South Florida PR Firm Duree & Company, Inc. Honored with Nationally-Renowned Silver Stevie® Award in 2013 American Business Awards(SM) Award Presented During Event at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Duree & Company, Inc., a South Florida full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm, was presented with a Silver Stevie® Award, also known as the American Business Award, at The 11th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago. The firm won the award in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Reputation/Brand Management category for its work with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

The Gold Award in the category went to American Express OPEN, New York, N.Y.: Big Break for Small Business.

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted in 2013 for consideration in a wide range of categories. Winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process. 

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," trophies were presented at the gala banquet, which was attended by more than 500 nominees and their guests.

Through its exceptional PR, marketing and special events services, Duree & Company works tirelessly to promote Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade's impeccable reputation and provides outstanding brand management for the non-profit organization, which has been serving youth in the community since 1940. Over the course of one year, Duree & Company took a great organization and turned it into a great organization that everyone was talking about. The firm increased media impressions and coverage to an estimated PR value of more than $617,000 (not including PR value generated from online coverage and radio promotions), generated a PR value to PR investment ratio of 25:1, and helped to create the new social fundraiser "Claws for Kids" located at the world famous Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in Miami Beach, Fla.

"We are very honored to be a Silver Stevie Award recipient," said Duree Ross, president and founder of the 13-year-old firm. "We truly enjoy working with nonprofit organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade which make a difference in the South Florida community. I'm honored to have won Stevie Awards two years in a row: in 2012, I received the Bronze Award for Women in Business, Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the category of firms with fewer than 10 employees."

About Duree & Company, Inc.

Established in 1999, Duree & Company, Inc. is a full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm located at 10620 Griffin Road, Suite 208, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients. Duree & Company has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Aspen, Colo. To learn more, go to www.dureeandcompany.com, visit Duree & Company on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DureeAndCompany, Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DureeAndCompany or YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/DureeAndCompany?feature=watch, or call 954.723.9350.

Media Contact: 
Jennifer Martinez 
(954) 723-9350 / Email

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