Groupon Holds First-Ever Grouponicon Conference for Small Businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

  Groupon Holds First-Ever Grouponicon Conference for Small Businesses in
  Dallas-Fort Worth Area

 Panel discussions, hands-on technology training and networking opportunities
     further empowered local business operators to grow their businesses

Business Wire

DALLAS -- March 26, 2013

On Monday, March 25, Groupon ( (NASDAQ: GRPN) hosted
its first Grouponicon: an invite-only opportunity for merchants to network
with peers, connect with Groupon in an intimate setting and learn about the
latest tools available to help them grow their businesses. Attendees enjoyed a
custom schedule featuring topics most relevant to their business operations,
including digital marketing, mobile payments, restaurant technologies and
social media.

“Groupon’s core mission is to help local merchants become more successful,”
said Sanjay Gupta, VP of Merchant Marketing, Groupon. “Grouponicon was a great
way for us to get to know our Dallas-Forth Worth partners, providing resources
and guidance to help their businesses flourish.”

Attending merchants participated in half- and full-day sessions complete with
activities, panel discussions and networking opportunities with other small
business owners—including a luncheon with an inspirational speech from Hall of
Fame quarterback and real estate entrepreneur Roger Staubach.

Participants were joined by industry leaders from around the country as well
as local organizations that cater to small businesses, sharing the latest
trends in their fields and demonstrating products that support business

“Today’s Grouponicon event helped local merchants discover new ways to
leverage the power of the Internet and technology to better market their
businesses,” said Rieva Lesonsky, Co-Founder, SmallBizDaily. “In addition to
gaining expert advice and a better understanding of their colleagues’ best
practices, attendees learned how to grow their businesses without spending a
fortune, which is invaluable.”

The activities and panel discussions for Grouponicon were hosted at businesses
in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that work with Groupon.

“We were honored to host our fellow merchants who face many of the same
challenges running a business as we do,” said Bobby Cornelius, Owner,
Cornelius Photography. “It’s important that businesses our size understand
resources like Groupon and utilize them appropriately to help them grow.
Groupon allowed us to reach local customers in a crowded marketplace who may
not have otherwise come into our business.”

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy
for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at
unbeatable prices. Groupon is reinventing the traditional small business world
by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including
customizable deal campaigns, credit card payments processing capabilities and
point-of-sale solutions to help them attract more customers and run their
operations more effectively. By leveraging the company’s global relationships
and scale, Groupon offers consumers incredible deals on the best stuff to eat,
see, do, and buy in 48 countries. With Groupon, shoppers discover the best a
city has to offer with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways,
and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and
more with Groupon Goods. To subscribe to Groupon emails or search our
marketplace of deals, visit To learn more about the company’s
merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit


Nick Halliwell, 312.999.3806
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