|[December 10, 2012]
Phonebooth Announces Top 10 SMB Innovator Awards Finalists
RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Cloud based business VoIP provider Phonebooth,
a division of Bandwidth,
announced today the Top 10 finalists selected for the 2012 SMB
Innovator Awards. The finalists represent small and medium-sized
businesses from industries such as food and beverage, technology,
transportation, healthcare, manufacturing and nonprofit that showcase
innovation as part of their core DNA.
All SMB Innovator Awards nominations received from Nov. 5-30, 2012 were
reviewed according to specific award
criteria by Phonebooth representatives and by an esteemed panel
of judges representative of government, media and the SMB community.
Nominees were asked to describe how innovation manifested itself in the
products the company develops or sells, the tools they use to operate
the business, the risks they have taken to grow the business, the way
they treat their customers, how they manage staff and the ways they
impact the community. Applications were assigned to the five-person
panel that independently read and scored each submission, with
independent reviewers' scores averaged to determine nominees' weighted
Phonebooth is proud to announce the following 2012 SMB Innovator Awards
People's Choice Award
From Monday, Dec. 10 to Friday, Dec.
14, voting will be open for the People's Choice Award. This award will
be given to one of the Top 10 SMB Innovators and will be determined
entirely by the online voting process. The People's Choice Award winner
will receive a $2,500 cash prize in addition to the following items:
One Phonebooth User for a year plus one 3-line Yealink T-22 HD IP Phone (News - Alert)
SMB Innovator badge to use on websites and in print materials
An engraved SMB Innovator 2012 award
here to vote.
The Grand Prize winner of the SMB Innovator
Awards will receive $20,000 to help fund its business, add resources or
support any aspect of the company's growth and development. The Grand
Prize winner will not be announced until after the People's Choice Award
portion of the competition has ended. Both award winners, as well as the
complete ranked list of the Top 10 SMB Innovators, will be announced on
Monday, Dec. 17.
Phonebooth is a division of Bandwidth
- a nationwide supplier of voice and data communications services to
small and medium size businesses. Bandwidth is one of the largest and
fastest growing telecommunications providers in the nation with over 13
years' experience in the telecommunications industry. Phonebooth is a
cloud based phone system that is perfect for small businesses,
freelancers and independent professionals who need a professional,
cost-effective and easy-to-use phone solution.
For more information, click here: www.phonebooth.com.
To read the Phonebooth blog, click here: www.phonebooth.com/blog.
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