He’s a new friend of ours, one that we’re proud to introduce to you! You see, “Stevie” is the affectionate moniker for the trophy given out by the American Business Awards every year. Or, trophies, rather, as a host of different companies are awarded for exemplary business practice in 44 different categories. They are:
-Intelligence & Technology
This year is the tenth annual installment of the Stevies and QuiBids (after finishing as a finalist for New Company of the Year for 2011) is up for the year’s Fastest-Growing Tech Company award for companies that employ up to 2,500 people! We couldn’t be more excited about it! Our site’s been live for a little less than three years at this point, so to be honored twice so early in our existence like this is — well, we feel a lot like another young Oklahoma City-based team that’s enjoying a lot of success in their early goings!
We’re in the running against seven other companies; five are California techs (Epicor Software Corporation, FireEye Inc., iolo technologies, Quality Systems Inc., and YouSendIt) and two are based on the east coast (C2 Technologies Inc. and Verivo Software in Vienna, Virginia and Waltham, Massachusetts, respectively) so we definitely feel a bit like an underdog. The vast majority of tech companies start up out on the west coast, so it’s an honor and a privilege for us to get to represent the Midwest on the Stevies’ national stage!
Astute readers might notice that this isn’t the only distinction QuiBids recently garnered. Just last month we were named one of the 30 Best Places to Work in Oklahoma by okcBIZ magazine for the second consecutive year! Last year we finished fourth in the Small/Medium Companies category, so we really hope to improve on that showing at the Best Places awards banquet later this month!
Several of our executive officers also traveled to Tulsa to accept another award in April when Oklahoma City newspaper The Journal Record doled out their annual Innovator of the Year honors. The program was built to recognize trailblazing work by Oklahoma businesses, individuals, and non-profits alike, so you can imagine our excitement to be considered in such high esteem by our peers.
We won’t find out where we finished in the running for this year’s award until September 17 when the Gold, Silver, and Bronze honors are handed out at the new tech awards gala in San Francisco, so stay tuned to the QuiBids blog for the big announcement!