February 8, 2013
Wilkes-Barre, PA (RPRN) 02/08/13 — Sundance Vacations, a national travel company specializing in discount vacation accommodations, was named a Finalist in eight categories in the seventh annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service. All finalists will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.
The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards.
The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 25 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.
More than 1,100 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of 10% over 2012. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 120 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 30 categories for customer service and contact center professionals and 41 categories for sales and business development professionals.
Sundance Vacations Finalist Categories:
Sales Department of the Year - Hospitality & Tourism: Harrisburg Sales Office
Field Sales Team of the Year: Resort VIP Department
Sales Representative of the Year: Mike Calnon
Contact Center Professional of the Year: Doreen Miller
Inbound Marketing Program of the Year: Inbound Marketing Department
National Sales Executive of the Year: Shane Lewis, Assistant Vice President of Sales
Customer Service Team of the Year - Recovery Situation: Client Resolution Department
Contact Center Leader of the Year: Joe Molitoris, Vice President of Marketing
More than 100 members of several specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 28 - February 8.
“Sundance Vacations is delighted to start the New Year off with such great momentum! Acknowledgment on an international level from a panel of independent judges is an accomplishment each of our eight finalists should be very proud of,” said Sundance Vacations Co-Founder Tina Dowd.
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 Sundance Vacations:
Sundance Vacations is a national travel company that specializes in discount vacation accommodations at destination golf, beach, ski and mountain resorts throughout North America and the Caribbean. Sundance Vacations is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and maintains sales offices in four other locations including; King of Prussia, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Downers Grove, IL and Parsippany, NJ. Sundance Vacations has been named one of the Best Places to Work by Best Companies Group four times in Pennsylvania, three times in Illinois and once in New Jersey. The company has been honored three times as one of the Fastest-Growing Travel Companies in Pennsylvania by Inc. 500/5000. For more information, please visit Sundance Vacations at www.sundancevacations.com.
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.
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