SOURCE: MerchantAdvantage LLC

May 04, 2006 13:21 ET

MerchantAdvantage to Speak at US Chamber of Commerce 2006 Small Business Summit

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2006 -- MerchantAdvantage has been invited to join Access 2006: The US Chamber of Commerce's America's Small Business Summit in Washington DC from May 10-12 at The Grand Hyatt Washington located at 1000 H Street. The summit features President George Bush, Senator Hillary Clinton, Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Former Speaker of The House Newt Gingrich and senior executives from some of America's most successful businesses. MerchantAdvantage will speak on a Verizon sponsored panel discussion on Friday, May 12 from 11:00am-12:15pm. The panel features William Kovacs, Vice President, Environment, Technology and Regulatory Affairs at the US Chamber of Commerce, Eric Fitzgerald Reed, Director, Market Issues and Policy of Verizon Communications, Thomas W. Loveland, Founder & Chairman of Mind Over Machines, Chip Arndt, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at MerchantAdvantage , and a to-be-named senior executive from Bell South. The panel session is titled: "High Speed to Profits: Leveraging Communications to Drive and Promote Your Business." MerchantAdvantage will focus on representing the voice and concerns of the small to midsized ecommerce business in a trillion dollar marketplace.

Chip Arndt is known to many as one half of the winning duo of CBS Television's "The Amazing Race 4." Since winning The Amazing Race, Arndt helped create MerchantAdvantage, an ecommerce company that specifically helps small to midsized ecommerce businesses. MerchantAdvantage provides long-term, cost effective software tools that enable an online business to grow by reaching the widest audience possible via online, broadband, and wireless devices through its product software tools.

Arndt commented on the summit: "MerchantAdvantage is honored to be included in a summit that directly impacts our economy and the future of not only small business in America, but America itself. Much of the future of American commerce is online. Unless we together create a vision and agree on a cogent strategy of how to support small businesses by making online and technology solutions cost effective, America will witness the dominance of few large ecommerce companies and the decline of small to mid-sized online businesses struggling to compete for the technologically savvy consumer."

We are here because you are online.(SM) Your opinion matters.

Ecommerce businesses concerned with the aforementioned issues are encouraged to contact Chip Arndt before May 10 at or 800.550.9466 with comments and observations so that MerchantAdvantage can better represent small to midsized businesses at this important summit.

About MerchantAdvantage, LLC

MerchantAdvantage ( ) is an ecommerce software solutions company which specifically champions the small to midsized online ecommerce Merchant committed to helping them address complicated ecommerce issues and take a systematic, controlled and proactive approach to online product marketing. MerchantAdvantage provides long-term, cost effective software tools that enable an online business to grow by reaching the widest audience possible via online, broadband, and wireless devices. MerchantAdvantage's applications are designed to thoroughly connect the online retailer to their marketplace partners in a seamless motion of communication allowing Merchants to take control of their ecommerce channels, marketing strategies, IT solutions, and online order management demands. These software tools specifically help ecommerce retailers bridge the gap created by non-standardized data feeds to various online market places, shopping comparison sites, and other online shopping destination sites. MerchantAdvantage is changing the macrocosm of ecommerce by staying ahead of the curve in providing business solutions to the growing on-line retail marketplace: We're here because America's commerce future is online.

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