Columbia Books & Information Services

Columbia Books & Information Services (CBIS) is a publisher of reference works, online databases, mailing lists, and publications based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA,established in 1974.

In September, 2009, CBIS acquired Association TRENDS, the resource for senior association and non-profit organization executives, formerly owned by Martineau Corporation.


Print directories

Washington Representatives is a print directory of government relations professionals, lobbying firms, and organizations with a lobbying presence in the Washington, DC, area. The website,, is an online version with searchable databases of Washington Representatives.

National Trade and Professional Associations is a print directory of associations and executives, meetings,

National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs is a print directory of key public affairs executives in America's largest companies. It includes details of nearly 2,600 corporations that employ a federal lobbyist. Other details include: number of employees, Standard Industrial Classification and North American Industry Classification System codes, ticker symbols and names and contact information of key executives.

The Original US Congress Handbook profiles all US Congressmen and Senators with biographical data, contact information for members including address, phone, fax, committee assignments and staff members. It also includes a member name pronunciation guide.

Online services is the National Trade and Professional Associations and the State and Regional Associations directories online. is a three part website consisting of Washington Representatives Online, the US Congress Online database, and the Lobbying Compliance Center/Lobbying Compliance Handbook Online. The site also features free resources such as white papers with analysis of lobbying issues, cited in sources such as the National Journal.[1]

Additional services and publications

  • The Original U.S. Congress Handbook
  • The Lobbying Compliance Handbook
  • The Advocacy Handbook
  • Mailing lists
  • Training sessions: audioconferences and training sessions for government relations and association professionals.

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