Cedar Rapids, IA 04-16-2018 – Circle Computer Resources (CCR) was recognized Thursday night in Des Moines as a top technology company in the state of Iowa at the prestigious Prometheus Awards.
The awards competition is presented by the Technology Association of Iowa and LWBJ. CCR was named the Top IT Service Provider in a competition of 14 categories, more than 60 finalists, in an industry of more than 88,000 employees across the state. The company was also a finalist in the CEO of the Year and Workiva Top Large Technology Company of the Year categories.
In his acceptance speech, CCR CEO Shea Kelly reiterated the company’s roots and commitment to doing business in the state of Iowa.
“What’s coming out of Iowa is pretty amazing. Both my mom and my dad are from Iowa. My dad and uncles started the company and it is a pleasure to be here — we are here to stay.
On behalf of our team, I want to say thank you. Thank you to God for blessing us. Thank you to our families for loving us. Thank you to TAI for unifying us. Thank you to the other finalists for challenging us. Our communities for supporting us. Our shareholders for guiding us. Our mentors for guiding us. Our suppliers for partnering with us. Our clients for trusting us. And last, but not least — the judges for voting for us. Thank you again. It’s truly an honor, God bless.”
This is the 6th year CCR has been a finalist for the Prometheus awards, and the second year the company has won IT Service Provider of the Year. In addition to Prometheus, CCR has been recognized as a top company by Inc. 5000, MSPmentor, Corridor Business Journal, and is a certified Great Place to Work.
CCR is a privately-held organization headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The company was founded by three brothers as a computer rental service operating out of a basement in 1986, and soon expanded into 50+ areas of technology service. Today, the company offers technology solutions to businesses in three areas spanning all of North America:
- Connectivity as a Service (Managed Broadband): Our services to multi-site businesses include network needs analysis and quoting, managed installation, internet uptime monitoring, usage reporting and 24/7 support.
- IT as a Service (Business IT): We provide technology infrastructure planning and implementation, hardware acquisition and configuration, and IT support.
- Content as a Service (Colocation): TV and radio content monitoring is essential to the dynamic needs of today’s broadcasters and advertisers. We support businesses with our data center infrastructure throughout North America, channel uptime monitoring and support.
More about Circle Computer Resources: https://ccr.net
About the Prometheus Awards
The Prometheus Awards recognize innovative companies and individuals impacting Iowa’s $11 billion technology industry which employs over 88,000 workers.
“The Prometheus Awards is the most prestigious recognition for Iowa’s technology industry and brings together leaders from the tech community to celebrate the year’s most momentous innovations,” said Brian Waller, President of TAI. “The 2018 award winners epitomize the great talent, companies and communities in Iowa and further solidify Iowa’s reputation as a technology state,” Waller continued.
LWBJ, presenting sponsor of The Prometheus Awards since its inception, again presented the “LWBJ Impact Award: Impacting Iowa’s Technology Future,” which recognizes an individual or organization that has made a significant impact on the growth, success and sustainability of Iowa’s technology industry.
“Through our Prometheus Awards sponsorship, we are pleased to celebrate the growing success of Iowa’s technology sector,” said Paul Juffer, Managing Partner of LWBJ. “LWBJ is committed to serving and supporting the leaders and innovators who are driving our economy into the future.”
More about the Prometheus Awards: https://www.technologyiowa.org
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