WOOD RIVER, Ill., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- YTB International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: YTBLA) ("YTB", "ZamZuu", or the "Company"), a provider of e-commerce business solutions for individual consumers and home-based independent representatives in the United States, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and Canada, today announced the Company has entered into a marketing agreement with Ft. Myers, Florida-based America Approved Energy Services (America Approved Commercial, LLC, "AMC,") a full service energy procurement and management company, to provide commercial and residential energy services and renewable energy solutions through ZamZuu's network of approximately 34,000 Subscribers and 96,000 Free Agent Site Owners.
America Approved Energy Services (AMC) is one of the largest, most experienced and trusted energy consulting firms in North America. AMC is licensed and bonded in U.S. de-regulated states and will now service ZamZuu's sales organization for resale. By having the largest footprint in the energy industry, working with the nation's largest Retail Energy Providers (REPs,) AMC offers an all inclusive "fixed rate" product, helping small, medium and Fortune 100 companies save up to an estimated 20% - 40% off their electricity bills and providing clean energy solutions and category-leading renewable energy technologies.
Jon Gilbert, President of AMC said, "Through our valued affiliation with 26 top Retail Energy Providers across the country, AMC is the only energy consulting firm that offers "true" non-bias consulting to our customers. Representing multiple REPs allows us to analyze our customer's energy needs and deliver the best pricing possible, creating a "win win" for all parties. He added, "AMC also offers LED lighting initiatives, boiler technology, solar and wind programs, and are able to offer the end user a one stop shop "full turnkey" energy solution package for all of their renewable energy needs."
Robert M. Van Patten, YTB International's Chief Executive Officer commented, "We are pleased to be in this association with America Approved. Their reputation for quality service to their clients is stellar, and we are excited that they will be bringing their electric services and renewable technologies to ZamZuu's valued sales organization."
"By creating this relationship between AMC and YTB, we can now provide cost savings and energy efficiencies through ZamZuu's vast network of independent representatives," said Paula Betz, Director of Pricing for AMC.
About America Approved Energy Services
Ft. Myers, Florida-based energy consultant firm America Approved Energy Services (AMC) is recognized as one of the nation's largest energy procurement facilities and full service energy management companies. AMC represents some of the nation's largest retail energy providers in fifteen major markets in the United States. America Approved customizes an energy program for its client companies in energy de-regulated states through their access to a variety of energy providers. AMC also represents renewable energy clean technology products.
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About YTB International
YTB International, Inc. was recognized as the 29th largest seller of travel in the U.S. in Travel Weekly's 2010 Power List, based on 2009 annual retail value of travel services booked.
YTB provides e-commerce business solutions for individual consumers and home-based independent representatives in the United States, Bermuda, the Bahamas and Canada. The Company operates through two subsidiaries: ZamZuu, Inc. (formerly YTB Marketing, Inc. and YourTravelBiz.com, Inc.) and YTB Travel Network, Inc.
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