Better Business Bureau Named as Finalist in 2014 American Business Awards

May 12, 2014

American Business AwardsMarlborough, MA – Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT was named a finalist in the Company of the Year - Non-Profit Organization category 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. 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 Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  Better Business Bureau is nominated in the Company of the Year category for Non-Profit Organizations.  

“We are proud to announce that our BBB has been chosen as a finalist in The 2014 American Business Awards,” said Paula Fleming, vice president of the local BBB. “It’s an incredible achievement and we’re honored to be considered a finalist for Non-Profit Company of the Year.”

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    


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


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Paula Fleming is VP of Communications & Marketing for Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT.  Find Paula on Google+.