Award finalists move on to “People’s Choice” voting round Dec. 10-14, Grand Prize winner to be announced Monday, Dec. 17
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 outcome.
Phonebooth is proud to announce the following 2012 SMB Innovator Awards finalists:
- Agee Race Timing, LLC
- BRD Motorcycles
- Community Technology Alliance
- Green Planet Catering
- Humane Society of Williamson County
- Simplicity Sofas
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
- SMB Innovator badge to use on websites and in print materials
- An engraved SMB Innovator 2012 award
Click 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.