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November 8, 2013

Cogentes receives Bicycle Friendly Business designation

MILLEDGEVILLE — Cogentes, an information technology services and solutions partner, just earned Milledgeville's first Bicycle Friendly Business status from the League of American Bicyclists.

The news traveled from Washington, D.C. Thursday.

“Bicycles are helping to drive economic development across the country, and they’re creating a more energized, alert and productive workforce for the companies that have embraced bicycling,” the press release said. “The League of American Bicyclists recognized Cogentes with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award [Thursday] for leading America toward a more sustainable future.”

With the announcement of 91 new BFBs in 29 states and Washington, D.C., Cogentes joins a visionary group of more than 600 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that is transforming the American workplace. 

“Businesses like Cogentes are leading the way to a healthier and more sustainable future,” said Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists. “While helping boost the economy in their communities, Bicycle Friendly Businesses are also investing in a happier and more productive workforce.”

Cogentes encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as designated bike rooms and showers, and incentives such as their “Team Cogentes” jerseys to participating employees.   

“Bicycling as an alternative form of transportation offers something positive for businesses that want to relocate here,” Cogentes President Tom Glover said. “We’re thrilled about receiving this designation and encourage other businesses to look at the BFB program. It’s not only about green practices; it’s also about health and fitness awareness.”

The company officially moved into new digs at Central State Hospital’s Jones 286 Building at summer’s end. The convenient and large space was key in the bike status.

“It was a pretty big part of our application because the proximity to downtown made it a lot easier for commuters. We are talking to college students about doing internships with us,” he said. “To be able to dedicate a room to bike storage and have multiple baths and showers played a huge role.”

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