North Carolina Entrepreneur Named One of BusinessWeek’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25

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Durham entrepreneur Ryan Allis, 21, has been named by BusinessWeek Magazine as one of its Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25. Ryan is the CEO of Durham-based Broadwick Corp. Founded in 2003, Broadwick today has 21 employees and over 3150 customers for its web-based email marketing software IntelliContact (http://www.intellicontact.com) including companies like Super 8 Motel, International Paper, and Re/Max.

Durham entrepreneur Ryan Allis, 21, has been named by BusinessWeek Magazine as one of its Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25. Ryan is the CEO of Durham-based Broadwick Corp. Founded in 2003, Broadwick today has 21 employees and over 3150 customers for its web-based email marketing software IntelliContact (http://www.intellicontact.com) including companies like Super 8 Motel, International Paper, and Re/Max. Ryan runs Broadwick with co-founder Aaron Houghton, who is also young at age 24.

BusinessWeek is accepting votes from visitors to its web site to determine who will be named as BusinessWeek’s “Top Entrepreneur Under 25.” You can view the full list and vote for your choice at http://images.businessweek.com/ss/05/10/young_entrepreneur/index_01.htm. BusinessWeek notes on its web site that it set out on its search “to find the next generation of Michael Dells.”

This isn’t the first time Ryan has been featured by national media. He has also been featured on ABC News and in Investors’ Business Daily, Entrepreneur Magazine, Young Money Magazine, and CosmoGirl for his businesses and for his book Zero to One Million: How To Build a Company to $1 Million in Sales, which was published in 2003. Ryan is also a well-known speaker on entrepreneurship and had just returned from speaking at the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization 2005 Conference in Orlando when he heard of his selection.

Ryan moved from Florida to Chapel Hill in 2002 to attend UNC-Chapel Hill. Ryan is presently taking time off from school to focus on his business. Ryan is an economics major and a Blanchard Scholar at UNC and will be a senior when he returns.

Ryan notes, “It’s very fulfilling to receive this honor and be selected out of all the great young entrepreneurs out there today. I’m very lucky to be supported by a great team and could never have done what we’ve achieved with Broadwick in just over two years without each one of our employees and advisors.”

About IntelliContact

With over 3150 customers, IntelliContact is a leading permission-based email marketing service. IntelliContact allows organizations of all sizes to easily create, send, and track permission-based email newsletters, promotions, announcements, and surveys. Market leaders like International Paper, Super 8 Motel, Re/Max, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, United Colors of Benetton, FactCheck.org, and Infinity Broadcasting use IntelliContact to build stronger relationships with their customers and prospects. IntelliContact is affordable and a 15-day free trial is available at: http://www.intellicontact.com. Broadwick is located in Meridian Park in Durham, North Carolina.

For Additional Information or Interviews:

Ryan P. Allis                        

Chief Executive Officer                    

Broadwick Corporation                        

Office: (919) 459-1447    

Cell: (919) 260-2576            

allisr@broadwick.com                    

Media Kit – http://www.broadwick.com/press/
Personal Bio & Blog – http://www.ryanallis.com
IntelliContact – http://www.intellicontact.com

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