Germinder Celebrates 10th Anniversary Day with $10,000 Donation Pledge

Germinder & Associates, a marketing and communications agency specializing in animal health is celebrating its 10th Anniversary Day with a $10,000 donation pledge. As an expansion of its “Germinder Giving Back” program, the funds will go towards not-for-profit animal health organizations in tribute to the companies and organizations Germinder has served. The funds will be distributed in the remaining half of 2008.

Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, president and founder of Germinder & Associates, Inc. announced the pledge on the company’s anniversary date in advance of this year’s American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in July and the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor event in August. Germinder & Associates was incorporated on July 1, 1998.

“Our Germinder Giving Back program has been a great way to contribute to the communities where we have achieved success and to national organizations focused on animal health. When I launched the business in 1998, it was my goal to stay in business for ten years. Now as we’ve achieved that goal and look toward the next ten years, it seemed fitting to commemorate the day in this special way,” said Germinder.

Germinder Giving Back is a companywide umbrella program developed to ensure the company and its employees contribute in meaningful ways to the local communities in which they work and in the specialized industries and professions they serve. The specific initiative “Germinder Goodwill for Animal Health,” addresses the needs of the animal health profession and ranges from monetary donations to in-kind support of national animal health organizations as well as pro bono work.

Germinder & Associates, Inc., founded in 1998, offers full-service public relations, advertising, marketing and Internet-based programs. It has created more than 100 programs in animal health and is publisher of and Germinder & Associates is ranked among Kansas City’s top 10 PR agencies by The Kansas City Business Journal. The company received its Women Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) designation as a woman-owned business in 2008 and also won the “25 under 25” award from Small Business Monthly in 2008. Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, was named a 2008 National Enterprising Women of the Year Finalist and serves on the Enterprising Women National Advisory Board and is a member of the Women President’s Organization. For more information, visit

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