New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014
Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Manhattan Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Award Program and data provided by third parties.
Laura Lieff launched Accentuating Service ~ Personal Concierge & Coach on April 2, 2013, slightly shy of a week before her 65th birthday. She had been a legal recruiter, placing attorneys into law firms, worldwide, for almost 30 years before deciding to reinvent herself. For the last 16 years of her career as a legal recruiter, Laura was the president of a small legal recruiting firm called M/L Legal Search Inc. She has advertising experience, having worked at a major advertising agency for several years and, early in her career, was administrative assistant to a Senior Vice President of a major publishing company. Laura graduated from Brooklyn College at age 20 and was a licensed high school English teacher upon graduation.
Laura has a first-rate brain, a very engaging personality, a warm and kind heart, and more energy than some 45-year-olds.
The services provided by Accentuating Service include, but are not limited to, the following: serving as full- or part-time personal assistants, executive assistants, and/or virtual assistants; providing companionship for the elderly; escorting people to and from medical appointments; party and event planning; entertainment ticket purchasing; making all kinds of reservations and appointments; making restaurant selections; making travel arrangements; organizing residences, offices, computers and e-mails; running errands, doing all kinds of shopping, including shopping for large appliances, clothing, food, etc.; providing expert resume services and training regarding proven interviewing strategies and techniques; writing for social media, Web sites, promotional materials, letters, e-mails, etc.; editing; creating Web sites and brochures; anything involving strategic thinking; attending trade shows, seminars, and conferences and taking notes on your behalf; doing word processing and using Microsoft office; escorting children to and/or from school and/or to and from play dates; child, apartment and house-sitting; getting quotes from contractors and/or being there when they work; helping clients pack and unpack; providing career, life, and dating coaching; automobile leasing; etc. Most of the work is performed, personally, by Laura and some of the work is performed by her part-time consultant. On the rare occasions in which Laura feels that it's not her field of expertise or that someone else can do it much better, she has partnered with companies that specialize in the work that has been requested. The only tasks that Accentuating Service ~ Personal Concierge & Coach don't do are as follows: drive anyone anywhere, prepare gourmet meals, do heavy housework, and/or get involved in illegal activities.
About Manhattan Award Program
The Manhattan Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Manhattan area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Manhattan Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Manhattan Award Program