For Immediate Release
February 15, 2011
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Squeakywheel Promotions
Jackie Saril


- New Quarterly Publication to Address Diversity in the Workplace -

(BLACK PR WIRE)--NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UPTOWN Magazine has announced the creation and launch of UPTOWN Professional, a quarterly career-focused magazine and website for the global urban professional. In addition to career aspirations, UPTOWN Professional will also cover related business lifestyle topics. The cutting edge, new, career-focused publication was launched to great excitement and fanfare at two well-attended launch events in New York City and Chicago in January.

“UPTOWN Professional offers relevance, relationships and most importantly, solutions,” said Robert Ingram, Publisher of UPTOWN Professional. “Our goal is to assist forward-thinking companies and executives and help them navigate the challenging paths of recruitment, retention, marketplace and development in a new and more diverse workplace.”

The first issue, poly-bagged with UPTOWN Magazine, will be available on newsstands and in bookstores in March as well as distributed through major corporate employee affinity and network groups.

The inaugural issue features a detailed look at the top 100 African American, Latino and Asian business executives in the US. Thought leaders profiled include Eugene Kelly/Colgate-Palmolive, Greg Hinton/U.S. Cellular, Thomas Harvey/AT&T, Rodney Adkins/IBM, Ingrid Saunders Jones/Coca Cola, Van Sapp/ PepsiCo, Kenya Jackson/Target, James Bell/Boeing, Don Thompson/McDonald's, Rohini Annand/Sodexo, Jimmie Paschall/Marriott, Moheet Nagrath/Procter & Gamble and Linda Jimenez/Wellpoint among others. The full list is available at

UPTOWN Professional also offers tips on best Travel Apps, E-readers and books to save time and increase productivity, as well as Coaches Corner and Critical Path which offer career guidance from respected executives and thought leaders.

“In riding the momentum of the launch and keeping with our desire to inform today’s talented diverse executive, UPTOWN Professional will follow up its premiere issue with a themed issue in June highlighting the Top Companies for Diversity & Inclusion,” says Ingram. The identity of the top companies will be announced in mid to late March 2011.

About Uptown Media

Founded in 2004, Uptown Media Group is the only luxury lifestyle company targeting the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after demographic. Uptown Media Group, LLC offers traditional and innovative strategies, including UPTOWN Magazine (published eight times per year with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Detroit and National editions); interactive website, lifestyle guide UPTOWNsocial and Uptown's signature events. UPTOWN Magazine is available by subscription at and on national newsstands, including Hudson News. UPTOWN Magazine, a toast to Luxury, Lifestyle and Living.

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