DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - July 10, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System®, a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, was presented with a bronze Stevie® Award in the Support Department of the Year category at The 11th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago on June 17. More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration. Coverall's latest bronze Stevie® Award comes on the heels of other 2013 Stevie recognitions, including a bronze Stevie for Demand Generation Program of the Year and a silver Stevie awarded to Michael Gumiela, Coverall's regional vice president of sales, for National Sales Executive of the Year.
"On behalf of Coverall, we are pleased and proud of the accolades our team is earning for the outstanding support they provide our Franchised Business Owners," said Coverall President and CEO Rick Ascolese.
"The success our company has seen this year, and continues to achieve, is a testament to the exceptional group of people, like Mike Gumiela, who continue to make Coverall an outstanding organization to be a part of."
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, large and small.
Nicknamed the "Stevies" for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 17 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 500 nominees and their guests attended.
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.
"This year's American Business Awards was outsized in every way," said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. "More entries and more judges than ever before and I'd have to say the most impressive collection of nominations we've ever received. We congratulate all of this year's Stevie winners for their outstanding work."
Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on June 17 are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
Founded in 1985, Coverall helps its Franchised Business Owners operate as independent business owners in the commercial cleaning industry. In 2008, the company launched its Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System Program with an emphasis on helping to improve the cleanliness, health and wellness of facilities. This unique Program combines innovative cleaning technologies and tools, hospital-grade disinfectants, professional training programs, customer support and communication, and a passion for healthy cleaning to do one thing: remove the maximum amount of dirt and germs as efficiently as possible. Today, the Coverall Program is the first choice of offices, healthcare facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, schools, daycares, retail businesses, restaurants, manufacturing plants, auto dealerships, religious centers, fitness centers and other businesses. For more information, visit www.coverall.com.
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. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year. 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.