Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 11:43 AM

Coveted Stevie® Awards to Be Presented at Ceremonies in Chicago and San Francisco 

New York, NY – May 9, 2013– Finalists were announced today in The 11th Annual American Business Awards. Organizations as diverse as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Domino’s Pizza, Heineken USA, Microsoft, the National Football League, Procter & Gamble, Sony, and Wynn Las Vegas are among those recognized.  Lists of Finalists by category have been published at Business Awards Logo

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations and individuals in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations.

This year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award winners will be announced at two award banquets.  The first will take place on June 17 at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois; and the second, with awards in the new product and technology-related categories, will be held on September 16 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California. More than 800 executives are expected to attend the events.  The ceremonies will be broadcast nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network.    

Among the organizations with the most number of Finalists are Accenture, Actiontec Electronics, AT&T, Cisco Systems, EMKAY, Inc., Makovsky, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Marvell Semiconductor, MWW, The Navicor Group, Quality Systems, Slack and Company, Travelzoo, USANA Health Sciences, Vemma Nutrition Company, and VerticalResponse.

A record number of nominations were submitted this year with more than 3,200 from organizations of all sizes and from virtually every industry.  The ABAs include a wide variety of categories including management awards, new product awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, human resources awards, information technology awards, web site awards, and more.

Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.  Members of nine specialized final judging committees will determine Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among Finalists in judging that will begin next week.  More than 250 executives will participate in the judging process this year.

Voting will open in early July for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, a component of The American Business Awards that invites the general public to vote for their favorite new products of the year in a number of categories including Favorite New Smartphone, Favorite New Tablet, Favorite New Consumer Product, and Favorite New Smartphone or Tablet App. 

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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.  A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut later this year.  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 Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube

Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.

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