On April 10, 2018, Richmond BizSense released its annual “2018 Generosity, Inc.” list recognizing philanthropic companies in the Richmond area. For the second year in a row, Comtel Managed Solutions, d.b.a. Simplicity VoIP was acknowledged for its contributions and investments in the local community. Out of 45 companies acknowledged, Simplicity was ranked 26 for 2017 giving - six spots higher than the prior year’s report. 

Comtel Communications is the parent company of Simplicity VoIP. December 1, 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of Comtel Communications. Both companies were founded on the spirit of service to our customers and organizations who enrich the lives of those in our community with the mantra that we should provide more than just a product or service. Throughout the years, our investment in the surrounding community has been and remains one of our most important values.

In celebration of Comtel’s 25th anniversary, in lieu of a lavish event, we decided to invest in the community that has allowed us to grow through the “Gifts of 25 Campaign”. For each month, team members chose a charity that is near and dear to their hearts to receive donations. In 2017 and over the years, we have supported numerous groups and non-profits including Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K-9’s, The Richmond Ballet, St. Andrews SchoolBeacon Tree FoundationThe Richmond Kickers Foundation, Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and The Steward School .

In addition to financial contributions, company leaders and team members share their time and talent with numerous non-profit, educational, and recreational outreach programs.

Ben Humphreys, Simplicity VoIP and Comtel’s founder and CEO stated, “This recognition is humbling, yet represents a key component to our business culture – one of giving back and sharing the many blessings that we have received from playing an active role in the local community. Whether we are providing a technology solution or volunteering our time and talent, it is essential to be an excellent steward and role model to others in this busy world. We are grateful that we are in a place to be able to contribute to worthwhile organizations, and we look forward to many years of continued philanthropic outreach.”

About Comtel

Comtel Communications, a telecom/technology consulting agency based in Richmond, Virginia since 1991, provides best-in-class solutions and unbiased counsel to a diverse group of small, medium, and enterprise-level businesses, totaling more than $18.2M in annual billings. Leveraging unique access to 350+ national and international providers, Comtel benefits its clients through competitive quotes from multiple sources, to ensure their business goals are met with current and dynamic telecom and technology services. Acting as a partner, long after contracts are signed and services are deployed, Comtel offers superb back-office support to manage upgrades, track orders, and provide training to clients.

Author: Amy Humphreys