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VerticalResponse Wins The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award

San Francisco Company Among Those Honored For Commitment To Employees, Sound Business Practices, and Bettering The Community

SAN FRANCISCO, CA– March 8, 2010VerticalResponse, Inc., a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online survey and direct mail solutions for small businesses, today announced it has been named as one of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners. This year’s 75 Blue Ribbon winners were selected from a record number of nationwide applicants. The Awards program is designed to honor the nation’s job creators and recognize their significant contributions as drivers of economic growth.

"We’re truly honored to be among the winners of this award, as our focus has always been on helping small businesses—and the community—grow through volunteering efforts and our Non-Profit email program,” said Janine Popick, CEO of VerticalResponse. “We’re committed to small businesses, and look forward to working with our dedicated employees and loyal customers to help continue driving economic growth."

On Monday, March 15, seven of the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners will be named finalists for the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam's Club. All finalists, and the overall winner, will be honored at America’s Small Business Summit on May 18 in Washington, D.C.  

"This year’s recipients of the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award are proof that the American entrepreneurial spirit is as strong as ever," said Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber president and CEO, in a press release.  "We’re relying on small businesses to lead us out of this recession, create new jobs, and get our economy moving again, and these companies are leading the way."

Blue Ribbon businesses are also eligible for the Community Excellence Award, decided by online public voting, until Friday, March 12 at 5:00 pm ET. This award is designed to highlight a business that has found success in the eyes of its community, and is judged by the number of votes each business receives. To vote for the Community Excellence Award visit: http://www.uschambersummit.com/cea-award.

About VerticalResponse

VerticalResponse, Inc. is a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online surveys and direct mail services empowering small businesses to easily create, manage and analyze their own direct marketing campaigns. VerticalResponse bundles email marketing, surveys and postcards to offer customers an integrated Web-based direct marketing solution that’s intuitive and affordable. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For additional information, please visit www.verticalresponse.com

About The U.S. Chamber of Commercee

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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