SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) - GoPago is the 2012 recipient of the Innovation through Technology Excellence in Business ("Ebbie") Award, presented by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce at the 21st Annual Ebbies Awards Gala held the evening of Thursday, October 25th at the Westin St. Francis.
"The Chamber is proud to recognize businesses for their many accomplishments and contributions to San Francisco," said Steve Falk, President & CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. "The Chamber salutes GoPago for its innovative technology that is enabling local businesses to embrace mobile commerce to grow their businesses, and our economy."
The Innovation Through Technology Award, sponsored by Comcast, is presented to a business that is technology-led and/or that looks to IT to solve problems and increase efficiency. Criteria include the industry the business operates in, what new technology has been implemented and the issue or goal it has addressed and the impact that the technology has had on all aspects of the business and the communities the business serves.
GoPago CEO, Leo Rocco, was present to accept the award. "It's an honor to be recognized by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce for the work we have done to help local merchants modernize their businesses, particularly up against such innovative companies as Pinterest and salesforce.com. Today's consumer is most connected to their smartphone and it's been exciting to be part of a retail evolution that enables merchants to provide a direct line for payment and communication on the mobile platform. This award is a testament to our dedication to fundamentally change the way merchants in San Francisco do business."
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce presented additional Ebbies awards to: BlackRock (Excellence in Business Award); Central Market Partnership (Economic Development Award); One Kings Lane (Emerging Growth Award); Gumas Advertising (Small Business Award); Exploratorium (Building San Francisco Award); Recology (Community Champion Award) and Josh Golomb (Bain & Company Change Leader Award).
The Ebbies were created in 1991 by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce to honor San Francisco businesses for their vision and innovation and to celebrate their many contributions. The 21st Annual Ebbies Awards Gala is made possible with the generous support of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, United Airlines, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Kaiser Permanente, Degenkolb Engineers, Gensler, Hathaway Dinwiddie, Recology, Wells Fargo, Bain & Company, Comcast, Chevron and others. More information on the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the Ebbies is available at www.sfchamber.com.
Founded in 1850, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the preeminent business organization for advocacy, networking and economic growth. The Chamber delivers on its mission to attract, develop and retain business in San Francisco by representing companies and organizations that make San Francisco a preferred destination for businesses and visitors.