|[December 17, 2012]
Phonebooth Announces SMB Innovator Awards Grand Prize and People's Choice Award Winners
RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Cloud based business VoIP provider Phonebooth,
a division of Bandwidth,
today announced that Simplicity
Sofas, a High Point, N.C.-based furniture manufacturer, has been
named the grand prize winner of the 2012 SMB
Innovator Awards. Simplicity Sofas will receive $20,000 to help fund
its business, add resources or support the company's growth and
development. Humane Society of Williamson County was voted the 2012
People's Choice Award winner after receiving a grand total of 337 votes.
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.
Simplicity Sofas received the highest weighted score total for
developing innovative manufacturing processes that have helped grow the
business in a recession and for upholding exceptional customer service.
"Congratulations to Simplicity Sofas for winning the SMB Innovator
Awards grand prize and to Humane Society of Williamson County for being
voted the People's Choice winner," said Jim Mulcahy, EVP and general
manager of Phonebooth. "The creativity and innovation exhibited by this
year's award nominees made the decision process extremely challenging.
We applaud the great work being accomplished by all SMBs that entered
the contest and thank our judges and public voters who helped make the
competition a tremendous success."
"Simplicity Sofas is honored to accept the 2012 SMB Innovator Award from
Phonebooth. We hope that our company can serve as an example to other
small American manufacturers and other businesses who are struggling
against today's economic and competitive challenges," said JeffFrank,
owner of Simplicity Sofas. "One message we hope to communicate is that
innovation can come from many different sources in addition to
technology. Innovation is also a lot of fun."
From Monday, Dec. 10 to Friday, Dec. 14, Phonebooth held an open voting
period for the public to elect a separate People's Choice Award winner
among the top
10 SMB Innovator Awards finalists. In addition to the $2,500 cash
prize, Humane Society of Williamson County and the honorable mention
runner-ups will each receive one Phonebooth User for a year plus one
3-line Yealink T-22 HD IP Phone (News - Alert) and an engraved SMB Innovator 2012
award. The ranked list of the top 10, according to the judges' panel
Society of Williamson County
Race Timing, LLC
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or follow on Twitter (News - Alert) (@phonebooth).
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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