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2006 Launch Release


Michael Gallagher, The Stevie Awards,



Gerhard Gschwandtner, Selling Power,








Worldwide Call for Entries Issued – September 29 Entry Deadline



FAIRFAX, VA - September 6, 2006 - Giving sales professionals the opportunity to get recognition for the results they achieve every day, the first annual Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards marked the launch of its call for entries today with more than 50 categories honoring sales professionals, teams and departments.


The new awards are presented by Selling Power magazine and The Stevie® Awards, the world's premier business awards.


Entry kits for The Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards may be requested at  The entry deadline is September 29.  Late entries will be accepted through October 27 with a late fee.


All for-profit and non-profit organizations worldwide are eligible to submit entries in more than 50 categories ranging from Best Global Sales Leader to Best Software Sales Organization.  For a full list of categories visit: /sales/categories-0.


Nicknamed the Steviefor the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented at a gala banquet in Las Vegas on December 4.  Winners will be honored in the March 2007 issue of Selling Power, profiled on, and automatically entered in next year’s American Business Awards.


To request an entry kit, visit or contact The Stevie Awards by phone (703) 547-8389 or email


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 Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards.  Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more at


About Selling Power

Selling Power magazine is the leading publication read by over 162,000 sales management decision makers in the U.S. and 67 countries worldwide. The editorial objective is to deliver practical, how-to information to help sales managers create a more effective sales force to drive up sales and profits. offers six free online newsletters on subjects such as meetings, incentives, presentations, CRM, motivation and sales management. For details visit