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Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service Announce Finalists

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Winners in 9th Annual Competition to Be Announced in Las Vegas on February 27

Finalists in the 9th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, an international competition recognizing excellence in disciplines that are crucial to business success, were announced today.    

A diverse group of organizations and individuals around the world are among those recognized in the customer service awards, contact center awards, business development awards and sales awards categories.  Organizations with Finalists in multiple categories include AllClear ID, Avea Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S., Data & Analytics - Black Knight Financial Services, Delta Air Lines, DenizBank A.S., DP DHL, (in various locations worldwide), EMKAY Inc, Fareportal, FedEx TechConnect, Fujairah Police General HQ, GuideWell Connect, HomeAway, Inc., HomeServe USA, iHeartMedia, Inc., John Hancock Financial Services, Kohl's Department Stores, Lennox Industries, Inc., Marriott Vacation Club, MassMutual Life Insurance Company, Ministry of Interior, Sharjah Police HQ, Nuance Communications, Nudge, OptumRx, PetRays, Richardson, Sales Partnerships, Inc., SurePayroll, Inc., Visualize, VIZIO Inc., Wells Fargo, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, and ZoomInfo, among others. For a full list of Finalists by category, visit

BellagioGold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, February 27 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets are now on sale.

The awards are presented by the Stevie® Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and the new German Stevie Awards. The Stevies are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards.

More than 1,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition, an increase of 27% over 2014. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 139 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 54 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 50 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Business Development Achievement of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers. The Business Development categories are new for 2015.

More than 100 members of several specialized judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 26 - February 4.  

PCSAFCS_LogoBeginning today, the general public may cast their votes for their favorite providers of good customer service in the People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Customer Service Department. Voting is open at Winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service in multiple industries will be determined in mid-February and honored at the awards gala in Las Vegas on February 27.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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

Sponsors and supporters of the ninth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Biz Talk Radio and ValueSelling Associates.