SOURCE: The Stevie Awards

June 12, 2007 12:28 ET

From Administrative Assistant to Chairman, Fifth Annual American Business Awards(SM) Crown Americans With Business World's Top Honor

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - From Jacob Weyant, a support staffer at High Performance Technologies Inc., to Tim Solso, the chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc., The 2007 American Business Awards last night honored a diverse cross-section of American business people with Stevie® Awards for great performances in the workplace.

The awards recognized a wide range of American companies and individuals in more than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program. A complete list of Stevie® Award winners and Finalists in all categories is available 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 business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace.

Accenture, AT&T, Brightpoint, the Cleveland Clinic, High Performance Technologies, Nuveen Investments, Omniture, and RCN Corporation were winners of multiple Stevie Awards.

More than 2,000 nominations were submitted for The 2007 American Business Awards. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie winners from among the Finalists. Finalists were selected by business professionals nationwide during two months of preliminary judging.

The ceremonies were videocast live on the Internet by HB Group. They were also broadcast on radio, commercial free, by the Business TalkRadio Network.

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.

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 hosted the live radio broadcast of the June 11 awards ceremonies, and HB Group videocast the ceremonies worldwide.

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