Answer Center America Named as Finalist in 6th Annual Stevie Awards® for Women in Business

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Stevie Award Winners to Be Announced in New York on November 13

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Being named a Finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement

Answer Center America, Inc. was named a finalist in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year category in the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Answer Center America is a seamless provider of inbound, outbound and ebound services. Founded in 1995 as a simple answering service, Answer Center America is now a boutique, trilingual call center, offering a full line of services including web chat, technical support, lead qualification, shopping cart abandonment campaigns and many more.

Janet Livingston, founder and CEO, started Answer Center America in 1994. After leaving a high paying job to establish her own call center, earning eight dollars an hour, Janet Livingston faced tough obstacles and a small window of opportunity to make her vision a reality.

Today, Answer Center America staffs more than 150 employees and continues to hire on a weekly basis. They have created 110 plus jobs in the past three years and experienced 170% growth in revenue from 2005 to 2008. ACA promotes from within and operates based on five core values: quality, results, integrity, dedication and opportunity.

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 world's premier business awards.

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 13. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The presentations will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A. by the Business TalkRadio Network.

More than 1,100 entries were submitted this year for consideration in 54 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program. Answer Center America is a Finalist in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year category.

"We are honored to be a finalist among such a talented group of companies," says Janet Livingston, CEO of Answer Center America. "Fortunately, the economic downturn has not affected our sales this year, and if anything, has forced us to think outside the box and drive innovation. This innovation has resulted in cost-saving services to offer our clients."

Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges and 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

About Answer Center America Inc.
Based in Chicago, Ill., Answer Center America, Inc. is an experienced partner in providing seamless call center and answering solutions. Founded in 1995 by Janet Livingston, ACA has proven itself as an industry leader through cutting-edge technology, unwavering customer service, and customized services. For additional information, please visit

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

Sponsors of the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 9) include the Business TalkRadio Network, Covario, Inc., and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.

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