Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2004
Boudoir Baskets, LLC, specialists in romantic gifts and educational in-home pleasure parties, was named a Finalist today for the Best New Product category in The 2004 Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs.
The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs, http://www.stevieawards/women, is a new national awards competition recognizing the accomplishments of women small business owners in the United States. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards, hailed as Âthe business worldÂs own OscarsÂ by the New York Post (September 22, 2002).
Winners will be announced on Friday, October 22 at the Marriott Marquis in New York CityÂs Times Square. The master of ceremonies will be Bill Rancic, spokesperson for Advanta which is sponsoring the awards and winner of the hit television show ÂThe Apprentice.Â
More than 600 nominations from small companies in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in 18 categories, including Best Entrepreneur, Best Young Entrepreneur, Best New Product and Mentor of the Year. Boudoir Baskets, LLC, http://www.BoudoirBaskets.com & http://www.ForRomanticGifts.com, was named as a finalist in the category for Best New Product for their product The Talk Timer.
ÂWe are thrilled to be a finalist for the Stevie Awards,Â said Christine White, owner of Boudoir Baskets, LLC. ÂThe Talk Timer is one of several products/services we have developed over the years to help encourage intimacy and communication between couples. We believe that The Talk Timer, and products like it, will help couples set aside the time they need for each other and assist in building strong and lasting relationships.Â
Advanta Corp. (NASDAQ: ADVNB; ADVNA) is the exclusive sponsor of The 2004 Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs, and has been committed to supporting the success of women in business for over 50 years. Founded as TeachersÂ Service Organization, originally providing needs-based loans to teachers Â mostly women Â at a time when banks often did not, Advanta is now one of the nationÂs largest issuers of MasterCard business credit cards to AmericaÂs small businesses through its subsidiary Advanta Bank Corp.
ÂThe Finalists for the first-ever Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs comprise the most dynamic women in business today. These entrepreneurs have accomplished innovative and extraordinary things while building their business,Â said Dennis Alter, chairman and CEO of Advanta. ÂWe congratulate all of them on their achievement.Â
The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs are governed by a board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features many leading women entrepreneurs and figures in American business, including Carrie Fitzmaurice, publisher for Entrepreneur Media Inc.; Dr. Lisa Krinsky, chairman & president for SFBC International; and Dr. Betty Spence, president of The National Association for Female Executives.
The elegant Stevie trophy was designed by R. S. Owens, the same company that makes the Oscar and the Emmy.
Details about The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs and the full list of Finalists are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/women/.
Information about Boudoir Baskets, LLC products and services are available at http://www.boudoirbaskets.com and http://www.forromanticgifts.com. For detailed information about The Talk Timer visit http://www.forromanticgifts.com/aniversary.asp
About Boudoir Baskets, LLC
Based in Northern California, Boudoir Baskets, LLC is the premier provider of romantic gifts and educational in-home pleasure parties. The woman-owned company, which has just celebrated its 5th anniversary in business, offers a full line of romance enhancing products that range from mild to wild. Through their web sites http://www.ForRomanticGifts.com and http://www.BoudoirBaskets.com customers can find products and services that enable them to develop healthy relationships through communication, education, and creativity.
About The Stevie Awards
Hailed as Âthe business worldÂs own OscarsÂ by the New York Post (September 22, 2002), Stevie Awards are conferred in three programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, and The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs. 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 http://www.stevieawards.com.
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