Ask Jeeves,announced today that the Company received the Stevie award in the Best Business Turnaround category in The 2004 American Business Awards. Ask Jeeves received the Stevie Award from among a number of finalists including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Covad Communications, My Family.com and Aerco International. Past American Business Awards winners include UPS, Spirit Airlines, R.R Donnelly, IBM and Oracle.
The American Business Awards is the first national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” the awards were presented during ceremonies at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City on Monday, May 10th. More than 100 Stevies were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Most Innovative Company, and Best New Product or Service. Over 800 nominations from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted
Steve Berkowitz, Ask Jeeves President and CEO, accepted the Stevie on behalf of Ask Jeeves, attributing the Company’s turnaround to the dedication, efforts and accomplishments of the entire Ask Jeeves staff, as well as the Company’s single-minded focus on providing leading user experiences in the burgeoning search space.
“We are honored to be recognized by the American Business Awards for turning the Company around,” said Steve Berkowitz during his acceptance speech Monday night. “We are now the 7th largest property on the Web with more than 39 million users. This award is a testament to both Ask Jeeves’ achievement in the highly competitive and rapidly growing search engine market, and to our dedicated employees who are the reason for the turnaround. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners.”