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Granite Commemorates Black History Month by Supporting Local Businesses & Nonprofits
Company Raises $6,600 for 3 Nonprofit Organizations and Hosts Nationwide Luncheon Catered by Black-Owned Businesses
QUINCY, Massachusetts – February 28, 2023 – Granite Telecommunications, a provider of communications and technology solutions to businesses and government agencies, today announced that it celebrated Black History Month by hosting a nationwide luncheon at its 12 U.S. offices and raising $6,600 in teammate donations to support three nonprofit organizations that help children in the Black community.
Through the Granite Cares Program, the company’s staff raise funds each week for a single nonprofit organization nominated by a teammate. In celebration of Black History Month, the Granite Cares Program selected two Boston-based nonprofits – MissionSAFE and The Home for Little Wanderers – and the National Black Child Development Institute, which is located nearby Granite’s branch office in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.
To support and increase the visibility of Black-owned businesses in the communities where its teammates live and work, Granite also hosted lunch for its 2,250 teammates across its 12 U.S. offices with food catered by Black-owned eateries. At its Quincy headquarters, for example, Granite served lunch from Everybody Gotta Eat, a popular catering operation known for promoting Black-owned restaurants in the Boston area.
“It’s wonderful to see the Granite team come together to honor Black History Month by supporting organizations that are playing a role in shaping the futures of our communities,” said Granite President and CEO Rob Hale. “Our team has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to giving back to our communities, so I couldn’t imagine a better way to show our support than by partnering with local entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations.”
Granite has been repeatedly recognized by Forbes on its list of America’s Best Employers, including Best Employers for Diversity. To learn more about the company, visit granitenet.com.
Granite delivers advanced communications and technology solutions to businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.8 billion company serves more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management, supporting more than 650,000 locations. Founded in 2002, Granite has grown to be one of the largest competitive telecommunications carriers in the U.S. by simplifying sourcing and management of voice, data and cellular service with a single point of contact and consolidated invoicing for all locations nationwide. Today, Granite supports customers with a wide range of services, including access, UCaaS, mobile voice and data, and MSP solutions for SD-WAN, monitoring and network management. Granite employs more than 2,250 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts and 11 regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.