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    Birch Announces its Sponsorship of 14th Annual FreedomFest 5K Run Walk 2015

    Posted by David Aparicio

    Nov 12, 2015 6:00:00 AM


    ATLANTA – November 12, 2015 – Birch Communications, Inc., (“Birch”) a leading nationwide provider of communications, network and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses, announced today its participation as lead FreedomFest sponsor for the third consecutive year. The vent took place November 8, 2015, and Birch was one of the over 50 organizations that took part in sponsoring the event.

    FreedomFest is an annual celebration with a series of spirited events dedicated to honoring all veterans at the founding city of Veterans Day -- Emporia, KS. All proceeds from the event are donated to support the All Veterans Memorial which is also where the event begins. This year’s FreedomFest also featured a new Military Experience Arcade in which participants had an opportunity to test their skill on a few military style tasks. The funds raised from the activity went to support the National Guard Family Support group.

    “Birch is an outstanding community partner with FreedomFest 2015. When the employees at Birch contacted us to volunteer and sponsor the FreedomFest Run Walk we were glad to have them,” said Steve Harmon, FreedomFest Coordinator. “Birch has done more than help; they have taken ownership of this event and turned it into the amazing run and walk we have today. Thanks to the leadership and support of the employees at Birch we are able to provide a quality Freedom Run Walk as well as commanders challenge coins for all participants. We thank all of the employees at Birch for their community support, involvement and good citizenship as members of the local community.”

    “As a veteran, the week long activities in Emporia paying tribute to those who’ve served is especially meaningful to me,” said Ben Schubert, Billing Manager of Customer Care at Birch. “The FreedomFest Run Walk is one of the many events I get to participate in, and I’m very pleased to be on the committee again this year assisting with the event organization.”

    “Birch recognizes its place in the community and the sacrifices that have been made. I’m thankful that our business is involved in honoring our servicemen and women,” Schubert continued. “It’s great to witness the way that our community comes together in support of veterans, and it’s expressed in every aspect of the event.  There’s a lot of passion in what we’re doing, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

    About Birch

    Birch Communications, Inc. is a leading communications, network, cloud and IT solutions provider. Recognized for exceptional customer experience, Birch delivers cost-effective solutions that assist small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses to increase their productivity. Its industry-leading product portfolio is available nationwide and includes Metro-Fiber, Metro-Ethernet, unified communications (UC), hosted phone systems, hosted data centers, and hosted file storage services. For more information, visit


    Media Contact:

    Tim Phelps

    Director of Marketing Communications 
    Birch Communications, Inc.


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