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Communications Technology Companies Give Back to Community at NACR Conference in Orlando
ConvergeOne and Its Partners Help Tangelo Park Elementary School Recognize Student Excellence

EAGAN, Minn., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of February 25, a group of leading communications technology partners came together to roll out (literally) a special gift to Tangelo Park Elementary School in Orlando, FL: 50 brand-new bicycles destined to be awarded to top-performing students at the A-rated school.


The donation was presented to school representatives in a "parade of bicycles" at the first general session of the NACR 2013 National Sales Conference, held February 25-27 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. A ConvergeOne company, NACR ( is a leading integrator of best-in-class communications solutions and services for customers ranging from small businesses to global enterprises.

"The purpose of our 2013 conference in Orlando was to renew our commitment to excellence, not only within the ConvergeOne companies and in our partner relationships, but also in the communities where we live and work," said John F. Lyons, CEO and President of NACR. "So, we were excited to join with our partners in doing something to help a local school and its community encourage and reward student excellence."

With approximately 350 students and the motto "Excellence is the Only Option," Tangelo Park Elementary School is a nationally recognized Title 1 school located in southwestern Orange County, FL. The federally funded Title 1 program offers financial assistance to schools where 75% or more of students are eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch, providing supplemental services such as teachers, computer hardware and software, paraprofessionals, and tutoring.

Although a large percentage of families in the Tangelo Park community are low income and about 12% of the school's students are homeless, the school has been "A" rated for the past five years, thanks to sheer hard work, dedication, and encouragement. Based on achieving exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years, Tangelo Park was also recognized as a "Distinguished School" at the National Title I Conference held January 20, 2013, in Nashville, TN.

"Tangelo Park Elementary School is grateful for the contributions of NACR and its partners — organizations that invest in the future of America by investing in the lives of students," said Tashanda Brown-Cannon, Principal of Tangelo Park Elementary School. "Through continued valuable partnerships such as this, our students will become the most successful students in the nation."

To donate the 50 bikes, which will be presented in April to Tangelo Park students who have gone "above and beyond" to succeed academically, the ConvergeOne companies — NACR, S1 IT Solutions, the NorthPark Group, SimpliCTI, and G3 Technology Partners — enlisted the help of some of their partners in integrated data, communications, collaboration, and customer interaction solutions:

Amcom Software







Jenne, Inc.


Catalyst Telecom


Symon Communications


Motorola Solutions

Talari Networks



TASKE Technology



Virtual Hold Technology

Evolve IP



Extreme Networks


Xima Software

Interactive Intelligence


"We are extremely grateful to all of our partners who committed to this project with enthusiasm and determination, making this wonderful gift possible," according to Lyons, of NACR. "Moving forward, we hope to continue to work with Tangelo Park Elementary School to help provide the support and recognition they so richly deserve."

For more information, contact NACR or call 1-888-321-NACR (6227).

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