Resource Nation Continues Rapid Growth With New Chairman and Partners

January 8, 2009

Former Fortune 500 CEO joins leading online marketing company’s board; Resource Nation forms strategic partnerships with Entrepreneur.com and LadiesWhoLaunch.com

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Resource Nation, an online company connecting businesses to local and national pre-screened vendors in over 100 categories such as credit card processing, telemarketing, and phone systems, elects Kenneth B. Hamlet to Chairman of the Board. As Chairman of Resource Nation, Mr. Hamlet will contribute his expertise to Resource Nation, the fastest growing company in its industry.

During his time as CEO and President at Holiday Inns Inc., Kenneth B. Hamlet was instrumental in managing over 1800 hotels worldwide and strategic decisions including the $2.5 billion recapitalization of the company in 1987. Hamlet has held numerous CEO and Chairman of the Board positions including TEC International (now Vistage International), one of the largest organizations catering to small to medium sized businesses in the world. Hamlet is also an Operating Partner with AEA Investors LLC, one of the oldest private equity firms in the United States.

“Based on many years experience working with small to mid-sized businesses at TEC, I appreciate the value Resource Nation offers to businesses,” says Ken Hamlet. “I am impressed with the company’s mantra to drive quality leads and provide a measurable ROI for vendors. Resource Nation will continue to set the bar for quality in 2009 and beyond.”

This mantra has continued to prove successful for Resource Nation, even in a rough economy. Ryan Peddycord, Resource Nation’s CEO says, “In a tough economy, businesses prioritize marketing programs tied to a positive ROI. We make sure the quality of our services puts us at the top of that list.” Shane Merem, President of WebsiteForge (websiteforge.com), a leading website provider says, “Leads we receive from Resource Nation currently have the highest call rates of any of our sources. They are an instrumental part of our growth strategy.”

Resource Nation’s vendor matching program helps buyers save time and money when vendors compete for their business. The program has been so successful that co-branded versions of the services are now being offered by leading online business communities such as Entrepreneur.com and LadiesWhoLaunch.com. “Our members rave about the quality of Resource Nation’s services and the accessibility of vendors in critical areas for their businesses,” says Victoria Colligan, CEO of Ladies Who Launch. “We are proud to be partners with the premier company in this industry.”

About Resource Nation

Resource Nation provides free online and offline resources to help start and grow a business. Its core service connects businesses to local and national pre-screened vendors in over 100 business categories. Its StartMe Up program offers a dedicated consultant and road map guiding entrepreneurs and small businesses through the process of starting or growing a business.

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