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10 Reasons to Enter The American Business Awards

  
  
  
  
  
  

The final entry deadline for The 2014 (12th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., is this Wednesday, April 23.  Complete details on the ABAs are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Stevie AwardMaybe you haven't entered yet, and you're swamped this week, or you're not sure of the benefits of participating, or haven't yet made the case to your boss or your colleagues about why you should make the investment in time and money to submit nominations to the ABAs.

Here are 10 great reasons why your organization should enter The American Business Awards.

1. Entering the ABAs is a cost-effective way to thank and honor your valued employees and to build or burnish your brand.

2. The entry process itself is valuable.  You'll research and write succinct, compelling stories of achievement within your organization that you can use in other ways.

3. Small companies have just as much chance to win a Stevie as big companies do.  Every year, household-name companies such as Apple, Delta Faucet, and Ford Motor Company are joined in the winners' circle by small and medium-size organizations that are still building their brands.

4. There are scores of categories covering every aspect of business, from management and finance, to marketing and public relations, to product development, customer service, and human resources.

5. If you’re a marketing consultancy or media production company, your work will be reviewed and honored by potential clients, not just your competitors, and there are many categories for web sites and apps, marketing campaigns, video productions, and other media.

6. Many of the world's top business leaders will review your nominations during the judging process.

7. If you win a Gold Stevie Award you’ll get to make a 30-second acceptance speech…before an audience of hundreds of executives from across the country…during a nationally-broadcast awards dinner…that will also be streamed worldwide over the Internet.

8. The Stevie Award is one of the world's most impressive trophies - it will wow clients, partners, colleagues and staff.

9. We'll promote your win across our web site and media.  We get more than 70,000 visitors to our site everything month, have more than 24,000 weekly email newsletter subscribers, and many thousands of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter followers.

10. As an honoree you'll get a range of free tools that you can use to promote your award.

Need more reasons?  Need help choosing categories?  Contact us.

We won't officially extend the entry deadline, but if you need a few extra days to submit your entries you may have them, but you must request a brief extension in writing.

Video: How to Enter The American Business Awards

  
  
  
  
  
  

We've just published a 5-minute video about how to enter the U.S.A.’s top business awards program, The American Business Awards.

WATCH IT NOW

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Our brief video covers all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to the ABAs.

All individuals and organizations within the U.S.A. -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the ABAs. The American Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Our business award categories include: annual report awards, app awards, company/organization awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, information technology awards, management awards, marketing awards, new product awards, public relations awards, support awards, and website awards, among others. See all corporate awards categories.

The entry deadline for the 12th edition of The American Business Awards is March 26. Late entries will be accepted through April 23 with payments of a late fee.  Nominations should cite achievements since January 1 2013. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site and app entries - it does not matter when they were first published.

Get your entry kit for the ABAs – it contains everything you’ll need to know about how to prepare and submit entries.

Questions about how to select categories or submit entries?  Contact us at help@stevieawards.com, +1 703-547-8389.

 

Stevie Awards Sponsorship Opportunities for 2014 Are Published

  
  
  
  
  
  
The Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards programs, have just published a brochure about our 2014 sponsorship opportunities.

READ THE BROCHURE HERE

Sponsorship Prospectus 2014The brochure outlines the opportunities associated with our six awards programs in 2014, including two new programs - the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the forthcoming German Stevie Awards.

Among the benefits that are available through Stevie Awards sponsorships are:

• The ability to submit an unlimited number of entries to the sponsored program without having to pay entry fees. This benefit can be extended to sponsors’ clients as well

• The right to name and confer one or more honorary Stevie Awards upon your customers

• A full-page ad in the official program of the event

• Up to 100,000 banner ad impressions on the sponsored program’s web site and in the weekly Stevie Awards Update e-newsletter

• Tickets for the sponsored awards banquet

• At least 10 minutes of stage time to present awards at the sponsored event

• Logo identification in all photographs and video clips of the sponsored event

• Hospitality and display privileges, before, during, and/or after the sponsored event

• Editorial coverage, in the form of an interview or profile, in the Stevie Awards blog and e-newsletter

We welcome the opportunity to customize sponsorship benefits to suit your needs.  Contact Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher for details.

LifeLock Wins Grand Stevie® For Organization of the Year in 11th Annual American Business Awards

  
  
  
  
  
  

The Stevie® Awards held one of its awards galas for its 11th annual American Business Awards competition last night, and announced the winners of its first-ever Grand Stevie Award trophies.

Grand Stevie AwardLifeLock received the Grand Stevie for organization of the year, for earning the most award points in The 2013 American Business Awards. Other top ABA Grand Stevie winners include Makovsky for interactive services agency of the year, Slack and Company for marketing agency of the year, and MWW for public relations agency of the year.

The Grand Stevie Awards were presented to the organizations that submitted the best body of entries to The American Business Awards this year, in their own name or in the names of one or more clients. The organizations with the most points won, with a Gold Stevie Award win counting for three points, a Silver Stevie win for two points, and a Bronze Stevie win for 1.5 points.

Besides LifeLock, Makovsky, MWW and Slack and Company, Grand Stevies were also awarded to the ten other organizations with the most points in the 2013 competition. They are:

10th place: EMKAY Inc.
9th place: Actiontec Electronics
8th place: VerticalResponse
7th place: CallidusCloud
6th place: USANA Health Sciences
5th place: Cisco Systems, Inc.
4th place: Accenture
3rd place: AT&T Inc.
2nd place: DRC    
1st place: Quality Systems, Inc.    

Last night’s gala, focused on new product awards, website awards, and other tech awards, was the second of two American Business Awards ceremonies this year. The first ceremony took place in Chicago on June 17 and honored winners in disciplines such as customer service, human resources, corporate communications, live events, publications, and selected categories for company/organization, management and marketing.

The American Business Awards honor an all-inclusive spectrum of American business people and organizations -- from non-profits, emerging start-ups, major public companies and government agencies, to corner-office executives, product developers, marketers and web development teams.

More than 250 executives attended last night’s awards banquet at San Francisco’s Julia Morgan Ballroom. Stevie Awards were conferred in three levels of distinction: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

For a complete list of all 2013 American Business Awards’ Stevie Award winners visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

More than 3,200 entries were submitted to The 2012 American Business Awards and more than 320 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

Entries for The 2014 American Business Awards will be accepted starting in October.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut later this month. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com and follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.

American Business Awards Announce Winners in New Product & Technology Categories

  
  
  
  
  
  

The 11th Annual American Business Awards announced Stevie® Award winners last night at its event focused on outstanding new products and services and on achievements in technology industries.

ABA13 SFLast night’s gala was the second of two American Business Awards ceremonies this year. The first ceremony took place in Chicago on June 17 and honored winners in disciplines such as customer service, human resources, corporate communications, live events, publications, and selected categories for company/organization, management and marketing. Winners in all new product and technology-related categories were announced at the event in San Francisco last night.

The American Business Awards honor an all-inclusive spectrum of American business people and organizations -- from non-profits, emerging start-ups, major public companies and government agencies, to corner-office executives, product developers, marketers and web development teams.

More than 250 executives attended last night’s awards banquet at San Francisco’s Julia Morgan Ballroom. Stevie Awards were conferred in three levels of distinction: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Also announced last night were the first-ever Grand Stevie Award winners. The Grand Stevies were awarded to the organizations who received the most awards overall – Gold, Silver or Bronze – in the ABAs this year. LifeLock was presented with the Grand Stevie for Organization of the Year. The winners of the other Grand Stevie Awards will be named in a followup press release today.

AT&T, Inc., Dropbox and Marvell were the top winners of Gold Stevie Awards last night with three each. Winners of two Gold Stevies include Actiontec Electronics, Brainshark, Inc., DRC, ExtraHop Networks, LexisNexis, Web Advanced, Wilshire Axon, and ZehnerGroup.

Notable Gold Stevie Award Winners announced last night include:

­    New Product or Service of the Year - Consumer Services: Bitcasa’s Infinite Drive
­    Best Hospitality & Leisure Website: Carbone Smolan Agency for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group website
­    Information Technology Team of the Year: The Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services Team
­    New Product or Service of the Year - Hardware - Peripheral: Hewlett-Packard’s HP Officejet Pro X576dw
­    Best Marketing App: John Hancock Funds iDiversify
­    Executive of the Year - Computer Software - Up to 500 Employees: Phil Fernandez, president and CEO of Marketo
­    Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees: ExtraHop Networks
­    Tech Innovation of the Year: AT&T’s Application Resource Optimizer (ARO)

For a complete list of The 2013 American Business Awards winners announced last night visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, which were determined by more than 20,000 votes in July and August, were announced in August and presented their crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards last night.

More than 3,200 entries were submitted to The 2012 American Business Awards and more than 320 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

Entries for The 2014 American Business Awards will be accepted starting in October.

About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut later this month. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com and follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.

Who's Coming to The American Business Awards Next Monday?

  
  
  
  
  
  

Next Monday, September 16 we'll stage the second of two 2013 American Business Awards banquets.  The setting will be the gorgeous Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco's historic Merchants Exchange Building.  The occasion will be the announcement of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award winners in the new product awards, website awards, app awards, IT awards, and other technology-related categories in the ABAs, the U.S.A.'s top honors for achievement in the workplace.

Julia Morgan BallroomWe'll also announce the first-ever winners of Grand Stevie Awards, which will go to the winners of the Best of the ABA Awards.

The event will sell out - only 30 tickets remain.  Get your tickets for next Monday's American Business Awards event before they sell out - login to your entry-submission account now!

The 11th annual ABAs attracted more than 3,200 entries from organizations across the U.S.A.  Close to 300 executives nationwide participated in the judging process.  The first part of the 2013 ABA awards presentations took place in Chicago in June.

So who's coming to next Monday's shindig?  Here's the list of confirmed attendees thus far.

Actiontec Electronics Sunnyvale CA
Acxiom Little Rock AR
Adaptive Planning Mountain View CA
Aggregate Knowledge San Mateo CA
Agiliance Sunnyvale CA
Allen Interactions, Inc.  Mendota Heights MN
ARI Mount Laurel NJ
Arkadin Atlanta GA
Articulate New York NY
Assurant  Inc.  New York NY
Avion Pharmaceuticals  Alpharetta GA
Bitcasa  Mountain View CA
Bloomfire Austin TX
BOXLIGHT Belfair WA
Brainshark Inc. Waltham MA
bytes of knowledge Nashville TN
California Insurance Guarantee Association Glendale CA
Cbeyond Atlanta GA
CD2 Learning Overland Park KS
Cigna Hartford CT
Cisco San Jose CA
Citrix Goleta CA
Citrix GoToAssist Santa Barbara CA
CloudAccess Los Angeles CA
Code 42 Software  Minneapolis  MN
Constant Contact  Waltham  MA
Coveo  Quebec Canada
Coverhound  San Francisco CA
Creative Enterprise Solutions LLC  Scottsdale  AZ
Crocs Inc. Niwot CO
Cvent Inc. McLean VA
Decision Lens Arlington VA
Definition 6 San Francisco CA
DRC Reston VA
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority United Arab Emirates
Dynisco Instruments  Plastics Division  Franklin  MA
EffectiveUI  Denver  CO
EMD Millipore  Billerica  MA
EMKAY Inc. Itasca IL
Enterasys Networks Salem NH
Experian Consumer Services   Costa Mesa CA
ExtraHop Networks Seattle WA
Fieldglass  Chicago  IL
FINE Design Group San Francisco CA
Graco Inc. Minneapolis MN
Hewlett-Packard  Palo Alto CA
Internap  Atlanta  GA
IQNavigator Centennial CO
JobApp Plus Denver CO
LawRoom Walnut Creek CA
LifeLock  Tempe AZ
LifeSize Communications Austin TX
Makovsky New York NY
MarketLive Inc.  Petaluma CA
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Santa Clara CA
MicroStrategy Inc. Tysons Corner VA
Morrison & Foerster LLP  New York  NY
NetScout Systems, Inc.  Westford, MA
Newlight Technologies LLC Irvine CA
NexTraq, Atlanta, GA
Omnitracs San Diego CA
OnFulfillment  Newark  CA
OpenQ Charlottesville VA
Orbis Technologis, Inc.  Annapolis MD
Overture Networks  Morrisville  NC
PAR Springer-Miller Stowe VT
Paycor  Cincinnati  OH
PerspecSys McLean VA
Pontoon Jacksonville FL
QLess  Inc.  Altadena  CA
Quality Systems, Inc. Irvine CA
Reliv International  St. Louis  MO
RIVS.com  Chicago IL
Roth Staffing Companies  L.P.  Orange  CA
Saba Software Redwood Shores CA
SCRA Charleston SC
SecureAuth Corporation Irvine CA
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. Malvern PA
Silicon Image Sunnyvale CA
Sita Corp  Franklin Township NJ
Siteworx LLC Reston VA
SoftPro Raleigh NC
SolidFire  Inc.  Boulder  CO
Stage 2 Networks New York NY
Stoneware, Inc. Carmel IN
Strategic Mobility Group Schaumburg IL
Syntellia San Francisco CA
SYSPRO Costa Mesa CA
Tangent Medical  Ann Arbor  MI
Tanis Communications  Inc.  San Jose  CA
TechLeads Online  Redwood City  CA
Telstra Global New York NY
Teradata Corporation  Dayton OH
The International Association of Privacy Professionals Portsmouth NH
Trace One  Boston  MA
Travelport GDS  Atlanta  GA
Travelzoo  New York  NY
TRWD Fort Worth TX
UBM DeusM  New York  NY
Ultra Logistics/UltraShipTMS  Fair Lawn  NJ
UnitedHealthcare  Minnetonka MN
uTest Inc. Southborough MA
VerticalResponse San Francisco CA
ViridiSTOR  Tustin  CA
We Card Program Arlington VA
Webs a subsidiary of Vistaprint Lexington MA
Wheels Inc.  Des Plaines  IL
Workday  Pleasanton CA

Download the Chronicle of the ABA's New Product Awards and Web Awards

  
  
  
  
  
  

On Monday, September 16, the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements in The 2013 American Business Awards' new product awards and tech-related categories will be announced during ceremonies at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.

ABA13SFProgramCoverNow you can download a PDF of the program that will be distributed to attendees that evening. Get it here.

The program is a complete chronicle of the awards, with a list of all of the judges in all of the categories and all of the Finalists who on the 16th will be named Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie winners.

The program lists all 2013 ABA Finalists in the following category groups:

* New product awards
* Website awards
* App awards
* IT awards
* Management, company, and marketing awards in tech-related industries

The program illustrates that The American Business Awards - and Stevie Awards programs in general - have more judges than any other business awards program in the world.  All of the judges are professionals with real-world business and management experience.  The program also demonstrates that The American Business Awards, now in their 11th year, receive more, and a greater variety, of entries than any other business awards program.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners in all other ABA categories were announced in Chicago on June 17.

Look for the announcement here on Tuesday, September 17 of the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.

And look for the call for entries for the 2014 ABAs in early October!  Join the mailing list now so that you receive the entry kit as soon as it's available.

Last Day to Vote for Your Favorite New Products of the Year

  
  
  
  
  
  

People's Choice Stevie AwardsToday, Friday, August 9, is the last day to vote in the 5th edition of the People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products, as part of The American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program.

Voting is open at http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com and will conclude at 11:59PM ET tonight.

This is a nationwide vote in which the general public will get to choose one favorite product in more than 30 categories including:

  • Favorite Cloud App/Service
  • Favorite Consumer Product
  • Favorite Hardware
  • Favorite Telecommunications Service

All new products and services that were nominated in the new product awards categories of The 2013 American Business Awards are automatically included in people’s choice voting. Organizations will have the opportunity to win two awards: a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award, as determined by professionals in the ABAs’ peer-review judging, and a crystal People's Choice Stevie Award, as determined by the public vote.

Winners of the crystal People's Choice Stevie Awards will be announced at The American Business Awards' new product and tech awards banquet at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on September 16.

Past winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products include Apple, Boost Mobile, Dow Jones, and Samsung.

One Week Left to Vote for Your Favorite New Products of the Year

  
  
  
  
  
  

Favorite New Products of the Year

August 9 is the last day to vote in the 5th edition of the People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products, as part of The American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program.

If you haven't yet voted, you can vote now: http://PeoplesChoice.StevieAwards.com.

This is a nationwide vote in which the general public will get to choose one favorite product in more than 30 categories including:

  • Favorite Cloud App/Service
  • Favorite Consumer Product
  • Favorite Hardware
  • Favorite Telecommunications Service

All new products and services that were nominated in the new product awards categories of The 2013 American Business Awards are automatically included in people’s choice voting. Organizations will have the opportunity to win two awards: a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award, as determined by professionals in the ABAs’ peer-review judging, and a crystal People's Choice Stevie Award, as determined by the public vote.

Winners of the crystal People's Choice Stevie Awards will be announced at The American Business Awards' new product and tech awards banquet at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on September 16.

Past winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products include Apple, Boost Mobile, Dow Jones, and Samsung.

Watch Video of The 2013 American Business Awards June 17th Gala

  
  
  
  
  
  

We are pleased to share that video clips from the first of two award galas celebrating The 2013 (11th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the USA, are now available to view on YouTube. (The second gala honoring the tech awards categories will be held on Monday, September 16 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Click here to order tickets.)

Watch the June 17th American Business Awards presentations here.

450 entrepreneurs, executives, and their guests from around the country attended the first of two 2013 American Business Awards Banquets on Monday, June 17th at the at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Categories celebrated at the June 17th ceremony included PR awards, live event awards, annual report awards, video awards, customer service awards, HR awards, support awards, and selected categories for company/organization awards, management awards and marketing awards.

Our American Business Awards video clips from June 17th showcase business award acceptance speeches made by individuals and organizations from around the country, including:

Charles Werhane of Enterprise Community Investment, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year - Real Estate
Charles graciously accepts the award and thanks his team for allowing him to receive the award.

College Works Painting, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Company of the Year - Materials & Construction
Taylor Duncan's accepts the award on behalf of College Works Painting and thanks his colleagues and partners

Constant Contact, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Human Resources Department of the Year
Christine Osborne gratefully accepts the award and highlights the important of her fellow colleagues.

National Football League, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year
Gracefully accepting their award, the NFL thanks the ABAs and highlights the benefits of their youth, health, and fitness campaign.

Visionista, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Awardsfor Best Sales Video for Government
Camilla Sullivan's humble speech brought to light the importance of her client's support.

Want to see more from the June 17th  celebration? Watch all acceptance speeches and view photos from the event.

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