April 14, 2004 (Tustin, CA) - Envision Financial Systems was named a Finalist today in the Best Marketer category in the second annual American Business Awards.
Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post (September 22, 2002), The American Business Awards are the first national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace.
Nicknamed the SteviesTM for the Greek word "crowned," winners will be announced during presentations on Monday, May 10 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City. The ceremonies will be videocast live on the Internet and will be broadcast nationwide on radio by the Business TalkRadio Network.
More than 800 nominations from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Best New Product or Service and Best Support Staffer. Envision Financial Systems will be competing in the Best Marketer category.
Edward Yang, Marketing Manager for Envision Financial Systems, was selected as a finalist based on his submission titled "From Best Kept Secret to Best-of-Breed" which detailed the innovative marketing accomplishments that Envision has achieved in the last year. "We're proud to have Mr. Yang considered for this prestigious award, and look forward to continuing efforts of communicating the benefits of our products to the mutual fund industry," said Satnam Gambhir, CEO of Envision Financial Systems.
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie winners from among the Finalists. The Board includes business luminaries such as Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes, Bruce Nelson, chairman & CEO of Office Depot, marketing gurus Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Anthony Robbins, Chairman & CEO of The Anthony Robbins Companies, Drew Schutte, publisher of Wired Magazine, Jeffrey Tarr, chairman & CEO of Hoover's Inc., and Donald Trump, chairman, president and CEO of The Trump Organization.
"The Stevie Award has quickly become the most coveted business honor in America," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. "We began the Stevies in 2002 with the mission to generate recognition of deserving companies and individuals among the business community, the press, and the general public. Being selected as a Finalist is an important achievement, because it means that independent judges have agreed that the Finalist is worthy of national recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."