Nobul's Open Real Estate Marketplace App Brings Transparency, Accountability to Real Estate Industry

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Tue, Jan 31, 2023 @ 02:22 PM

Nobul_ABA22Spotlight_SquareStevie-winner Nobul real estate marketplace platform was built to disrupt North American real estate by empowering home buyers/sellers and increasing healthy competition and transparency among agents.

Nobul empowers home buyers and sellers with unprecedented information transparency,
choice and control when it comes to their real estate transactions, which, for many people, is the largest transaction of their lives.

Approximately 90% of today’s consumers rely on online reviews (such as Yelp, Google, etc) before choosing/visiting a business. Until now, there hasn’t been the right resource with aggregated ratings for prospective home buyers/sellers to objectively evaluate real estate agents. What’s worse, they usually end up paying a price far removed from the actual estimated property value.

Nobul solves this problem by providing a transparent, centralized platform that supports all aspects of the real estate experience, including traditional multiple listing service (MLS) listings, agent transaction history, services offered, and more. After a user inputs information about a property that they may be looking to buy or sell, the Nobul platform leverages advanced AI technology to assign a “match score” for each agent based on criteria applied by the consumer, for instance, years of experience, local knowledge, language, etc.Nobultech Graphic_ABA22Winner

Consider this example: if a user is looking to purchase a condo or lock in a 4% commission agreement over a 5% one, they will get matched with someone who has a high-rank score based on those factors. Users then receive multiple bids from these agents, who are further evaluated based on commission, real estate transaction track record, and other key data points.

And, realtors win, too. Real estate agents get matched with buyers and sellers who are a good fit for their services and expertise without having to spend money upfront on marketing and advertisement.

Finally, Nobul provides the consumer with an upfront estimate of how much they will spend or save by working with that agent. The goal is to put the transaction power back in the hands of the home buyers/sellers and elevate the overall experience of real estate transactions for a new generation.

Since Winning Their Stevie
Nobul has achieved billions of dollars in sales across more than 100 markets throughout North America. In December 2021, Nobul surpassed over $5 billion dollars in completed sales.

Nobul is continuing its nationwide rollout into key markets across the United States. In May 2022. Nobul made its marketplace available throughout Texas, including but not limited to Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso. With Nobul, buyers and sellers in Texas can now review criteria and data to help them choose the right real estate agent for them while agents compete for their business in real time. 

Nobul won a Gold Stevie Award in the Mobile Web & App Awards category - Real Estate in The 2022 American Business Awards.

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Gold-winning IMPACT App Helps Users Make Socially Responsible Investment Choices

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Tue, Jan 31, 2023 @ 01:57 PM

Screen Shot 2023-01-03 at 4.33.03 PM copy-1Stevie-winner Interactive Brokers (IBKR) is an American multinational brokerage firm. It operates the largest electronic trading platform in the United States by number of daily average revenue trades. The company brokers stocks, options, futures, EFPs, futures options, forex, bonds, funds, and some cryptocurrencies.

IBKR conducts its broker/dealer business on over 150 market destinations worldwide, providing direct access (“online”) trade execution and clearing services to institutional and professional traders for a wide variety of electronically traded products including stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, gold, crypto, and funds.

IBKR is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, and has over 2,650 employees in its offices in the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Hungary, India, China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Japan, Singapore, and Australia.

IBKR won a Gold Stevie Award for their mobile trading platform for socially conscious investors called IMPACT.

IMPACT by Interactive Brokers
IMPACT is a mobile trading platform for socially conscious investors that is bringing transparency to investing. IBKR believes that everyone should know as much as possible about the business practices of the companies they invest in. IMPACT was created as the simplest way to invest in companies that are aligned with the values investors care most about.

IMPACT allows investors to select their personal investment criteria from 13 impact values and principles: Clean Air, Pure Water, Ocean Life, Land Health, Consumer Safety, Ethical Leadership, Gender Equality, Racial Equality, LGBTQ Inclusion, Company Transparency, Sustainable Product Lifecycle, Mindful Business Models, and Fair Labor & Thriving Communities.

Investors can also exclude investments based on 10 categories: animal testing, business ethics controversies, corporate political spending and lobbying, energy-intensive, fossil fuels, greenhouse emissions, hazardous waste, high water usage, tobacco, alcohol and gambling, and weapons and gun manufacturers.

Based on these selections, the app provides impact scores on existing portfolios and holdings and identifies companies that align with investors’ selected criteria. Ultimately, IMPACT makes it easy to find and invest in companies that share your values, helping to better align your portfolio with the kind of world you want to create.

IMPACT: Post-Launch
Since launching IMPACT by IBKR, the team has continued to evolve the product to better enable access across the globe. This includes not only regularly reevaluating and enhancing the app’s tools to further educate clients and simplify sustainable journeys, but also adding new features such as “Carbon Offsets,” which allows users to take control of and reduce their individual carbon emissions.

Looking forward, they aim to continue to develop and introduce new features as part of their ongoing effort to encourage investment that will ultimately improve lives today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.

Interactive Brokers won a Gold Stevie Award in App & Mobile Website - Financial Services/Banking in The 2022 American Business Awards®.

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"Mercenaries of the Business World": Veteran-Run Consulting Firm Wins Gold for Workforce Solutions

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Mon, Jan 30, 2023 @ 11:02 AM

OSMEAC Solutions_ABA22Winner_SquareStevie-winner OSMEAC Solutions is one of the America's leading-edge accounting consulting firms. They are considered to be in the top 1% of accounting and finance professionals and are publicly marketed as such by their network partners.

With a mission to be "Mercenaries of the Business World," OSMEAC Solutions works to ensure that every client has clear and legible accounting records, financial foresight, and the ability to make sound business decisions. They utilize a fully remote team that spans the United States, assisting clients across North America and now Europe, and facilitating the future evolution of back-office workforce solutions.

President and Founder Charlie Osborne, a US Marine veteran, grew OSMEAC Solutions from $120,000 per year in revenue from 2019 to over $1.2 million in annual revenue in one and a half years, with revenue projected to double over the next 12 months.

From Military Service to Consulting Services
After separating from service with the US Marine Corps, Charlie earned both his bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Accounting. He went on to work for several companies and industries in construction, gaining skills related to SaaS, Tech, Education, Insurance, and eCommerce. He Charlie Osborneheld every position in the accounting and finance field before leaving the corporate world as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and starting his own Contract CFO firm.

After a few years on his own, seeing the lack of communication and full-service offerings from other firms in his field, he brought a team of highly skilled individuals together to provide a wide array of services to best meet his client’s needs on a contracted basis.

Navigating the Pandemic
In 2020, COVID-19 hit most companies hard. Charlie continued to provide support to his clients despite not always getting paid on time, or at all due to the hardships that were endured. As a result, Charlie found a way to continue growing his business tenfold from 2020 to 2021.

With that growth, he was able to hire over 13 employees in a very short time frame and give opportunities to those in the accounting industry who had been laid off or put out of business. That number continues to grow, with a plan to add 5 more accounting professionals in the next few months.
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OSMEAC Solutions provides a fully remote work environment, staying ahead of the curve from most accounting professionals that are afraid to make the jump. Charlie hired employees in 10 different states, and that allowed OSMEAC Solutions to service clients nationally, but also internationally where there is a need for back-office support in an era of increasing mergers and acquisitions.

Through Charlie's leadership skills gained while leading Marines in high-stress combat situations, he has honed-in on the needs of people, clients, and employees to help everyone find that success they are looking for. He attributes his success to his Marines, employees, clients, and family who have helped shape him into the leader he is today.

Since Winning a Stevie Award
OSMEAC Solutions has continued to provide a fully remote, flexible work environment to retain and hire the top accounting talent in the United States. They now provide back-office accounting and finance solutions all over North America and Europe.

They have helped several small businesses scale by providing accurate data and reporting so business owners can make crucial decisions. OSMEAC Solutions has also moved over 6 different corporations from a cash-based accounting method to accrual to comply with US GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) and gain better insight into their margins.

OSMEAC Solutions won a Gold Stevie Award for Veteran-Owned Business of the Year in The 2022 American Business Awards.

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Gold Stevie-winning IMPACT App Helps Users Make Socially Responsible Investment Choices

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Fri, Jan 27, 2023 @ 11:46 AM

Screen Shot 2023-01-03 at 4.33.03 PM copyStevie-winner Interactive Brokers (IBKR) is an American multinational brokerage firm. It operates the largest electronic trading platform in the United States by number of daily average revenue trades. The company brokers stocks, options, futures, EFPs, futures options, forex, bonds, funds, and some cryptocurrencies.

IBKR conducts its broker/dealer business on over 150 market destinations worldwide, providing direct access (“online”) trade execution and clearing services to institutional and professional traders for a wide variety of electronically traded products including stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, gold, crypto, and funds.

IBKR is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, and has over 2,650 employees in its offices in the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Hungary, India, China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Japan, Singapore, and Australia.

IBKR won a Gold Stevie Award for their mobile trading platform for socially conscious investors called IMPACT.

IMPACT by Interactive Brokers
IMPACT is a mobile trading platform for socially conscious investors that is bringing transparency to investing. IBKR believes that everyone should know as much as possible about the business practices of the companies they invest in. IMPACT was created as the simplest way to invest in companies that are aligned with the values investors care most about. Interactive Brokers_aba22 - Edited

IMPACT allows investors to select their personal investment criteria from 13 impact values and
principles: Clean Air, Pure Water, Ocean Life, Land Health, Consumer Safety, Ethical Leadership, Gender Equality, Racial Equality, LGBTQ Inclusion, Company Transparency, Sustainable Product Lifecycle, Mindful Business Models, and Fair Labor & Thriving Communities.

Investors can also exclude investments based on 10 categories: animal testing, business ethics controversies, corporate political spending and lobbying, energy-intensive, fossil fuels, greenhouse emissions, hazardous waste, high water usage, tobacco, alcohol and gambling, and weapons and gun manufacturers.

Based on these selections, the app provides impact scores on existing portfolios and holdings and identifies companies that align with investors’ selected criteria. Ultimately, IMPACT makes it easy to find and invest in companies that share your values, helping to better align your portfolio with the kind of world you want to create.

IMPACT: Post-Launch
Since launching IMPACT by IBKR, the team has continued to evolve the product to better enable access across the globe. This includes not only regularly reevaluating and enhancing the app’s tools to further educate clients and simplify sustainable journeys, but also adding new features such as “Carbon Offsets,” which allows users to take control of and reduce their individual carbon emissions.

Looking forward, they aim to continue to develop and introduce new features as part of their ongoing effort to encourage investment that will ultimately improve lives today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.

Interactive Brokers won a Gold Stevie Award in App & Mobile Website - Financial Services/Banking in The 2022 American Business Awards®.

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German Stevie Awards suchen TOP-Unternehmen und Organisationen

Posted by Jana Novatscheck on Thu, Jan 26, 2023 @ 03:30 AM

Unternehmen, Startup oder Innovation des Jahres?
Die Kategorien für Unternehmen und Organisationen würdigen die Leistungen von ganzen Organisationen

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Ein Unternehmen als wirtschaftlich selbstständige Organisation sieht sich täglich mit vielen neuen Herausforderungen konfrontiert. Ob demographische Veränderungen, fortlaufende Digitalisierung, politische und soziale Veränderungen oder aktuelle Einschläge durch Pandemie oder Energiekriese.

Probleme und Veränderungen frühzeitig zu erkennen, darauf zu reagieren und eventuell durch eine Vorreiterstellung nebenbei eine höhere Zukunftsfähigkeit zu erzielen wird oft zum Drahtseilakt. Wertschöpfung entsteht nur dann, wenn das Unternehmen seine sozioökonomische Funktion voll und ganz erfüllt Der Wert eines Unternehmens besteht nicht nur im Erzielen von Gewinnen, sondern wirkt sich durch die kulturelle Weiterentwicklung aller Akteure auch auf Umwelt und Gesellschaft aus. 

Die Kategorien für Unternehmen und Institutionen der German Stevie® Awards würdigen die Leistungen von ganzen Organisationen: Wirtschaftsunternehmen, Non-Profit-Organisationen, großen, mittleren und kleinen, privaten und öffentlichen Unternehmen.

Ausgezeichnet werden Organisationen unter anderem in diesen Kategorien:

  • Unternehmen des Jahres: Ob Buchhaltung, Computerdienstleistungen, Gesundheitsprodukte, Immobilien, Einzelhandel, Energiewirtschaft, Werbung - in 35 Branchen dürfen sich Wirtschaftsunternehmen und Non-Profit-Organisationen, öffentliche, private, große und kleine Unternehmen bewerben.
  • Startup des Jahres
  • Technologie-Startups des Jahres
  • Innovativstes Unternehmen des Jahres
  • Innovativstes Technologieunternehmen des Jahres
  • Unternehmensinnovation des Jahres
  • Technologische Innovation des Jahres
  • Corporate-Social-Responsibility-Programm des Jahres
  • Schnellst wachsendes Unternehmen des Jahres
  • Schüler- oder Juniorunternehmen des Jahres

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Die folgenden Unternehmen und Organisationen gehörten unter anderem bei den German Stevie Awards 2022 zu den Gewinnern

Ziemer & Falke GmbH & Co. KG  konnten 2022 gleich in mehreren Kategorien einen Stevie Award gewinnen, darunter einen Gold Stevie® in der Kategorie Unternehmen des Jahres - Dienstleistungen für Privatpersonen. Ziemer & Falke gilt als eines der führenden Schulungszentren für die professionelle Aus- und Weiterbildung von Hundetrainern und ist an vielen Standorten in Deutschland vertreten.  Um als Hundetrainer in Deutschland selbstständig arbeiten zu dürfen, wird eine Zertifizierung zum Nachweis der Sachkunde entsprechend dem Tierschutzgesetz verlangt. Mit dem qualitativ hohen Ausbildungsstandard gewährleistet Ziemer & Falke eine optimale Vorbereitung zur Erlangung der Sachkunde und dies seit der Pandemie auch über eine benutzerfreundliche Online-Lernplattform, auf der sowohl die theoretischen als auch die praktischen Lerneinheiten angeboten werden. 

Die Hase & Igel GmbH gewann 2022 ebenfalls mehrere Awards, darunter einen Gold Stevie® in der Kategorie Innovativstes Technologieunternehmen des Jahres - bis zu 100 Mitarbeitende. Mit dem Titel HASE & IGEL - eine Unternehmensberatung automatisiert mit KI ihre eigene Arbeit und wandelt sich zum Softwareanbieter bewarb sich das 6 Mitarbeiter beschäftigende Startup und konnte die Jury von sich überzeugen.

Eine vollständige Übersicht über alle Gewinner finden Sie hier.

Wenn auch Ihr Unternehmen seit Juli 2020 hervorragende Leistungen erbracht hat, nutzen Sie die Möglichkeit, und bewerben Sie sich noch bis zum 10. Februar 2023.

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Stevie® Awards Announce Finalists in 17th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jan 25, 2023 @ 10:01 AM

Finalists in the 17th 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. 

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Organizations with five or more Finalist nominations include Anexa BPO (Mexico City, Mexico), Blackhawk Network (Pleasanton CA USA), Cinch Home Services (Boca Raton, FL USA), ClearSource BPO (Pleasant Grove, UT USA), Datasite (Minneapolis, MN USA), DP DHL (worldwide), Druva Inc. (Santa Clara, CA USA), GoHealth (Chicago, IL USA), IBM (worldwide), Justworks (New York, NY USA), Michael Kors (New York, NY USA), Optum (Eden Prairie, MN USA), PowerSchool Group LLC (Folsom, CA USA), PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Jakarta, Indonesia), Purpol Marketing Limited (Chippenham, United Kingdom), Sales Partnerships, Inc. (Broomfield, CO USA), SAP (worldwide), SoftPro (Raleigh, NC USA), Support Services Group, Inc (Waco, TX USA), Tata Consultancy Services (worldwide), Talkdesk (San Francisco, CA USA), TransPerfect (New York, NY USA), UPMC Health Plan (Pittsburgh, PA USA), and ValueSelling Associates Inc. (Carlsbad, CA, USA).

For a full list of Finalists by category, visit www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

All Finalist nominations ultimately will be named Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners. The placements will be revealed during a gala banquet on Friday, March 3 at Caesars Palace 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 American Business Awards®.

More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition. Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 170 professionals worldwide in seven specialized judging committees. Entries were considered in more than 60 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; 60 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Business Development Executive of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers, among others.

Beginning today through February 17, the general public may vote for their favorite providers of customer service in the People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Customer Service. Voting is open at http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com. Winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards in multiple industries will be determined in mid-February and honored at the awards gala in Las Vegas on March 3.

Nominations for a special prize, the Sales Partnerships Ethics in Sales Award, remain open through February 3. Nominations to that category are free. Winners will also be announced and recognized at the March 3 ceremony.

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How Gold Stevie-Winner LINK Agency Enabled Pura Vida to Go Viral on TikTok

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Mon, Jan 23, 2023 @ 03:30 PM

Franscisco CO-FounderStevie-winner LINK Agency is a Los Angeles-based social media marketing company specializing in data-driven, short-form advertising optimized for the attention span of the TikTok generation. At LINK, they seek to make ads entertaining and to empower digital content creators to become entrepreneurs with their own content.

Their patent-pending methodology links brands with TikTok trends and creative strategy to produce extremely high-performing content. They support companies with content production, media campaigns, auditing/consulting/strategy, and viral campaigns, using a combination of targeted and paid media.

LINK Agency campaigns have, to date, produced over 3 billion organic impressions and over 2 million in user-generated content. Their campaigns result in an average of $2.30 organic CPM and have a 24-hour average watch time for monthly active users.

Jewelry company Pura Vida approached LINK when they wanted to develop more disruptive campaigns on TikTok to take their presence to the next level.

The Pura Vida TikTok Campaign
Pura Vida is a jewelry company committed to providing sustainable employment for communities of artisans who handcraft bracelets to spread the “pura vida” lifestyle and ignite positive change for people and the planet.

Pura Vida got in touch with LINK Agency to gain more coverage about LINK's partnership with the influencer Charli D’Amelio and seek creative ideas for the execution of the TikTok campaign.
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LINK Agency conducted a deep dive of Pura Vida’s brand identity and designed a creative
strategy for their 3-week optimal TikTok campaign to support their new product launch. They also created multiple pieces of content for the Pura Vida page, which were concentrated over a 15-day timeline for maximum impact. LINK takes a unique approach to campaigns—they are detail- and data-driven, and have a knack for picking sounds that have the potential to go viral and also reflect clients' brands perfectly.

LINK provided creative input and executional support for the production of the song and its implementation, as well as guidance about music licensing on the growing video platform – a disruptive method for establishing brand awareness at scale.

The chosen campaign song, Pura Vida Feel Like By Andrey Azizov, went viral on TikTok with over 11,000 user-generated videos and over 100 million organic views in the #ShowUsYourHappy challenge period. The use of micro creators was leveraged thereafter to amplify the challenge.

Since Winning Their Stevie Award
With their Gold Stevie Award-winning campaign for Pura Vida, LINK achieved a 2.2x growth of the brand channel from 117,600 to 256,400 followers on TikTok during the 3-week promotion time. The campaign resulted in over 100 million total views from the TikTok videos using the Pura Vida sound and a total of 10.8 million likes as of May 2021.

In the last 18 months, LINK has collaborated with clients like Gameloft, Pura Vida, Supercell, Space Ape, Steve Madden, Sky Castle, Exodus, Guru Energy, Lingokids, among others. They have been hiring top-class talent to support creative needs, most recently hiring Frederico Lopes as COO and Joaquim Salgueiro as Paid Media Director. With both joining as Partners in the Company, LINK aims to raise the bar of operational excellence and continue reaching more brands and help them take advantage of new and ever-changing disruptive social media marketing opportunities.

They are also developing a new platform and implementing processes that allow clients to review, approve, and provide content feedback faster and more effectively. This will enable them to provide real-time data work and results updates to clients.

LINK Agency won a Gold Stevie Award for Influencer Marketing Campaign of the Year in The 2022 American Business Awards®.

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Women-Owned E-Commerce Company Selling Clothing and Fine Jewelry Pivots to Support Lab, Hospital, PPE Needs During COVID Crisis

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Mon, Jan 23, 2023 @ 02:21 PM

SarisAndThings_ABA22Winner SpotlightWomen-owned Saris and Things was launched in 2011 as an online-only business where customers could rent or buy traditional Indian clothing and accessories, including shoes, jewelry, and wedding clothing. Within two years, their business quickly expanded to Amazon and other online marketplaces, where they became a top seller of many brands of clothing and fine jewelry.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Saris and Things pivoted to sell face masks, hand sanitizers, gloves, and other PPE items that were suddenly in high demand. In 2021, they again expanded their inventory to sell COVID test kits and lab supplies under their DBA SNT Biotech. By staying alert to customer needs and adapting quickly, Saris and Things was able to thrive during a time of rapid, global change and uncertainty.

Determining and Prioritizing Customer Needs
Before the pandemic began in 2020, Sari and Things was an exclusive online business selling or renting traditional Indian clothing and accessories to customers at a fraction of retail prices. They feature large collections for men and women of pre-pleated saris, lehengas, anarkalis, and sherwanis for Indian weddings and Bollywood-themed parties. They also offer group discount codes and assistance to brides, event organizers, and wedding planners.

As soon as the need for face masks became clear, they immediately began selling cloth face masks in their online storefronts. In fact, they were one of the first Amazon sellers to sell cloth face masks in March 2020, selling thousands of masks since. They decided to offer more in-demand COVID-19 items later, including gloves, hand sanitizer, pulse oximeters, multiple types of face masks, and varying PPE items.SarisandThings_caption_ABA22

Remaining vigilant to broader market needs in this economic environment, Saris and Things DBA SNT Biotech then began reaching out to laboratories to offer PPE products and  lab consumables like swab kits, tubes, and biohazard bags. They realized the market potential in this evolving market and mobilized operations to expand this arm of their company even further.

Upon request from many of their lab customers, SNT Biotech started assembling their own FDA-registered PCR collection kits and distributing them throughout the USA. By 2021, they had become one of the largest wholesale suppliers of PCR and rapid-antigen tests, delivering to over 500 laboratories and hospitals.

During a time when many businesses were struggling to survive, Sari and Things found a way to pivot and become part of the solution to combat the COVID crisis. Although they started out in the fashion industry for a niche group of consumers, they took the leap to drastically alter and expand their inventory and client network. This foresight and adaptability enabled them to save their business from shutting its doors. At the same time, they were able to help countless individuals, hospitals, and laboratories gain access to essential PPE,  test kits, and medical supplies.

Since Winning Their Stevie
Sari and Things, DBA SNT Biotech has seen its revenue grow by over 2000% since winning their Silver Stevie Award. Today, they are one of the leading national suppliers of Hospital Supplies, Lab Consumables, PCR collection kits, and OTC and POC Rapid Antigen test kits to labs and hospitals around the country.

Saris and Things, Inc. won a Silver Stevie Award for Fastest Growing Company of the Year Among Companies with Up to 100 Employees in The 2022 American Business Awards.

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Letzte Möglichkeit zur Teilnahme an den German Stevie® Awards 2023

Posted by Catrin Beu on Thu, Jan 19, 2023 @ 12:18 PM

Gute Nachricht für alle, die ihre Nominierungen für die 9. German Stevie® Awards noch nicht eingereicht haben: Bewerbungsunterlagen können jetzt noch bis zum letzten, endgültigen Einsendeschluss am 10. Februar eingesendet werden.

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Eigentlich sollte bereits am 18. Januar Schluss sein: der letzte Tag zur Einreichung von Nominierungen bei dem branchenübergreifenden deutsch-europäischen Wirtschaftspreis. Doch aufgrund zahlreicher Anfragen, ob es möglich sei, die Teilnahmefrist noch etwas zu verlängern, haben sich die Organisatoren der German Stevie® Awards dazu entschlossen, interessierten Unternehmen noch etwas mehr Zeit einzuräumen, und den 10. Februar 2023 als letzten Tag festgelegt, an dem Bewerbungen noch akzeptiert werden.

„Wir freuen uns sehr über die rege Aufmerksamkeit, die den German Stevie® Awards durch die teilnehmenden Organisationen zuteil wird. Viele hochkarätige Unternehmen haben bereits spannende Nominierungen eingereicht“ erklärt Maggie Miller, Präsidentin der Stevie® Awards. Umso mehr freue sie mich, dass interessierte Unternehmen nun noch drei weitere Wochen die Möglichkeit haben, um sich mit ihren besten Projekten und Leistungen zu bewerben.

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Die Kategorien

In der neunten Edition des Wettbewerbs stehen den Teilnehmenden wieder eine Vielzahl an Kategorien zur Auswahl. Neu in diesem Jahr sind die Thought Leadership Awards. „Hier werden Unternehmen gewürdigt, die aktiv Maßnahmen ergriffen haben, damit sich ihre Mitarbeitenden als Vordenkerinnen und Vordenker (Thought Leaders) entwickeln und ihre Vordenkerrolle (Thought Leadership) einem Publikum innerhalb und außerhalb der Organisation vorstellen können,“ beschreibt Maggie Miller die neuen Awardkategorien. Zudem werden auch konkret einzelne Personen in ihrer Rolle als Vordenker ausgezeichnet.

Zu den klassischen Hauptkategorien der German Stevie® Awards zählen unter anderem: Awards für Unternehmen/Institutionen, Awards für Unternehmer, Awards für App-Entwicklung, Human Resources-Awards, Awards für Informationstechnologie, Klimaschutz-Awards, Kundenservice-Awards, Marketing-Awards, PR-Awards  Social Media-Awards und die Awards für Produktentwicklung.

Publikumspreis für die beliebtesten Unternehmen

Auch in diesem Jahr wartet eine besondere zusätzliche Auszeichnung auf die Teilnehmenden: die People's Choice Stevie Awards für die beliebtesten Unternehmen. Alle Organisationen, die mit einem Gold-, Silber- oder Bronze-Stevie Award bei den German Stevie® Awards 2023 ausgezeichnet werden, haben die Möglichkeit zusätzlich mit dem People's Choice Stevie® Award für die beliebtesten Unternehmen prämiert zu werden. Dazu findet vom 8. bis 29. März 2023 eine öffentliche Online-Abstimmung statt, bei der jeder für seinen Favoriten abstimmen kann. Das Unternehmen mit den meisten Stimmen in jeder Kategorie erhält als Auszeichnung eine Kristalltrophäe. Damit haben alle Teilnehmenden die Möglichkeit auf gleichzeitig zwei Auszeichnungen mit nur einer eingereichten Nominierung.

Haben auch Sie in den letzten zweieinhalb Jahren Großartiges geleistet? Dann nutzen Sie jetzt noch die Gelegenheit, sich um die Auszeichnung mit einem German Stevie® Award 2023 zu bewerben. Alle Informationen, was Sie tun müssen, um eine erfolgreiche Nominierung einzureichen, finden Sie in den Teilnahmeunterlagen und auf www.StevieAwards.com/GSA.

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NRPR Group’s Expanded Offerings Help New Businesses Scale from Concept to Startup

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Mon, Jan 16, 2023 @ 01:21 PM

ABA22Winner_NRPRStevie-award winner NRPR Group is a full-service public relations (PR) and strategic positioning agency that serves disruptive enterprises, startups, and thought leaders within the consumer tech, HealthTech, sports, entertainment, diagnostics, and web3 innovation spaces.

Its team is made up of master storytellers, strategists, editors, publicists, and marketing minds working together to capture the true essence and soul of the brands they represent.

Headquartered in the heart of Beverly Hills, California with roots in Silicon Valley and offices across the United States, NRPR prides itself on having a powerful global network of visionaries and talent while maintaining an unwavering commitment to uplevel the way that PR is done at home and abroad.

Continuously expanding their offerings portfolio to match their clients’ evolving needs, NRPR possesses the power to help brands go from concept to reality, while delivering meaningful, measurable press results and public buy-in along the way.

NRPR Biz Pro
NRPR won a Gold Stevie Award for the launch of NRPR Business Productions (Biz Pro™), its
business development arm that offers new businesses full concept-to-opening launch support, ranging from legal entity creation to brand identity and design.aba22_NRPRGroupCEO_NRodriguez_caption

With this new branch of business, NRPR became the only PR agency to offer cutting-edge, multimedia content creation services through NRPR Productions and end-to-end, pre-launch business development strategy and support in addition to its core multi-channel public relations services.

The idea for NRPR Biz Pro sprang from the team’s understanding that many ambitious entrepreneurs have incredible concepts for a new product or service, but often don't know how to move forward logistically to turn that concept into a registered, operating business. Throughout the pandemic when faced with massive industries shifts, global economic shutdowns, and a rise in demand for COVID-related products and services several of these budding business owners sought out NRPR’s PR and marketing expertise before their actual company had been solidified.

NRPR's CEO and founder, Nicole Rodrigues, recognized the opportunity to partner even more closely with the visionaries her team serves by helping guide them through the early nuances of those pre-launch logistics in a way that could seamlessly set them up for strong storytelling and PR campaigns later. By doing so, she meaningfully disrupted the way in which truly end-to-end and thoughtful PR is done in the modern era, as NRPR Biz Pro is the first end-to-end, strategic business development offering of its kind within the PR landscape.

Going Above & Beyond
By partnering with a business owner in the earliest days of idea development and helping them navigate the complexities of incorporating the company, setting up scalable financial systems and legal entities, and helping outline a strong brand identity (to name a few of the services included within NRPR Biz Pro’s offerings), NRPR takes those clients who have trusted the agency with their story through the full spectrum of business strategy and branding support.

This is just one of the many services that NRPR offers its clients to go far beyond what traditional PR firms are willing to handle, including logo and brand identity development, website and digital media development, newsletter creation and strategic messaging framework, pitch deck creation, investor relationship building, and more.

Once those essential gears are operating at full capacity, startups can be confident that PR and marketing teams can then capture the essence of their story and brand to capture the audience they intend to reach.

"We’ve fought hard to overcome every single challenge presented to us, our clients, and our community throughout this pandemic,” said Rodrigues. “While our team put in the work, energy, and grit to remain a resilient, award-winning agency that current and future clients can rely on, we are also aware of what a blessing it is to continue to thrive against all odds recently. I am so proud of the team we have been able to expand into, the clients we have brought onboard, the new ventures we have helped establish, and the industry recognition we have been awarded for those efforts." 

NRPR Group won a Gold Stevie Award for PR Innovation of the Year in The 2022 American Business Awards®.

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