SOURCE: AdvanceMe, Inc.

June 09, 2008 09:30 ET

AdvanceMe Named as Finalist in 2008 American Business Awards(SM)

6th Annual Stevie® Awards Will Be Presented on June 12 in New York City

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - AdvanceMe, Inc. (AMI), the nation's leading provider of Merchant Cash Advances (MCA) for small and mid-sized businesses, today announced it is a Finalist in the Best Marketing Campaign category of The 2008 American Business Awards. The American Business Awards is the only national, all-encompassing program of its kind honoring great performances in business.

Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Thursday, June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 600 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The ceremonies, hosted by Liz Claman of FOX Business Network, will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network.

More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Best New Product or Service, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program, and new categories including Best Marketing Campaign, Best Management Team and Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program.

AdvanceMe's nomination into the Best Marketing Campaign category highlights a recent partnership with RBS Lynk, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland, one of the oldest and largest financial institutions in the world. Knowing that cash flow is one of the most important challenges facing their small business customers, RBS Lynk partnered with co-market AdvanceMe's Merchant Cash Advance product to its significant customer base with a cadenced, multi-tactic touch point campaign. The overall campaign has been extremely successful, generating thousands of inbound calls in a short time period that resulted in hundreds of business owners successfully receiving the working capital needed to help manage and grow their businesses.

Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists.

"ABA entries grew more than 30 percent this year, so being named a Finalist is more of an accomplishment than ever before," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of national recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."

"We are honored to be a finalist in the 2008 American Business Awards," said Glenn Goldman, Chief Executive Officer of Capital Access Network, Inc., the parent company of AdvanceMe. "Our business is here to serve owners by providing needed working capital. Because of RBS Lynk's innovative and value-oriented customer approach, more small business owners were educated and approved for the capital they needed to keep their business running during this economically challenging time."

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About AdvanceMe, Inc.

AdvanceMe, Inc. in Kennesaw, GA is the nation's leading provider of Merchant Cash Advances to small and mid-sized businesses. Since 1998, AdvanceMe has made 50,000 fundings, providing more than 20,000 business owners in all 50 states with $1 billion in working capital. Owners use AdvanceMe capital to renovate, purchase new equipment and supplies, fund advertising, manage unexpected expenses and seasonal downturns and free themselves from second mortgage liens and personal guarantees associated with loans. For more information about AdvanceMe's innovative working capital solution, call toll-free 1-866-838-5097 or visit www.AdvanceMe.com

About RBS Lynk

RBS Lynk is a leading, single-source provider of electronic payment processing services -- including credit, debit, EBT, checks, gift cards, e-commerce, customer loyalty cards, fleet cards, prepaid cards, ATM processing and cash management services. The U.S. payment processing division of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, RBS Lynk is a non-bank subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group. For more information, please visit www.rbslynk.com.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, RCN Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, CRM Advocate, and Human Resource Executive.

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