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Also recognized for excellence in marketing, customer service at 12th Annual American Business Awards
SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VerticalResponse®, a business unit of Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) providing online marketing tools for small businesses, again received the Gold Stevie® Award for Company of the Year at the 12th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago. The company took home the same prize last year.
VerticalResponse also earned two Silver Stevie Awards, for Marketing Department of the Year and Customer Service Department of the Year.
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the United States are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
"Being named company of the year is a huge deal for us," said Janine Popick, CEO/founder of VerticalResponse. "It validates the great work we do for our customers and recognizes the amazing teamwork that happens every day here at VerticalResponse. This is particularly true during the past year, when we all rallied together toward the biggest product launch in our history."
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the trophies were presented to winners during a gala banquet on June 13 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 400 nominees and their guests attended.
In all, more than 3,300 nominations were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 240 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
"It's an honor for us to recognize and celebrate such an outstanding class of organizations and individuals," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "The judges were especially discerning this year. All of this year's Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners should be proud that the judges recognized their achievements and their ability to express those achievements in a way that captured the judges' hearts and imaginations."
Details about the American Business Awards and the complete list of 2014 Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
VerticalResponse Inc., a subsidiary of Deluxe Corporation, provides a full suite of online marketing tools to help small businesses connect with their customers on email, social media, mobile and more. More than 1 million users worldwide have relied on the VerticalResponse platform to easily create, manage and analyze their own marketing campaigns, all from a single account. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information visit www.verticalresponse.com, and connect on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VR4SmallBiz and Facebook at www.facebook.com/verticalresponse.
ABOUT DELUXE CORPORATION
Deluxe is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. More than 4.5 million small business customers access Deluxe's wide range of products and services, including customized checks and forms, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, search engine optimization and logo design. For our 5,500 financial institution customers, Deluxe offers industry-leading programs in checks, customer acquisition, fraud prevention and profitability. Deluxe is also a leading provider of checks and accessories sold directly to consumers. For more information, visit us at www.deluxe.com, www.facebook.com/deluxecorp or www.twitter.com/deluxecorp.
ABOUT THE STEVIE AWARDS
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A sixth program, the German Stevie Awards, will debut later this year. 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 www.StevieAwards.com.
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