July, 2009At the 8th Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship celebration on June 11, The Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas (EFNT) recognized The Beryl Companies, the nation's leading provider of outsourced call center services to healthcare organizations, as the North Star 2009 Inductee. This award is given to local companies that lead by example and show the importance of giving back to our community while running successful businesses. "We honor Beryl for its contributions to the community and are delighted to recognize the company as the North Star 2009 Inductee," said Pam Gerber, Executive Director, Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas.
To win this award, Beryl participated in EFNT's annual "Freedom Day." Since its inception in 2002, this day is dedicated to honoring all of the firefighters in our community by banding together to improve local fire stations. This past year, Beryl went above and beyond the duties at Fire Station 46 in South Oak Cliff by building a large wooden arbor around the outside grill, painting cinderblocks, landscaping, installing new kitchen cabinets, and supplying new mattresses. Paul Spiegelman, CEO of The Beryl Companies, stated, "We enjoy being active in community outreach efforts and are thrilled to receive this honor for such a noble cause -- the firefighters who put their lives on the line for our safety each and every day."
EFNT promotes and facilitates community involvement and philanthropy for companies. As a fund at Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), EFNT makes it easy for business leaders, their companies and their employees to make a beneficial social impact on their communities by providing them with effective ways to contribute and the resources to develop a company culture of good corporate citizenship.
Beryl, the nation's leading healthcare-exclusive call center, helps organizations grow revenue and build lasting customer relationships by connecting people to healthcare. As a top provider of outsourced telephone and Web-based communications, Beryl delivers 24/7 exemplary customer service during more than seven million interactions annually. Since 1985, hundreds of healthcare organizations have relied on Beryl for best-practices insight and data they can use to make more informed decisions about customer acquisition and retention. For more information about Beryl and its educational arm, The Beryl Institute, visit www.beryl.net.