Grand Stevie® Award Winners Announced in 2021 American Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, May 11, 2021 @ 10:39 AM

The Stevie® Awards announced today the Grand Stevie Award winners in The 19th Annual American Business Awards® competition. Winners will be honored during the ABAs’ virtual awards ceremony on June 30, 2021. Registration for the virtual ceremony is now open.

All organizations operating in the U.S. - large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit - are eligible to submit nominations to the ABAs in a wide range of categories, honoring achievement in every aspect of work life, from customer service and management to public relations and product development.

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This year more than 3,800 nominations were considered in the judging process by more than 250 professionals, whose average ratings determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners announced earlier this month. For a complete list of the 2021 Stevie Award winners, visit

Grand Stevie Awards cannot be applied for directly.  Winners are determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the ABAs, with a Gold Stevie win counting for 3 points, a Silver Stevie for 2 points, and a Bronze Stevie counting for 1.5. 

2021 Grand Stevie winners in The American Business Awards are as follows:

Organization of the Year: Wolters Kluwer, the Dutch information services company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands and with offices in the U.S., EMEA and Asia Pacific, earned 41 award points, more than any other entrant in the 2021 ABAs, for Gold, Silver and Bronze wins by teams and divisions throughout the USA.

Most Honored Marketing Agency: Tinuiti, the New York-based performance marketing firm, wins for 26.5 award points earned for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins in a variety of marketing and technology categories.

Most Honored Public Relation Agency: 5W Public Relations, the New York based PR agency earned 35 award points for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins on behalf of themselves and a multitude of clients, including, CommerceHub, Contakt World, and Five9, among others.

Highest-rated Nomination of the Year: The nomination of Rebecca Stenholm, Director of Public and Government Affairs, by EPCOR USA (Phoenix, AZ), received the highest-average (9.57 / 10) score of all nominations submitted to the 2021 ABAs.  The nomination won the Gold Stevie for Communications Professional of the Year.

Highest-rated New Product or Service of the Year: Graylog (Houston, TX), winner of the Gold Stevie Award for Best New DevOps Solution, received the highest-average (9.25 / 10) score of all new product or service nominations submitted to the 19th ABAs.

Highest-rated COVID-19 Response Category Nomination: The Salvation Army’s (New York, NY) nomination of Seth Ditmer, their Deputy Director of Operations - Emergency Services, won Gold for Delivery Hero of the Year, for his oversight of the delivery of pantry boxes to home-bound seniors, people with compromised immune systems, and coordinated mass grocery deliveries to soup kitchens at The Salvation Army’s 38 community centers in the New York City area.   With an average score from the judges of 9.5/10, the nomination wins a Grand Stevie Award as the highest rated of all those in the competition’s COVID-19 Response categories.

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