SOURCE: The Stevie Awards

June 13, 2008 10:00 ET

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

Winners of 2008 American Business Awards Announced; Ceremony Shines a Spotlight on Green Business

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - Painting the town green at last night's gala ceremony in New York, The Sixth Annual American Business Awards crowned the winners of America's "best in business" and honored a diverse cross-section of American business people and corporations for great performances in business.

In a nod to corporate America's focus on environmental issues, many of the 2008 winners reflect a strong emphasis on "green," including agricultural giant Monsanto (Most Innovative Company), the recycling program of the Philadelphia Eagles (Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program) and the smart building and energy company Energy Control, Inc. (Best Overall Company - Up to 100 Employees).

The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business. The awards are conferred in categories from Best Executive and Best New Product to Best New Company and Best Blog. For a complete list of the 2008 American Business Award honorees in all categories, visit: www.stevieawards.com/aba.

More than 600 business leaders attended the ceremony in New York last night. A portion of each ticket sold for the gala was contributed to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore that seeks to halt global warming by educating people that the climate crisis is both urgent and solvable. Learn more about The Alliance for Climate Protection at http://www.wecansolveit.org/.

More than 2,600 entries were submitted for The 2008 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 professional nationwide during two months of preliminary judging.

Winners of multiple Stevie Awards include Harrah's Entertainment, John Hancock, Lifelock, Omniture, The Marketing Arm, and Wingstop.

For more information on The Sixth Annual American Business Awards, please contact Jill Feldman at jill@mediashoppr.com or 212-867-8778.

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 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.

Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, RCN Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network -- which hosted a nationwide radio broadcast of the ceremonies -- CRM Advocate, and Human Resource Executive.

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