Harbortouch Named As Finalist In 2012 American Business Awards(SM)

10th annual Stevie® Awards will be presented on June 18 in New York City and September 17 in San Francisco

May 22, 2012, 07:30 ET from Harbortouch

ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 22, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Harbortouch, a leading national supplier of point of sale (POS) systems, today announced it has been named a finalist in the Best New Product or Service – Business-to-Business Products category in The 2012 American Business Awards for its new Harbortouch POS Elite free point of sale system. Harbortouch will be among those considered for ultimate selection as a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award winner when the final awards are announced later this year.

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.

For the first time, The American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: the ABA's traditional banquet on Monday, June 18 in New York, and a new tech awards event on Monday, September 17 in San Francisco.

More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.

The newest member of the Harbortouch line of free POS systems for retail and hospitality businesses, Harbortouch POS Elite features a sleek, all-in-one, ultra-responsive touch-screen design and powerful processer that provides an ideal point of sale platform for merchants of all types and sizes.

The system is available at zero up-front cost to merchants and can be bundled with a number of proprietary, innovative features such as an integrated online reservations module and Tableside iPad ordering app for restaurants, as well as the Lighthouse remote reporting and POS management tool. POS Elite can also be customized with quick and easy implementation of one of Harbortouch's numerous plug-and-play software modules, specifically designed for Hospitality, Retail, Delivery, Spirits and Convenience Store businesses.

"Our state-of-the-art free POS system is changing the way business owners think about and handle sales transactions," said Harbortouch CEO Jared Isaacman. "This recognition is strong validation for our product innovation, and we are thrilled to be honored among this elite group of industry leaders for our unique approach to merchant services that puts the needs of merchants first."

Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. More than 150 members of 10 specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the finalists during final judging, to take place May 14 - 25.  

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

For more information about the Harbortouch free POS system, visit www.harbortouch.com.

About Harbortouch

Harbortouch is a leading national supplier of point of sale (POS) systems, serving thousands of businesses across the nation. The company offers an unparalleled "free" program that supplies a full-featured POS system to restaurants and retail businesses with no up-front costs. Custom programming, professional installation and onsite training are included with every order and award winning customer service and technical support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to offering state-of-the-art POS systems, Harbortouch also delivers a full range of merchant services such as credit/debit and gift card processing. For additional information, visit www.harbortouch.com or contact 800-201-0461.

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 and partners of The 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.

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