SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Telesphere has been named the Small Business winner of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce's 28th Annual Sterling Awards. The Scottsdale Chamber announced winners at a ceremony today held at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale.
"The Sterling Awards are among the most credible of all business award competitions in the metro Phoenix area," according to the Scottsdale Chamber. A panel of six judges scores finalists on their application answers, narrowing the field down to three per category. Each of those finalists then presents to the judging panel on-site at their places of business. Growth, success, creativity, innovation, uniqueness, corporate culture, adaptability to economic change, impact and contributions to the community are among the factors judges consider when selecting the winner.
"We're very grateful to the Scottsdale Chamber for recognizing Telesphere as the 28th Annual Sterling Awards Small Business winner. This is a huge honor for our company and is one of the most prestigious business awards in Arizona. I am humbled to lead such an amazing team that has put in tireless effort to build the nation's leading cloud communications company," said Telesphere CEO Clark Peterson.
Telesphere is home to approximately 100 employees nationwide with more than 60 in Arizona. Nationally, Telesphere provides jobs to employees at its regional offices located in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. Telesphere has been recognized three consecutive years on the Inc. 500/5000 national list of Fastest Growing Companies. The company is also the highest ranked Arizona company on the 2013 Technology Fast 500™, conducted by Deloitte LLP, which ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Within Arizona, Telesphere has twice been recognized on the list of top 10 fastest growing private companies.
Telesphere, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a leading provider of hosted cloud communications nationwide. It offers carrier-grade performance and support for wireline and mobile convergence to businesses over its private IP MPLS network; one of the largest in the nation. Telesphere's cloud-based services allow businesses of any size to enjoy all the latest voice, video, data, mobility and collaboration features of large enterprise systems without the costly investment of on-site equipment.