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Rogers, PROFIT Magazine Launch Second Annual Innovations @ Work Award Program

    Award recognizes innovative small businesses

    TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Rogers Cable Small Business Services and PROFIT
Magazine today opened calls for entry for the 2008 Innovations @ Work Award
program. An overwhelming success in its inaugural year, the Innovations @ Work
Award program recognizes small businesses with fewer than 20 employees whose
innovative products, creative marketing initiatives or unique management
practices contribute to their success.
    To enter, interested organizations can visit and provide an overview of what makes
their organization's products, services or processes innovative and creative.
A panel of judges, including past winners, small business experts and PROFIT
Magazine editorial staff, will select up to three winners.
    Winners will be announced on February 4, 2009, and will receive an
extensive corporate profile in PROFIT Magazine, Canada's leading magazine for
entrepreneurs. As well, winning organizations will be honoured at a leadership
luncheon with senior Rogers executives and the editors of Canadian Business
and PROFIT magazines in Toronto.
    "Canadian small businesses are at the forefront of innovation, both in
terms of their offerings to the marketplace and the ways they manage their
business," said Steven Wagner, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing
Officer, Rogers Cable. "We're very excited to once again be able to recognize
the achievements of these outstanding Canadian entrepreneurs with the
Innovations @ Work Award."
    In its inaugural year, Fredericton's Virtual Expert Clinics and Toronto's
IQ PARTNERS, Inc. became the first recipients of the Rogers Innovation @ Work
    "In 2007 Virtual Expert Clinics and IQ PARTNERS Inc. exemplified what it
means to be innovative," said Ian Portsmouth, Editor-in-Chief, PROFIT
Magazine. "We look forward to having many more great small business success
stories enter Innovations @ Work in 2008."
    Entries will be accepted until midnight on December 31, 2008. For more
information, visit

    About Rogers Cable

    Rogers Cable Communications Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rogers
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. Rogers Cable's advanced digital two-way
network passes approximately 3.6 million homes in Ontario, New Brunswick and
Newfoundland, with 64% basic penetration of its homes passed. Rogers Cable
pioneered high-speed Internet access and now 42% of homes passed by its cable
networks are Internet customers while 66% of its basic cable customers
subscribe to Rogers' high-speed Internet service. With 61% digital
penetration, Rogers Cable offers a leading selection of High Definition TV
programming, a complete array of Rogers On Demand services (including Video on
Demand (VOD), Subscription VOD, Personal Video Recorders and Timeshifting
channels), and an extensive line-up of sports and multicultural programming.
Rogers Cable now offers home telephone service (voice-over-cable) to
approximately 94% of its cable territory and, combined with its circuit
switched telephony subscribers, has over 1 million local telephony customers.
Rogers Cable is a national provider of voice communications services, data
networking, and broadband Internet connectivity to small, medium and large
businesses. In addition it operates over 450 Rogers Retail stores.

    About PROFIT

    PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's pre-eminent
publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small
and mid-sized businesses. For more than 25 years, Canadian entrepreneurs
across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because
it's a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them
increase their revenues, boost their profitability and get the recognition
they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Published six
times a year by Rogers Publishing Ltd., PROFIT is distributed almost
exclusively to the chief executives of companies with 5 to 250 employees and
annual revenue of $1 million to $25 million, reaching more than 300,000
readers across Canada. Visit PROFIT online at

    Additional information on Rogers is available at