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Journey Education Marketing, Inc. Joins Texas Department of Information Resources’ Mentor Protégé Program To Mentor NSync Services

Collaboration on Technology Projects Helps Technology Provider Nsync Grow and Enables Online Sales Leader Journey Education To Tap II Market and Accept HUB Funds

DALLAS, Sept. 2, 2009 – Online sales leader Journey Education Marketing, Inc., (JEM) announced that it is formally mentoring technology services provider NSync Services, Inc. (NSync), through the “State of Texas Mentor Protégé” program. As JEM, an education industry specialist, helps the smaller, minority-owned company to grow and develop, the two will work together to make a positive impact on education.  NSync is enabling JEM to expand as well by tapping a new area of the education market – IT services. JEM now qualifies to accept funds designated for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) from schools and agencies. The Mentor Protégé program is sponsored by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), a major state purchasing organization. During the program, schools and government agencies benefit from the ability to access both mentor and protégé companies’ products with their HUB funds. 

Passionate about education, JEM serves the K-12 and college academic market exclusively.  As the #1 education-only software reseller in the U.S.A., it can provide NSync with valuable insight as a mentor and business advisor. The company has earned honors as Microsoft’s 2008 VAR of the Year, as well as Adobe’s #1 Academic Reseller. Operating throughout the U.S.A, Canada and Europe, JEM has a global perspective on academic technology.

The State of Texas Mentor Protégé program is designed to foster long-term relationships between prime contractors, such as JEM, and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs). The objective of the Mentor Protégé program is to provide professional guidance and support to the protégé (HUB) in order to facilitate their growth and increase HUB contracts and subcontracts with the State of Texas.

JEM’s protégé, NSync, founded in 1998, is a technology-based services company with a core business that serves the academic, government and commercial markets. NSync’s areas of expertise include networking, cabling, VoIP, large roll outs, project management, desktop services and installations. NSync holds minority certifications as a Texas HUB, 8(a) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. For information, visit

“The Mentor Protégé program brings together the most successful and the up and coming vendors in Texas,” said Bernadette Davis, Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) HUB Coordinator. “JEM is a natural and fantastic role model for NSync. This pair has a formula for great success in providing new technology solutions.”

“JEM and NSync share common perspectives and philosophies on customer service and the technology needs of the Academic Market,” said JEM’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Fischler. “The Mentor Protégé program has given us both a new method to work together and make a difference in an industry that we are both passionate about.”

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Journey Education Marketing, Inc. (JEM) is the leading multi-channel software marketer to the K-12 and college academic markets. It sells to students, faculty, staff, educational institutions, public school districts and nonprofit 501c3 organizations. JEM reaches the education market through five unique brands – JourneyEd, JourneyEdK12, Academic Superstore, Gradware and CampusTech. JEM’s Academic eStore Network (AEN) of more than 22,000 online stores, offers thousands of market-leading software and technology products, including those published by Microsoft and Adobe, at discounts of up to 85 percent off retail prices to the education community. Contact Forrest Smith at 972-481-2082,, or visit