7th annual Stevie® Awards will be presented on June 22 in New York City
Reno, NV (PRWEB) May 29, 2009 – M3 Planning has been named a Finalist in the category New Product or Service of the Year in The 2009 American Business Awards.
The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit entries to the ABAs – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 22 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Six hundred executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network.
More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Most Innovative Company, Best Management Team, Best New Product or Service, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program, Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program. M3 Planning will be competing in the New Product or Service of the Year category for Computer Software – New Version.
VP of Marketing, Erica Olsen, says that the company is extremely honored to be recognized for the newest version of M3 Planning’s strategic business planning software, MyStrategicPlan. “Congratulations are due for all finalists,” says Olsen, “because we’re among some great companies who are all working hard to increase value for our consumers, version after version.”
Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among Finalists in final judging that will continue through June 3. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.
Olsen says that being named as a finalist has been an honor for the entire M3 Planning team. “Every member of our team has been congratulating each other; from our developers whose imagination and hard work have crafted such a powerful tool to our customer service representatives and consultants who work hard to keep our clients trained in both the use of our system as well as strategic business planning.”
In addition to being named a finalist in the 2009 American Business Awards, M3 Planning was also recently nominated for the ABA’s community-judged People’s Choice Awards. Voting for the People’s Choice Awards, found at www.peopleschoice.stevieawards.com, is open to anyone, and runs through the end of May with two voters being randomly selected to win Amazon.com gift cards.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.
About M3 Planning
M3 Planning is a strategic planning firm that works with growth-oriented organizations to develop and execute their strategic plans. In addition to their online strategic planning system, the company is also a resource for other strategic planning tools, books, articles, workshops, and facilitations.
About Erica Olsen
Through M3 Planning’s online client base and onsite strategic planning facilitation work, Erica Olsen has developed and reviewed hundreds of strategic plans for organizations across the country. She has also authored several strategic planning books including Strategic Planning for Dummies and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by The Business Report of Northern Nevada in 2007.
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.
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