Pfingsten Publishing

Cleveland, Ohio
Acquired: April 1999
Divested: November 2006
Industry: Business-to-Business Publishing

Under Pfingsten’s ownership, Pfingsten Publishing was a national business-to-business media company which served the financial services (insurance and mortgage), art (art and framing retailers, manufacturers, and distributors), and industrial (MRO and commercial construction) markets. Products and services included industry magazines, trade shows, conferences, art shows, and a variety of educational, electronic and ancillary items. The company sold its products to advertisers, exhibitors, and readers. Pfingsten Publishing was headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio, and had additional facilities in Florida, Wisconsin, Missouri, and California. Pfingsten sold its interest the business in November 2006.


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