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CEO Chris Chase Named to SMB Top 150

ONEONTA, NEW YORK, May 5, 2013 –Chris Chase, CEO and Founder of Directive, received the prestigious SMB Nation Top 150 award at the SMB Nation Spring Summit. Held at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington, SMB Nation 150 List recognizes individuals who are highly influential and respected among their peers in the technology industry. This is the third consecutive year that Chris received this honor. Having been recognized in the ‘Expert’ category, Chris was selected by a panel of his peers for his expertise and achievements in regards to IT and the Managed Services Community. Chris is also involved in a variety of industry related peer/user groups, including SMB Nation, HTG, and ConnectWise. To keep up with the latest technology and procedures, he attends trade shows, learning academies and success summits across the country. In addition to the professional recognition, Chris was awarded a Blackberry X10 as a gift from the Small and Medium Business community. “I am honored to be recognized by the SMB community that I am a part of,” said Chris Chase, CEO of Directive. “It’s always an honor to be recognized but to be recognized by those who are your peers is truly an accomplishment. It's really recognition for our entire team, they rock.”

About SMB Nation
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About Directive & JoomConnect
Directive is a Managed Services Provider & Web Development Company based in Oneonta, NY. Services include proactively managed IT support, cloud computing, website hosting and design, graphic design, VoIP, marketing integration, and social media services. Directive is also the home of the dynamic website marketing automation tool JoomConnect. JoomConnect extends ConnectWise to your website through user synchronization, marketing automation, and the integration of MSP client portals which delivers to the user a single unified login. For more information about Directive or JoomConnect visit us at directive.com | joomconnect.com or call us at 607.433.2200.