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LABOV Receives Eight 2017 American Business Awards


FORT WAYNE, May 8, 2017—LABOV Marketing Communications and Training has received eight American Business Awards, known as Stevie® Awards. This is the 15th year of the awards that honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.

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. This year, 41% of the more than 3,600 nominations considered became Stevie winners. More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

LABOV received a Gold award for the Steel Dynamics Annual Report in the Best Annual Report – Print category.

“Beautifully produced, excellent brand consistency, dynamic imagery, great flow and typography.”

“Very well executed report including easy-to-read charts and graphs with vibrant photography of client operations and employees.”

–Stevie Award judges’ comments


LABOV was also recognized for the following in the 2017 American Business AwardsSM.

  • Silver Stevie Winner: Audi Top Service Magazine
  • Category: Best Newsletter or House Organ/Publication – Print
  • Silver Stevie Winner: The Macallan Training App
  • Category: Training
  • Silver Stevie Winner: REV Brand Book
  • Category: Best Newsletter or House Organ/Publication – Print
  • Bronze Stevie Winner: Audi Certified pre-owned Dealer Website
  • Category: Automotive & Transport Equipment
  • Bronze Stevie Winner: SERVA Group Website
  • Category: Metals & Mining
  • Bronze Stevie Winner: ARO Maintenance App
  • Category: Education & Reference
  • Bronze Stevie Winner: Harley-Davidson HOG Event
  • Category: Best Association Event or Meeting

“Each year, the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

“Receiving eight Stevie Awards is quite an honor, especially considering less than half of the total nominations submitted this year received awards,” stated Barry LaBov, President and CEO of LABOV. “We have amazing clients and talented employees who collaborate to bring inspired, creative ideas and solutions that not only achieve desired business goals, but are of an award-winning caliber.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at


LABOV Marketing Communications and Training, founded in 1981, focuses on clients with dealer/distributor/rep networks and multiple locations. These clients come from a variety of industries, including automotive, recreational vehicles, trucking, motorcycles and financial services. The company specializes in comprehensive creative development and production involving a number of disciplines, including interactive, training and print. In addition to its Fort Wayne, Indiana, headquarters, LABOV maintains offices in Indianapolis and Phoenix. Call 260.497.0111 or visit to learn more.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven 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, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, 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


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