ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGI), a global leader in collaboration software and services for over 20 years, today announced that it was awarded two Stevie Awards at The 2014 American Business Awards—gold for "Company of the Year" and silver for its innovative iMeet app for Android™.
"We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by The American Business Awards for our long-standing commitment to provide innovative, simple and powerful collaboration solutions that help our global customers improve productivity, ignite innovation and grow their businesses," said Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO. "Congratulations and thank you to our more than 2,100 PGi associates, who work together to deliver the world's best virtual collaboration experience with humility, creativity and a laser focus on customer success."
For over 20 years, PGi has given people the tools they need to meet, collaborate and innovate. In the last five years alone, PGi has hosted more than 1.1 billion people from 137 countries in over 250 million meetings. Today, PGi empowers over 45,000 enterprises, including 75% of the Fortune 100™, with a collaborative advantage.
iMeet is PGi's award-winning collaboration solution that provides businesses with an innovative new way to do web conferencing. With iMeet apps for desktop, iPhone®, iPad® and Android devices, iMeet users can start or join a meeting, meet in video and share a presentation on any device, anytime, anywhere in the world. To learn more about iMeet and try it free for 30 days, visit pgi.com/imeet.
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the trophies were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Friday, September 12, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. More than 250 nominees and their guests attended for the presentation of new product awards, website awards, app awards and more.
This year's American Business Awards were presented at two awards events. Awards for marketing, customer service, human resources, and other disciplines were announced in Chicago in June. Last week's event focused on the technology and new product awards categories.
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 240 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process.
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About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │ PGi
PGi has been a leading global provider of collaboration software and services for over 20 years. PGi's cloud-based software applications empower business users to connect, collaborate and share ideas and information from their desktop, tablet or smartphone, enabling greater productivity in the office or on the go. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries, and its award-winning solutions provide a collaborative advantage to over 45,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100™. In the last five years, PGi has hosted more than 1.1 billion people from 137 countries in over 250 million virtual meetings. For more information, visit PGi at pgi.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. 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.
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