Eighth Annual American Business Awards Announces 2010 Call For Entries

New York, NY (PRESS RELEASE – February 4, 2010) – In tough economic times, American workers and organizations are put to the test – and The American Business Awards believe they deserve to be recognized for their hard work and achievements. The Stevie Awards today issued a call for entries for the Eighth Annual American Business Awards, the only all-encompassing awards program that honors the true accomplishments of Americans in the workplace.

All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to participate in The American Business Awards – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2010 entry deadline is March 31 and late entries will be accepted through April 30 with a late fee. The 2010 awards will honor work since the beginning of 2009, and the awards will be announced on June 21, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More details are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/aba/.

Entries are accepted in various categories ranging from Best Executive of the Year and Best Overall Company of the Year to Human Resources Department of the Year and Public Relations Campaign of the Year. New categories in 2010 include Executive of the Year in a non-profit or government organization and Best New Product or Service of the Year in consumer products. For a full list of everything new for the 2010 awards, please visit: http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/general/72_194_9724.cfm.

A free webcast called “How to Enter The American Business Awards” will be offered on Tuesday, March 9 at 1:00 pm ET. Registration is now open at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/926373929.

“The American Business Awards gives nominees – from top executives and hourly employees to teams and departments – a chance to tell their stories and be feted for their achievements done every day at work,” said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards. “Especially in tough economic times like these when everyone is working harder, awards are one of the most effective ways to boost morale. We are looking forward to honoring the accomplishments of professionals and organizations around the country at this year’s American Business Awards.”

The 2010 American Business Awards will include the second annual People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New ProductsSM, in which the general public can vote for their favorite new products and services of the year. Each new product or service nominated in The American Business Awards will automatically be included in people’s choice voting. Voting begins in May and winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products will be honored at the June awards ceremony in New York City.

The Seventh Annual American Business Awards were presented last June to a diverse group of American organizations including AT&T Inc., Blackboard Inc., Creative Channel Services, DDB, eHarmony, Hormel Foods Corporation, LifeLock, OnStar, SchoolDude.com, the U.S. Government Printing Office, and YouSendIt, Inc., among others. For a list of winners and finalists of the 2009 awards visit: http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/awards/403_2183_19888.cfm

To request an entry kit for The 2010 American Business Awards, visit http://www.stevieawards.com/aba/.

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. 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 http://www.stevieawards.com/, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

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