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2006 Winners Release

Michael Gallagher
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – December 5, 2006 – The world’s best sales people, departments, and executives were honored in the first annual Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards last night.

The new awards were jointly presented by Selling Power magazine, the leading sales management publication with 145,000 subscribers in 67 countries, and The Stevie® Awards, the world's premier business awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners were announced during a gala banquet at the Westin Casuarina Hotel, Spa & Casino in Las Vegas.  More than 230 nominated sales executives from around the world attended.  

Winners of multiple Stevie Awards include Marriott (three, including two for Marriott Vacation Club International and one for Marriott International),, Direct Alliance Corporation, Sun Times Media Group, and Trane, a business of the American Standard Companies.  A complete list of Finalists and Stevie winners by category is available at

More than 300 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories this year, including Best Run Sales Organization of the Year, National VP of Sales of the Year, and Sales Representative of the Year.

“We congratulate all of the Stevie winners and Finalists in the first annual Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards for their historic accomplishments,” said Gerhard Gschwandtner, founder and publisher of Selling Power.  “As these awards grow in entries and visibility over the years, these companies will be able to look back with pride and say that they were the first-ever winners of these coveted awards.”

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 about The Stevie Awards at

About Selling Power
Selling Power is the world’s leading sales management magazine with more than 145,000 subscribers in 67 countries.  Learn more at

Sponsors of the 2006 Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards include, Factiva, Fusion Sales Partners, HR Chally, and SAP.