The Stevie Awards Blog

Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service Issues 2013 Call for Entries

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

Nominations Are Invited From Sales, Customer Service and Contact Center Organizations Worldwide

Fairfax, VA – October 31, 2012 – The Stevie Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, has issued a call for entries for the 2013 (7th annual) Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.    

Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer ServiceAll customer service, contact center, business development, and sales departments, teams and professionals worldwide are eligible to be nominated, in addition to new products and services used by those professionals.  The 2013 awards will recognize achievements since July 1, 2011.

The entry deadline is November 14, but late entries will be accepted through January 15 with payment of a late fee.  Winners of the seventh annual competition will be announced at a gala awards dinner on February 25 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

The competition will be judged by more than 200 professionals around the world.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service feature more than 125 sales awards, customer service awards, and call center awards categories.  Entrants may submit any number of nominations to any number of categories, which include:

  • Sales Individual categories such as Senior Sales Executive of the Year and Sales Operations Professional of the Year
  • Sales Team categories like Global Sales Team of the Year and Field Sales Team of the Year
  • Sales Achievement categories such as Sales Turnaround of the Year and Outbound Marketing Program of the Year
  • Sales Department of the Year categories in 13 industry groupings
  • Customer Service and Contact Center Individual categories such as Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year and Customer Service Leader of the Year
  • Customer Service and Contact Center Team categories like Contact Center of the Year and Customer Service Management Team of the Year
  • Customer Service and Contact Center Achievement categories such as e-Commerce Customer Service Award and Award for Innovation in Customer Service
  • Customer Service Department categories in 11 industry groupings
  • New Product and Service categories like Best New Business Intelligence Solution and Best New Relationship Management Solution
  • Solution Provider categories such as Sales Consulting Practice of the Year and Incentive, Rewards, or Recognition Provider of the Year

Winners of the most recent edition of the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service included Aprimo, Bombardier Aerospace, Borro Limited, FedEx, Groupon, ING Direct, Salesforce.com, Sales Partnerships, Twitter, Vodafone Turkey, and Volkwagen Group China. A complete list of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners in the sixth edition of the awards  is available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.   

About The Stevie Awards:
The 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.   

Sponsors of the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Competence Call Center and ValueSelling Associates.

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3 Reasons to Check Out the Full-text of the 2012 ABA Gold Stevie® Award-winning Entries

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 03:54 PM

We're pleased to share that the full-text of the Gold Stevie® Award-winning entries in The 2012 American Business Awards, the premier business awards competition in the U.S.A., is now available on the ABA website.  (Entries for The 2013 American Business Awards are now being accepted. Request your entry kit here and submit by the November 16 early-bird deadline for discounted entry fees.)

Three reasons to check out the full-text of the 2012 Gold Stevie Award-winning entries include:The Stevie Awards

  1. Read inspiring successful business stories.  
    Learn how other companies and individuals are achieving success and confronting challenges.

  2. Review past winners' entries to help you make the most out of your submissions.
    The full-text of business award winning entries are great models for how you should write your entries. The ABAs have a range of categories to recognize achievements in all facets of the workplace; types of business awards categories include: app awards, company / organization awards, customer service awards, HR awards, IT awards, management awards, marketing awards, new product awards, PR awards, and website awards.

  3. Get an inside look of successful companies and individuals from across the country.
    All individuals and organizations in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Find out how these award winning companies are achieving success.

Leave us a comment and let us know what you think about entries submitted in 2012.

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Meet the Final Judges of the 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 09:41 AM

The following professionals participated on the five final judging committees of the 2012 (9th annual) Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, the world's premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. Their average scores determined the 2012 Stevie Awards winners. We thank them for their time, insights, and support. For a complete list of Finalists by category, visit www.StevieAwards.com/Women. (2012 winners will be announced at an awards dinner on November 9 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. Click here to order tickets.)Stevie Awards for Women in Business

2012 Communications & Marketing Awards Categories Final Judging Committee

Committee Chair:
Martha Saunders, Distinguished Professor of Communication, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, USA     

Mona A. Amodeo, Ph.D, President, idgroupUSA, Pensacola, FL, USA      
Liza Cirlot Looser, CEO, The Cirlot Agency, Jackson, MS, USA       
Tena Clark, Founder & CEO, DMI Music & Media Solutions, Los Angeles, CA, USA             
Teresa Dos Santos, Director, Business Interiors, Pensacola, FL, USA         
Julia Forsyth, Senior Global Marketing Manager, GSMA, Atlanta, GA, USA           
Ann F. Guice, SVP/Trust, The Peoples Bank, Biloxi, MS, USA       
Jennifer Hrycyszyn, Vice President, Greenough Communications, Boston, MA, USA       
Louise W. Johns, VP/Trust, The Peoples Bank, Biloxi, MS, USA   
Sharon A. Jones, FAHP, CFRE, VP Development, Chapters Health System, Temple Terrace, FL, USA         
Patty Klein, APR, Senior PR Specialist, Chapters Health System, Temple Terrace, FL, USA               
Sara Kuhl, Director, University Marketing & Media Relations, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI, USA               
Mary Anne Lanier, Trustee, Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Marietta, GA, USA     
Joanne Meredith, Senior Associate Director, Direct Response Marketing, Office of Annual Giving, Johns Hopkins Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA             
Danny Mitchell, Chairman, GodwinGroup, Jackson, MS, USA      
Jill Mosteller, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA     
Julie Sheppard, General Counsel, Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL, USA 
Ann Wead Kimbrough, Dean, School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA               
Sheldon Wolf, CEO & President, Spellex Corporation, Tampa, FL, USA    
Brenda J. Wrigley, APR, Associate Professor, Department of Public Relations, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA     

2012 Company/Organization Awards Categories Final Judging Committee

Committee Chair:
Kimberly Webb, Founder, Rockin’ Green, LLC, San Antonio, TX, USA

Stacey Clover, CEO, iCreative Media, Jackson, MO, USA
Tereson Dupuy, Founder, FuzziBunz Diapers, Lafayette, LA, USA              
Jill Farrand, Director of Public Relations, QuiBids, Oklahoma City, OK, USA            
Donna Hinkelman, VP Corporate Communications, Harland Clarke, San Antonio, TX, USA             
Nancy Justice, Global Director Customer Service, Braiform, Asheville, NC, USA  
Maria Mattsson, Manager, Guest Services, Royal Caribbean International & Azamara Club Cruises, Miami, FL, USA          
Hannah Montroy, Enterprise BPI Manager, Shamrock Foods Company, Commerce City, CO, USA             
Karen Osper, Owner, The Nautical Dog, Andover, MA, USA        
Bernice Maria Paolozzi, International Consultant, Dublin, Ireland              
Lesley Rotole, CEO, Great Lakes Promotions, Lake Orion, MI, USA           
Lisa Versaci, Cofounder, Emergent Order LLC, Austin, TX, USA   

2012 Entrepreneur Awards Categories Final Judging Committee

Committee Chair:
Sandra Richardson, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Métier, Ltd., Healdsburg, CA, USA

Susan Barnes, CEO, Barnes & Company, Dixon, CA, USA               
Patricia Boggs, President and General Manager, Harmony Social Services, Reston, VA, USA         
Delinda Fitzgerald, IS Project Management Office Director, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA              
Vicki Ann Frawley, Director, Operations & Client Excellence, Blackbaud, Inc., Melrose, MA, USA
Victoria Gallegos, Owner, Save the Planet Pets, Albuquerque, NM, USA               
Yolanda Gallegos, Owner/Principal, Gallegos Legal Group, Albuquerque, NM, USA          
Ellen Ginsberg, Vice President, Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, DC, USA 
Barb Girson, President, My Sales Tactics, New Albany, OH, USA
Julie N. Jakopic, President/CEO, iLead Strategies, Alexandria, VA, USA   
Kimberly Kaselionis, Chairman/CEO, Circle Bank, Novato, CA, USA           
Janet LeBlanc, Owner, Janet LeBlanc & Associates, Toronto, Canada       
Julie Lenzer Kirk, Executive Director, Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia, MD, USA             
Mary MacPherson, President, M2Works LLC, Reston, VA, USA  
Brad McManus, Senior Consultant & Executive Coach, Integral Development, Perth, Western Australia, Australia            
Elaine Metlin, Senior Partner, Dickstein Shapiro, Washington, DC, USA  
Sharyn Morris, VP, Relationship Manager, Eagle Investment Systems, LLC, Wellesley, MA, USA 
Cynthia Murray, President & CEO, North Bay Leadership Council, Petaluna, CA, USA       
Dotti Patton, Project Management Office Director, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA              
April Young, Managing Director, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Mclean, VA, USA   

2012 Executive Awards Categories Final Judging Committee

Committee Chair:
Julia Zamorska, VP of Corporate Communications, iolo technologies, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, USA 

Anurag Abinashi*, Consultant, Strategy and Decision Sciences, PA Consulting Group, Amersham, UK        
Eline Altenburgh-van den Bruek, Executive Director, Quid Novi Foundation, Atlanta, GA, USA    
Neda Azarfar, Senior Director, Communications & Strategy, MySpace, Irvine, CA, USA   
Malika Bounaira-Siraji, Cofounder, Access International, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, USA         
Joanna Gorska, Trainee Solicitor, Latham & Watkins LLP, London, UK      
Kim Haley Small, General Manager, Pepsico, Purchase, NY, USA               
Laura Howe, Productions Supervisor, DreamWorks Animation, Los Angeles, CA, USA     
Peter Justen, CEO, Five Plus, Middleburg, VA, USA         
Vanessa Montes Gubin, VP, Digital and Marketing Strategy, The Madison Square Garden Company, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Chris Moschovitis, CEO, iTMG, New York, NY, USA           
Adrian Pollner, Counsel, O’Melveny and Myers, Los Angeles, CA, USA   
Mustafizur Rahman, Director, S.S. Shipping and Chartering Ltd, London, UK        
Colin Smith, Founder & Director, Trade Chase, Oxford, OX, UK  
Brandon Wells, Marketing Manager, Microsoft, Sammamish, WA, USA 

2012 Media Awards Categories Final Judging Committee

Committee Chair:
Anna Murray, President, emedia, llc, New York, NY, USA   

Kirsten Bischoff, Cofounder, HatchedIt, LLC, Springfield, NJ, USA             
Megan Brown, Founding Partner, HATCHEDit.com, LLC, Westfield, NJ, USA         
John W. Cary, Director of Digital Products, The Nation, New York, NY, USA           
Camilla Colegrave, Consultant, New York, NY, USA          
Lindsay Frucci, Principal, Lindsay Frucci Consulting, Brooklyn, NY, USA    
Kristina Garcia Rivera, Digital Ad Product Director, Hearst Digital Media, Bronx, NY, USA 
Regina Glick, Director of Marketing, Summit Business Media, New York, NY, USA             
Keith Goggin, Partner, Integral Derivatives LLC, New York, NY, USA         
Hannah Howard, Director of Copywriting and Product Marketing, Fairway Market, New York, NY, USA  
Sheryl Jones, Managing Director, Ozuro Fine Jewelry, New York, NY, USA            
Nicole Meola, VP Sports Digital Content and Strategy, Showtime Networks, New York, NY, USA
Denise Olding, Creative Director, Ingrid Design, Louisville, KY, USA           
Colette Sartor, Professor, UCLA Writers Extension Program, Los Angeles, CA, USA           
Lisanne Sartor, Writer/Director, Gemelle Films, Los Angeles, CA, USA    
Annie Shields, Community Editor, The Nation, New York, NY, USA           
Cynthia Stillwell, Executive Director, The International Women's Writing Guild, New York, NY, USA          
Charlene Weisler, CEO, Weisler Media, LLC, New York, NY, USA
Marci Weisler, COO, Eachscape, New York, NY, USA       
Samantha Wolfe, Consultant, SGWB Consulting, New York, NY, USA       

*Statements and decisions by Judges are not made on behalf of PA Consulting and do not reflect any representations or endorsements by PA Consulting.

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2013 American Business Awards Entry Kit Now Available

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 @ 09:38 AM

The entry kit for The 2013 (11th annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards competition in the U.S.A., is now available. Request your entry kit here.

All individuals and organizations in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The ABAs feature categories to recognize achievement in every facet of worklife, including:

See the full list of business awards categories.

Nominations should cite achievements during our eligibility period: January 2012 through April 24, 2013, the last day that late entries will be accepted. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site entries - it does not matter when the web sites were first published.

November 16, 2012 is the first early-bird entry deadline and December 12, 2012 is the second early-bird entry deadline. March 27, 2013 is the entry deadline and April 24, 2013 is the last day that late entries will be accepted with payment of a late fee. Finalists will be announced on May 8, 2013. Entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA

Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions about how to participate in The 2013 American Business Awards.

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129 Heroes of the 2012 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 @ 12:36 PM

The following professionals participated in the preliminary judging of the 2012 (9th annual) Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, the world's premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. Their average scores determined the 2012 Finalists, which were announced on October 11. We thank them for their time, insights, and support. (For a complete list of Finalists by category, visit www.StevieAwards.com/Women. 2012 winners will be announced at an awards dinner on November 9 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. Click here to order tickets.)

Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessHusam Mahmoud Abdallah, Sr. Specialist Strategy & Business Excellence, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates             
Laurie Albo, Asset Manager, H & R Retail, Inc., a ChainLinks Company, Baltimore, MD, United States               
Ahmed Alhai, BRM Specialist, ADCO, Dubai, United Arab Emirates           
Kerry Allen, Principal, Santa Barbara Studio, Santa Barbara, CA, United States     
Amal Al-Najjar, Human Resources Manager, Fluor Corporation - Kuwait, Ahmadi, Kuwait               
Kausar Asif, Sr. Manager Marketing Services, Cupola Pakistan Limited, Karachi, Pakistan               
Ani Atanasova, CEO, Pixelhunters, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Maria Bailey, CEO, Blue Suit Mom Media, Pompano Beach, FL, United States               
Charlotte Ball, Program Director, The PUSH Academy, Norwich, United Kingdom               
Mona Baset, Senior VP - Digital Sales & Marketing, Bank of America, Charlotte, NC, United States               
Nevena Batselova, Marketing and strategic planning manager, BNP Paribas, Sofia, Bulgaria               
Heather Bayfield, President, Life Management Advisors, Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States               
Janet Beale, Manager, Platform Investment Implementation, MLC Limited, East Lindfield, NSW, Australia               
Denise Bentele, President & CEO, Common Ground Public Relations, Chesterfield, MO, United States               
Tya Bolton, CEO, Exceptional Business Solutions, LLC, Waldorf, MD, United States               
Erin Bolton, VP Strategic Services, Pivot Communications, Salt Lake City, UT, United States               
Vanessa Borg, Director, Consultancy & Training Acumen Centre Ltd., Gudja, Malta          
Fran Bosecker, Account Director, Vantage Communications, Thiells, NY, United States   
Margo Boster, CEO, ImpaQ Solutions, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ, United States               
Marcia  Brand, President, Creative Marketing Concepts, Inc., Alexandria, VA, United States               
Tina Brooks, VP Marketing, Brooks Pepperfire Foods, Rigaud, Canada    
Crystal Brown-Tatum, CEO/President, Crystal Clear Communications, Shreveport, LA, United States               
Jane Bryant, Director, Spire Communications, Potomac Falls, VA, United States               
Julie Calzone, CEO, Calzone & Associates, Lafayette, LA, United States  
Diana Carrico, Director, Liderplas, Sobreda, Portugal, Portugal    
Denise Clancey, President, Teledirect Partners, Boston, MA, United States               
Pamela  Clark, Founder/Director, New Heights Educational Group, Inc, Defiance, OH, United States               
David Clarke, Managing Partner, BGT Partners, Miami, FL, United States               
Marla Coffin, President & CEO, MARDA Management Inc., Windsor, Canada      
Etta Cohen, Founder, Forward Ladies, Leeds, United Kingdom  
Kimberly Cooley, Communications Director, Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough, Chattanooga, TN, United States               
Irene Corpuz, Senior Analyst, Change Masters International, Abu Dhabi, UAE, United Arab Emirates               
Kate Darcy Hohenthal, Founder, The Birthday Club, Manchester, CT, United States         
Susan Davis, President, Susan Davis International, Washington, DC, United States           
Robyn Davis, Owner, When I Need Help, Columbus, OH, United States  
Danielle Di-Masi, Business Etiquette Expert, Click! Training & Consulting, Sydney, Australia               
Rochelle Ekanayake, Managing Director, MrPierce Studios International Asia (pvt) LTD, Colombo, Sri Lanka               
Lori Ericson, Product Planning and Development, Epicor Software, Denver, CO, United States    
Jennifer Finke, CEO, Red Jeweled Media, Denver, CO, United States      
Silke Fleischer, CEO, ATIV Software, San Francisco, CA, United States     
Julia Forsyth, Senior Global Marketing Manager, GSMA, Atlanta, GA, United States        
Lisa Frank, Product Manager, NFPA, Quincy, MA, United States
Lorretta Gasper, Owner/Principal, Wind Rose Communications, Atlanta, GA, United States               
Barb Girson, President, My Sales Tactics, New Albany, OH, United States             
Marina Go, Publisher, Private Media, Alexandria, NSW, Australia             
Karen Greco, Director, Business Optimization, Unified, Sewell, NJ, United States               
Sheila Green, Founder and CEO, Green Productivity Solutions, Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States       
Linda Groarke, Digital Project Manager, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY, United States               
Marcia Hall, President & CEO, Marcia Hall & Associates, LLC, Severna Park, MD, United States               
Renda Hawwa, Corporate Communications, IntelligentMDx, Boston, MA, United States               
Qetesha Haynes, Marketing Professional, HQCI, Chicago, IL, United States          
Charity Herb, Online Content Administrator, American Greetings, Cleveland, OH, United States               
Ronford Howell, CEO, Bottle Service, New York, NY, United States          
Idelle Howitt, Managing Director, Howitt & Associates, New York, NY, United States               
Sumaiya Hussain, Asst. Manager, Compensation & Benefits, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates   
Clara HY Wang, Founder & President, KAI Communication (China) Co., Ltd., Beijing, China               
Anne Jefferies, GVM Scorecard and Business Reporting, AT&T Global Vendor Management, Biggar, United Kingdom               
Keum Jin Woo, Professor, Department Chair, Division of Design, Kosin University, Busan 606-701, South Korea               
Jane Johnson, Director Content Development, Pivot Communications, Salt Lake City, UT, United States               
Rebecca Jones, Owner, bScene Marketing Solutions, Miami, FL, United States  
Rose Jurczewski, Owner, Funxion Fuzion, Roselle, IL, United States        
Barbara Kasoff, COO, Women Impacting Public Policy, Washington, DC, United States    
Craig Kavicky, Director, Business Development-North America n, FITCH, Inc., Columbus, OH, United States               
Patricia Marie Kelly, Owner, Marie Kelly Unlimited, Algonquin, IL, United States
Shamina Krishna, Curriculum Development, Research & Advanced Training He, Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia               
Kristen Kuhns, EVP, TierSolution, Brentwood, CA, United States               
Jean Madden, Managing Director, Street Swags Ltd, Upper Brookfield, Australia               
Lynne Marcus, President, Marcus + Company, Albuquerque, NM, United States               
Kristin Marquet, President, Marquet Media, LLC, New York, NY, United States  
Linda Marshall-Smith, Founder & CEO, Soapdom, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, United States               
Carol Marx, Past President, American Agri-Women, Rickreall, OR, United States               
Maria Mattsson, Manager, Guest Services, Royal Caribbean International & Azamara Club Cruises, Miami, FL, United States               
Renie McClay, Founder, Learning consultant, Inspired Learning LLC, Wheeling, IL, United States               
Jeannine McHenry, Art Director/Principle, J. McHenry Design, Marina Del Rey, CA, United States               
Colin  McKillop, CEO, Butcher Enterprises, Windsor, ON, Canada             
Joanne Meredith, Senior Associate Director, Direct Response Marketing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States  
Jon Michail, CEO, Image Group International, South Yarra, Australia        
Varvara Milovanova, Entrepreneur, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom  
Jane Morgan, Product Line Director, APC by Schneider Electric, Galway, Ireland
Angela Morgan, Founder, Lead Star LLC, Fairfax, VA, United States         
Pat Mussieux, Founder, Wealthy Women Leaders, Ontario, Canada       
Leslie O'Connor, Owner, Search Wizards, Atlanta, GA, United States      
Gabriela Olaru, Lecturer, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey 
Erica Olsen, Co-Founder, M3 Planning, Reno, NV, United States               
Kirsten Osolind, Founding CEO, Re:invention, Chicago, IL, United States
Mark O'Toole, Senior vice president, H|B, Newton, MA, United States  
Kaan Ozokmen, Agent Manager, K-Tex Sourcing & Buying Agency, Istanbul, Turkey        
Patricia Pereira, Director of Advertising, The Chemical Company, Jamestown, RI, United States               
Shalini Perera Bandaranayake, Director, Saladura (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo, Sri Lanka  
Heather Petersen, CEO, National Merchants Association, Temecula, CA, United States               
Harish Pillai, COO, Indus health plus pvt ltd, Pune, India 
Penny Pompei, National Executive Director, Women Construction Owners & Executives USA, Alexandria, VA, United States               
Fabi Preslar, President, SPARK Publications, Matthew, NC, United States             
Jesintha Rajaratnam, Managing Partner, Joje India Consultants - Finance and HR, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates               
Emma Real, Corporate Communications Specialist, AECOM, Chicago, IL, United States   
Erica Rehberg, Regional Administrator, ConAm, Federal Way, WA, United States              
Lena Requist, Chief Operating Officer, Ontraport, Santa Barbara, CA, United States        
Sandra Rinomato, Broker, Sandra Rinomato Realty, Toronto, ON, Canada             
Christina Robinson, Patient Care Representative, Group Health Coop, Seattle, WA, United States               
Liz Rowell, Managing Director, Red Ark, St Leonards, NSW, Australia       
Mary Jo Rulnick, Author, Warner Books, Pittsburgh, PA, United States 
Lesley Salinero, Principal/ ESE Director, MCSD, Marathon, FL, United States 
Parna Sarkar-Basu, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Verivo Software, Waltham, MA, United States               
Amy Scarlino, President & CEO, Catchpole Corporation, Boston, MA, United States               
Katja Schroeder, President, Expedition PR, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Aysegul Seferoglu, External Communications Director, Effect PR/ e.a. Edelman Worldwide, Istanbul, Turkey               
Bae Seog Bong, Director, KCU, Seoul, South Korea          
William Sheridan, President, Cynosure Productions, Ltd., Jupiter, FL, United States               
Gary Shumaker, Senior Consultant, Gary E. Shumaker, Inc., Fairfax, VA, United States   
Susan Smith, AVP Bus. Process Mgmt & Change Delivery, Aviva Canada, Toronto, Canada               
Darci Steranko, COO, Footsteps to Family, Las Vegas, NV, United States               
Kim Stiglitz, Director of Lifecycle Marketing, VerticalResponse Inc., San Francisco, CA, United States               
Rosemary Stockdale, Managing Director, Sterling Marketing Ltd, London, United Kingdom               
Tyrus Sturgis, Business Development & Corporate Strategist, Purry Communications Group, Los Angeles, CA, United States               
Natalija Sudina, Chief Executive, Best4Kid LTD, London, United Kingdom               
Heena Sunil Bulchandani, Specialist-Training & Development, HR training, DEWA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates               
Letty Swank, Founder, Giftwrapperz, Los Gatos, CA, United States         
Veronique Topping, Web Developer, WomanOwnedNewYork.com, Rockville Centre, NY, United States               
Theresa Ulyatt, President, Smarter Systems, Charlotte, NC, United States           
Robin Vaitonis, Senior VP, Tanis Communications, San Jose, CA, United States   
Anne Walker, Founder & CEO, International Dance Supplies Ltd, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom               
K H Wang, Group Executive Director, Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia               
Antonie Whittier, Founder, Whittier Legal Consulting, Dallas, TX, United States 
Floor Wijburg, CEO, Yes We Care, Rotterdam, Netherlands         
Leah Wilkinson, Partner, Wilkinson Shein Communications, Baltimore, MD, United States               
Melissa Wilson, Owner, Wilson Monnig Creative, St. Peters, MO, United States
Laureen Wishom, President, Masterpiece Solutions, LLC, Houston, TX, United States               
Glenn Wohl, Marketing Manager, AT&T, Bedminster, NJ, United States
Pam Young, President, Unique Innovations Inc., Lancaster, PA, United States  

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Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Announce Finalists in 9th Annual Competition

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 @ 11:00 AM

Fairfax, VA – October 11, 2012 – Finalists were announced today in the 9th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, the international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the organizations they run.  

The Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessThe Stevie Awards for Women in Business are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards and International Business Awards.  The Stevies are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards.

This year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced at an awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday, November 9. 

More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year by organizations and individuals around the world for consideration in more than 90 categories including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year. 

Among the leading contenders with multiple Finalists are Accenture, Chicago, IL USA; Aegis Media, South Africa; ClientAttraction.com, Stamford, CT, USA; DHL Global Forwarding, Miami, FL, USA; Fresh  Easy Neighborhood Market, El Segundo, CA, USA; Friends of the Global Fund Africa, Lagos, Nigeria; iolo technologies, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, USA; McKinsey Development, Inc., Warrenton, VA, USA; Medicard Finance Inc., Toronto, Canada; MWW, East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Pivot Communications, Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Reading Room, London, United Kingdom; Sentis Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Vaco Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA; VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA, USA; and Vodafone Istanbul, Turkey.

For a complete list of Finalists by category, visit www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Finalists were chosen by more than 130 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.  Members of five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging.

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.

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Two Days to Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service Early-bird Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

This Wednesday, October 10, is the early-bird entry deadline for the 2013 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, the world's top business awards for contact center, customer service, business development, and sales professionals. (Don't fret if you can't make the October 10 early-bird deadline, the entry deadline for the 2013 awards is November 14. You can request your entry kit here.)

the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer ServiceThe Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service has more than 125 sales awards and customer service awards categories honoring sales excellence and best customer service practices for individuals, teams, and departments, plus categories this year for products and service and solution providers.

2012 winners include: New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (Customer Service or Call Center Training Practice of the Year), Rob Jeppsen, Zions First National Bank (Sales Director of the Year), International Checkout Inc. (Telesales Team of the Year), Office Depot, Inc. (Customer Service Complaints Team of the Year), OppenheimerFunds Inc. (Contact Center of the Year), and SquareTrade Inc (Customer Service Department of the Year - Financial Services), among others. A complete list of 2012 honorees is available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

Late entries will be accepted through January 15, 2013, with payment of a $35 late fee per entry.  Winners of the competition will be announced at an awards banquet at Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on February 25, 2013.

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Watch Video of The 2012 American Business Awards September 17th Gala

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 @ 04:17 PM

We are pleased to share that video clips from The 2012 American Business Awards' new product awards and technology awards banquet are now available to view on YouTube. Recognized as the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., the second of two 2012 American Business Awards galas was held on September 17 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.

Watch the September 17th American Business Awards presentations here.

Stevie Awards TrophyMore than 250 entrepreneurs, executives, and their guests from around the country attended the September 17th gala. Our American Business Awards video clips from September 17 showcase business award acceptance speeches made by individuals and organizations from around the country, including:

AT&T, MWW Group, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Best Travel App
Remi Zajac, Director of AT&T Labs, gives a modest speech thanking his app team for their dedication.

Brainshark, Inc, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Best Mobile On Demand App
Joan Babinski, Vice President of Marketing, humbly dedicates the award to all Stevie Award finalists.

EMKAY Inc., Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Best Training Site
Chris Tepas, Executive Vice President, accepts the award on behalf of his leadership team and reminds the audience that it takes several departments to launch a successful website.

Janine Popick of VerticalResponse, Winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year -  Internet/New Media
Janine's speech recognizes her staff and reminds the audience about the team effort behind all individual awards.

SecureAuth, Winner of the People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Software - Security Solution
Craig Lund, CEO, graciously accepts the award and thanks his product developer and customers for their support.

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

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