SOURCE: The Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards

June 23, 2009 10:00 ET

Seventh Annual American Business Awards(SM) Crown Winners of America's "Best in Business"

Winners of 2009 Stevie® Awards Announced

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - After a challenging year in business for our country, The 2009 American Business Awards crowned this year's winners last night at a gala event in New York City, shining a spotlight on the most outstanding executives, organizations and employees nationwide.

With approximately 600 executives in attendance, The 2009 American Business Awards honored a diverse cross-section of American business people, corporations, non-profits, and government agencies reflecting every important aspect of business today, from: C-Suite executives to support staff; major public companies to emerging start-ups; customer services teams to corporate communicators.

Some notable winners of 2009 Stevie® Awards include:

--  Executive of the Year: Tom Adams, CEO of Rosetta Stone
--  Best Overall Company of the Year  (Pharmaceutical): Sirtris a GSK
--  Customer Service Department of the Year:
--  Human Resources Team of the Year: Air National Guard Recruiting and
--  Most Innovative Company of the Year: Weather Trends International
--  Business Turnaround of the Year: RCN Corporation
--  Best New Company of the Year: uTest
--  Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program: Enterprise Fleet
--  Fastest Growing Company of the Year: iolo technologies
--  Financial Services Ad Campaign of the Year: E*Trade Baby Campaign
--  Support Staffer of the Year: Jessica Swearingen, Kohl's Department
--  Corporate Communicator of the Year: Lisa Baxt, Nikon Inc.
--  Consumer Products Website of the Year: Nike Reuse-a-Shoe Website

Winners in the first ever People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products, determined by more than 100,000 public votes, were also awarded at the event to companies including Apple,, Quicken, Pandora Radio, and more.

The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business. For a complete list of the 2009 American Business Award honorees in all categories, visit:

More than 2,600 entries were submitted for The 2009 American Business Awards. More than 200 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year's Finalists and Stevie Award winners.

Winners of multiple awards include Accenture, Apple, Constant Contact, High Performance Technologies, John Hancock, LifeLock, Makovsky + Company, MWW Group, RCN Corporation, and Sirtris a GSK Company.

A portion of each ticket sold to the gala event was contributed to SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Business," a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Learn more at:

For more information on The Seventh Annual American Business Awards, please contact Megan Raphael at or 212-867-8778 x232.

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 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more at

Supporting sponsors of The 2009 American Business Awards include High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, Lifelock, RCN Corporation, Softpro, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsor is the Business TalkRadio Network. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Megan Raphael
    Mediashop PR
    (212) 867-8778 x232
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