Shining a spotlight on the most outstanding executives, organizations and employees nationwide after a year in which the American economy began to see signs of recovery, The 2010 American Business Awards crowned this year's winners at a gala event in New York City's prestigious Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square.
QLess®, one of five finalists in the nationwide competition, was honored with winning the Stevie for "Best Overall Company of the Year – up to 100 Employees" in the Business Services category. We are honored to be recognized alongside global leaders like Apple, Ford and SalesForce.com. I would like to thank our team and our customers for their support and willingness to make our vision of a world without lines a reality for over half a million Americans and growing rapidly.
More than 2,700 entries were submitted for The 2010 American Business Awards. More than 200 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year's Finalists and Stevie Award winners.
QLess is revolutionizing queueing in the private and public sectors: "The response and customer feedback about the system has been overwhelmingly positive. It has given our customers a sense of freedom...One customer …said that it was as good as car registration may get," said Amy Meeker Berg, Chief Deputy Treasurer, Johnson County, Kansas, who oversees the county's DMVs, all of which have gone QLess over the last year. Johnson County has received a national award for the line management program since.
Steve Jobs won for executive of the year, Apple for best large company, & Larry Ellison took home a prize, too. A video of me receiving the award on behalf of QLess can be seen here:
With offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, QLess offers mobile wait management solutions for retail, government, colleges, health-care, theme parks, casinos, services, restaurants, hotels and anywhere where people stand in line or wait for service. QLess, the world's first and only provider of mobile queuing solutions, eliminates standing in line by letting users get in a virtual line from their cell phones, roam freely while they wait, then receive an automated call or text message when their turn approaches. QLess even lets users push themselves back in line or notify the establishment they are leaving the line. QLess® was formed in 2007 with the sole purpose of eliminating lines around the world. Since inception, QLess® has been the recipient of many accolades and awards from TechCrunch.com, Government Technology, Vator News, CNET, QSRWeb, Chain Store Age, the Kansas City Star and the American Business Awards. QLess® is part of the ab|inventio family of companies. Follow ab|inventio on Twitter @abinventio.
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/, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.