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Constant Contact is Proud to Join a New Public/Private Consortium to Drive Small Business Growth

Constant Contact (Businesswire) - 06 April 2010

Constant Contact is Proud to Join a New Public/Private Consortium to Drive Small Business Growth through the Adoption of Technology

New Alliance with SCORE Provides Support for the FCC National Broadband Plan

Constant Contact logoWASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Constant Contact®, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTCT), a leading provider of email marketing, event marketing and online survey tools for small organizations, is pleased to join a public/private partnership to accelerate small business growth through access to broadband. Constant Contact and SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” will help increase small business success with the Broadband Plan, training, tools and resources for high speed Internet use. Learn more at (http://www.score.org/Broadband_event_2010.html).

“Broadband connectivity is critical for business success in today’s marketplace. We want to make it easier for small businesses to access this technology to create efficiencies, leverage e-commerce, expand marketing, and increase social networking online.”

Constant Contact will be a consortium leader and will work with SCORE’s extensive network of 12,400 business mentors across the country to meet this need and help SCORE grow 1 million small businesses.

“Constant Contact is committed to ensuring the success of our more than 350,000 small business customers by providing the tools and training to help them maximize their business potential,” said Gail Goodman, president and CEO, Constant Contact. “Constant Contact’s participation in the SCORE National Public/Private Broadband Consortium further underscores our efforts to advance digital literacy and provide access to easy-to-use and affordable online communications tools for small businesses and we are proud to help accelerate small business growth through the use of broadband technologies.”

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “Broadband connectivity is critical for business success in today’s marketplace. We want to make it easier for small businesses to access this technology to create efficiencies, leverage e-commerce, expand marketing, and increase social networking online.” Yancey adds, “This consortium will make it easier than ever for small businesses to learn about using technology to grow their businesses, using broadband to enable e-commerce and leveraging technology to meet the demands of today’s consumers.”

The new initiative will focus on increasing digital literacy, web skills, e-commerce capabilities and online communications tools usage for small businesses. Constant Contact and other consortium founders are donating to The SCORE Foundation free or discounted services and applications, training content, train-the-trainer assistance and funding.

SCORE will expand its services, through its 12,400 volunteers and 364 local chapters, to use these new resources and help small businesses leverage technology and boost their productivity and growth.

Media: Join us for the National Kick-off Event

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Date: April 7, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Eastern
Location: Washington, D.C.
The Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Polaris Suite
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
Register: RSVP here.
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2taz42hedd6e95f

Why Attend: Meet corporate, government and small business leaders who are all committed to the success of small business through the use of technology. We salute the FCC for its National Broadband Plan. SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continue to encourage the adoption of technology that aids small business success.

  • Meet Fortune 500 supporters, government & small business leaders.
  • Learn about the partnership in the FCC Broadband Plan.
  • Hear from entrepreneurs about how they achieve success with broadband.
  • Be the first to find out about new training & tools planned for small business.

Speakers

Corporate: Best Buy, Constant Contact, Google, HP, Intuit, Microsoft, Skype and Time Warner Cable. Supporters include DRT Strategies and Engage. Two SCORE clients using broadband will share their online successes.

  • FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski
  • SBA Administrator Karen Mills
  • SCORE CEO Ken Yancey

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through mentoring and workshops. More than 12,400 volunteer business counselors in 364 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE on the web at http://www.score.org and http://www.score.org/women.

About Constant Contact, Inc.

With more than 350,000 customers, Constant Contact, Inc. is a leading provider of email marketing, event marketing, and online surveys for small businesses, non-profits, and member associations. Founded in 1995, Constant Contact helps small organizations grow stronger customer relationships by delivering professional, low cost, easy-to-use online tools backed with award-winning support, education and personal coaching. Constant Contact is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: CTCT) with offices located in Waltham, Mass., Loveland, Colo., and Delray, Fla. To learn more, please visit www.ConstantContact.com or call 781-472-8100.

Constant Contact and the Constant Contact Logo are registered trademarks of Constant Contact, Inc. All Constant Contact product names and other brand names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Constant Contact, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.


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