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May 6th, 2010

Eastern Iowa Business Legend Endorses Gettemy

— Founder of and Parsons Technology to visit Cedar Rapids and endorse Rob Gettemy —

parsonsCEDAR RAPIDS — CEO and founder Bob Parsons, a former Cedar Rapids resident, plans to attend a fundraiser for Rob Gettemy at the Cedar Rapids Marriott on Saturday, May 29.  Parsons will encourage voters in the 2nd District to support Rob Gettemy for U.S. Congress.

Parsons’ has offices here in Cedar Rapids and is the world’s largest Web host provider and domain name registrar. His previous company, Parsons Technology, was started and operated in Cedar Rapids until it was purchased by Intuit for $64MM.  Parsons is also a decorated war veteran. The outspoken CEO maintains his Iowa ties and even jumped in to donate money to help Iowa flood victims in 2008.

More event details will be shared, as they become available. Look for updates on the Gettemy campaign website:

Gettemy commented:

“We are thrilled that Bob Parsons has made time while he is in Cedar Rapids for a family event to headline our campaign fundraiser.  Bob is an incredibly successful entrepreneur and a dynamic speaker. Many in Cedar Rapids, and the surrounding area, know of the impact has and that Parsons Technology had for so many people in their business careers, including myself.”

Rob Gettemy is a Republican candidate for Congress in Iowa’s Second District and worked at Parsons Technology as the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, before starting three other business of his own, most recently an Internet-based business with his family,

Gettemy is an entrepreneur who teaches entrepreneurship at the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center of the Tippie School of Business at the University of Iowa.

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