SOURCE: The Stevie Awards

December 07, 2007 09:00 ET, Genentech Among Big Winners in 2007 Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards(SM)

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - December 7, 2007) - The world's best sales people, departments, and executives were honored in the second annual Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards last night.

The awards were jointly presented by Selling Power magazine, the leading sales management publication with 145,000 subscribers in 67 countries, and The Stevie® Awards, which have been hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" (New York Post, April 27, 2005).

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," winners were announced during a gala banquet at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. More than 200 nominated sales executives attended.

Winners of multiple Stevie Awards include, Direct Alliance Corporation, Genentech, Heartland Payment Systems, and Marriott International. Other notable winners include Best Buy for Business, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Dow Jones, FedEx Services, International Paper, MeadWestvaco Corporation,, Schering-Plough, Sherwin-Williams Company, Valpak, and WebEx Communications. A complete list of Finalists and Stevie winners by category is available at

More than 400 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories including Best Run Sales Organization of the Year, National VP of Sales of the Year, and Sales Representative of the Year.

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 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

About Selling Power

Selling Power is the world's leading sales management magazine with more than 145,000 subscribers in 67 countries. Learn more at

Sponsors of the 2007 Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards include Employee Continuum, Heartland Payment Systems, Kaiser Companies, infoUSA's, and Richardson.

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