Headed to the Windy City Again for the American Business Awards!


image002This has been a magnificent May so far for the team at Durée & Company, and a recent special notification has made it even better!

Durée & Company has been named a finalist in the 12th Annual American Business Awards (ABA), also known as the “Stevie®” awards, which will be held June 13 in Chicago. We are being honored for our work with Feeding South Florida (FSF) and Rising Tide Car Wash.

For FSF, we are nominated for our community relations campaign, “When the Government Shuts Down: Feeding South Florida Responds to a National Crisis,” in which we generated national coverage for FSF’s local actions. For Rising Tide Car Wash, we’re nominated for introducing its “New Model for Social Entrepreneurship,” for which we won a Bernays Award from Gold Coast PR Council earlier this year.

photoAt the 11th Annual ABA, we were awarded the Silver honor for Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year – Reputation/Brand Management. The recognition was for our team’s work on Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade campaign: “Reinventing a 73-Year Tradition.” Plus, at the 10th Annual ABA for Women in Business, our team won the Gold for our work in the category of Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Crisis Communications for the campaign, “Turning a South Florida Crash into a Happy Ending Across the Nation.”

We could spend this post explaining the complexity of the judging for the ABA (320 executive-level judges), or the enormity of the nominations (3,200+ entries from a full range of businesses around the world), or the fabulousness of the event (held at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel). But trust us when we say it’s a big deal, and we are humbled by the company we keep at this international event.

In 2012, Durée accepted her first Stevie® Award for Women in Business. And this year, this award means just as much, if not more, for the growth and expansion our team has experienced to be nominated once again.

See you in the Windy City!