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South Florida Firm Duree & Company, Inc. Honored as Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in 2014 American Business Awards(SM)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duree & Company, Inc., a South Florida full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm, was presented with two Stevie® Awards at The 12th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago, Ill. on Friday, June 13.

The first was a Silver Stevie in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Community Relations category for its work with Feeding South Florida, the state's largest food bank and one of 202 member food banks in the Feeding America™ network, and the campaign "When the Government Shuts Down: Feeding South Florida Responds to a National Crisis." The second was a Bronze Stevie in the category of Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Reputation/Brand Management for its work with groundbreaking social enterprise Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Fla.: "Rising Tide Car Wash's New Model for Social Entrepreneurship."

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 presentations will be broadcast by the BizTalk Radio Network this week on Tuesday and Friday nights.

The 2014 American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: Friday's banquet in Chicago, and at the new products & tech awards event on Friday, Sept. 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 truly honored to have won both Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards," said Duree Ross, president and founder of the 15-year-old firm. "These are our fourth and fifth Stevie Awards, reflecting our dedication to providing exceptional PR, marketing and special events services to our wonderful clients, including Feeding South Florida and Rising Tide."

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        

About Duree & Company, Inc.
Established in 1999, Duree & Company, Inc. is a full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm located at 10620 Griffin Road, Suite 208, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients. Duree & Company has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Aspen, Colo. To learn more, go to, visit Duree & Company on Facebook at, Twitter at or YouTube at, or call 954.723.9350.

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

Sponsors and partners of The 2014 American Business Awards include Biz Talk Radio, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Cvent, Engility, John Hancock, LycaMobile, PetRays, and Softpro.

Media Contact:
Louise Hendry, Duree & Company, Inc.
954-723-9350 / Email

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