Connectria Receives the 2004 Greater St. Louis Top 50 Award from the St. Louis RCGA and Deloitte & Touche

ST. LOUIS, MO (November 1, 2004) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it has been selected as a recipient of the 2004 Greater St. Louis Top 50 Award. The Top 50 program recognizes companies in the region who are active participants in the community and reflect the positive aspects of doing business in the Greater St. Louis region.

"We are pleased and humbled to be named as one of St. Louis' Top 50 companies," said Rich Waidmann, founder, President and CEO of Connectria. Connectria provides information technology outsourcing services from its world-class data centers and 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC) in St. Louis. Connectria's services help large and midsized companies become more efficient and more profitable. Connectria has helped more than 50 companies in St. Louis reduce IT costs and reinvest their savings to expand their businesses in St. Louis.

In addition, more than 60% of Connectria's customers come from outside of St. Louis. Each time Connectria adds a new customer, Connectria brings high-paying IT services work and new jobs to St. Louis. "We are pleased that the RCGA and Deloitte & Touche have recognized Connectria for helping St. Louis companies grow their businesses, as well as for establishing St. Louis as an exceptional place from which to deliver advanced technology services to companies worldwide," Waidmann added.

Being centrally located in St. Louis has helped Connectria connect to other parts of the country inexpensively, and also provides geographic separation for the East and West Coasts, which many companies want for disaster preparedness. Besides its advanced technologies and capabilities, Connectria believes its Midwestern work ethic and "No Jerks Allowed" company philosophy are major reasons why customers worldwide choose Connectria.

About St. Louis RCGA
The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) is the chamber of commerce and economic development organization for the bi-state St. Louis region. Formed in 1973, RCGA is the result of the merger of three separate organizations: the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis, the St. Louis Regional Industrial Development Corporation, and the St. Louis Research Council. The Mission of the St. Louis RCGA is to unite the region's business community, and to engage dynamic business and civic leadership to develop and sustain a world-class economy and community.For more information, please visit St. Louis RCGA's web site at

About Deloitte & Touche
Deloitte & Touche, one of the nation's leading professional services firms, provides assurance and advisory, tax, and management consulting services through nearly 30,000 people in more than 80 U.S. cities. The firm is dedicated to helping its clients and its people excel. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, Deloitte & Touche has been recognized as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For in America" by Fortune magazine for six consecutive years. Deloitte & Touche refers to Deloitte & Touche LLP and related entities. Deloitte & Touche is the US national practice of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is a Swiss Verein, and each of its national practices is a separate and independent legal entity. For more information, please visit Deloitte & Touche's web site at

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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