History

Founded in 1959 by Ed Satell, American Future Systems (AFS), the parent company of Progressive Business Publications, has been serving the needs of its customers and employees for over 50 years.

Since the beginning, values were a central driving force for the organization, focused on:

  1. Concern for customers
  2. Concern for employees
  3. Concern for stakeholders

AFS started as a direct marketing company. Over time, the economy changed, people’s interests changed, technology changed and the company continued to successfully adapt. PBP evolved into a multi division publishing, information, e-commerce, and education company, serving the needs of tens of thousands of organizations and professionals across the country.

Progressive Business Publications has now grown to more than 500 employees with a strong dedicated team of professionals, many of whom have been with the company 5, 10, 20 years and more.

Once successful, the company also felt the need to give back to the community and embarked on extensive corporate citizenship programs benefiting communities and many non-profit organizations that serve the public good.

PBP is proud to have stood the test of time, successfully serving the needs of its customers for more than 50 years. The company positively looks forward to the next 50 years adapting to its customers needs and constantly changing world, while retaining the core values which have been the bedrock of its success.