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Press Release -- March 8th, 2011
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Cbeyond Named Top Company for Workforce Training and Development by Training Magazine

Recognized for Innovative Internal Learning and Development Programs

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings), a leading provider of IT and communications services to small businesses across the country, has been named to Training magazine's Training Top 125 list. The complete list was unveiled at the Training 2011 Conference and Expo and also published in the January/February issue of Training, a leading publication for human resources and business management professionals.

The Training Top 125 recognizes companies who excel at initiating and executing internal training and development programs. In selecting its 2011 nominees, Training's editors and selection committee analyzed how well candidates linked training initiatives to achieving strategic corporate goals and return on investment.

"Cbeyond is committed to providing our employees with opportunities to learn continuously as a means to advance their personal and professional development," said Susan Mitnick, senior director of training at Cbeyond. "We strive to not only provide our people with the tools that they need to do their job effectively, but with the resources that allow them to grow their careers."

To be considered for the Training Top 125, candidates completed a detailed application evaluated across several benchmarking categories, including:

  • Total training budget
  • Percentage of payroll dedicated to training
  • Number of training hours per employee program
  • Evaluation of workplace surveys
  • Hours of training per employee
  • Number of detailed formal programs
  • Financial investment in employee development

"Training Top 125 companies realize how vital training is to their success and continue to invest in it, even in trying times," said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief ofTraining magazine, in a release following the announcement of the rankings. "Equally important, though, they maintain a laser focus on tying training to the achievement of corporate strategic goals and making sure they have the results to prove it."

For more information on the Training Top 125 and to view the entire list, visithttp://trainingmag.com/article/2011-training-top-125.

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About Cbeyond

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(R), 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 followCbeyond on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.

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Cbeyond, Inc.
Shana Keith, 678-522-3559
shana.keith@cbeyond.net

Source: Cbeyond, Inc.

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