Resource Nation Continues Rapid Growth With New Chairman and Partners

Thu Jan 8, 2009 10:00am EST

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Former Fortune 500 CEO joins leading online marketing company's board;
Resource Nation forms strategic partnerships with and

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 (, 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 and
"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. 

SOURCE  Resource Nation

Betsy Brottlund, Director of Marketing of Resource Nation, +1-858-228-5559,
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