3rd annual awards will be presented on February 9 in Las Vegas
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 15, 2009) – Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, is pleased to announce it has been named as a Finalist in the “Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year” category in the third annual Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service.
The awards are presented by the Stevie® Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 9, 2009 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Nominated customer service and sales executives from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend.
More than 500 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition. There are 27 categories for customer service professionals, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; as well as 41 categories for sales professionals, ranging from Global Sales Leader of the Year to Sales Training Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year of the Year.
Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners this week from among the Finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.
“Being named a Finalist in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of international recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition.”
The Peak 10 customer support team has received similar accolades by winning the 2008 and 2009 HDI Charlotte Analyst of the Year award, as well as the North Carolina Technology Association’s Top Customer Service Company of the Year award in 2006 and named a finalist for the award in 2008. Peak 10 also received nominations for the HDI Team Excellence Award in 2007 and 2008.
“We are honored to be named a finalist in the Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year category of the prestigious Stevie Awards,” said Dan Wixon, vice president of services delivery for Peak 10. “Customer service and support is at the very foundation of our business philosophy and corporate mission and we continue to evolve and look for new ways to increase efficiency and foster lasting relationships with our clients.”
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/sales.
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 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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.
Sponsors of the third annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include John Hancock Mutual Funds, Sales Partnerships, and ValueSelling Associates.
About Peak 10, Inc.
Peak 10 is the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, delivering scalable, economical and reliable solutions for hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure. The company combines multiple data centers and its portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies including LendingTree, Rivals.com, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Healthways, Churchill Downs and The Fresh Market. Peak 10 is SAS70 Type II compliant and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory compliance acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, PCI and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). For more information on data center solutions from Peak 10, visit www.peak10.com.