Kennesaw, GA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
IOU Central was named a finalist in the Fastest Growing Tech Company of the Year and Fastest Growing Company of the Year categories in The 2014 American Business Awards, and will ultimately be a gold, silver, or bronze Stevie® Award winner in the program.
The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
The American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: the ABA's traditional banquet on Friday, June 13 in Chicago and the new product & technology awards event on Friday, September 12 in San Francisco.
More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. IOU Central is nominated in the Company/Organization Awards category for Fastest Growing Tech Company and Fastest Growing Company of the Year categories.
“IOU Central is honored to be a finalist in both categories, and to be recognized along with so many innovative and accomplished organizations,” said IOU Central President and COO Robert Gloer. “As a company that puts a tremendous amount of effort into bringing small business owners the best possible lending solution, it’s rewarding to be recognized as a leader in new lending options and a trusted alternative to traditional banks.” IOU Central experienced significant growth in 2013, increasing its revenue by 319% and growing its employee base by 167%.
Finalists were chosen by more than 150 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. More than 150 members of several specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place May 13-22.
“The final judges have a difficult task ahead of them, to rank the Finalists, because there are so many great nominations this year,” said Stevie Awards president and founder Michael Gallagher.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
About IOU Central
IOU Central is a leading online lender specialized in helping small businesses with healthy cash flow. Typical customers include medical and dental practices, grocery and retail stores, restaurant and hotel franchisees and ecommerce companies. In a unique approach to lending, IOU Central’s advanced, automated application and approval system accurately assesses applicants’ financial realities, with an emphasis on day-to-day cash flow trends. It makes small business loans of up to $100,000 to qualified applicants within a few business days, with affordable charges favorable to cash-flow management. IOU Central’s speed and transparency make it a trusted alternative to banks. Based in metro Atlanta, Georgia, IOU Central is a privately held subsidiary of IOU Financial (TSX-V: IOU), which is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit http://www.ioucentral.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A sixth program, the German Stevie Awards, will debut later this year. 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.
Sponsors and partners of The 2014 American Business Awards include Biz Talk Radio, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Cvent, Engility, John Hancock, LycaMobile, PetRays, and Softpro.