I Love Rewards Named As Finalist in Five 2011 American Business Awards Categories

San Francisco & Toronto, May 12, 2011 — I Love Rewards, the leader in employee rewards and recognition solutions, has been named today as a finalist in five categories in The 2011 American Business Awards, which honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people.

“To be nominated in all five categories we submitted in is unbelievably exciting and this honor was only possible because of I Love Rewards’ talented and passionate team,” said Razor Suleman, CEO and Founder, I Love Rewards. “Our success stems from our high-performance culture, our non-negotiable values and engaged employees who are dedicated to driving results. Celebrating success is one of those values, and this is certainly reason to celebrate.” More than 2,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 40 categories, I Love Rewards is nominated in five categories including Best Overall Company of the Year Up to 100 Employees, Information Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year in Computer Services, Customer Service Department of the Year and Fastest-Growing Company of the Year Up to 100 Employees.

This nomination comes during I Love Rewards most successful performance in company history, with highlights including:

  • 118% increase in employee base year-over-year
  • 108% increase in gross billings year-over-year
  • 76% growth in new customer acquisition year-over-year
  • Third-time WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces ™

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. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Stevie Award winners will be selected from among the Finalists in each category next week by members of 10 specialized final judging committees. More than 150 executives will have participated in judging this year.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About I Love Rewards

I Love Rewards is an employee recognition solution that helps companies recognize brilliant performance and empowers employees to choose their own rewards. Unlike traditional service award programs, I Love Rewards creates authentic moments of recognition that resonate with workers of every generation. I Love Rewards’ clients include 3M, Eli Lilly, Marriott, ConAgra Foods and Health Now. On the web at http://www.iloverewards.com.

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 www.stevieawards.com.

About Achievers

Achievers’ Employee Recognition and Rewards solution provides companies with a robust foundation for their employee engagement initiatives that enables both social and rewards-based recognition. Designed for today’s workplace, Achievers’ innovative SaaS platform can increase employee engagement and drive business success. It empowers employees to recognize and reward each other in real time and aligns employees with company values and goals. Delivering millions of recognitions annually, the Achievers platform inspires employee loyalty, engagement and performance in 150 countries. Visit us at www.achievers.com. Achievers is a Blackhawk Network company and is headquartered in Toronto and San Francisco.

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