Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 @ 10:28 AM

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Winners to Be Announced in Las Vegas on February 25

Fairfax, VA – January 24, 2013 – Finalists in the 7th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, an international competition recognizing excellence in disciplines that are crucial to business success, were announced today.    

Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service LogoA diverse group of organizations and individuals around the world are among those recognized in the customer service awards, contact center awards, and sales awards categories.  Organizations with Finalists in multiple categories include AllClear ID, Turkey’s Avea Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S., Delta Air Lines, DHL Express, the United Kingdom’s EE, Heartland Payment Systems, John Hancock Signature Services, L-com Inc., Marriott Vacation Club, OppenheimerFunds, Richardson, Sundance Vacations, SurePayroll, Inc., VIZIO, Inc., and Wyndham Vacation Ownership, among others. For a full list of Finalists by category, visit

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 25 at the Paris Hotel 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. The Stevies are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards.

More than 1,100 entries from organizations worldwide were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of 10% over 2012. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 120 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges.  Entries were considered in 30 categories for customer service professionals, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 41 categories for sales and business development professionals, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers. 

More than 100 members of eight specialized judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 28 - February 8.  

Beginning today, the general public will be able to 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 25. 

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,  and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.   

Sponsors and supporters of the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include the Business TalkRadio Network and ValueSelling Associates.

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