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Donald Trump Lifetime Achievement Award

For Immediate Release
Contact: Patrick Kowalcyzk,
Jill Feldman,
Michael Kaminer Public Relations, 212.627.8098









Legendary Business Figure Will Be Saluted at

ABAs on June 6 in New York


New York, NYApril 26, 2005 – Donald J. Trump, one of the world’s most successful and celebrated business figures, will receive the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Stevie Award at The 3rd Annual American Business Awards on June 6, 2005. 


Organizers said that Trump, who will be on hand to accept the honorary award at the gala ceremony, will be saluted for both his legendary achievements in the business world and for the role that his hit television series, The Apprentice, has played in raising public awareness of the demands, rewards, and responsibilities of corporate .

The American Business Awards are the only national, independent business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace.


More than 600 executives from companies around the country will attend The 3rd Annual American Business Awards, which take place at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York City.


Nicknamed the Steviesfor the Greek word “crowned,” the awards, designed by the same company that makes the Clio and the Emmy, will be presented in more than 40 categories including Best Executive, Best Support Staffer, Best Salesperson, Best Customer Service Team, and Most Innovative Company.  


“Donald Trump is an American success story and an inspiration to people at every level of the business world who seek a rewarding career,” said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevies Awards. “His passion for business is the embodiment of all that The American Business Awards seek to honor.”



The American Business Awards are overseen by the Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors including business luminaries such as Forbes Magazine publisher Rich Karlgaard, author and business guru Tom Peters, and marketing consultant Martha Rogers.  For a full list of board members, visit: /aba/judges-0


The Second Annual American Business Awards were presented last April to a diverse range of outstanding American companies, including Nextel, UPS, PACCAR, MDU Resources, KB Home and Blackboard, Inc.   


Premier sponsors of The 3rd Annual American Business Awards include Rogen International, ValueVision Associates, Veritude, Ultimate Software and The Professional Society for Sales & Marketing Training.


Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, Hoover's Online, Selling Power Magazine and Wired Magazine.  Speedera Networks will again videocast the award ceremony live on the Internet.


For more information on The American Business Awards, please visit


About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in three programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, and The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs.  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