Lynx Network Group Honored as One of the 2012 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

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Lynx Network Group has been recognized as one of the 2012 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

Lynx Network Group has been recognized as one of the 2012 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

Lynx Network Group will be honored at an awards ceremony during the eighth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event, May 3, 2012 in Lansing, Mich.

Lynx is a premier wholesale and retail provider of telecommunication services deploying over 1,500 miles of fiber optics to un-served and under-served communities in Michigan utilizing the latest DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) technologies. Lynx employs direct sales and agent channels to sell the newest technologies in voice and data services and operates as a niche provider of wholesale intrastate data services to major wireless and fiber based carriers. In addition, Lynx provides TEM (Telecom Expense Management) services which extends its capability to market services to wholesale, commercial and government entities on a local or global scale.

“We were flattered to be nominated by Plymouth Ventures and Southwest Michigan First and honored to have been chosen for this distinguished award. Our organization is growing rapidly and we look forward to making a positive economic impact throughout the state and providing Michigan companies with the latest broadband access to compete on a global scale”, Gerald Philipp, Co-Founder of Lynx Network Group.

Companies making it to the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” list are a remarkable group of second-stage companies. Defined as having 6 to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants, these companies form the backbone of Michigan’s economy. Representing all
regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like Lynx Network Group are known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and their sustainable competitive advantage.

Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, industrial and venture capital communities.

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Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Founding underwriters are PNC Bank, Michigan Certified Development Corporation, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and Dynamic Edge, Inc. Contributing Underwriters are DTE Energy Foundation, Comcast Business Class, Comcast Spotlight, Varnum Attorneys at Law, Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates, Huntington and DBI Office Interiors.

Michigan Celebrates Small Business was founded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, Edward Lowe Foundation, Greater Lansing Business Monthly and Small Business Association of Michigan. Information about next year’s Michigan 50 Companies to Watch program can be found at http://Michigan.CompaniesToWatch.org. For information about Michigan Celebrates Small Business, visit http://MichiganCelebrates.biz.

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