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The Stevie Awards

June 23, 2015 10:50 ET

Chicago Area Organizations Win Big at First of Two American Business Awards Ceremonies

Accenture, Empire Today, and IDEXX Laboratories Among Winners of Gold Stevie® Awards; New Product and Tech-Related Winners to Be Announced at Second Event in San Francisco on September 11

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2015) -  The 13th Annual American Business Awards announced Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award Winners on Monday night at the first of two gala award ceremonies taking place this year. Twenty-four of the Stevie Award winning organizations this year are based in the Chicago area.

Monday evening's ceremony at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel honored winners in categories for customer service, human resources, information technology, websites, corporate communications, live events, marketing, publications, videos, and selected categories for company/organization, and management.

Notable Gold Stevie Award winners operating in Chicago announced on Monday include:

Accenture: Marketing Campaign of the Year - Corporate Reputation / Professional Services and Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Reputation/Brand Management
Advocate at Home: Best PR Video
Empire Today, LLC: Company of the Year - Consumer Products - Durables
IDEXX Laboratories: Best Video - Internal/Employee Communications and Best New Product Introduction Event
Mondelez International: Company of the Year - Food & Beverage
Walker Sands Communications: Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing - Business-to-Business
WeatherTech/MacNeil Automotive Products: Company of the Year - Automotive & Transport Equipment

Accenture was the top Chicago organization of the evening, taking home two Gold, four Silver, and four Bronze Stevie Awards.

More than 3,300 entries were submitted to The 2015 American Business Awards, and more than 200 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year's Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

For a complete list of the Stevie Award winners announced on Monday, visit

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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

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