Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading provider of cloud and network services to small and medium sized businesses, has received a prestigious 2012 Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence from Points of Light, the leading volunteer organization which connects people to their power to make a meaningful difference by providing access to tools, resources and volunteer opportunities. The award recognizes Cbeyond’s commitment to community involvement and the successes of its employee volunteer program.
Distributed annually, the Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence honors companies that have implemented and driven participation in service efforts, and as a result, have developed a workplace culture that invites employees to give back to the communities in which they live and work.
Cbeyond accepted the award during the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, the world’s largest gathering of service and civic engagement leaders, on June 19, 2012, in Chicago. Additional honorees include Kraft Foods, Inc. and Timberland, LLC.
Since its founding, Cbeyond has strived to create a culture that values service, both for customers and communities. Mirroring the entrepreneurial spirit of the company and its small business customers, Cbeyond maintains a “passion-led, employee-driven” dedication to community involvement, and encourages its team to volunteer in areas of interest. The company additionally contributes its time, talent and technology to support the initiatives and organizations in which its employees participate.“Volunteerism improves the communities in which we operate, and helps Cbeyond create a dynamic corporate culture that enhances our workplace,” said Jim Geiger, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Cbeyond. “Our employees are encouraged to give back and grow personally and professionally through their volunteer efforts. We know how meaningful this award is, and it is truly an honor to be recognized by an organization like Points of Light." In March 2012, Cbeyond was named one of " America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies" by Forbes magazine. Additionally, the Company recently received a BEST Award recognizing its employee development programs by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). To learn more about Cbeyond’s Community Connections Program, and commitment to community involvement, visit http://www.cbeyond.net/about-cbeyond/in-the-community/. For more information about Cbeyond’s suite of small and medium sized business IT and communications solutions, visit www.cbeyond.net. To view a social media version of this press release, please click here. About Points of Light Points of Light is the leading volunteer organization with more than 20 years of history and a bipartisan presidential legacy. The organization’s mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. Points of Light connects people to their power to make a meaningful difference by providing access to tools, resources and opportunities to help volunteers use their time, talent, voice and money to meet the critical needs of our communities. The organization is grouped into three divisions: Programs, Civic Incubator and Action Networks, which include HandsOn Network, the largest network of 250 local volunteer centers across the country and around the world; generationOn, the youth service movement that ignites the power of kids to make their mark on the world; AmeriCorps Alums, the national service alumni network that activates the next generation of service leaders; and Points of Light Corporate Institute, the organizational enterprise that enables companies to engage their employees and customers in service. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org. About Cbeyond Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 62,000 small and medium sized businesses in the U.S. Combining industry-leading virtual and dedicated servers hosted in a fully compliant data center, cloud PBX, secure MPLS enterprise-class networks, robust security services, migration planning and best-in-class real-time management, Cbeyond provides a technology portfolio not generally available to the SMBs they serve. Winning the 2010 Windows Server Hyper-V Cloud Provider of the Year and Hosting Partner of the Year in 2009 and 2010, Cbeyond is an industry leader in delivering virtual and dedicated servers on Windows Server Hyper-V technology. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc. CBEY-F CBEY-G