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Deloitte Fast 500™ Technology List Ranks Knowland
26th Overall, 5th in Software, 1st in Region

Innovative Business Development Firm Grows 5,764 Percent, 
Among Fastest Growing Companies in North America 

Lewes, DE, 10/22/10 – The Knowland Group, the leading provider of business development solutions to the hospitality industry, today announced that they are ranked 26th on Deloitte’s 2010 Technology Fast 500™. This list identifies the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings were based on the fiscal revenue growth from 2005-2009, during which Knowland grew 5,764 percent. 

“The Knowland Group and the other 2010 Technology Fast 500™ winners forged ahead in a challenging economic environment to realize exceptional growth,” said Phil Asmundson, vice chairman and Deloitte’s U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. "Deloitte commends the Knowland Group for this impressive accomplishment.” 

In a notable year, Knowland has already launched Target Net, opened an office location in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and introduced a new and improved version of Readers. They’ve also expanded Knowland University’s capacity by hiring Chief Learning Officers Bill Cushard and Trevor D. Zabel who have implemented an advanced training initiative. 

“We’re thrilled that Deloitte has acknowledged Knowland’s growth over the past five years,” said CEO Michael McKean. “This growth serves as constant motivation to continue developing innovative tools that significantly increase hotel group sales while adding client value.” 

Knowland ranked fifth out of 190 companies in the software industry, the largest industry recognized by the Fast 500™ list. On the Greater Philadelphia Fast 50 list, Knowland ranked first in their region. For additional information on the Technology Fast 500™, visit www.fast500.com. 

About The Knowland Group

The Knowland Group is a proven innovator, developing intuitive marketing products and services that streamline and support event and group sales in the hospitality industry. The company, headquartered in McLean, VA, serves over 2,000 hotel clients and 17,000 users globally. Recently featured on the Inc. Fast 500 List, the Knowland Group is the second fastest growing company in the travel industry. For more information, visit www.KnowlandGroup.com, call 410-860-2270 or follow us on Twitter @knowlandgroup

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/abo
 

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Contact: 

Hannah Karaszkiewicz, Communications Manager
The Knowland Group
(703) 286-0847
HannahK@KnowlandGroup.com
 

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Also See: Knowland Group Launches Target Net Business Development Tool for Hospitality Industry; Affordable and User-Friendly SaaS Model Allows Hotel Sales Teams to Quickly and Efficiently Drive Sales /January 2010
Knowland Moves Reports to the Cloud; Innovative Business Development Firm Enhances Client Experience / October 2010
Knowland Provides 25,000th Customized Event Report Event Booking Center Supplies Golden Leads to Hotel Sales Teams / October 2010
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