Co-founder, President and CEO of Channel Intelligence Inc. (CI) Rob Wight was named a finalist for the prestigious 2007 Dynetech/Crummer Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Orlando Business Journal. CI experienced an outstanding year of growth and accomplishments in 2007, and Wight was named Entrepreneur of the Month in February this year.

The Entrepreneur of the Year award showcases exceptional, talented entrepreneurs who have helped shape the landscape of new business in central Florida and continue to accelerate local market growth. Wight, who founded CI in Celebration, Fla., in 1999, has seen an extraordinary year in 2007, beginning with securing funding of $15 million by Internet Capital Group in late 2006. Introducing several new platforms and products to facilitate Web-initiated commerce, the company has doubled its employees this year and expanded operations to include an additional 20,000 square feet at its Celebration headquarters, in addition to expanding its presence in Europe with representatives based in the UK and Geneva, Switzerland.

Says Wight, “2007 has been a banner year for Channel Intelligence, and I am proud of the accomplishments of our company. It’s an honor to be named as a finalist for this award, and I gladly share the honor with the exceptional people I am fortunate to work with every day at CI. We’re looking forward to an even more exciting year in 2008.”

Every year, CI hosts several events drawing many of the Internet retailing industry’s largest operators to Orlando to discuss developments and opportunities in the field. CI was also featured at other leading conferences in the US and Europe in 2007. The company added key accounts Procter & Gamble, Garmin, Benchmark, Coldwater Creek, New York & Company, Ann Taylor, and several others to its client roster, which represents over 200 of the industry’s largest retailers and manufacturers, and secured new partnerships including Mall Networks Inc. and Overstock.com.

Wight serves as an industry authority providing insights often featured in retail publications as in 2007 for Doug Tatum’s book for entrepreneurs, “No Man's Land: What to Do When Your Company Is Too Big to Be Small but Too Small to Be Big.”

Wight has previously been recognized as a 2004 finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Florida Award and as one of the 20 most influential people in the storage software business for his prior work with other leading technology companies. Learn more about Wight at www.channelintelligence.com/leadership.html.

About Channel Intelligence Inc. (CI)
Powered by the CommerceIQ™ technology platform, CI’s Web-initiated commerce solutions make it easy for online shoppers to find and buy products whether they start at retailer sites, manufacturer sites or destination shopping sites. Every day CI manages and syndicates millions of products valued at over $3 billion through its three primary services – SellPath® Manufacturer Solutions, SellCast™ Retailer Solutions, and SellCore™ Publisher Solutions. CI customers include hundreds of the world’s best known manufacturing and retail brands. CI, a partner company of Internet Capital Group (Nasdaq: ICGE), is based in Orlando, Fla., with offices in Geneva and the U.K. For more information, visit www.channelintelligence.com.

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Contact:
Joy Lee
Channel Intelligence, Inc.
1.321.559.2336
joy.lee@channelintelligence.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 12th December 2007