COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 31, 2007 - TechColumbus has selected the Tendenci association management software suite ( to power its new Web site, Tendenci, which provides a wide array of do-it-yourself Web development functionality, enables the TechColumbus staff to easily create and maintain its own dynamic Web presence.

TechColumbus accelerates the growth of Central Ohio''s tech economy by connecting people and enterprises with valuable resources and assistance. Its new, robust Web site integrates user-friendly features, such as event promotion, registration and management, the ability to post jobs and resumes, and e-newsletter creation and distribution. Together, these capabilities make it possible for TechColumbus to enhance the online experience and to facilitate connections and communications with members and others in the region''s tech-based economy.

"As a regional advocate for technology, it is essential that we have a powerful, innovative Web presence to engage and communicate with the tech community," said Tim Haynes, vice president of member services and marketing with TechColumbus. "We were attracted to Tendenci''s do-it-yourself capabilities. It is an easy-to-use toolkit that allows us to build our own Web site, create pages and edit site navigation while also gaining access to leading edge Web marketing capabilities."

Tendenci has a built-in Content Management System that allows multiple site administrators to easily add and edit content without the inconvenience of going through a Web site administrator. The site''s online calendar will play a critical role in promoting more than 100 events hosted each year by TechColumbus. Online surveys poll visitors and report market opinions real-time.

TechColumbus is the fourth regional technology center across the country to select Tendenci to power its Web site. The Houston Technology Center ( has used Tendenci since 2004, the Louisiana Technology Council ( implemented Tendenci last year and the Hampton Roads Technology Center ( in Virginia recently launched their Tendenci site.

Tendenci was created by Schipul - The Web Marketing Company (, a leading worldwide provider of Web-based solutions for membership organizations. The Web-based system automates and simplifies many of the functions of association management.

About TechColumbus

TechColumbus is a nonprofit organization that focuses on technology based economic development in the 15 counties of Central Ohio. TechColumbus accomplishes this by: 1) Providing professional development and technology business assistance to both large and small companies that rely on technology for business success, 2) Managing a 62,000 square foot technology business incubator that has been recognized as one of the best in the country, 3) Leading a three-year $22.5 million initiative to create, finance, and launch new tech companies in the Central Ohio region Assisting in the development of facilities for tech companies, and 4) Working with state and local organizations to attract new tech companies to the region For more information visit

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul - The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci® membership management software, which has more than 330,000 users worldwide. Schipul is based in Houston, and provides marketing services on the Internet to a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul''s clients include Clear Channel Exhibits, National Pharmacy Technician Association, The Children''s Fund, Wolff Companies and DPK Public Relations. Additional information about Schipul is available at and