iContact CEO Ryan Allis to Speak at 2011 NC Governor's Entrepreneurship Summit

Sponsors NC Fourth Sector to Promote Economic Development in Ways that Transform Society and Protect the Environment

Sep 21, 2011, 09:00 ET from iContact Corp.

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- iContact Corp., a leading email and social media marketing company, today announced that its CEO Ryan Allis will participate in the keynote plenary session at the 2011 NC Governor's Entrepreneurship Summit on September 21.  The session, titled "Three Entrepreneurs Under 30 from North Carolina," will feature Allis as a prominent North Carolina leader championing state growth by developing innovative products and services and creating jobs.  Allis will offer the perspective of young entrepreneurs who are working to create value in North Carolina.

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As a B Corporation and member of the Executive Committee of the NC Fourth Sector Cluster Initiative, iContact has been an active participant in developing a strategy for promoting sustainable and social enterprise (i.e. "fourth sector enterprise") in North Carolina.  As such, iContact is engaging entrepreneurs and economic developers from across the state in a movement to use markets and business to grow North Carolina's economy in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner.

iContact is sponsoring a session on September 22 titled "Pushing NC's Leadership in the Fourth Sector" along with a fourth sector mini-conference titled "The Fourth Sector: Supporting Economic Development Through Social and Sustainable Enterprise."  iContact's Corporate Responsibility Manager, Matt Kopac, will be a speaker and facilitator.  The mini-conference will explore ways to support Fourth Sector growth including the acceleration of this sector across North Carolina in a comprehensive, coordinated and strategic manner.

With its triple-bottom-line business model focused on economic, social and environmental value creation, iContact is part of the burgeoning fourth-sector community.  This continued push follows President Obama's visit to the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina in June, where iContact was involved in discussions with senior White House officials and the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness on how the fourth sector supports entrepreneurs in helping North Carolina address the job crisis, and create value for its communities and the environment.

"iContact is excited to be a prominent partner in the Fourth Sector Cluster Initiative. As a B Corporation, iContact lives this vision of being a For-Benefit Corporation, looking to innovation and new technologies to spark job growth and economic development in ways that transform society and protect the environment," said Allis. "We are continuously seeking ways that we, as a company, can magnify our positive impact on society through the way that we do business."

To learn more, please visit iContact's corporate responsibility page and read its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report.

About iContact

Based in Raleigh, NC, iContact is a purpose-driven company that makes email marketing and social media marketing easy, so that small and midsized companies and causes can grow and succeed. More than one million users have signed up for an iContact account, and the company maintains B Corporation status, a certification awarded to companies meeting comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards. As part of its ongoing social mission, iContact applies the 4-1s Corporate Social Responsibility Model, donating 1 percent from each of its payroll, equity, product, and employee time to its local and global communities. Visit us online at iContact.com, on Twitter @iContact, at our LinkedIn Group, and at our Facebook page.

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