New Regional Development Directors Named for Great Lakes Region,
Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, New England, and Southern California
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
As part of its continued commitment to educating small businesses and
nonprofits everywhere, Constant
Contact®, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTCT) today announced it has
expanded its local
education program into a new territory: the Great Lakes Region,
covering Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. Small organizations in this area
will now have access to seminars and training workshops on best
practices in online marketing, held at locations within their
communities. In addition, the company has named new Regional Development
Directors to lead its educational efforts in Georgia, Alabama,
Tennessee, New England, and Southern California.
"In 2013 alone, roughly 180,000 attendees participated in classes and
workshops hosted by Constant Contact's team of local educators across
North America. It's clear that small businesses and nonprofits are
hungry for this type of marketing education, and we intend on being
there to support them in their local communities," said Richard Israel,
senior director of North American local market development at Constant
Contact. "The continued growth and expansion of our local education team
underscores that commitment and will give even more small organizations
access to business-building education."
In line with this program expansion, the company has named Erin Bemis as
the regional development director for the new Great Lakes Region. Based
in Charlevoix, Michigan, Bemis will oversee the regional team of
in-the-field educators. With nearly 20 years working with nonprofits in
a variety of roles she brings a wealth of experience to her position.
Most recently, Bemis was the president and CEO of the Charlevoix Area
Chamber of Commerce. While there, she earned the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce's Institute for Organization Management graduate recognition
and Michigan Chamber Professional designations and led the Chamber to
consecutive titles of Michigan Chamber of the Year. Bemis's experiences
have given her a strong knowledge of the challenges that small
businesses face coupled with the skills to make marketing easy and
effective, a combination that allows her to be a crucial resource to
small businesses and organizations throughout her region.
Constant Contact has also named new regional development directors to
lead educational efforts in additional existing territories. Demming
Bass is now the regional development director for Georgia, Alabama, and
Tennessee. Bass is a recognized strategic marketing communications
expert and award-winning former chamber executive. Under his leadership,
the Gwinnett Chamber and the Cobb Chamber of Georgia were recognized and
ranked among the top three best metro chambers in the nation by the
American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Bass's 17-plus years of
branding and marketing communications experience will help him coach
small businesses and nonprofits on how to create powerful relationships
with their customers, members, constituents, and partners.
Moving from one coast to another, Corissa St. Laurent, formerly regional
development director for the New England region, is now heading up the
Southern California area as regional development director. St. Laurent
brings to her new territory a proven track record of providing small
businesses with valuable education. Since 2009, she and her teams have
educated over 40,000 people on behalf of Constant Contact. Having
founded and operated two small businesses herself, she understands the
dedication, effort, and marketing know-how it takes to make a small
business work. She has served on several nonprofit boards, volunteering
her time to assist with marketing and development.
Taking on Corissa's prior role, Heather Jackson is now the regional
development director of New England. Jackson brings with her more than
20 years of experience in sales and marketing, with a specialty in
online and social media marketing. She has owned two small businesses of
her own and has been a lifetime volunteer for various nonprofits.
Previously, Jackson worked in partnership with Constant Contact as an
Authorized Local Expert, providing in-the-field education as a member of
the regional team she now heads up. Her passion for helping small
businesses succeed and expertise in online marketing make her a
fantastic asset to New England's small business community.
To learn more about Constant Contact's education program or to find a
local seminar, please visit: http://www.constantcontact.com/local.
About Constant Contact®, Inc.
Constant Contact helps small businesses do more business. We have been
revolutionizing the success formula for small businesses, nonprofits,
and associations since 1998, and today work with more than 600,000
customers worldwide. The company offers the only all-in-one online
marketing platform that helps small businesses drive repeat business and
find new customers. It features multi-channel marketing campaigns
(newsletters/announcements, offers/promotions, online listings,
events/registration, and feedback) combined with shared content,
contacts, and reporting; free award-winning coaching and product
support; and integrations with critical business tools - all from a
single login. The company's extensive network of educators,
consultants/resellers, technology providers, franchises, and national
associations offer further support to help small organizations succeed
and grow. Through its Innovation Loft, Constant Contact is fueling the
next generation of small business technology.
Constant Contact and the Constant Contact Logo are registered
trademarks of Constant Contact, Inc. All Constant Contact product names
and other brand names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered
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Source: Constant Contact, Inc.