Callis Communications Named to Exclusive Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Consecutive Year

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Inc. 5000 Ranks Callis Communications as America’s Fastest Growing Company

Our growth and achievement is a tribute to Callis' unmatched quality solutions and our team's dedication and passion to deliver exponential results for our customers.

Callis Communications, the leading provider of unified communications solutions for key business markets across the Southeast U.S., today announced that the Company has been named to the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 List as one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies in 2012. This year marks Callis’ fifth consecutive year on the list. The exclusive list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs. As an Inc.5000 honoree, Callis joins other prominent high-tech alumni such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Oracle and scores of other powerhouses.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named on the Inc. 5000 List for the fifth consecutive year,” said Dean Parker, CEO of Callis Communications. “Our growth and achievement is a tribute to Callis’ unmatched quality solutions and our team’s dedication and passion to deliver exponential results for our customers. I am truly grateful for what we have accomplished, and excited for where we are headed.”

Inc. Magazine ranked Callis Communications at a remarkable No. 70 in the telecommunications industry and positioned at No. 2,322 in the overall list of premier, fastest-growing companies. Inc. Magazine also ranked Callis as high as the 32nd fastest growing telecommunications company in the United States. In addition, Callis has received numerous other local, industry and national awards including the following: 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Southern region; 2012 Company of the Year (American Business Awards/Stevie Awards); Business of the Year for South Alabama out of 2,245 companies; the top entrepreneurial company in the State of Alabama (University of Alabama); and the 2nd fastest growing company in Alabama (Inc. 5000).

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database, can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000. Callis Communications’s Inc. 5000 listing can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/callis-communications.

About Callis Communications

Callis Communications is a leading provider of cloud communications solutions for key business markets across the Southeast U.S. Callis offers cloud-based telephony, hosted PBX, data, security, email and collaboration services, all backed by a highly reliable and redundant network. With its unified communications services, Callis provides customers with one vendor to fulfill all of their communications and customer support needs. Callis provides an innovative 5-1-1-customer concierge service for 24x7 customer support while also offering services with no capital expenditure. Callis is proudly serving over 500 customers throughout the Gulf Coast region, providing them the best-in-class cloud communications solutions. Callis was also the first communications company to build and use a next generation IP network for all communications and is also a founding member of the Cloud Communications Alliance. Founded in 1999, Callis is headquartered in Mobile, AL. For more information, please visit http://www.mycallis.com.

Methodology

The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/500.

About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (http://www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at http://www.inc.com.

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