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Watch Video of The 2012 American Business Awards June 18th Gala

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 03:04 PM

We are pleased to announce that video clips from the first of two award galas celebrating The 2012 (10th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A. are now available to view on YouTube. (The second gala honoring the tech awards categories will be held on Monday, September 17 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Click here to order tickets.)

Watch the June 18th American Business Awards presentations here.

The American Business AwardsMore than 525 entrepreneurs, executives, and their guests from around the country attended the first of two 2012 American Business Awards Banquets on Monday, June 18th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Categories celebrated at the June 18th 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 18th showcase business award acceptance speeches made by individuals and organizations from around the country, including:

Kenny Rosenblatt of Arkadium, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year - Media
Kenny's speech started the night off by recognizing the team effort behind all individual awards.

MWW Group, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year - Transportation
MWW Group's Account Supervisor for Corporate Communications graciously accepts the award and thanks his colleagues and partners.

Russell Sarder of NetCom, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year - Diversified Services
Russell's speech reminded the audience that the American Dream is still possible through hard work and determination.

Fazoli's Italian Restaurants, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Human Resource Department of the Year
Dave Craig, VP of Human Resources at Fazoli's Italian Restaurants, reminds the audience that small departments can achieve great outcomes.

Lisa Tener, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Marketer of the Year
Lisa's humble speech brought to light the importance of her clients and team members.

Want to see more from the June 18th celebration? Watch all acceptance speeches and view photos from the event.

Tags: support awards, customer service awards, hr awards, business awards, live event awards, video awards, marketing awards, PR awards, American business awards, management awards, annual report awards, YouTube, company/organization awards

Watch the Video "How to Enter The 2012 International Business Awards"

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:42 AM

We've just published a new video entitled How to Enter The 2012 International Business Awards.  Watch it here:

The brief video offers a comprehensive overview of the IBAs, including:

  • The history of The International Business Awards,
  • The 2012 IBA schedule,
  • How to review and select categories,
  • How to prepare and submit entries,
  • How the judging process works, and
  • Best practices.

If you're not familiar with The International Business Awards, they are one of the four Stevie® Awards competitions, and they honor achievements in the workplace at organizations worldwide.  They offer many categories for management awards, overall company awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, human resources awards, new product awards, website awards, video awards, live event awards, and more.

The final entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards is 18 July.

Learn more and get your IBA entry kit at http://www.stevieawards.com/iba

Tags: hr awards, app awards, website awards, marketing awards, International business awards, PR awards, stevie awards, it awards, how to enter

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

Final Deadline for World’s Top Business Honors Extended to 18 July 

The Stevie® Awards, organizers of The Ninth Annual International Business Awards, the world’s premier business awards competition, announced today that the final entry deadline for the competition has been extended to Wednesday, 18 July.

All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – may submit nominations to The International Business Awards.  No additional late penalties or fees will be charged in association with the deadline extension. Entry details are available at: www.stevieawards.com/iba

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

Final results of this year's IBAs will now be announced in mid-August, with the awards presented at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on Monday, 15 October.

The 2012 International Business Awards will include the Second Annual People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, in which the general public worldwide will vote for their favorite companies. Each company honored with a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award in The International Business Awards’ company of the year categories will be automatically included in people’s choice voting, which will open in mid-August.

The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.  Honorees included American Express, Bombardier, Inc., Etisalat, Everything Everywhere, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Siemens AG, TATA Motors, Tesco Poland, Toyota Motor Corporation, Turk Telekom, and Unilever N.V., among others.  2011 results are summarized at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/408_2219_21081.cfm

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 http://www.stevieawards.com/, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards

Tags: business awards, app awards, website awards, marketing awards, International business awards, PR awards, stevie awards, it awards, new product awards

The Stevie Awards Store Is Now Open

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 @ 04:53 PM

The Stevie Awards have opened a store at StevieAwards.MyShopify.com where Stevie Awards-branded commemorative items, apparel, and gifts are available for purchase.

Stevie Awards StoresPersonalized duplicate awards for all Stevie Awards programs dating back to 2003 are also available for purchase in the store.

Among the items available for purchase are duplicate Gold Stevies, Silver and Bronze Stevies, Silver and Bronze medals, medal embedments, apparel, lapel pins, Stevie Winner stickers, and more.

Give it a visit today!

Tags: stevie awards, stevie awards store, trophies, medals, certificates, plaques

One Week to International Business Awards Final Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 @ 11:52 AM

Wednesday, 27 June is the final entry deadline for The 9th Annual International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition

If you haven't yet submitted your 2012 entries, you can submit them directly online through your account. You can begin by registering here.

The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Types of award categories include:

We are also pleased to announce that the second annual People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies will coincide with this year's International Business Awards. All organizations that are honored with Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie® Award trophies in the IBAs' 34 Company of the Year categories will automatically be included in People's Choice voting, which will open to the general public worldwide in late July and run through mid-September. People's Choice winners will receive a special People's Choice Stevie Award trophy allowing for honorees in the Company of the Year categories to have the opportunity to receive a second award, as voted by the general public.

Winners of the competition will be celebrated at the ninth annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. 

Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions about how to prepare and submit entries to The 2012 International Business Awards. Email us at help@stevieawards.com or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

Tags: hr awards, business awards, app awards, website awards, International business awards, PR awards, stevie awards, it awards, The International Business Awards

10th American Business Awards Announces First Group of Stevie Winners

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 @ 09:59 AM

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.

Stevies 2012 LogoFor 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.

 

Tags: business awards, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, stevie winners

Who's Coming to The American Business Awards on Monday Night?

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 @ 09:39 AM

The first of two awards banquets for The 10th Annual American Business Awards will take place on Monday evening, June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.  Tickets are still on sale.

Stevies 2012 LogoThe American Business Awards are the U.S.A.'s top business awards program.

The June 18 banquet will announce the winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards in the categories for PR & Corporate Communications, Live Events, Publications & Annual Reports, Video, Customer Service, HR, Support, and selected categories for Company/Organization, Management and Marketing.

The second banquet will take place on September 17 in San Francisco, where the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners in the new product and tech-related categories will be announced.

Here is the list of organizations that have confirmed their attendance for the June 18 banquet (confirmed as of June 14).

Are you planning to join them?

AAC Enterprises Inc New Orleans LA
ABS Associates Inc. Schaumburg IL
Access Receivables Baltimore MD
Achievers San Francisco CA
Acorda Therapeutics Inc. Hawthorne NY
AECOM Technology Corporation New York NY
Affinnova Inc. Waltham MA
Agility Recovery Charlotte NC
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Meadville PA
Altria Richmond VA
American Bar Association Chicago IL
Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) Chicago IL
Aprimo Indianapolis IN
Arkadium New York NY
A-T Solutions Inc. Vienna VA
Atlantic Shores Retirement Community Virginia Beach VA
AXA Equitable New York NY
Axis Teknologies Sandy Springs GA
Bacardi Limited Miami FL
BCI Acrylic Bath Systems/Bath Planet Palatine IL
BDS Marketing Inc. Irvine CA
Best Doctors Inc. Boston MA
Big Ass Fan Company Lexington KY
Bill.com San Francisco CA
Blackboard Incorporated Washington DC
Blue Trumpet Group Alameda CA
BMO Capital Markets New York NY
Boyd Gaming Las Vegas NV
Bronto Software Durham NC
Cabell Huntington Hospital Huntington WV
CALIBRE Alexandria VA
Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group Charlotte NC
Clinical Research Advantage Tempe AZ
Coloredge New York * Los Angeles
Columbia Management Boston MA
Corkcicle Orlando FL
Cross Country Home Services Inc. Sunrise FL
CSA Travel Protection San Diego CA
Datapipe Jersey City NJ
Delta Air Lines Inc. Atlanta GA
DHL Express Tempe AZ
DHL Global Forwarding Miami FL
Direct Edge Jersey City NJ
Direct Energy Pittsburgh PA
Donlen Northbrook IL
DRC Reston VA
Eastman Chemical Kingsport TN
eCornell Ithaca NY
e-Cycle LLC Hilliard OH
Electric Insurance Company Beverly MA
EMKAY Inc. Itasca IL
Empire Today Northlake IL
Enterprise Fleet Management St. Louis MO
Facebook Palo Alto CA
Fazoli's Italian Restaurants Lexington KY
First Niagara Bank Buffalo NY
Fitness Consulting Group Elizabethtown KY
Fitness Revolution Elizabethtown KY
Fox Business Network New York NY
GPS Capital Markets Salt Lake City UT
Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ
Hamilton Sundstrand Windsor Locks CT
Huge Brooklyn NY
IDEXX Laboratories Westbrook ME
IDG Connect Framingham MA
IgnitionOne New York NY
Information Builders New York NY
ING DIRECT Investing Seattle WA
Integrate Scottsdale AZ
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Atlanta GA
International Financial Data Services (Canada) Toronto
iolo technologies Los Angeles CA
Isagenix International LLC. Chandler AZ
IZEA Orlando FL
John Hancock Boston MA
Junction Networks New York NY
K'NEX Hatfield PA
Legacy Washington DC
Leverage a Lawyer LLC Albuquerque, NM
LifeLock Tempe AZ
Lisa Tener Saunderstown RI
M & E Painting Loveland CO
Macy's Cincinnati OH
Makovsky + Company New York NY
Marvell Santa Clara CA
MediaCom New York NY
Medtech Atlanta GA
MELA Sciences Inc. Irvington NY
Mendoza Media LLC Montclair NJ
MSLGROUP Chicago IL
NASCAR New York NY
National Association of Realtors Chicago IL
National Merchants Association Burbank CA
NetCom Learning New York NY
Network9 New York NY
NetWorth Services Inc Phoenix AZ
NIIT Technologies Inc Atlanta GA
Nongshim America Rancho Cuamonga CA
North American Power South Norwalk CT
Northwestern Mutual Milwaukee WI
Nutricap Labs Farmingdale NY
OgilvyEntertainment New York NY
Outsell LLC Minneapolis MN
Overstock.com Salt Lake City UT
Overture Networks Morrisville NC
PAREXEL International Waltham MA
PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants The Woodlands TX
PGi Atlanta GA
PHH Corporation Sparks MD
Philadelphia Insurance Companies Bala Cynwyd PA
Pioneer Financial Services Kansas City MO
PM Digital New York NY
PrimeRevenue Inc. Atlanta GA
Productivity Associates Inc. San Diego CA
Psion Mississauga ON Canada
Qualcomm Enterprise Services San Diego CA
Quality Systems Inc. Irvine CA
RateSpecial Interactive Pasadena CA
ReachLocal Woodland Hills CA
Resonate Pictures Lawrence Kansas
Responsys San Bruno CA
RiseSmart Inc. San Jose CA
Root Sylvania OH
Ruder Finn New York NY
Safelite AutoGlass Columbus OH
SCRA Charleston SC
SecureAuth Corporation
Shear Enterprises LLC St. Petersburg FL
Shred-it International Inc. Toronto Canada
SoftPro Raleigh NC
Squarespace New York NY
Staff Management Chicago IL
Stream Energy Dallas TX
Sun Life Financial Wellesley Hills MA
Sundance Vacations Wilkes Barre PA
SynCardia Systems Inc. Tucson AZ
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Inc
The Visionary Group Los Angeles CA
thebigword New York City NY
Time Warner Cable New York NY
Tristate Financial Inc. Wilkes-Barre PA
UBM Studios Chicago IL
United Water Harrington Park NJ
US Airways Phoenix AZ
USANA Health Sciences Salt Lake City UT
VerticalResponse San Francisco CA
Virtusa Corporation Westborough MA
Visionista Falls Church VA
Vivint Provo UT
WellPoint Foundation Indianapolis IN
Wells Fargo Bank Los Angeles CA
Williams Lea Americas New York NY
Wowwe The Woodlands TX
Xcelus LLC Provo UT
YellowHammer Media LLC New York NY
Zing USA Inc. Venice CA

Tags: American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs

2 Weeks to International Business Awards Final Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 @ 06:45 AM

27 June is the final entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition.

All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the IBAs. If you haven't already done so, you can get your entry kit here.

The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Types of award categories include:

The 2012 International Business Awards will include the Second Annual People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, in which the general public worldwide will vote for their favorite companies. Finalists in the company of the year categories will automatically have the opportunity to win two awards: a Stevie® Award, as voted by your peers, and a crystal People's Choice Stevie Award, as voted by your customers.

Winners of the competition will be celebrated at the ninth annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. 

Not sure how to begin? All IBA entries are submitted directly online through your account; you can begin by registering here.

Tags: hr awards, business awards, app awards, website awards, International business awards, PR awards, stevie awards, it awards, The International Business Awards

America Means Business Opens Tomorrow

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 @ 12:20 PM

America Mean Business, the landmark new event about how to start, grow, and manage your own business, is on June 13-15 in New York City. America Means Business

Pre-registration is free through 11:59PM tonight. You can attend for all three days or any part of the event, it's entirely up to you. (Registration at the door is just $10.)

Here are some of Wednesday's sessions and events at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street in Manhattan, you can learn from with your free pre-registration:

  • An Informative Keynote Presentation with David Weber of Rickshaw Dumplings, Voted New York's #1 Food Truck
  • Sessions About How to Get Started, How to Pick the Right Business, How to Use Social Media and Email to Grow Your Business, and More
  • Presentations by Successful Entrepreneurs About "How They Did It" Including a Retailer, a Video Game Developer, and More
  • 1-to-1 Counseling with Experienced Small Business Mentors from SCORE
  • An Expo of Products and Services to Help You Bring Your Dreams to Life

See the complete schedule online.

Help us spread the world about this great new event. Tell your friends, family, and co-workers that today is the last day for free online pre-registration, and that registration at the door will be $10.

If you can attend for only an hour, or for all three days, America Means Business will help you to make your dream a reality!

Tags: America Means Business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, small business, home business, grow a business, franchise

One Week to America Means Business

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Jun 06, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

America Means Business, a landmark event about how to start, grow, and manage a business, is only one week  away! To take place in New York City on June 13 - 15, 2012, America Means Business will feature dozens of events about how to start and grow your own business, and everything in between, from how to finance and staff your business to how to develop your products and services, how to market them, and how to service your customers.

If you haven't yet registered, you can pre-register for free here(Registration at the door is just $10 and the first 2,000 AMB registrants will be entered into a drawing for a free iPad.)America Means Business

Among the sessions you can learn from with your free registration are:

and so many others. You can also schedule a free 30-minute consultation with an experienced small business consultant, learn from vendors in the America Means Business expo, and network. See the complete schedule online.

Want more ways to get involved? Watch our video, "How to Participate in America Means Business" to learn how your organization can participate in America Means Business as a speaker, exhibitor, and/or sponsor. Watch the video now.

Tags: America Means Business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, starting a business, small business, home business, grow a business, franchise

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