Verizon Wireless has just received the Small Business Influencer Champion for 2011 Award from Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.com. The wireless company was recognized for its continued support of small businesses, as well as their owners, and accepted the award at a ceremony which took place on September 13, 2011.
According to Executive Director of Verizon Wireless Michael Schaefer, “One of the value propositions from Verizon Wireless is deep expertise in the SMB area, and we understand the vertical markets in which they are competing. We have always been focused on supporting this specialized customer base by not only providing stellar services, but also educating on how to best leverage smartphones, tablets and 4GLTE to increase efficiency and reduce operating costs. Receiving this award is a validation of our business vision.”
The Small Business Influencer Award is a joint initiative by Small Business Trends, which is an online magazine that serves over 2,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs every year, and Small Biz Technology, a media company that educates growing businesses on strategically using technology as a tool to grow their business.
The award recognizes any person, organization or company, like Verizon, who has made a meaningful and lasting impact on the North American small business market. Verizon Wireless was selected as one of one hundred winners from more than 520 nominees.
Roman Ray, founder of SmallBizTechnology.com, added, “In this day and age, it is almost impossible to run a business without utilizing technology on a certain level. We’ve worked with Verizon Wireless for several years and we’ve seen firsthand how much they influence the small business communities by bringing great services and taking the time to educate SMB owners on how to use them.”
However, Verizon Wireless doesn’t stop at supporting small businesses across the country. The company is also committed to preventing and raising awareness about domestic violence via community efforts. HopeLine from Verizon collects used cell phones, recycles them and donates the proceeds in the form of cash grants and pre-paid wireless phones to advocacy groups for use by survivors.
Source: Market Watch – Verizon Wireless Receives Small Business Influencer Award