SOURCE: The Stevie Awards

May 14, 2007 13:34 ET

2007 American Business Awards(SM) Announce Finalists for Coveted Annual Business Honors

Stevie® Award Winners to Be Honored June 11 in New York City

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- Companies as diverse as Accenture, Careerbuilder.com, Cleveland Clinic, LifeLock, and Nuveen Investments are among those with multiple Finalists vying for Stevie Awards in The 5th Annual American Business Awards. Complete lists of Finalists in all categories were published today at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

Hailed as "the business world's version of the Oscars" (New York Post , April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.

Nicknamed Stevie for the Greek word "crowned," the coveted award was designed by the same company that makes the Oscar, Clio, and other major awards. Stevie winners will be announced during a gala at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel on Monday, June 11. Larry Wilmore of THE DAILY SHOW with JON STEWART will be master of ceremonies. Tickets are on sale now.

More than 2,000 nominations were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program, and Best New Product or Service.

Finalists were selected by business professionals nationwide during more than five weeks of preliminary judging. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie winners from among the Finalists.

For press credentials for The 5th Annual Business Awards, contact Michael Gallagher, michael@stevieawards.com, 703-547-8389.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, and The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring companies 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 www.stevieawards.com.

Premier Sponsors of The 2007 American Business Awards include EMCOR Group, Silverjet, and ValueVision Associates. Presentation sponsor is the German State of Bavaria's U.S. Office for Economic Development. Supporting sponsors include Harris Corporation, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include Chief Executive, CIO Decisions, CRMAdvocate, and Human Resource Executive. The Business TalkRadio Network will host the live radio broadcast of the June 11 awards ceremonies, and HB Group will videocast the ceremonies worldwide.

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