SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Telesphere has been named a finalist in the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Sterling Awards, Small Business category. The Sterling Awards winners will be named at a celebratory luncheon held Thursday, Nov. 14.
"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 companies on their application answers, narrowing the field of finalists down to three per category. Those finalists then present to the judges on-site at their places of business.
Among factors considered are growth, success, creativity, innovation, uniqueness, corporate culture, adaptability to economic change, impact and contributions to the community.
"It's an honor to be a finalist in this prestigious competition. The team at Telesphere is eagerly awaiting next month's announcement of the winner," said Telesphere CEO Clark Peterson.
Telesphere is home to approximately 100 employees nationwide and 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. It is the 62nd fastest growing telecommunications company, according to the Inc.'s 2013 ranking, and has been recognized twice on the list of top10 fastest growing private companies in Arizona.
In addition to his responsibilities at Telesphere, CEO Clark Peterson is Chairman and a founding member of the Cloud Communications Alliance, an industry organization of leading CEOs in telecommunications. He holds a board position with the Arizona Technology Council, is a founder of the CEO Summit Group in Phoenix, serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Area board, and recently completed three years service with the boards of the Tempe and Phoenix chambers of commerce.
Background on Telesphere
Scottsdale-based Telesphere is a leading, privately held provider of Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) solutions nationwide. It offers carrier-grade performance and support for wireline and mobile devices to businesses over its private IP MPLS network, the largest of its kind in the nation. Telesphere's unified cloud-based communications services allow businesses of any size to enjoy all the latest voice, video, data and collaboration features of large enterprise systems without the costly investment of on-site equipment.