NASCAR, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Blackboard Among Winners of Gold Stevie Awards; New Product and Tech-related Winners to Be Announced at Second Event in San Francisco on September 17
NEW YORK, NY, June 19, 2012 – Shining a spotlight on the best and brightest executives, organizations and employees in America, The 10th Annual American Business AwardsSM announced Stevie® Award Winners last night at the first of two gala award ceremonies taking place this year.
For the first time, The American Business Awards are being presented at two awards ceremonies. The first ceremony took place in New York City last night and honored winners in categories 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 will be announced at a new event in San Francisco on Monday, September 17.
The American Business Awards honors 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, corporate communicators, support staff and customer service teams.
With more than 500 executives in attendance, last night’s awards banquet took place at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, and the emcee for the evening was Fox Business Network anchor Cheryl Casone. Also for the first time at the ABAs, Stevie Awards were conferred in three levels of distinction: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Previously, only overall category winners received Gold Stevie Awards.
Notable Gold Stevie Award Winners announced last night include:
Best Association Event or Meeting: NASCAR
Best New Company of the Year: Corkcicle
Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Low Budget: Verizon Wireless
Company of the Year - Automotive: Ford Motor Company
Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year: Pioneer Financial Services
Customer Service Team of the Year: Stamps.com
Executive of the Year – Hospitality & Leisure: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Co-CEOs Steve Ells and Montgomery Moran
Fastest Growing Company of the Year: Dealer.com
Maverick of the Year: Peter Aquino, President and CEO of PTGi
Online Marketing Campaign of the Year: InterContinental Hotels Group
Support Team of the Year: Blackboard Incorporated
MWW Group won four Gold Stevie Awards, more than any other organization last night, followed closely by Crispin Porter + Bogusky & Digitas, with three. Winners of two Gold Stevie Awards are Achievers, BevMo!, Ford Motor Company, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, LifeLock, Makovsky + Company, MediaCom, National Association of Realtors, North American Power, Northwestern Mutual, Nutricap Labs, Overstock.com, Quality Systems, Inc., Resonate Pictures, Slack and Company, Staff Management, SynCardia Systems, Inc., Vertical Response, and Vivint.
More than 3,000 entries were submitted to The 2012 American Business Awards and more than 270 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.
For a complete list of The 2012 American Business Awards honorees announced last night visit: www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
Every new product or service nominated in The 2012 American Business Awards will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products. Voting will open to the general public in July, and the winners will be honored at The American Business Awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 17.
The presentation was broadcast live by the Business TalkRadio Network (http://www.businesstalkradio.net), and the recording will be available online in the coming weeks.
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. 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 www.StevieAwards.com, and follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
Sponsors and partners of The 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.