8th Annual American Business Awards Announced Small Business Winners

New York, NY (PRESS RELEASE – June 24, 2010) – Shining a spotlight on the most outstanding executives, organizations and employees nationwide after a year in which the American economy began to see signs of recovery, The 2010 American Business Awards crowned this year’s winners last night at the gala event in New York City.

With more than 500 executives in attendance, The 2010 American Business Awards honored a diverse cross-section of American business people, corporations, non-profits, and government agencies reflecting every important aspect of business today, from: C-Suite executives to support staff; major public companies to emerging start-ups; customer services teams to corporate communicators.

Some notable winners of 2010 Stevie® Awards include:

  • ­ Executive of the Year: Lawrence J. Ellison, founder and CEO of Oracle
  • ­ Best Overall Company of the Year: Apple Inc.
  • ­ Business Turnaround of the Year: Ford Motor Company
  • ­ Best Home Page: CNN.com
  • ­ Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year: The Timberland Company
  • ­ Customer Service Team of the Year: Cigna
  • ­ Support Staffer of the Year: Lynn Holgate, Executive Assistant, High Performance Technologies
  • ­ Most Innovative Company of the Year: Mozilla
  • ­ Fastest Growing Company of the Year: Yodle
  • ­ Communications or PR Campaign of the Year: Hilton Hotels
  • ­ New Product or Service of the Year: Chase Card Services, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Winners in People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, determined by more than 150,000 public votes, were also awarded at the event to companies including Boost Mobile, Citrix Online, Dow Jones, PetRays, and Samsung.

The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in the workplace. For a complete list of 2010 American Business Award honorees in all categories, visit: www.stevieawards.com/aba.

More than 2,700 entries were submitted for The 2010 American Business Awards and more than 200 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Finalists and Stevie Award winners.

Winners of multiple awards include Accenture, Akavit, Apple Inc., Boost Mobile, Chase Card Services, CNN, Creative Channel Services, EffectiveUI, High Performance Technologies, iCrossing, iolo technologies, Juniper Media, Life Technologies, Makovsky + Company, MOST Brand Development + Advertising, MWW Group, PetRays, salesforce.com, Samsung, Sun Life Financial, Weber Shandwick and XPLANE.

A portion of each ticket sold for the gala event will be contributed to Oceana (www.oceana.org), the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation.

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.

Sponsors and partners of The 2010 American Business Awards include Infogroup, Netezza, CIGNA, Citrix Online, Epic Media Group, High Performance Technologies Inc., imagistic, John Hancock, LifeLock, Lionbridge, Optimum Lightpath, PetRays, RCN, and SoftPro.

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