New England College of Business to Sponsor American Rendezvous 2014

Sep 11, 2014

Somerville, Mass—September 26-28, 2014—New England College of Business, winner of the Gold Medal for Best Practices in Online Learning from the United States Distance Learning Association and a leading institution of online education designed for working adults seeking career advancement, is a proud event partner of the second annual 2014 American Rendezvous Weekend (ARDV).

Hosted by Parkour Generations Americas and officially sponsored by the City of Somerville, the Somerville Recreation Department, and Shape Up Somerville, the gathering brings together a group from around the country to practice parkour, a fast-growing sport that combines movements from gymnastics, martial arts, climbing, breakdancing, and track & field.  The weekend events enable practitioners to participate in a series of workshops led by elite coaches from the U.S. and abroad.  

Last year's ARDV was held in Somerville, drawing more than 120 participants and coaches from around the country.  The event supports Parkour Generations Americas' effort to introduce the sport to schools, recreation departments, and other fitness facilities throughout the region.  It is designed to function as a "melting pot" event for people to meet and train with one another in a safe, fun, and hardworking atmosphere.  The organization aims to support local businesses at the ARDV by promoting discounts offered by eating establishments in the area.

"We look forward to supporting Parkour Generations Americas in promoting the sport as part of a healthy, active lifestyle," said Howard Horton, president of New England College of Business. "This event helps students like ours find a way to relieve stress and take a break from their studies."

For more information, visit Interested students should email for more details about the 2014 ARDV. For more information about NECB's degree programs, visit

About New England College of Business
Founded in 1909, New England College of Business is a leading Boston institution offering quality education and online degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Serving students across the United States, New England College of Business is an online college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.  For information on New England College of Business, visit, follow the school on Twitter or connect on Facebook.