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Press Release -- February 26th, 2010
Source: Cbeyond

Cbeyond Named One of Training Magazine’s Top 125 for 2010

ATLANTA, Feb 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Cbeyond, Inc. ( (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings), a provider of communications and IT solutions to more than 48,000 small businesses across the country, has been named to Training magazine’s Training Top 125. The magazine announced the 2010 Training Top 125 winners and their rankings at an awards gala during the Training 2010 Conference and Expo earlier this month in San Diego.

Cbeyond University, Cbeyond’s learning and development program, was established in 2008 with the mission to encourage all Cbeyond employees to learn continuously. The program was created to not only foster learning throughout the organization, but to be a tool for all employees to advance within Cbeyond and individual career paths.

“Aside from offering a superb work atmosphere and uniquely strong company culture, Cbeyond strives to provide employees with formal and informal development opportunities to improve their skills and enable them to excel in their careers,” said Susan Mitnick, Cbeyond’s senior director of training. “This recognition will continue to inspire us as we further expand Cbeyond University as a catalyst for employee development and growth.”

Cbeyond is listed among other employee and career development all-stars including Cisco, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and KPMG LLP in the TrainingTraining Top 125 is now in its 10th year and is the only report that ranks companies unsurpassed in harnessing human capital. The ranking is based on myriad benchmarking statistics such as total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement, and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs. Top 125 in 2010. Recognizing organizational excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs, the

According to Joyceann Cooney-Garippa, Training‘s group publisher and show director, “The Training Top 125 companies not only provided stellar training in the face of continued economic adversity, but detailed their efforts in our most comprehensive and rigorous ‘Top’ application to date.”

About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 48,000 small businesses throughout the United States. Recently named as the sixth fastest growing technology company by Forbes magazine, and added to Standard & Poor’s Small Cap S&P 600 Index, Cbeyond offers more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry(R), broadband laptop access, voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing and virtual private networking. Cbeyond delivers these services over a 100 percent private all IP network. For more information on Cbeyond, visit and follow Cbeyond on Twitter:

About Training magazine

Training is a 46-year-old professional development magazine written for training, human resources, and business management professionals in all industries that advocates training and workforce development as a business tool. Training also produces world-class conferences, expositions, and digital products that focus on job-related, employer-sponsored training and education in the working world. Training is published by Nielsen Business Media, a part of The Nielsen Company, a global information and media company.

SOURCE: Cbeyond, Inc.

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