SOURCE: The Stevie Awards

January 25, 2007 11:00 ET

Fifth Annual American Business Awards™ Seeking Best U.S. Companies and Individuals

Nation's Only Independent Business Awards Launches 2007 Call for Entries

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2007 -- Honoring great performances in business nationwide, The Fifth Annual American Business Awards issued its call for entries today.

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" (New York Post, April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards is the only national, independent business awards program honoring organizations of all types -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Entry kits for The Fifth Annual American Business Awards may be requested at www.stevieawards.com/aba. The 2007 awards will honor accomplishments made in 2006. The entry deadline is March 31.

Entries may be submitted in dozens of categories ranging from Best Executive to Most Innovative Company. For a full list of categories visit: http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/awards/70_816_3655.cfm

Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word "crowned," the awards, designed by the same company that makes the Oscar and Emmy, will be presented at a gala, and nationally broadcast ceremony in New York City on June 11, 2007.

The 4th Annual American Business Awards were presented last June to a diverse range of American organizations, including Adobe Systems, Carlson Restaurants, Eli Lilly, Hewlett-Packard, Internet Strategy Group, John Laing Homes, Microsoft, and Nuveen Investments. For complete results of the 2006 awards visit: http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/awards/70_1834_12902.cfm

Premier Sponsors of The 2007 American Business Awards include EMCOR Group and ValueVision Associates. Presentation sponsor is the German State of Bavaria's U.S. Office for Economic Development. Supporting sponsors include Starwood Hotels & Resorts. 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.

To request an entry kit, visit http://www.stevieawards.com/aba or contact the Stevie Awards by phone (703) 547-8389; fax (703) 991-2397; or email info@stevieawards.com.

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 www.stevieawards.com.

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