A number of Seattle-area companies were nominated or awarded with an American Business Award last night during a ceremony in New York.
The honor, also called a "Stevie," recognizes the efforts, accomplishments and positive contributions of companies and business people worldwide.
Winners from the area included: Seattle-based CleverSet, Satsop-based SafeHarbor Technology and Leisure Care of Seattle.
Here are the categories and other local companies that were nominated:
Best New Product or Service - Computer Software
MessageGate, Seattle, MessageGate E-mail Governance Suite v.4.2
Best New Product or Service - Telecommunications
Envision Telephony, Seattle, Envision Identity Protection Solution
Best Overall Company - Up to 100 Employees
Another Source, Seattle.
SafeHarbor Technology, Satsop. (A Stevie winner).
Best Overall Company - Up to 2,500 Employees
Talisma Corporation, Bellevue.
Most Innovative Company - Up to 100 Employees
CleverSet, Seattle. (A Stevie winner).
Best Sales Organization - All Other Industries
MILA, Mountlake Terrace.
SafeHarbor Technology, Satsop, Annette Jacobs, chairwoman and CEO.
Best Newspaper Ad or Campaign
Leisure Care, Seattle. The Bellettini branding campaign (A Stevie Winner).
Leisure Care, Seattle, Leisure Care Web site.
Microsoft, Redmond, Standards of Business Conduct 2006 Online Training.
More than 2,000 entries from companies of all sizes were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories. Members of the Awards' board selected Stevie winners from among the finalists.