BOSTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) and Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses, announced that Carbonite CEO and Chairman David Friend will present the keynote at the 2012 New England Innovation Awards. This year's awards, which are sponsored in part by Mass High Tech and Boston Business Journal, will honor 20 companies for their innovative ideas.
Innovation is at the heart of economic prosperity and SBANE has been recognizing those companies that have transformed their ideas into a product or service that delivers proven value to customers for the past 26 years. Former winners come from varying fields such as technology, manufacturing, service (profit and non-profit), and retail/distribution. Winners include notable companies such as Staples, PictureTel, Ben & Jerry's, Brooks Automation, Direct Tire, Genzyme, Nantucket Nectars, Imagitas!, Aurora Imaging Technology, and iRobot.
"The companies that SBANE will be honoring have all made a positive impact on the lives of their customers, their employees and the economy of our region," said Friend. "I am excited to be a part of this event and to have the opportunity, along with SBANE, to honor pioneering ideas and the businesses pursuing them."
Winners and finalists of this prestigious award will be honored at the "Evening of Innovation" gala dinner on May 10, 2012 at the Westin Hotel, Waltham, Mass. For more information please visit www.sbane.org
About Carbonite Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), is a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses. Subscribers in more than 100 countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable and secure online backup solutions with anytime, anywhere data access. Carbonite's online backup solution runs on both the Windows and Mac platforms. The company has backed up nearly 200 billion files, restored more than 7 billion files and currently backs up more than 300 million files each day. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com, twitter.com/carbonite, twitter.com/carbonitebiz, or facebook.com/CarboniteOnlineBackup.
About SBANE The Smaller Business Association of New England, Inc. (SBANE), founded in 1938, is a private not-for-profit association of approximately 600 member companies located throughout the six-state region. SBANE was established to provide a legislative voice for small business at the state and federal levels and to make practical information available to help business owners grow their companies. SBANE runs diverse, educational programs each year and has active chapters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The membership is characterized by a high degree of participation, reflected in a large and dynamic committee structure, addressing a range of topics from international trade to human resources.