VerticalResponse Named U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winner for Second Year in a Row

San Francisco Company Recognized for Strong Commitment To Employees, Customers and Community

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Mar 8, 2011 – VerticalResponse, 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 a U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2011 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winner. Selected as one of 75 Blue Ribbon winners from across the country in industries from manufacturing to chocolatiering, the Award honors innovators, business-owners, dreamers and doers, who are driving America’s job creation and economic growth.

"We’re excited to receive this prestigious award two years on a row. As a small business that works to help other small businesses grow, we’re especially proud of this honor," said Janine Popick, CEO of VerticalResponse. "We celebrated 10 years in business this month and 100,000 small business customers, all of whom have played a part in our success."

The Blue Ribbon Small Business Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®, honors businesses that demonstrate excellent business practices in several areas, including strategy, employee development, community involvement, and customer service.

"The recipients of this year’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award are on the forefront of our economic recovery," said Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber president and CEO, in a press release. “These small businesses are our nation’s job creators, and this award recognizes their significant contributions to our economy."

This year’s 75 Blue Ribbon winners will be honored at America’s Small Business Summit 2011, May 23–25, in Washington, D.C. On March 14, seven of the Blue Ribbon businesses will be announced as award finalists, and one will be named the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year during America’s Small Business Summit. The winner will be presented with a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Blue Ribbon businesses are also eligible for the Community Excellence Award, decided in March by online public voting. In addition, 25 Free Enterprise Honorees were commended for their strong business practices and contributions to the economy.

To learn more about America’s Small Business Summit, visit < a href="">

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

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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