Elena Potoupa, Owner of Wow-Coupons.Com, Named as Stevie® Awards Women In Business Finalist Second Year in a Row

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5th Annual Stevie Award Winners to Be Announced in New York on November 14, 2008

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 2nd year in a row! 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.

Elena Potoupa, owner of Wow-Coupons.com, was named a Finalist in The 5th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business in the "Best Entrepreneur - Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees" category.

More than 1,200 entries were submitted for consideration in 50 categories. "Best Entrepreneur - Service Businesses - up to 100 Employees" category is recognizing individual women entrepreneurs for their achievements during the eligibility period.

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 the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York on Friday, November 14. 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 20, 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.

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. Elena has also expanded internationally by launching of U.K. sister site - http://www.Wow-Coupons.co.uk. 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. In 2006, Elena was appointed to the Affiliate Summit Advisory Board and received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Last year Elena was chosen as a Finalist for Stevie Awards in 2 categories: 2007 "Best Entrepreneur - Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees" and 2007 "Best Turnaround of the Year". This year Elena was appointed to the Fairleigh Dickinson University Board of Governors and nominated as Google Affiliate Network Rising Star.

"For a single 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 2nd year in a row! 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."

Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will 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 and http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/women/awards/414_2252_19418.cfm.

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, Finalist of 2007 Stevie Award "Best Turnaround of the Year". Averaging 500,000 unique visitors a month in 2008 - 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 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations 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.com
http://www.wow-coupons.co.uk

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