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January 1, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:         Craig Roberts
                      Computer U, Ltd.
                      651-257-0786

Craig Roberts elected President of the Polar Chapter (Minnesota) of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners

Effective January 1, 2004, Craig Roberts of Computer U, Ltd. begins his term as President of the Polar Chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP).

Craig will preside at chapter meetings and board meetings for the Polar Chapter in 2004. Other duties include appointing committees and communicating with the parent organization, the IAMCP.

The chapter meets on the fourth Friday of each month.

Craig is joined on the Polar Chapter Board by Marty Nunemaker, President Elect (Benchmark/New Horizons), Mary Texer, Treasurer (Business Microvar), Dave Meier, Secretary (Magenic), Adam Hite, Membership (Benchmark/New Horizons), Kristy Krueger, Website & Marketing (Altara), Tavis Hudson, Program (AppDev), Dave Stahlman, Past President (Inetium), Eric Garrison, Member at Large (Benchmark/New Horizons), and Stephen Anderson, Member at Large (Xiotech).

Craig Roberts

Craig Roberts has been a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) since 1994. With his MCP status, his company joined the same year the Microsoft Solution Provider program. The Microsoft Solution Provider program has evolved, with different requirements and name changes, into the Microsoft Certified Partner program.

Craig is certified on a number of different Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Visual FoxPro and Microsoft Visual Basic. Craig has trained on FoxPro extensively in Minnesota and, over the years, in California, Illinois, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Manitoba, Canada. His FoxPro training materials have been used by training centers across the U.S. and Canada.

Craig is owner of Computer U, Ltd., which currently has an office in Lindstrom, Minnesota and works with clients from the Twin Cities.

The Polar Chapter

The Polar Chapter is formed for the purpose of helping maximize business opportunities for its members through partnering; building close cooperation and communication with Microsoft at the local and national level; providing forums for information exchange, technical, marketing, and business development education; and providing professional educational forums for building strong, ethically sound, and profitable working relationships.

The Polar Chapter was founded in 1994. It was one of the first chapters formed under IAMCP’s predecessor organization, the Association of Microsoft Solution Providers (AMSP).

There are currently about twenty five members of the Polar Chapter including Microsoft Certified Partner companies and individuals who are employed by Microsoft Certified Partners.

The web site for the Polar Chapter is http://www.polarchapter.org .

The International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP)

The Association is an international group of independent, Microsoft-certified custom application developers, systems integrators, installation and deployment service providers, business consultants, and training organizations that sell solutions based on Microsoft tools and technologies. The group was founded in 1994.

For more information about the IAMCP, go to their web site: http://www.iamcp.org .

The Microsoft Certified Partner Program

Representing Microsoft’s new concept in partner relationships, the Microsoft partner program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partners for their expertise, rewards them for the total impact they have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help their business be successful.

For more information, go to the Microsoft Partnering web site: http://members.microsoft.com/partner/partnering/

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