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Press Release -- January 21st, 2011
Source: Cbeyond

Bundled IT and Communications Services Offering from Cbeyond Helps Online Retailer Focus on Productivity

Minneapolis-Based Bob Lake, LLC Relies on Cbeyond to Work Virtually, Secure Critical Data

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In his role as an IT consultant, Chris Thompson had experience working with multiple IT and communications services vendors — often at the same time and frequently with less than stellar results. When he joined Minneapolis-based Bob Lake, LLC, an apparel company that creates “wearable conservation,” as the company’s technology officer, Thompson’s first priority was selecting a reliable technology services provider that focused on delivering excellent customer service and offered multiple applications designed to boost productivity.

Thompson selected Cbeyond (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings), (, a leading provider of IT and communications services to small businesses across the country, for its mobile, broadband connectivity and data backup services.

“Our team of six employees needs the ability to conduct business from anywhere at anytime,” said Thompson. “With Cbeyond’s mobile service, we stay connected to the office, including sending and receiving important files. This flexibility has been critical as it allows us to focus on our marketing efforts and getting the word out about our exciting online retail company.”

Bob Lake’s apparel includes a variety of clothing lines such as Silver Carp and Ms. Quagga. The items, which include t-shirts and caps for men and women, serve as walking billboards to support the company’s conservation efforts. In fact, a percentage of proceeds of each sale go back to protecting and restoring the country’s water habitats.

“We are conservation crusaders and stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species is a huge mission of our company,” Thompson said. “With Cbeyond, we are able to work more efficiently — whether we are in or out of the office. Cbeyond is also extremely proactive with its customer service and sales efforts, offering solutions that will help us expand our business and spend less time focusing on IT needs.”

Because of his IT experience, Thompson also realized the importance of selecting an IT and communications services company that delivered enterprise-grade security solutions — in the event of a man-made or natural disaster.

“Cbeyond knows that ensuring business continuity is extremely important for our small business customers,” said Brent Cobb, Cbeyond’s chief customer officer. “Our full suite of security solutions have been designed to help businesses like Bob Lake LLC be assured that they will not have downtime and will remain productive, even in the face of unforeseen disasters or interruptions.”

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About Bob Lake, LLC

Bob Lake, LLC is an apparel company that is passionate about creating “wearable conservation” with attitude. Founded at the Lake, the company thought it would be a lot more fun to be conservation crusaders and unite against the spread of aquatic invasive species, rather than continue in the corporate environment. Dedicated to protecting habitats, a portion of every sale is given back to conservation efforts. For more information, visit

About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 55,000 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:

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