Grand Stevies Awarded to Best-of-Competition Nominees

DENVER… May 22, 2017 …The Stevie® Awards announced the winners of the Grand Stevie Awards in The 2017 (15th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards competition in the USA.

PAIRELATIONS, LLC earned a 2017 GRAND STEVIE® AWARD for its exceptional recognition within The American Business Awards. From the 12 awards submitted on behalf of five of its clients, eight were gold Stevie Award winners while three earned silver and one bronze, totaling 31.5 points.

Nominees in the 2017 ABAs were not able to apply for Grand Stevies directly. The Grand Stevie Awards are conferred upon the organizations that submitted the best body of entries to The American Business Awards this year, in their own name or in the names of one or more clients, with a Gold Stevie Award win counting for three points, a Silver Stevie win for two points, and a Bronze Stevie win counting for 1.5 points. The organizations with the most points won. Only 14 of these awards are given out each year.

The American Business Awards honor an all-inclusive spectrum of American business people and organizations — from non-profits, emerging start-ups, major public companies and government agencies, to corner-office executives, product developers, marketers and web development teams. More than 3,600 entries were submitted to The 2017 American Business Awards and more than 190 executives nationwide participated in judging.

This year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in The American Business Awards were announced on May 2. The winners of the Grand Stevies will be presented with Grand Stevie Award trophies at The 15th Annual American Business Awards banquet at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 20.

“To be eligible to win a Grand Stevie Award an organization must first demonstrate that it understands the value of seeking public recognition for its achievements by submitting a wide variety of nominations to the ABAs,” said Stevie Awards founder and president Michael Gallagher. “But to actually win a Grand Stevie an organization must earn multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies by having significant achievements to proclaim, and by capturing the interest and appreciation of those achievements by the judges in their nominations.”

For a complete list of all 2017 American Business Awards’ Stevie Award winners visit

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Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the new Stevie Awards for Great Employers. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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

Denver-based PAIRELATIONS, LLC is a communications consulting firm serving clients nationwide. Through its service offering of public relations, investor relations, marketing communications, digital media, and now awards submissions, the Company helps clients increase awareness of their entities across a spectrum of third parties. It relies on its vast network of both investment community and media contacts to successfully perform these services, leveraging relationships that have been cultivated over the course of more than 20 years in the industry. As a full-service firm, PAIRELATIONS customizes its campaigns and responds to the distinct needs of every client with a highly personalized touch. Click here for more information on PAIRELATIONS’ awards business unit. Visit or follow PAIRELATIONS on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.