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Grid4 Communications reasserts leadership role in business telecommunications

January 3, 2014

Troy, MI – As part of their ongoing commitment to deliver the smartest business solutions, Grid4 Communications announced the completion of their all-new next-generation IP network. This upgrade marks a complete migration from an all-IP network that Grid4 first deployed in 2001 and further establishes Grid4 as the leader in carrier grade IP-based telecommunications. Grid4…

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Grid4 Communications introduces advanced network monitoring tool

November 11, 2013

Today, Grid4 Communications Inc.released their SmartVIEW™ Network Monitoring Suite, a family of reporting services that provides Grid4 customers unparalleled visibility of their business networks. SmartView™ provides real time reporting of key network performance indicators such as hardware health, network speed and bandwidth utilization in a quick-glance dashboard that is easily expanded to provide granular-level details….

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Grid4 introduces high-bandwidth Ethernet internet, expands network

December 15, 2011

Grid4 Communications Inc., announced today that it has started its network expansion plan for 2012 with the completion of a build out in the Birmingham Central Office. With the addition of Birmingham to Grid4’s list of Central Offices in Michigan, Grid4 is able to serve more areas of Southeastern Michigan at even more affordable rates….

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Engineering Department completes first successful test of Ethernet over Copper

May 20, 2011

Last week, Grid4’s network engineering department has successfully tested the first use of Ethernet over Copper (EoC) this week. The development, which is part of the broader network evolution plan, opens the door for future services for our current and potential customers. Research for this technology has been in the planning stages for several months…

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Grid4 adds Telegration to Master Agent Portfolio

July 30, 2009

Grid4 Communications, Michigan’s largest privately-held telecommunication service provider, announced the addition of Telegration as a Master Agent. With a strong history of sales into the automotive, healthcare and financial industries, verticals will be expanded as agents broaden Grid4’s market. “Grid4 is pleased to welcome Telegration as a Master Agent,” said Matt McInally, Partner Manager for…

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Web hosting and e-mail hosting added to Grid4 Communications’ service portfolio

July 16, 2008

Grid4 Communications has added Smart e-Hosting and Smart e-Mail to its already vast portfolio of products. The products can be purchased standalone or bundled, and are offered free when bundled with select products. Smart e-Hosting and Smart e-Mail are additional provisions that will compliment current Grid4 products to complete the full telecommunications experience. Smart e-Hosting…

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The Value-Add of SIP

June 6, 2012

from channelpartnersonline.com by David Byrd The SIP School recently released its SIP Survey 2012 which summarizes the opinions and experiences of more than 400 industry professionals. It is an excellent update on the growth and importance of SIP trunks to service providers as a revenue source and to businesses as a better way to communicate. Voice over…

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Grid4 welcomes FTE Automotive to the Grid4 network

August 6, 2012

Grid4 is proud to welcome FTE Automotive, a manufacturer of hydraulic brake and clutch systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, to the Grid4 network. By recently selecting Grid4 Communications as their IP communications provider, FTE has chosen a smarter, high quality, and more reliable communication solution for their locations, while consolidating communication bills. FTE…

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Ron Rose Productions / Milagro Post trusts Grid4 for unmatched reliability & savings

July 26, 2012

Ron Rose Productions / Milagro Post, a major media studio in Southfield, recently switched their IP communication services to Grid4. With the installation of a high-bandwidth Dedicated Internet connection, Ron Rose Productions now can leverage cost-effective and reliable VoIP technology for their employees and clients that also allows for high-speed transfer of video and audio…

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Pentastar Aviation relies on Grid4 Communications for Hosted IP technology

June 29, 2012

Pentastar Aviation is keeping pace with today’s businesses with the installation of smarter, and more efficient communication services from Grid4 Communications, Inc. Upgrading to Grid4’s SmartCOMM™ Hosted IP Complete solution will enable Pentastar Aviation to achieve a much smarter and scalable communications experience, while providing significant savings. Hosted Internet Protocol (HIP) telephony is quickly replacing…

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Grid4 provides “smarter communications” for Michigan Real Estate companies

March 27, 2012

Grid4 Communications Inc., a Troy, MI based IP communications company, was an exhibitor at this year’s RealComp Expo held at the Ford Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Grid4 showcased their flagship service, SmartCOMM™ Hosted IP Complete, which is extremely beneficial to evolving mobile workforces that are found in today’s real estate industry. The growing mobile…

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Nino Salvaggio’s International Marketplace ”shops quality” and buys Grid4

September 8, 2011

“Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace was founded on 2 core principles: offer the freshest, highest quality products and deliver the best Customer Service to our guests.” With locations in Troy, St. Clair Shores, and Clinton Township, Nino Salvaggio’s is a premier marketplace, specializing in fresh produce, seafood, baked goods, pastries, fine wine, and more. They select…

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Grid4 Communications fits Emagine Entertainment’s expansion strategy in Rochester and Royal Oak

February 24, 2011

Newer and bigger screens, more comfortable seats, state-of the-art projection technology and the best operational infrastructure are all part of the expansion strategy for Emagine Entertainment, including keeping pace with next-generation business communications capabilities. Grid4 Communications, Inc. of Troy, Michigan, has installed a more advanced set of services enhancing the basic voice, Internet and data…

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Weingartz counts on Grid4 for an ”all-season” customer experience

January 28, 2011

Everything from lawn to snow is exactly what Weingartz is all about and has become a one-stop shop for all outdoor power equipment needs. Since 1945, Weingartz through its multiple state-wide locations stocks, sells and professionally maintains the largest inventory of outdoor power equipment in Michigan. Customers have trusted Weingartz for their expert advice, professional…

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Grid4 powers up mortgage firm, Automation Alley

January 3, 2011

Troy-based Grid4 Communications Inc. said last week that it had added voice, Internet and data services to the Troy-based technology trade association Automation Alley and Proctor Financial, a mortgage insurance provider also based in Troy. Proctor Financial president and CEO Paul Glantz said that using Grid4′s network will allow it to increase efficiency and lower…

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Proctor Financial, Inc. ”future-proofs” communication services

December 22, 2010

Proctor Financial, a pioneer of leader-placed mortgage insurance and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. is keeping pace with today’s business communications capabilities with the installation of a more advanced set voice, Internet and data services from Grid4 Communications, Inc. By leveraging Grid4’s network, Proctor Financial will increase efficiency and lower costs while…

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Automation Alley advances with today’s communication technology

November 24, 2010

Automation Alley is keeping pace with today’s businesses with the installation of smarter, and more efficient communication services from one of its founding members, Grid4 Communications, Inc. Upgrading to Grid4’s SmartCOMM™ Hosted IP Complete solution will enable “The Alley” to achieve a much more functional and feature rich communications experience. Hosted Internet Protocol (HIP) telephony…

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Grid4 partners with Media Genesis to create advanced marketing materials

July 17, 2009

Through their business partnership with Media Genesis, Grid4 Communications will connect with their audience in a revolutionary way. Grid4 will be displayed as a valuable business resource in a new marketing piece featuring customer testimonials. The piece will debut at the upcoming Automation Alley Summer Networking Event. The goal of this marketing piece is to…

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Grid4 adds National Coney Island to list of clients

July 31, 2008

Frankfurters, Buns, Onions, Chili and SmartCOMM™: all great ingredients for creating the perfect Coney. While the other mentioned ingredients will help improve the taste of the meal, SmartCOMM™ will serve to improve the quality of operations beyond the food aspect – operating for better ease of management. SmartCOMM™, Grid4’s flagship service, unifies voice, Internet, and…

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Metro Detroit career fairs show great potential for new employment at Grid4

February 1, 2013

Grid4 Communications, Inc. has attended two career fairs this week in search of qualified candidates for open positions within the company. The Macomb County Job Fair on January 31, brought many potential candidates with varying skill levels, where the Oakland University Winter Career Fair on January 30, showed promising opportunities for college students. “The students…

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Grid4 attending fall Career Fair at Oakland University

September 24, 2012

Grid4 Communications, Inc. will be attending the Oakland University Career Fair on September 25th to find qualified candidates for open positions across the company. “We’ve had great success in hiring students and alumni of Oakland University, and will continue to tap the talent pool at Oakland to help Grid4 create industry-leading solutions for our customers.”…

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Grid4 to Attend Career Fair at Walsh College

September 17, 2012

Grid4 Communications, Inc. will be attending the Walsh College career fair September 19th to find qualified candidates for open positions across the company. “Grid4 takes pride in recruiting from local schools to continuously develop new ideas and to keep Metro-Detroit’s talent in Michigan.” said Katie Kellersohn, Talent Coordinator at Grid4. The career fair will be…

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Grid4 continues to add jobs in August

August 23, 2012

As Grid4 continues to grow, they are creating more Michigan jobs throughout the company. They’re proud to announce that this month, three new team members have joined Grid4 in sales and sales engineering. Mark Sullivan joins Grid4 as a sales engineer after working for Pontiac/EDS as a business analyst, and as an aquarium designer and…

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Grid4 continues to add jobs in 2nd quarter

July 9, 2012

As Grid4 grows, they continue to create more Michigan jobs across the company. We’re proud to announce that in the second quarter of 2012, two new team members have joined Grid4 in network operations and IP engineering. Matt Smith comes to Grid4 with many years of telecom experience. Matt worked previously at LDMI, Talk America,…

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Grid4 continues to add jobs in 2012

April 11, 2012

As Grid4 continues to grow, they are creating more Michigan jobs across the company. They’re proud to announce that in the first quarter of 2012, seven new team members have joined Grid4 in sales, customer relations, Billing, IT and IP engineering. Kevin Kostka, Rebecca Hill, and Mike Kisil are the newest account executives on the…

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Grid4 adds more jobs in September and October

October 21, 2011

As Grid4 grows, they continue to create more Michigan jobs across the company. We’re proud to announce that in September, six new team members have joined Grid4 in sales, customer relations, field services and IP engineering. Tom Feles and Scott Newberry are the newest account executives in the SMB sales team. Tom comes from a…

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Grid4 celebrates 10 years, continues to add Michigan Jobs

August 31, 2011

As Grid4 Communications celebrates their 10th anniversary, they continue to add jobs as demand increases for their business communication services. Grid4 continues to add field service technicians, network engineers, network operations technicians, service delivery staff and sales executives to their talented and dynamic professional team. In the first half of 2011, Grid4 Communications, a Troy,…

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Grid4 adds new employees to service delivery, network operations and marketing department

April 25, 2011

As Grid4 expands, we continue to hire more people and create more Michigan jobs. Joining Grid4 this month are three new employees to service delivery, network operations and marketing. Joining Grid4 as a provisioner in the service delivery department is Carrie Ross. She has previously worked at ACN Inc. also as a provisioner and at…

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Grid4 continues to add jobs in Oakland County

March 29, 2011

Grid4 Communications, Inc. is continuing to add sales executives to their SMB & emerging business group, due to the success and demand for SmartCOMM™ Hosted IP Complete, Grid4ʼs hosted communications service. Paulina Pedrak is a resident of Saint Clair Shores and a graduate of Oakland University. Paulina was a staff member of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce…

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Grid4 hires telecommunications industry sales veteran

August 2, 2010

Grid4 Communications, Inc. Senior Director of SMB Sales, Dominic Marini, announces the hiring of veteran telecommunication sales executive Anthony Morgan. He joins the company as an SMB Account Executive with over twenty years of category experience and a successful track record of client service and product solutions application. In his new position, he will be…

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Grid4 initiates college to career internship initiative

March 3, 2009

Grid4 Communications has initiated a company wide internship program to assist college students in the transition from formal education to professional careers. The summer 2009 semester will kickoff Grid4’s job creation initiative for Michigan students and graduates. Grid4 plans to integrate interns in eight different departments, including: Customer Care, Customer Implementation, Corporate Account Sales, Graphic…

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ANX and Grid4 networks connect

November 12, 2008

Grid4 Communications and ANXeBusiness have executed an agreement for Grid4 to become a Certified Service Provider (CSP) for the ANX Network and deliver connectivity for companies wanting to connect to the world’s only multi-provider virtual private network. The ANX Network requires a high level of uptime for the transmission of mission- critical data, such as…

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Grid4 launches new website designed for a user-friendly experience

March 15, 2013

Grid4 Communications invites you to discover its newly designed website, intended to captivate visitors with its vibrant colors and fresh graphics. The improved navigation and structure provides customers, partners and employees a smarter web experience. Implementing a new look to Grid4’s print material, interior space and service vehicles, the website’s new design is the next…

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Grid4 volunteers time and services to the Michigan Humane Society telethon

February 19, 2013

Grid4 Communications spread the love this Valentine’s Day by donating time and services to the 17th annual Michigan Humane Society telethon. The Michigan Humane Society telethon aired February 14, on Channel 7 WXYZ. Grid4 donated phone services, while eleven Grid4 employees spent their morning at the Channel 7 studios answering phones and taking donations. Among…

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Show some love this Valentine’s Day for the Michigan Humane Society

February 13, 2013

Join Grid4 this Thursday, February 14, as they volunteer time and services to the Michigan Humane Society’s 2013 Telethon. The telethon will air on WXYZ Channel 7 from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Hosted by WXYZ Anchor Alicia Smith, the Telethon will feature animals whose lives have been transformed by the MHS. This is the…

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Join Grid4 in supporting the 2012 Michigan Humane Society Valentine’s Day telethon

February 8, 2012

Join us on Thursday, February 9 as Grid4 Communications supports the Michigan Humane Society’s 2012 Valentine’s telethon, airing on WXYZ Channel 7. Hosted by WXYZ Anchor Alicia Smith, the Telethon will air during commercial breaks throughout the day, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. This is the second consecutive year that Grid4 has donated all…

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Grid4 sponsors 2012 Motor City Open

January 25, 2012

(Photo courtesy of Birmingham Athletic Club) Grid4 Communications Inc., a Troy, Michigan IP communications company, is a gold-level sponsor for the 2012 Motor City Open, an International squash competition held annually at the Birmingham Athletic Club. The World Professional Squash Association designated the 2012 MCO an International 50 tournament, making it one of the most…

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Grid4 Communications celebrates 10 years of success

September 13, 2011

As you read this, Grid4 Communications begins its 11th year. Today we take a moment to step back and view the events that have become part of our history as we look forward to our next decade of success. Grid4 Communications began September 10, 2001. Only a day later, one of the most horrific tragedies…

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Grid4 launches new website in celebration of 10th anniversary

June 23, 2011

Grid4 Communications, a leading IP telecommunication service provider headquartered in Troy, MI, launched a new website this week in celebration of their 10th anniversary. The new site welcomes visitors with a vibrant and colorful, yet sophisticated new image for Grid4. Everything from accessibility and structure to graphics and content have been re-worked to provide customers,…

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Development of Grid4’s new website begins with anticipated launch date for the middle of June

May 7, 2011

After several weeks of research and planning, Grid4’s in-house marketing team has begun the redesign and development and of a new corporate website. The site is expected to launch in the beginning to middle of June and will include many new features and functions. Some of the main goals behind the redesign are to give…

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Grid4 donates services and volunteers at 15th annual Michigan Humane Society telethon

February 11, 2011

In its 15th year, the Michigan Humane Society telethon raised generous support and awareness across the Metro Detroit community through donations and the help of volunteers. The telethon, held on Thursday Feb. 10, is expected to see a 25% increase in donations over last year, which will save well over 2,400 animals lives. The MHS…

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Grid4 hosts Telegration in effort to expand services

January 10, 2011

Grid4 Communications, Inc. hosted a comprehensive training session for the sales agents and executive management of Telegration, Inc. on Monday, January 8, 2011 for the purpose of advancing the service offerings from Telegration, one of Michigan’s fastest growing telephony providers in the Great Lakes Region.  Over 20 executives gathered in the newly expanded Grid4 Training…

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Automation Alley names Grid4 Communications Technology Company of the Year

September 27, 2009

In classic entrepreneurial fashion, Grid4 Communications Inc. started in President and CEO Chris Hopkins’ basement. When Hopkins started the company in 2001, along with five colleagues that included brothers Marc and Michael, their office furniture was simple: garage sale chairs and tables from Costco. But their goal was ambitious: delivering cutting-edge telecommunications technology at prices…

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Grid4 Summer BBQ ignites networking at Automation Alley event

August 9, 2009

Grid4 Communications hosted the Automation Alley Summer Networking Event at its headquarters in Troy on Thursday, July 23rd. This seasonal networking event joined together the members of Automation Alley to discuss business opportunities with one another to promote Michigan Business. The ‘Summer BBQ’ themed event had a fantastic turn-out, resulting in record attendance for a…

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Grid4 to host Automation Alley networking event

July 8, 2009

Grid4 Communications is gearing up to host the Automation Alley Summer Networking Event at their Corporate Headquarters in Troy on Thursday, July 23, 2009. This ‘Summer BBQ’ themed event will start at 5:30 P.M. and will conclude at 8:00 P.M. Ken Rogers, Executive Director of Automation Alley and Chris Hopkins, CEO of Grid4 Communications will…

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Ahoy! Grid4 delivers ”Treasure Map” of success to partners

March 13, 2009

Grid4 and their Channel Sales Partners gathered last week and celebrated their 2008 successes with a pirate themed event and marked the X’s on the 2009 treasure map. Grid4 hosted their second annual Channel Sales Partners event, “Grid4 Partners of the Sea” at their headquarters in Troy on Thursday, March 26, 2009. Matt McInally, Director…

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Grid4’s CEO road maps cost saving solutions for SMB’s and Future 500’s

January 2, 2009

Grid4 Communications President and CEO, Chris Hopkins, will offer an action-provoking commentary to the Troy Rotary Club on how to “Future-proof your telecommunications.” Hopkins will showcase several cost savings aspects of business communication solutions at a meeting that will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 12:15 p.m. at the Bank of America headquarters in…

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Grid4 featured in Automation Alley’s publication, Xology

October 13, 2008

CEO and President of Grid4 Communications, Chris Hopkins, discusses with readers how to “Future-proof your telecommunications,” in the Fall 2008 publication of Automation Alley’s Xology Magazine. Xology illustrates technology industries shaping Southeast Michigan’s economy and includes Grid4 Communications within department telecom X. Internet Protocol is the language of the future and “the migration to IP…

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Grid4 Communications looks to double telecom biz

October 2, 2008

The five people who started Grid4 Communications began the telecommunications service provider with the same idea many entrepreneurs begin with. “It just didn’t look overwhelming,” says Chris Hopkins, president and CEO of Grid4 Communications. “We thought we could do it better.” And with that realization, the quintet started the Troy-based business seven years ago. Today…

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Grid4 honored with Emerging Sectors Award

August 11, 2008

Grid4 Communications, telecommunications service provider based in Troy, Mich., has been named a recipient of an award congratulating companies involved in Oakland County’s Emerging Sectors reaching the $1 Billion mark in investment. Grid4 Communications was presented the award on May 22, 2008 for demonstrating growth and generating an optimistic outlook for the future Michigan economy….

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Grid4 partners with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel; raises $20k for local hospital

July 16, 2012

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel, Inc., one of Michigan’s leading residential and luxury home real estate sales and management companies, hosted its 3rd annual charity golf outing on June 11, raising $20,000 for the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland neo-natal intensive care unit in Pontiac. The event was held at St. John’s Golf Club in Plymouth and…

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Grid4 supports Grace Centers of Hope, adopts a family for the holidays

December 21, 2011

The staff of Grid4 Communications Inc., an IP communication solutions company in Troy, MI, extended a generous helping hand to less fortunate members of Metro-Detroit this week with their holiday charity donations. Grid4’s customer care department conducted their annual needs drive benefiting the Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac, Michigan. Gift cards, clothing, non-perishable food,…

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Webinars and training sessions part of Grid4’s customer outreach plan for 2011

March 11, 2011

As part of Grid4’s 2011 customer outreach goals, we will begin hosting webinar training sessions for our SmartCOMM™ Hosted IP Complete users. This initiative, Operation LOVE IT! has featured two webinars so far, hosted by Grid4 Project Manager, Shannon Leehr. The first, held in January, covered the Administrative CommPortal topics of lines, phones, MADNs, MLHGs,…

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Grid4 supports Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel charities

June 28, 2010

Coldwell Banker Weir Manual, Inc., one of Michigan’s leading residential and luxury home real estate sales and management companies, hosted their annual Charity Golf Tournament on June 23, 2010, at the St. John Golf Club in Plymouth, Michigan. Participating at this year’s event as an Event Sponsor was the executive team from Grid4 Communications, Inc.,…

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Grid4 supports Special Olympics of Michigan

June 16, 2010

Real Estate One, Inc. one of Michigan’s largest residential real estate sales and management companies hosted their annual Charitable Foundation golf outing on June 15, 2010, at Northville Hills Golf Club in Northville, Michigan. Participating as this year’s Presenting Sponsor was the executive team from Grid4 Communications, Inc., Matt McInally, Michael Hopkins, Michael Pascaretti and…

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Grid4 supports Special Olympics of Michigan

June 26, 2009

Grid4 Communications was one of the top sponsors at Real Estate One 5th Annual Screen Door Open ‘fore’ Special Olympics Michigan this month. The golf outing is Real Estate One Charitable Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser and the net proceeds go directly to Special Olympics Michigan. “On behalf of the Real Estate One Charitable Foundation and…

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New grid4.com is portal to customer benefits

September 10, 2008

Grid4 Communications, telecommunications provider based in Troy, Mich., has a new website strategically aligned to benefit customers. The new Grid4.com is a customer-centric portal to further accelerate the ease of being a current or potential Grid4 customer. The new website offers simplicity, convenience, and new features such as “Live Help”, online bill viewing and payment,…

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