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SMB 150 Award March 19, 2013

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Network Management Group’s Steve Harper, CEO, Honored with SMB 150 Award
Harper voted to top 150 worldwide SMB IT channel influencer list

Hutchinson, KS – March 20, 2013 – Network Management Group Inc. (NMGI), a leading IT consulting and services provider, today announced that its CEO and co-founder, Steve Harper, was selected from several hundred entries to be recognized with an SMB 150 accolade. The SMB 150, a collaboration between SMB Nation and SMB Technology Network, is the SMB technology channel’s annual list of its 150 most influential members.
“I’m exceptionally grateful to the channel community for recognizing the work I’ve done over the past several years. The SMB 150 Influencer award is a big honor. I’ve worked with a number of amazing mentors and colleagues, and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me to develop the skills necessary for running a complex technical operation,” said Steve Harper.

Harper was officially was named to the SMB 150 Channel Influencers List on March 8, 2013. He joins a group of esteemed colleagues who were chosen during a two-phase voting process. In the initial stage, channel community members voted on 450 nominees. Following the community vote, a panel of industry experts consisting of Harry Brelsford (SMB Nation), Karl Palachuk, (Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc.), Josh Peterson (MSP Score), Dave Seibert, (IT Innovators), and Dan Wensley, (Level Platforms) evaluated each nominee based on a pre-established rubric. The community vote accounted for 40% of each nominee’s overall rating, with the expert panel’s decision contributing the remaining 60%.
Harper is the co-founder and current CEO of NMGI and has dedicated his career to the IT industry. He stated, “Building NMGI has been one of the most rewarding challenges of my life. I’m thankful to my colleagues, partners, and clients for recognizing the success of NMGI, along with everyone involved with making it what it is today.”
Harper was officially notified of the award on March 14, 2013.

About Network Management Group Inc.
Network Management Group Inc. (NMGI) offers business-focused IT services designed to enhance operations, increase uptime, and provide clients with peace of mind where their IT needs are concerned. NMGI has served the public and private business sectors, focusing on small and mid-sized entities, for more than three decades. Services include networking, business and technology consulting, technology support, and a variety of web and media offerings. Learn more at nmgi.com.

About SMBTN
The SMB Technology Network (SMBTN) has its roots in partner groups focused on IT solutions & services for the SMB (Small Medium Business) space. Their focus includes Windows platforms including SBS (Small Business Server). In 2005 they combined a series of independent IT Professional groups in Southern California and around the U.S. into a single umbrella group, consolidated as SMBTN. Each group holds monthly meetings to discuss the latest IT business trends. In addition, the group has partnered with Microsoft at various events, further penetrating the SMB space. The SMBTN group continues to expand into new regions, chapters and members across the U.S. For more information, visit smbtn.org.

Contact:
Kristy Short, Public Relations
rwc360, LLC
734.481.0186
kristy@rwc360.com

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