K&BDN Parent Corporation Changes Name

K&BDN Parent Corporation Changes Name

Melville, NY Cygnus Publishing, the fast-growing parent company of Kitchen & Bath Design News and several related trade magazines, has changed its name to Cygnus Business Media, the company announced.

The name change, announced last month, was a result of "tremendous growth and expansion," as well as a desire on the part of management "to better represent Cygnus' corporate properties and vision," said Cygnus chairman and CEO Gerry Hogan.

"We are a fully integrated business-to-business media company with more than 50 trade magazines, 18 expositions, 55 Web sites, custom media publications and e-commerce businesses that service many segments within the business-to-business community," said Hogan. "It is important for all of our properties to be represented within the company name. Each is an an essential part of who we are and what we have become."

Over the past year, Cygnus has expanded its online presence and purchased an interest in E-Markets, the leading Internet-based company that provides e-commerce opportunities and content to the agricultural and food industry. Cygnus also recently acquired the Minneapolis-based Champion Productions, a leading producer of trade shows.

The company also owns more than 50 trade magazines, including K&BDN and its sister publications SolidSurface, Wood Digest, Qualified Remodeler and Laminating Design & Technology.

"Over the past 30 months since we created Cygnus, we have built a company filled with talented, creative individuals and an infrastructure designed to grow," said Cygnus Business Media president Blair Schmidt-Fellner. "Our properties complement one another, and provide additional assets to the industries and markets they serve, benefitting both our advertisers and our readers."