Atlanta, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – July 17, 2007 – Web hosting and managed integrated VoIP services provider, Cbeyond’s Chairman and Chief Executived Officer, Jim Geiger, has been named a 2007 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, in the Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee regions.
All award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges composed of area leaders from business, academic and civic organizations. A finalist in 2006, Mr. Geiger’s commitment to Cbeyond, its employees and the community in which Cbeyond operates helped propelled him to earn the award in the technology category.
Mr. Geiger remarked, ”The credentials of all the finalists are quite impressive and serve as a testament to the depth of entrepreneurial talent in the Southeast. Looking around the room, there were numerous men and women who will certainly be accepting this award in the coming years.”
The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses like Cbeyond. Cbeyond has more than 29,000 small business customers across the United States and was a Forbes magazine ”Best Performer” among publicly traded companies in 2006. Cbeyond customers can tailor a communications plan to suit their needs, choosing from more than 20 productivity-enhancing applications such as BlackBerry, web hosting, fax-to-email and data backup.
Joseph A. King, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Partner for Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee added, ”For 21 years, Ernst and Young has recognized outstanding entrepreneurship through our Entrepreneur Of The Year program. This year’s winners are truly an inspiration to all. We salute them for their drive, determination and hard work – and congratulate them on their success.”
Mr. Geiger is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 17, 2007.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst and Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006, honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 125 cities and 40 countries.
Cbeyond, Inc. is an IP-based managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of communications and IT services to more than 29,000 small businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles and San Diego. Cbeyond offers more than 20 applications including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry, broadband laptop access, voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing and virtual private networking. Cbeyond manages the services over a private, 100-percent Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facilities-based network.
For more information about Cbeyond, please visit: www.cbeyond.net.