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January 13, 2011 14:00 ET

Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service Announce Finalists in 5th Annual Competition

Entries Up 60% This Year; People's Choice Stevie Awards Voting Opens Tomorrow

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - January 13, 2011) - Finalists were announced today in the 5th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, an international competition recognizing excellence in disciplines that are crucial to business success

Organizations as diverse as Apple, Capital One Financial, India's Tata Motors, and Telecom Italia are among those recognized in the customer service awards, call center awards, and sales awards categories. Organizations with Finalists in multiple categories include CIGNA Government Services, Austria's Competence Call Center AG, Direct Alliance, the UK's Everything Everywhere, Marsh U.S. Consumer, PetRays, Canada's SMART Technologies, and SurePayroll. For a full list of Finalists, visit www.stevieawards.com/sales

Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 21 at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Tickets are now on sale. The awards are presented by the Stevie® Awards, which organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards. The Stevies are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards.

Entries were up 60% this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including individual and team sales categories as well as individual and team customer service and contact center categories. Several new categories were added this year, including 12 categories to recognize new products and services for sales, contact/call center, and sales professionals as well as seven categories to recognize the achievements of solution providers to these professionals. 

Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors will select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging later this month. Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.

Beginning tomorrow, the general public will be able to cast their votes for their favorite providers of good customer service in the People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Customer Service Department. Voting will open at http://www.stevieawards.com/Service.peopleschoice. Winners of the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service in multiple industries will be determined in mid-February and honored at the awards gala in Miami Beach on February 21. 

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 about the Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com

Sponsors of the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include American Support, Infogroup, The Sales Management Association and ValueSelling Associates.

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