The Newcomen Society Supports Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

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EXTON, PA - September 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Newcomen Society of the United States is helping Hurricane Katrina victims by donating 100% of the proceeds of their online sales, from now until December, 31, 2005, to The American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund and The Salvation Army.

Since 1923, the society has supported the American free enterprise system and published over 1,600 business histories of Fortune 500 companies to the smallest family-owned businesses. These widely-read publications are used by countless libraries as well as the Harvard Business School and The Library of Congress. Since 2003, the society has sold these publications online in digital, print and audio formats. Items in the archive range from $9.95 - $40.00.

"We have hundreds of members in the Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana area and we have published the histories of some of their most successful businesses and institutions," stated Leighton A. Wildrick, president and CEO of The Newcomen Society. "We are mindful of the hardship and suffering of those who are still struggling in the storm's wake, and in this small way, we hope we can help."

About The Newcomen Society

The Newcomen Society of the United States is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt, educational foundation founded in 1923 to promote, study, and recognize achievement in business and the American system of free enterprise. The Newcomen Society has honored more than 2,500 organizations and institutions through its presentation of The Newcomen Award. The award program includes the documentation of a corporate history which is distributed to society members, 3,300 public and private libraries; including the Library of Congress, for permanent record.

Headquartered in Exton, PA, the Society's membership is comprised of many of the nation's top leaders in business, industry, education, government and the military from such organizations as Amgen, Binswanger International, Chemical Bank, Jones Day, and Motorola.

For more information about the Newcomen Society, or about the award nomination process, please call 800-466-7604 or visit

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