Cbeyond Receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award

<p><strong>Atlanta &mdash; June 28</strong><br />In his 2002 State of the Union address, President Bush issued a challenge to all Americans to make time to help their neighbors, communities and nation through service. </p><p>Cbeyond Inc., an IP-based managed services provider to small businesses, was just two years old then. Now, five years later, Bush is honoring the company with the esteemed Presidential Volunteer Service Award, gold level, for its employees giving more than 1,000 volunteer hours in 2006.<br /><br />&quot;We never expect to be recognized for the work we do in the community &mdash; it is something all responsible companies should do,&quot; said Jim Geiger, Cbeyond chairman and CEO. &quot;All of our employees, the dedicated Hands On Network staff and its affiliates across the country should take pride in the work they did in our communities in 2006 and this year. This recognition is an honor that will continue to inspire us to ever greater commitments in the future.&quot;<br /><br />Cbeyond earned the prestigious award with a companywide effort, which reflects a unique core value that is a priority with Cbeyond employees: to be active and visible corporate citizens through community service and volunteerism. </p><p>Throughout 2006, Cbeyond employees volunteered at dozens of organized service projects, as well as individual commitments to local charities and philanthropic organizations. </p><p>A sample of events Cbeyond completed in 2006 includes:</p><ul><li>Cleaned and planted the Atlanta trail system with nonprofit group Big Trees.</li><li>Built a playground for the Denver CCI Charter School.<br /></li><li>Removed overgrowth at the Houston Arboretum and…


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