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The Stevie Awards

June 23, 2015 10:30 ET

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

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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-three of the Stevie Award winning organizations this year are based in the San Francisco area.

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations -- from non-profits, emerging start-ups, major public companies and government agencies, to corner-office executives, corporate communicators, support staff and customer service teams.

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. More than 400 professionals attended the ceremony.

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

Cathy Turney, Author: Best Business Book
Dealstruck: Startup of the Year - Business Products Industries
Godfrey Q and Partners, LLC: Brand Experience of the Year - Business-to-Business
RepairPal: Company of the Year - Diversified Service Industries
SoFi: Startup of the Year - Consumer Services Industries and Maverick of the Year - Consumer Services Industries, Mike Cagney
Vend: Customer Service Department of the Year
YouTube: Online Marketing Campaign of the Year

SoFi was a big winner of the evening, taking home two Gold Stevie Awards. Other organizations taking home Silver or Bronze Stevie Awards include Cisco, ClearSlide, Eastwick Communications, FINE, Forter, Grand Rounds, Icontrol Networks, Jive Software, Lumoid, MarketBridge, Nexenta, SquareTrade, SweetRush Inc., Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., Vantage PR, VSP Vision Care, and Wells Fargo.

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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