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Beehive Media Honored as MHT “TECH CITIZEN”

Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) November 25, 2008

Mass High Tech, The Journal of New England Technology, has recognized Beehive Media (http://www.beehivemedia.com) among its 2008 Tech Citizenship award recipients. Now in its 8th year, the MHT Tech Citizenship award recognizes the region's top technology companies giving back to their communities.

This year, 22 technology companies from New England were honored for their corporate philanthropy and focus on partnering with local charities.

"The vast majority of our pro bono work is for Project Just Because (http://www.projectjustbecause.org), a human services charity based in Hopkinton, MA that helps families in need with the basics to get by -- like clothing, toiletries, school supplies, etc.," noted Bill Shander, CEO of Beehive Media. "They are an incredible resource for Metro West and they credit the work we've done as being central to their ability to support thousands of families each year. We're incredibly honored to be able to work with them, and being recognized for that work is really gratifying." Shander now serves on the board of Project Just Because.

This year's Tech Citizenship award-winning companies donated at least 1/2 of 1 percent of gross revenue, or a minimum of $ 500,000 in total value, to nonprofit causes in 2007.

"Difficult as it may be in the current economy, the private sector must be even more creative, and more generous, in helping its nonprofit neighbors do the work they do: reaching and keeping society's weakest members from falling through the ever-widening cracks of society," said Douglas Banks, editor of Mass High Tech. "This year's group of Tech Citizens, our largest ever, is an example of just how dedicated the technology industry is in being a good corporate partner in such an important challenge."

The Tech Citizenship award winners were honored in a breakfast at the Museum of Science Boston and profiled in the November 21, 2008, edition of Mass High Tech.

"We began these awards because we wanted to combat what was once a prevailing stereotype that the tech industry doesn't step up when it comes to philanthropy. Once again, I think we've shown that -- through creative efforts including in-kind donations and volunteerism -- it does," said Michael Olivieri, publisher of Mass High Tech.

For more information, or to see profiles of each company, go to MHT's website, dedicated to the stories and best practices of winners from the most recent few years: http://www.masshightech.com/tech-citizenship/

This year's winners include:

Accenture Ltd.

Atalasoft Inc.

Beehive Media LLC

Boston Scientific Corp

CA Inc.

Cisco Systems Inc.

Cognex Corp.

Comcast Corp.

EMD Serono Inc.

EpiVax Inc.

Four Mangos Inc.

Genzyme Corp.

IBM Corp.

iCorps Technologies Inc.

Ipswitch Inc.

KDSA Consulting LLC

Microsoft Corp.

PTC

Raytheon Co.

Tech Networks of Boston

The Mathworks Inc.

Verizon Communications

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