Annual Day of Service Fostered Renovations, Interaction with Children at MUST Ministries
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings), a leading provider of IT and communications services to small businesses across the country, was recently honored as the recipient of a 2010 Business Community Service Award, presented annually by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Trend magazine. The award recognizes Cobb County businesses for exceptional community service performed in conjunction with local not-for-profit organizations.
Cbeyond was nominated by community partner MUST Ministries, a faith-based organization that provides the homeless with food, temporary housing and career training. As part of Cbeyond's annual Day of Service, held October 2, 2010, employee volunteers completed a large-scale transformative project at MUST Ministries. Cbeyond volunteers not only assisted in building, landscaping and cleaning projects, but also packaged personal care gifts for clients. Over 5,000 people will benefit from the volunteer project over the year.
"It is apparent that Cbeyond understands the vital role that not-for-profits play in the Cobb community," said Rob Garcia, chairman of the board at the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, in an award recognition letter. "Cbeyond's contributions, both of time and resources, make a significant and lasting impact on the lives of Cobb's citizens, and we applaud your efforts."
The Day of Service is one of several Cbeyond initiatives to improve the communities the company calls home. Employee volunteer projects have included teaching local children about technology careers, sharing IT experience with non-profit organizations and donating software to community partners. In 2007 and 2010, Cbeyond was honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award.
"Cbeyond and its employees share a great passion for unselfishly donating their time and talents to the community," said Jim Geiger, president and CEO of Cbeyond. "Since our company's inception, we have contributed more than 50,000 hours to the local communities in which we operate, and we encourage our team to pursue opportunities in areas that interest them. Our partnership with MUST Ministries is a result of such dedication and interest, and we look forward to continuing to improve the communities in which we live and work."
For more information about Cbeyond's community service programs, visit http://www.cbeyond.net/about-cbeyond/in-the-community/.
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For more than 10 years, Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) has provided small businesses with leading IT and communications solutions. Serving customers throughout the U.S., Cbeyond offers more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry®, voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing, virtual private networking and cloud services. Winning over 50 awards for product innovation, growth and providing a quality customer experience, Cbeyond continues to focus on helping small businesses succeed and grow through high-performance technology, superior services and world-class support. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.
About MUST Ministries
MUST Ministries is a faith-based, 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing services to persons and families in crisis while maintaining their dignity. Founded in 1971 and rooted in the Christian tradition, MUST addresses the basic needs of individuals, families, and children in the Marietta, Smyrna and Canton/Cherokee county communities. MUST brings people of many faiths together to minister to others with compassion and love, without judgment of the beliefs, background or circumstances of those who serve or of those being served. For more information, visit http://www.mustministries.org/.
Shana Keith, 678-384-8304
Source: Cbeyond, Inc.
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