SOURCE: Convergence Networks

March 07, 2005 11:00 ET

Convergence Networks Honored as One of Oregon's Best Companies to Work For

Flexible Schedules, Top-Notch Customer Service Training and Fast-Paced Environment Emphasized by Employees

PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 7, 2005 -- Convergence Networks has been named one of "The 100 Best Companies to Work for In Oregon" by Oregon Business magazine. A fast-growing provider of network technology services and expert support, Convergence Networks works with some of the area's most-recognized brands, including Papa Murphy's, Broadway Cab, Coast Hotels, and Team Northwest, acting as their "in-house" information technology support staff.

Convergence Networks' twenty-two employees nominated the company for the annual 100 Best Places to Work for award, participating in a detailed process, which cited schedule flexibility, excellent training in the area of customer service, dedication to customer satisfaction, and a fast-paced environment among the top reasons for employee satisfaction. With high-quality solutions and a proven approach, Convergence Networks enables local-area businesses to better leverage technology to increase revenue and customer retention. The result is an improved bottom line, and significant reduction in time spent managing and supporting their information technology networks.

"We are proud to receive such an honor from our employees," said Co-Founder Lance Pederson. "Customer satisfaction is a number one priority for us and we recognize the clear parallel between delivering excellent service and employee satisfaction. Our employees are at the core of our mission to exceed customer expectations, and we strive to provide the same level of focus and dedication to our employees."

Since 1995, the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon award is an annual project executed by Oregon Business magazine. Resulting from research of statewide businesses, the award recognizes and honors Oregon companies for their commitment to creating great places for their employees to work. Selected companies were announced and celebrated at the awards luncheon on March 4, 2005 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Founded in 2000, Convergence Networks is headquartered in Portland with an office in Seattle. The company provides network technology services and support to a broad range of small- and medium-sized businesses in a variety of industries including hotel and hospitality, legal, accounting, consumer products and more. For more information on Convergence Networks, e-mail, call 503-906-1600, or visit us online at

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