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ViaWest COO Nominated for ATHENA Award

Award Honors Denver Woman Who Best Exemplifies Exceptional Professional Achievement (April 10, 2012)

DENVER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/10/12 -- ViaWest, one of the largest privately-held data center, cloud computing and managed services providers in North America, announces that Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder Nancy Phillips has been nominated for the ATHENA Award. Hosted by Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, the ATHENA Award honors the Denver woman who best exemplifies exceptional professional achievement, devotion to community service and generosity in actively assisting other women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

Finalists are chosen from nominations that are submitted by the Colorado business community. From the group of finalists, a panel of business and community leaders will select the award recipient. The award gala will take place from 5:30pm - 9pm April 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

Fully entrenched in the community, Ms. Phillips is dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders throughout the Colorado region. She holds board positions on the Colorado Technology Association, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Startup Colorado. Nancy's contributions to the industry and community have been recognized through a variety of accolades. These awards include: Colorado Technology Association's "Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement Award," Denver Business Journal's "Outstanding Woman in Business" in the high-tech category, Denver Business Journal's "Outstanding Women in Business Jean Yancey Award," and recognition by the Denver Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

"It is a privilege to be selected as a finalist for the ATHENA Award," states Nancy Phillips, ViaWest Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder. "ViaWest is committed to promoting initiatives which develop the Colorado technology community and Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce is an organization which shares in these same values. I am pleased to be among a list of truly admirable business women in our community."

For additional information on Phillips and other ViaWest executives, please visit our website at

About the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce
Since its creation in 1988, The Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) has played a significant role in growing business in Colorado. With the mission of creating an environment and the resources conducive to our members' business success, the CWCC is the premier organization that provides opportunities and visibility for women in business through relationship development, education, mentorship, partnership and alliances. CWCC provides many opportunities to become more involved and build relationships. Events include: monthly luncheons (Downtown, DTC and a North Luncheon), business after-hours, business expos, workshops and a procurement series. There are seven leads groups as well as numerous committees available to members to build alliances, help launch successful events, expand their network and demonstrate their talents and commitment to others. For more information on the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, call 303-458-0220, e-mail or visit

About ViaWest
ViaWest is one of the largest privately held data center service providers in North America. They provide colocation, complex hosting, cloud and managed services to businesses of all sizes nationwide. ViaWest owns and operates 22 enterprise-class data center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada, delivering high-quality, flexible solutions designed to support customers' unique business needs. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit or call 1-877-448-9378.

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