OIVAC Announces “Best of the Best” - Awardees for the Janet Jordan and the Thomas Leonard Awards at the 7th Annual International Virtual Assistants Day Celebration

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Renee Chapman and Janice Byer are recipients of the VA industry's most prestigious awards, bestowed during the 7th annual online international gathering and program held in honor of the worldwide professional virtual assisting community. These honors were bestowed in memory of Janet Jordan, a pioneer in the VA industry and Thomas Leonard, identified symbolically as the industry's father. Both recipients personify the "Best of the Best" in the Virtual Assistant industry.

The 3-day, 48 hour Online International Virtual Assistant Convention (http://oivac.com), held this year from May 17-19, included recognition of two outstanding Virtual Assistants selected from nominations submitted by members of the VA community. Nominees must exemplify the International Virtual Assistant (IVA) Creed:

Dedication, Experience, Expertise and Determination to Succeed of professionals providing administrative and other business support services, virtually. DEEDS exemplify our integrity and commitment to provide superior service.

The OIVAC assembly saluted all of the global Virtual Assistant industry during the International Virtual Assistants Day celebration, Friday, May 18, 2012, and Industry leaders recognized VAs who “walk the talk”, share client testimonials, and participate in intra-industry camaraderie, nurturing and networking synonymous with being a VA.

This year’s winner recognized for and honored with the Janet Jordan Achievement Award is Renee Chapman, The Admin Chick (http://TheAdminChick.com.au). (Nominee/honorees for the JJ Award are newcomer Virtual Assistants who have been in business for less than 5 years and have reached a business milestone. This milestone needs to be an accomplishment that has helped to boost their new business to an overwhelming success.) Ms. Chapman’s accomplishments are described in detail at the Award winner’s profile page.

In addition, Janice Byer of Docu-Type Administrative & Web Design Services (http://Docutype.net) was chosen for the Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant Distinction Award, which honors a Virtual Assistant who has been in business for at least 5 years and who has contributed to the industry in such a way that he or she has provided a positive impact on many others and helped them to build a successful business. Further, TL Award Nominees may have headed up a VA organization or activity; written a book or other publication specifically to help other VAs; been a mentor to fellow VAs; or in some other way has impacted and helped the Industry to grow. Ms. Byer’s accomplishments are outlined at her Award winner’s profile page.

“The nominees for both awards this year were outstanding,” enthuses OIVAC founder Sharon Williams, The 24 Hour Secretary (http://The24HourSecretary.com). Along with the OIVAC Steering Committee, Williams described the selection process as “somewhat difficult since all of the nominees share numerous and exceptional gifts with the Industry”.

This year’s IVAD Celebration, held as part of the OIVAC Convention, was open to the public completely online.

For more information about the OIVAC, the IVAD, and upcoming events, visit the website or email us at info(at)OIVAC(dot)com.

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