PRESTON, Wash., June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago on June 22nd, Talking Rain Beverage Company President & CEO Kevin Klock was recognized with a Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year, and Talking Rain received the Silver Stevie Award for Company of the 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.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning "crowned," the awards were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, June 22 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 400 nominees and their guests attended.
Over 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, among others. Talking Rain received Silver in the Company of the Year category for Food & Beverage and President & CEO Kevin Klock was honored with the Gold Stevie for the Executive of the Year category in Food & Beverage.
"We are extremely thrilled to receive both Gold and Silver Stevie Awards within such competitive categories," noted Kevin Klock, President & CEO of Talking Rain Beverage Co. "As Talking Rain continues to gain momentum through our SPARKLING ICE brand, it is a tremendous honor for our company and team, with whom I share the Gold Stevie, to be recognized by the American Business Awards."
More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year's Stevie Award winners.
"We are extremely impressed with the quality of the entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that won should be proud," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "To those outstanding individuals and organizations that received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards, the judges and I are honored to celebrate your many accomplishments. You are setting a high standard for professionals nationwide."
About Talking Rain Beverage Company
The Talking Rain family of beverages includes thirst-quenching product lines: SPARKLING ICE, Talking Rain Fusions™, Talking Rain Mountain Spring Water and Talking Rain Sparkling Essence Water, all of which are created to refresh the body and renew the mind. For 27 years, Talking Rain has stayed true to its vision and its commitment to community by continually creating great tasting, refreshing beverages. For more information, visit www.talkingrain.com and www.sparklingice.com.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com.
Sponsors and partners of The 2015 American Business Awards include BizTalkRadio, CallidusCloud, Engility, Fareportal, John Hancock, PetRays, and Softpro.
SOURCE Talking Rain Beverage Co