South Florida Public Relations Firm Duree & Company Wins National Stevie® Award For Entrepreneurship

Nov 16, 2012, 10:43 ET from Duree & Company, Inc.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Duree & Company, Inc., a Fort Lauderdale-based full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm, was recently awarded a national business recognition: the Stevie® Award for Women in Business.

On Nov. 9, firm founder and president Duree Mellion Ross was given the Bronze Award for her firm's demonstrated success, after the company was named a finalist in the prestigious American Business Awards for Women in Business, also known as The Stevie Awards. Duree & Company won in the category of firms with fewer than 10 employees.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's premier awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. The awards ceremony was held in New York, N.Y., where Ross attended with her family.

"The honor belongs not just to me, but to my team of wonderful people who work alongside me to serve some of the best clients in Florida," Ross said. "I was amazed at how many people came from all over the world to attend the Stevie Awards to recognize the many professionals and organizations being honored."

Some of Duree & Company's clients include Feeding South Florida, Miami Science Museum, VSBrooks Advertising, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, BRIO Tuscan Grille and BRAVO! Cucina Italiana restaurants in Florida, Jacob D. Steiger, MD/Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery, Elegant Hotels Group Barbados, Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, the Heart Gallery of Broward County and Special Needs Group.

Ross fell in love with public relations at the age of 19 during a college internship. She has since become an award-winning PR entrepreneur with a broad spectrum of experience spanning the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients. A University of Miami graduate with a double major in journalism and sociology, Ross presently resides in Ft. Lauderdale with her family.

An avid community advocate, she served as the Circle of Red Chair for the 2012 Go Red for Women Broward County campaign, and on the Executive Leadership Committee for the American Heart Association. She also volunteers her professional expertise to several non-profit organizations.

About Duree & Company, Inc.
Established in 1999, Duree & Company, Inc. is a full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients. Duree & Company is one of only a handful of public relations firms in South Florida certified under the U.S. Small Business Administration's 8(a) DBE Program for federal government contracts, and it is certified by the State of Florida as a Minority Business Enterprise. To learn more, go to, visit Duree & Company on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, or call 954-723-9350.

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