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SmartBrief is the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies nonprofits and corporate entities. Click here to see a full list of our e-mail newsletters.
SmartBrief provides e-mail newsletters in partnership with associations, professional societies and corporations but cannot answer questions regarding membership information or our partners’ other services. Please contact the partner organization directly for assistance.
It takes a lot of work to bring readers the most important industry news and making room for paid advertising allows us to continue sending SmartBrief to our readers free of charge. If you have feedback about specific advertisements, click here to contact us.
We try to cover a broad range of relevant news and, while we strive to use as many free and unrestricted websites as possible, it is nearly impossible to deliver balanced and informed SmartBriefs without including some news sites that require readers to register or pay for access. When this is true, an alternative link is almost always provided. You are responsible for registering on individual websites to access their content.
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