Petplan Honored as Gold and Silver Stevie® Award Winner in 2014 American Business Awards
Winners in first of two ABA awards events were presented on June 13 in Chicago
PHILADELPHIA (June 14, 2014) – Petplan, America’s best-loved pet insurer, is delighted to announce that fetch! magazine was presented with two Stevie® Awards at The 12th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago on June 13, 2014.
fetch!, Petplan’s quarterly pet health magazine, was awarded the Gold Stevie trophy in the Best House Organization Publication-Print category and a Silver Stevie in the Best House Organization Publication-Online category.
The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Friday, June 13, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 400 nominees and their guests attended.
The 2014 American Business Awards are presented at two awards events: Friday’s banquet in Chicago, and at the new products & tech 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 Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.
“We are thrilled to have been chosen to receive the prestigious Gold and Silver Stevie Awards,” says Natasha Ashton, fetch! Executive Editor and Co-CEO of Petplan. “fetch! magazine is the physical manifestation of our company’s core value that pets come first, and we take great pride in being a trusted health resource for pet parents. When we hear from readers that the information they learned in fetch! helped improve their pet’s health, it powers our passion for producing quality content, presented beautifully. When a pet parent reaches out to tell us that something they read in fetch! actually helped save their pet’s life, that is the greatest reward of all.”
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 240 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
“It’s an honor for us to recognize and celebrate such an outstanding class of organizations and individuals,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The judges were especially discerning this year. All of this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners should be proud that the judges recognized their achievements and their ability to express those achievements in a way that captured the judges’ hearts and imaginations.”
Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie winners who were announced on June 13 are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA. To learn more about Petplan, visit www.GoPetplan.com.
Petplan is the only pet insurance company to have been included on Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in America. For the second consecutive year, Petplan was listed among the top 50 companies on Forbes annual ranking of America’s Most Promising Companies – a list of 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures. Petplan’s fully customizable dog insurance and cat insurance policies provide coverage for all hereditary and congenital conditions for the life of the pet as standard, and meet the coverage requirements and budget for pets of all/any age. Petplan pet insurance policies are underwritten by AGCS Marine Insurance Company in the U.S. and by Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company in Canada. The Allianz Group is rated A+ by A.M. Best (2012). For information, about Petplan pet insurance, visit www.gopetplan.com, read the Petplan Vets for Pets blog, or call 1-866-467-3875.
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 www.StevieAwards.com.