the company was acquired by United News and Media plc.

In 1989 and 1990 the company entered the special interest consumer market by acquiring several music magazines, and by start ups and acquisitions greatly expanded its conference and trade show management activities in the computer and paper industries.

In 1991, Miller Freeman Publications combined with Gralla Publications to form Miller Freeman, Inc. Gralla's operations comprised 20 magazines and many trade shows serving markets in the travel, retail, and merchandising arenas. In 1992, Miller Freeman acquired M&T Publishing, Inc. and its four magazines in the software development and networking markets.

In 1995, Morgan-Grampian, Expoconsult, the Hong Kong International Trade Fair Group and Asian Business Press adopted the name of their American sister company, Miller Freeman, as part of a plan to coordinate management of their publications and events throughout the world and to offer their customers more comprehensive and integrated service.

Community Connection

Seven years ago, Miller Freeman launched its Community Connection (CommConn) program, in response to the large number of employees who were actively involved in various volunteer and community service programs. Coordinated by a main contact in the San Francisco headquarters office, MFI's Community Connection is a results-oriented program that addresses various needs in our community by providing employee volunteers, goods, and services to local organizations. To support employee volunteerism, MFI offers a work-release policy to allow employees time off during the workday, with the permission of their supervisor, to get involved in the community. And, just recently, MFI has added a Volunteer Day to the Vacation days, which allows employees to take one full day during the year (again, with their supervisor's permission) to do community service.

We try to provide employees the chance to get involved with a wide and varied range of projects. Opportunities range from ongoing projects, such as afterschool and adult literacy tutoring, weekly meal deliveries to seniors and the homebound, and preparing and serving dinner at homeless shelters, to annual events, such as holiday food and gift drives, the AIDSWalk, and Christmas in April. CommConn also gives people a chance to volunteer using their more "marketable" skills, often partnering with organizations who need copywriters, designers, or production help for specific publishing projects (annual reports, holiday cards, brochures, and the like). MFI's Green Project, a separate arm of the Community Connection program, focuses on projects related to environmental issues, and gives employees the chance to get involved in beach and park clean-ups, habitat restoration projects, and outdoor excursion programs.

MFI is rapidly expanding, and CommConn builds relationships with nonprofit organizations all over the country, so that employees have a chance to get involved no matter where they live. Each MFI office in the U.S. maintains a CommConn task force made up of employee volunteers who oversee local projects. CommConn, our bimonthly newsletter, helps keep all our employees abreast of past events, ongoing projects, and upcoming opportunities.


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