Chris Glowacki, Former NBC Digital Media Exec, Joins AmericanTowns Network

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Sixteen Year Media Veteran To Spearhead Growth of Nation’s Leading Hyperlocal Digital Platform

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He is a passionate champion of local media and the breadth of his experience in brand building, media partnerships, and corporate development will be very important in the next phase of AmericanTowns’ growth.

Christopher Glowacki -- a 16 year media veteran and entrepreneur -- has joined AmericanTowns Network as Chief Operating Officer. AmericanTowns Network (http://www.AmericanTowns.com ) is the nation’s leading online hyperlocal platform providing 250 million people across 15,000 towns and municipalities with access to extensive information on local events, news, community and business resources.

AmericanTowns announced profitability in December 2009 and surpassed 3 million unique monthly visitors in Q1, 2010, while experiencing a doubling of traffic every six months. Q1 revenues are running 35% above Q4 2009 levels. As Chief Operating Officer, Glowacki will spearhead efforts to further develop revenues, organizational capabilities and external financial resources.

“We are very excited that Chris has joined the team,” said Ted Buerger, Chairman and Co-founder of AmericanTowns. “He is a passionate champion of local media and the breadth of his experience in brand building, media partnerships, and corporate development will be very important in the next phase of AmericanTowns’ growth.”

Glowacki was most recently the CEO of the Emmy Award winning Plum TV, a company he co-founded in 2003. Plum TV pioneered the use of hyper-local television and Internet content to aggregate a large affluent audience across eight U.S. leisure markets.

Prior to starting Plum TV, Glowacki spent 10 years with NBC. As Senior Vice President of Business Development for NBC’s Interactive Media Division, he led partnerships and investments with such digital media pioneers as iVillage, Cnet, and Tivo. Glowacki also served as the Chief Strategy Officer for CNBC.com.

"Chris brings experience in using technology and media together to strengthen the bonds of a local community. We look forward to having him help advance this combination for the AmericanTowns platform," said Edward Panian, Co-Founder and President, Technology. "Chris’ background in the local market has also deepened his understanding of the challenges facing local communities and how AmericanTowns can assist them in achieving their objectives," added JimMaglione, Co-Founder and President, Community.

“I am thrilled to be joining AmericanTowns at this exciting time in the company’s history.” said Glowacki. “The team at AmericanTowns has built an incredible platform that is meeting the universal need for local information and connection. The business has huge momentum but has only scratched the surface of this enormous market opportunity and I look forward to contributing to its continued growth and success.”

About AmericanTowns Network

AmericanTowns Network (“AmericanTowns”) is the country’s leading Local Platform, with more unique visitors than any other network of community websites and serving 15,000 towns across America. For each town, the Company collects and organizes community information for local residents and empowers them to 'find and share the best local information' for their town. AmericanTowns’ “community publishing toolkit” features the nation's most extensive online resource for community events, community groups, local news/blogs/tweets, local photos/videos, local services and special tools for organizations. Dedicated to connecting citizens, community organizations and locally-focused businesses, AmericanTowns has featured millions of community events in its popular Community Calendar, and over 500,000 notices and announcements posted by community leaders in 2009. It also offers powerful tools to help more than 150,000 listed community organizations interact more effectively with local citizens. AmericanTowns Network is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut. Visit AmericanTowns.com.

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