Germinder Sponsors 2011 KC Animal Health Corridor Events

(New York, NY " August 14, 2011) – Germinder & Associates, Inc., publisher of today announced the company will be a top level presenting sponsor of “Corridor Corral” the 2011 Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Event and the Kansas City Animal Health Investment Forum. The events will be held August 29th and August 30th respectively. The agency has been associated with the event since its inception, but this is the second year of its top level sponsorship.

“Germinder & Associates is known for its unique niche in serving pet health companies and the veterinary profession. Since our company was launched in Kansas City, our association with the Animal Health Corridor is a natural fit,” said Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA, president of Germinder & Associates, Inc.

The Homecoming Event will feature celebrity guest Ty Murray, “King of the Cowboys,” who is recognized as America’s most accomplished rodeo athlete. Murray holds a record-setting seven All-Around World Championship Titles. Joerg Ohle, the visionary leader of Bayer Animal Health who first stepped up to offer marketing seed funds to launch the Corridor initiative in 2006. The event will be hosted by George Heidgerken, president and CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim VetMedica, Inc. (BIVI) and chairman of the advisory board of the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor.

The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor offers a uniquely supportive environment for start-up and early state entrepreneurs in the animal health industry. The Investment Forum offers the only opportunity in the world for companies exclusively in the animal health sector to present their vision and business plan to potential investors.

“These initiatives continue to grow and bring together all facets of animal health. We look forward to participating and encourage others to join in the celebration of the Animal Health Corridor by attending these events,” said Germinder. To register for either event visit

About Germinder & Associates, Inc.

Germinder & Associates, Inc. is located in New York City with a satellite office in Kansas City. The company was founded in Kansas City in 1998. The agency offers full-service digital and traditional marketing services in the animal health sector. The company is known for creating over 130 successful programs in the pet and veterinary marketplace. For more information, visit or our premier pet and vet news site,

About KC Animal Health Corridor

In the animal health and nutrition industry, it’s common knowledge that the Greater Kansas City area is the national leader. In fact, Kansas City area companies account for nearly 32% of total sales in the $19 billion global animal health market. The Kansas City region is America’s Animal Health Corridor. Companies and universities in the area lead the nation in animal health and nutrition research, innovation, business functions and production. For more information, visit


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