Lakewood, CO (PRWEB) June 25, 2006
Colorado public relations consultant, Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, owner of Metro Denver’s Absolutely Public Relations, served as a preliminary round judge in the 4th Annual American Business Awards national competition — “The Stevie® Awards.” Preliminary judging occurred in April and May 2006. Preliminary judges reviewed and scored entries in categories that were assigned to them based o their function and experience.
“I became acquainted with the national business contest last year when my client, Baxa Corporation, won the Stevie for Best Sales Team http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/2/prweb249343.htm . Being familiar with the high caliber reputation of the competition, I was honored to be invited to apply as a preliminary round judge this year and, in turn, very excited to ultimately be asked to serve. I appreciated the opportunity to review submissions from around the country,” Holben explains.
Two other preliminary round judges for the competition were from Colorado. In addition to Holben, the two other Colorado preliminary judges were: Jill Hollingsworth, director, executive leadership, Qwest Communication International, Inc., Denver; and Becky Strickland, senior human resources manager, Express Scripts, Pueblo. The full list is found in the event program, page 15. The program pdf is found at
Winners in The 4th annual American Business Awards were announced during gala ceremonies in New York on June 12, 2006. More than 600 top executives from around the U.S.A. attended, and the ceremonies were videocast live on the Internet by HB Group and broadcast on radio throughout the U.S.A. by the Business TalkRadio Network. CNN business anchor Ali Velshi was master of ceremonies.
“This year’s competition attracted more than 1,500 nominations from companies of every size and industry from across the country. All nominations that received an average score of 7.0 out of a possible 10 in the preliminary round of judging became Finalists, were eligible to be considered for a Stevie Award, and are acknowledged in this program,” Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards, says.
In addition to the Stevie Awards, Holben also served as a judge for the American Marketing Association/Colorado Chapter Peak Awards this year. Holben has been an AMA member since 1988.
About the Stevie Awards
The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the efforts, accomplishments, and positive contributions of companies and business people worldwide. Beginning with The American Business Awards in 2002, The International Business Awards in 2003, and The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs in 2004, our mission is to raise the profile of exemplary companies and individuals among the press, the business community, and the general public. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world’s most coveted awards. The New York Post called the Stevies “the business world’s own Oscar® Awards.” For complete information about The Stevie Awards visit http://www.StevieAwards.com .
About Absolutely PR
Absolutely Public Relations has been in business since April 1999. Consulting clients include: Baxa Corporation, Englewood, CO; a Los Angeles-based, Fortune 125 financial services provider; and Holben Building Corporation, Denver. In addition, Holben is on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Bioscience Association and in that capacity serves as chair of the Communications Committee and is assisting in initiating a national/international media relations program for the association. The company maintains several websites to maximize exposure and attract media attention for contracted and indemnified clients. These sites include:
For more information about Absolutely Public Relations, go to http://www.AbsolutelyPR.com . For further information about Maggie Chamberlin Holben go to http://www.MaggieHolben.com . Call Holben’s office at 303-984-9801.
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