WeSpire Honored as Silver Stevie® Award Winner in 2015 American Business Awards

Winners in first of two ABA awards events were presented on June 22 in Chicago

BOSTON, MA – June 26, 2015 – WeSpire was presented with a Silver Stevie® Award in the Startup of the Year: Business Services Industries category in The 13th Annual American Business Awards.

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.

Silver Stevie's AwardNicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, June 22 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 400 nominees and their guests attended.

The awards were presented in two ceremonies, before and after dinner. The after-dinner presentation was broadcast live nationwide by BizTalkRadio. The pre-dinner presentations were taped and will be broadcast by BizTalkRadio this Thursday June 25 at 8:00 pm ET.

The 2015 American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: Monday’s banquet in Chicago, and at the new products awards banquet on Friday, September 11 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 Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and Human Resources Department of the Year, among others. WeSpire was nominated in the Startup of the Year category for Business Services Industries.

WeSpire, the leading employee engagement software company, recently released their annual research report, The Evolution of Employee Engagement, which provides data on the changing employee engagement landscape. The report was released in an already very strong quarter for WeSpire as the company was also recently recognized by the HRO Today TekTonic Awards for the “HR Social Media” category, and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the “Emerging Technology” category.

“We are thrilled to have been honored in this year’s Stevie Awards,” said WeSpire’s CEO & Founder, Susan Hunt Stevens. “As a well-known and prestigious award, the Stevie’s represent America’s most inspiring success stories and we’re grateful to be recognized for our work as a growing SaaS startup.”

More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“We are extremely impressed with the quality of the entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “To those outstanding individuals and organizations that received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards, the judges and I are honored to celebrate your many accomplishments. You are setting a high standard for professionals nationwide.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie winners who were announced on June 22 are available at

About WeSpire

Headquartered in Boston, Mass., WeSpire is the employee engagement platform company that empowers forward-thinking global organizations to reach their greatest potential. With the only configurable library consisting of hundreds of action-based programs backed by applied behavioral science, WeSpire enables individuals and entire organizations to drive measurable, positive impact. The company works with some of the most notable brands in the world including Unilever, MGM Resorts International and Sony to encourage engagement across corporate sustainability, social responsibility and well-being programs. For more information, visit, contact us at, or follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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 2015 American Business Awards include BizTalkRadio, CallidusCloud, Engility, Fareportal, John Hancock, PetRays, and Softpro.


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