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13th Annual American Business Awards Issues Call for Entries

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 @ 09:19 AM

   Business Awards to Honor Best Organizations, Individuals, and Teams in the U.S.A.

The Stevie® Awards today issued the call for entries for The 13th Annual American Business Awards, the premier business awards competition in the U.S.A, which last year attracted more than 3,000 nominations from organizations nationwide.

ABA-newsletter-1All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The entry deadline is March 25 and late entries will be accepted through April 22 with payment of a late fee. The 2015 awards will honor achievements since the beginning of 2014. Entry details are available at

Stevie Award winners will be selected through two stages of judging by more than 200 professionals worldwide. Finalists will be announced in mid-May, and the awards presented at two gala events: on June 22 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, and on September 11 at San Francisco’s Julia Morgan Ballroom. Stevie Awards will be conferred at three levels of distinction: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Several Grand Stevie Awards also will be conferred as best-of-competition prizes. Stevie Award trophies are among the world's most coveted prizes.

The American Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Categories include:

There are many new categories in the ABAs this year, including Woman of the Year (in the Management categories), Branded Content Campaign of the Year (in the Marketing categories), and Best Business Book (in the Publication categories).   There are also several new Company/Organization categories that don’t require entry fees, including five Startup of the Year categories and Energy Industry Innovation of the Year, a category that will recognize singular innovations in energy-related technology, production, conservation, storage or delivery.

The New Product & Service categories have been greatly expanded for 2015, with entirely new sets of categories to recognize Content- and Education-related products and services.

Every new product or service nominated in The 2015 American Business Awards will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products a worldwide public vote Voting will open to the general public in July, and the winners will be honored at The American Business Awards' new product & technology awards banquet in San Francisco on September 11.

Top Stevie winners last year included Accenture, AMD, Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance, AT&T, BDS Marketing, CapitalOne ShareBuilder, Engility, Home Instead Senior Care, Makovsky, MedTech College, MWW, NASCAR, Pacific Life, Quality Systems, Renters Warehouse, SCRA, Slack and Company, and Univision Communications. 2014 results are summarized at

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