ATLANTA, Sep 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings), (www.cbeyond.net), a leading provider of business IT and communications services to more than 53,000 small businesses across the country, today announced it has earned the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Community Service.
Cbeyond received the Torch Award in Category IV, for companies with more than 500 employees, at the annual Torch Award luncheon hosted by The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens & Northeast Georgia Inc. Twenty-nine companies competed in three categories: Marketplace Ethics, Customer Service and Community Service.
"BBB's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust by creating a community of trustworthy businesses. Torch Award winners adhere to BBB's Standards of trust and make customer service, community service and marketplace ethics a top priority for their customers, community and employees. Our Torch Award winners are companies who take BBB's motto of 'Start with Trust' literally and strive to do their best, and be an example of what an outstanding, ethical company should be," said Fred T. Elsberry, Jr., President and CEO of the BBB Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens & Northeast Georgia Inc.
Cbeyond offers a portfolio of IT and communications services to small businesses, including secure backup and file share, managed firewall, and mobility solutions including BlackBerry(R) and broadband Internet connectivity. In addition to providing communications services, Cbeyond has an extensive community involvement program - Community Connections. The program encourages employees throughout the company to volunteer with local charities of personal interest, offering matching gift programs and paid time off to volunteer.
"Since the company's founding, Cbeyond has encouraged its employees to give back to the communities we live and work," said Jim Geiger, Founder and CEO of Cbeyond. "We encourage our employees to be active volunteers and have found that the goodwill and trust we have built in our communities link to how we interact with our customers - improving our customer service levels and creating Cbeyond fans."
For more information about Cbeyond and its portfolio of IT and communications services, visit www.cbeyond.net/smb.
Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 53,000 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 www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.
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