Elena Potoupa, Owner of Wow-Coupons.com, Named as Stevie® Awards Women in Business Finalist in Two Categories

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4th Annual Stevie Award winners to be announced in Las Vegas on November 12, 2007.

It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition.

Elena Potoupa, owner of Wow-Coupons.com, and her company Wow Things, Inc. were named Finalists in The 4th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, presented by Infiniti, in 2 categories: “Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees” and “Best Turnaround of the Year”.

More than 800 entries were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories. “Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses – up to 100 Employees” category is recognizing individual women entrepreneurs for their achievements during the eligibility period. “Business Turnaround of the Year” category is recognizing businesses owned or run by women that demonstrated a financial or other operational turnaround during the eligibility period from the year prior.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars.” (New York Post, April 27, 2005).

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Monday, November 12. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S. and several other countries are expected to attend.

A native of Minsk, Belarus, Elena Potoupa earned two degrees by the age of twenty, a B.S. in Physics and a J.D. in International Law. She came to the United States as an international student and earned her M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University by 22. Elena has more than 10 years of finance, accounting, management, strategic planning and marketing experience. She is currently working as GM for ERC, Inc., leading master agent for Cingular and Helio Wireless.

Elena began Wow-Coupons (http://www.wow-coupons.com), a Web site for printable in-store retail coupons, as a hobby. The Web site is one of the first of its kind, concentrating on providing discounts for retail, rather than online stores. She received an overwhelming interest from visitors and media and began developing Wow-Coupons as a business in November 2004. Her success won her the prestigious e-commerce LinkShare Golden Link “Innovative Affiliate of the Year” award in 2005, which celebrates extraordinary achievements in performance-based marketing. Last year, Elena was appointed to the Affiliate Summit Advisory Board and received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Elena has just also expanded internationally by launching of U.K. sister site - http://www.Wow-Coupons.co.uk.

“For a working mom, smart shopping can be serious business," said CEO Elena Potoupa. "That's me: a busy young business manager with a nose for bargains, a knack for organization, and an energetic son who deserves the best of everything. I am honored and thrilled to be recognized by the prestigious Stevie Awards organization. I feel that I have been moving forward in a right direction and provide the service visitors of my website would expect me to provide."

Potoupa continues, “Customer Service has been and will always be my #1 priority and part of my strategy. I can not stress enough how important this factor is in running a successful business! What do customers want? Personal attention, timely replies to questions and concerns, simplicity of services/products, innovative tools (something nobody else can offer) – I believe my site provides all of the above.”

Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging.

“Being named a Finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition.”

Details about The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/women.

About WOW Coupons:
WOW-Coupons US is one of the fastest-growing coupons' sites on the Web. It is a winner of 2005 LinkShare Gold Link "Innovative Affiliate" award. Averaging 250,000 unique visitors a month in 2006 - before the holiday season - and with a steadily growing community of e-mail newsletter subscribers, currently at more than 50,000, it commands positions at the top of the search engines. For customer testimonials, to request a media kit and more information, contact Elena Potoupa at 201-446-5656 or visit http://www.wow-coupons.com. Wow-Coupons.com - Just Print and Save™.

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 Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. 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.

CONTACT:
Elena Potoupa
Wow Things, Inc.
12 Cambridge Rd
Tenafly, NJ 07670
PHONE. 2014465656
EMAIL: elalpo @ runbox.com
http://www.wow-coupons.co.uk
http://www.wow-coupons.com

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