In 2012, our public relations firm, Durée & Company, was thrilled to win the Bronze Stevie® Award (also known as The American Business Award) for the first time, for Female Entrepreneur of the Year, in the category of firms with fewer than 10 employees. After all, The Stevie Awards are known as the world’s premier business award competitions.
And then in June 2013, we at Durée & Company were elated to win the Silver Stevie for Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year – Reputation/Brand Management. The recognition was for my PR team’s work on Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Campaign: Reinventing a 73-Year Tradition.
Low and behold, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, we were notified that we were once again named a Stevie finalist! On this occasion, our team is being honored in the category of Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Crisis Communications for “Turning a South Florida Crash into a Happy Ending Across the Nation.” Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, Nov. 8.
A little background: The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide.
Kudos to our dear friend and client Eris Thomas, CEO of Coral Gables Executive Physicians, who is a finalist in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category this year.
While the first Stevie Award was a thrill, with this latest recognition, to say that we’re happy, ecstatic and over the moon is a gross understatement. Maybe in the spirit of the day, we’ll just say what we’re really feeling three times with gusto – thank you, thank you, thank you!