Granite Named a Top Charitable Company in Massachusetts

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Communications Service Provider to be Recognized by the Boston Business Journal at The Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards

Boston Business Journal 2020 Top Charitable Contributor
“We work to be a great corporate citizen because it’s the right thing for us to do, especially during our current pandemic. We are fortunate to have the ability to give back to our community in times of need.”

Granite Telecommunications, a $1.5 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, announced today that it was named by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ) as one of the most charitable contributors in Massachusetts for the 12th straight year.

“Giving back is a core value for Granite and its teammates. We are honored to be recognized by the Boston Business Journal as a top charitable company,” said Granite CEO Rob Hale. “We work to be a great corporate citizen because it’s the right thing for us to do, especially during our current pandemic. We are fortunate to have the ability to give back to our community in times of need.”

In 2019, Granite was ranked by the BBJ as the No. 1 charitable contributor in Massachusetts. The 2020 ranking will be revealed at the BBJ's 15th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards, a virtual event set for Sept. 10, 2020.

Granite contributed more than $24 million to charitable organizations in Massachusetts in 2019. This includes $6.5 million to fund cancer research from the company’s 6th annual Saving by Shaving event, when local leaders, celebrities as well as Granite executives and teammates shave their heads to raise money and awareness.

The Business Journal annually publishes the most charitable companies list to showcase businesses that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities — a feat that is even more important during times of turmoil and crisis like we have experienced in 2020. This year 107 companies — a record number — have qualified for the distinction by reporting at least $100,000 in cash contributions to Massachusetts-based charities and social-service nonprofits last year.

"During a year filled with unprecedented events and change, it’s incredible to think that the Boston Business Journal’s Corporate Charitable Contributors list is the largest we have ever compiled," said Boston Business Journal Market President and Publisher Carolyn Jones. "These philanthropic companies prioritize the welfare of our communities, and we are excited to be able to honor them.”

Top corporate contributors such as Granite Telecom will be honored at the BBJ's 15th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards on Sept. 10. For more information and to register for the virtual event, click here.

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About Granite
Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.5 billion company serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in 2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses to simplify sourcing and management of local and long distance phone services with one point of contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide. Today, Granite is the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS), and has extended its unique value proposition – “one company, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of advance business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite employs more than 2,200 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.granitenet.com.

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