updated 5/17/2011 7:46:08 AM ET 2011-05-17T11:46:08

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A longtime proponent of the entrepreneurial spirit in America, Emmy-winning game show host, best-selling author and award-winning financial pundit Ben Stein has signed on to serve as the official spokesperson for Accredited Members Inc., a leading publisher of micro cap investment research. In his role as official spokesman, Stein will lend his legendary brand of wit and astute perspective on financial investing to endorse Accredited Members' independent research reports and industry analysis, investment tools, world-class conferences and quarterly Accredited Members Magazine.

Recognized worldwide for his work as an actor and as host of the seven-time Emmy-winning game show "Win Ben Stein's Money," Stein is also highly regarded for his practical, insightful commentary on economic, political and social issues. A true multimedia icon, Stein is greatly respected for his unique ability to translate perplexing subject matter into easily understood concepts, providing access for a whole new audience to understand and practice sound financial investment strategies. Stein studied economics at Columbia and Yale universities, and earned a law degree from Yale. He has worked as an economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce and as a consumer protection attorney for the Federal Trade Commission.

Having earned widespread praise and numerous awards for his financial writing, Stein has covered finance for Barron's, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times Sunday Business Section for many years. He has also written for NewsMax and penned a lengthy diary spanning some 40 years for The American Spectator. Stein is also a regular guest and contributor on "CBS Sunday Morning," CNN and Fox News.

Stein firmly believes micro caps have a place in every investor's portfolio and that the kind of in-depth research AMI brings to its readers can mean the difference between success and failure in investing in the micro cap space. "AMI does the kind of research that can result in triumph and avoid tragedy in the micro cap world. An informed investor is the best kind of investor," said Stein, "and in the micro cap and nano cap world, AMI is an important path to being informed."

"Ben's guest appearance at our Spring Micro Cap Investment Research Conference was a tremendous hit with attendees," said JW Roth, co-founder and CEO of Accredited Members. "It was clear that he shares our philosophy regarding the importance of the small/micro cap sector to our economy and the potential for serious investors to seize this opportunity for success. We're thrilled to have Ben officially on board with us, and we're looking forward to building an even stronger membership as a result on Ben's insight and endorsement."

Accredited Members' series of world-class Small/Micro Cap Investment Research Conferences have become a venue of choice for exhibiting and presenting companies to meet with hundreds of high net-worth individuals to discuss their stories and potential opportunities, and to build valuable relationships. The conferences provide many opportunities for private equity firms, investment bankers and high net-worth individuals from all walks of life to share strategy and exchange ideas toward the shared goal of maximizing their return on investment

Through its exclusive membership program, Accredited Members provides access to its proprietary independent research, complimentary admission to the conferences, a subscription to its highly regarded quarterly magazine, and a range of superior online tools for portfolio management and, specifically, micro cap news.

For more information, visit www.accreditedmembers.com .

About Accredited Members:

Accredited Members Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accredited Members Holding Corporation (OTCBB:ACCM) and a leading publisher of information and investment research about small and micro cap companies. Accredited Members Inc. holds conferences for investors to meet and build relationships with small/micro cap companies and other member investors, publishes a quarterly magazine, and provides a monthly Research Report for its members.

The Accredited Members Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6576

Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding Accredited Members' capital needs, business strategy and expectations. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," or "continue," the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Actual events or results may differ materially. Accredited Members disclaims any obligation to publicly update these statements, or disclose any difference between its actual results and those reflected in these statements. The information constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

         Kristin Miller

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