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Qwest resumes giving, donates more than $6M last year
By Beth Potter
The Denver Business Journal
Friday, March 2, 2007

Charitable giving is "in the company's DNA," as the right thing to do, Qwest Communications International CEO Richard Notebaert is fond of saying.

But such giving also is arguably part of Qwest's and Notebaert's charm offensive in the community in the last few years.  Marketing experts say the telephone company has been successful in distancing itself from former company chief Joe Nacchio, who faces 42 counts of illegal insider trading for $100.8 million in stock sales he made in 2001.  Nacchio has pleaded not guilty, and is slated to go to trial March 19.