Cincinnati Bell's Business Bundles Are Helping Bundle Up Children in Need


CINCINNATI – Dec. 12, 2011 – Cincinnati Bell has announced that it plans to donate coats and other winter apparel to children in need in conjunction with its Unbeatable Bundle for Business promotion. 

Small-business customers who sign up for the Unbeatable Bundle by Dec. 31 can help keep a child warm this winter while saving on telecommunication services in 2012. The Unbeatable Bundle for Business includes one business phone line with unlimited domestic long distance and Internet for $69.99 per month. 

"We are proud to deliver competitive telecommunications services to small businesses throughout Greater Cincinnati," said Dave Heimbach, senior vice president and general manager, Business and Carrier Markets. "It makes our jobs even more rewarding when we can offer businesses the opportunity to partner with us and help children in need. Because we are a local company, we take pride in supporting the local organizations that make a difference in our community, especially during the holiday season." 

Cincinnati Bell plans to donate $10,000 worth of new coats and gloves on behalf of its customers to two local charities, the Brighton Center and the Freestore Foodbank, who also do business with Cincinnati Bell. 

"Brighton Center could not make the impact that it does in our community without the help of concerned corporate friends like Cincinnati Bell," said Bear Clifton, director of development at Brighton Center. "These items will be a tremendous benefit to families who are struggling just to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table." 

"We are so happy when businesses like Cincinnati Bell want to partner with us to help our neighbors in need," said Kurt Reiber, president of the Freestore Foodbank. "Cincinnati Bell's Bundle Up promotion will provide an invaluable donation this time of year and help us make sure that kids across the Tri-state are warm this winter." 

For more information, visit a Cincinnati Bell retail store, call 513-565-7404 or go to www.cincinnatibell.com/business/bundles/unbeatable/. 

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About Cincinnati Bell Inc. 
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions—including local, long distance, data, Internet, entertainment, and wireless services—that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, Cincinnati Bell provides best-in-class data center colocation services to enterprise customers in the Midwest and Texas with fully redundant power and cooling solutions. Complementing the colocation products, Cincinnati Bell also offers complex information technology solutions such as managed services and technology staffing. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com. 

About Brighton Center 
From modest beginnings in a Newport, Ky., storefront when it was founded 45 years ago, Brighton Center has grown to become one of the region's most comprehensive social service agencies. The agency's mission is helping families and individuals reach self-sufficiency through family and work supports; financial and homeownership services; workforce development services including education, employment and training programs; substance abuse recovery services for women; early childhood education; and neighborhood-based programs including community organizing and housing development. Last year, Brighton Center served 75,629 individuals through 32 different programs in the Tri-state. For more information, visit www.brightoncenter.com. 

About the Freestore Foodbank 
The Freestore Foodbank is the largest emergency food and services provider in the Tri-state. The organization is a trusted partner to over 350 nonprofit member agencies spread across 20 counties, through which it is expected to distribute over 16 million meals and other products this year to more than 300,000 individuals. By providing emergency food distribution, the Freestore Foodbank works to determine the root causes of poverty and food insecurity and is able to provide an array of services (emergency clothing, housing services, Food Stamps assistance, Medicaid outreach, and others) aimed at creating self-reliance. The Freestore Foodbank is a member of Feeding America. Visit www.freestorefoodbank.org for more information.