New York, NY (PressExposure) November 24, 2009 -- Seedco Financial, a financial services organization providing funding and resources to support economic and social development, won a Stevie Award for âBest Overall Company of the Yearâ in the Service Business category. Seedco Financial was also a finalist in the âBest Executiveâ category. Winners were announced following a judicial process that reviewed more than 1,100 entries, awards were conferred at a gala event in New York on November 13, 2009.
The 2009 Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the organizations they run. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business AwardsSM.
âOur entry was titled âGrow Where You Are Planted: The Importance of Deepening Roots and Connecting with Communityâ, and it represents our mission in supporting small businesses and non-profit organizations to stimulate economic development in communities that are underserved by traditional banking institutions,â Bates Moss said. âThe reason this is so important, especially now, is that small businesses and nonprofit organizations have been devastated by the economic crisis of 2008 and continue to face unprecedented challenges. Through high-touch technical assistance programs and specialized lending products, Seedco Financial makes a difference in the lives of our borrowers, which in turn become more deeply rooted in their communities.â
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are governed by a Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features many leading women entrepreneurs and luminaries in business. Members of the Awardsâ Board selected Stevie winners from among the finalists.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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 of the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 9, 2009) include the Business TalkRadio Network, Covario, Inc. and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.