Information Experts CEO Marissa Levin Named As Finalist in Three Categories in 2004 Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs

Marissa Levin, Founder and CEO of Information Experts, has been named as a Finalist in three categories for the 2004 Stevie Awards, including "Best Entrepreneur - Service Businesses"

RESTON, VA (PRWEB) September 30, 2004 -- Marissa Levin, Founder and CEO of Information Experts, has been named as a Finalist in three categories for the 2004 Stevie Awards. The categories are: Best Entrepreneur - Service Businesses; Employer of the Year; and the Women Helping Women Award.

The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs, www.stevieawards/women, is a national awards competition recognizing the accomplishments of women small business owners in the United States. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards, hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post.

More than 600 nominations from small companies in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in 18 categories. Levin was one of only a few individuals to receive as many as 3 Finalist nominations.

Winners will be announced on Friday, October 22 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City’s Times Square. The master of ceremonies will be Bill Rancic, spokesperson for Advanta, which is sponsoring the awards, and winner of the hit television show “The Apprentice.”
The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs are governed by a board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features many leading women entrepreneurs and luminaries in American business, including Carrie Fitzmaurice, publisher for Entrepreneur Media, Inc.; Dr. Lisa Krinsky, chairman & president for SFBC International; and Dr. Betty Spence, president of The National Association for Female Executives. Advanta Corp. (NASDAQ: ADVNB; ADVNA) is the exclusive award sponsor.

“Since we began the Stevie Awards, our goal has been to shine a spotlight on ordinary businesspeople who accomplish extraordinary things every work day,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of The Stevie Awards. “We look forward to honoring the outstanding women entrepreneurs who are reshaping and re-invigorating the American business landscape.”
Nominations were rated by scores of business professionals nationwide during a two-month round of preliminary judging in July and August, and their average scores determined the Finalists.

“I am thoroughly honored to be named as a Finalist in three categories for the Steve Awards. My hope is that all business women understand that they have a tremendous support system behind them, and that their goals to lead successful businesses without compromising their personal ambitions and core values are absolutely attainable,” said Levin.

Ms. Levin, a Finalist for the 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and for the 2004 Women in Technology Entrepreneur Leadership Award, has grown Information Experts steadily since its inception: a spectacular revenue growth rate from 1995 to 2004, with sales growing from $19K to a forecast of just under $10 million. For 2005, Marissa is projecting revenues of $15 million.

About Information Experts
Information Experts is a strategic communications firm offering comprehensive communications strategy, marketing communications, and training services for government and industry. Information Experts recently received additional ADDY Awards and Certificates of Excellence for four creative pieces from the Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington, and two additional Communicator Awards, including another Crystal Award of Excellence. The award-winning work comprises print branding, website design/development, e-learning, and multimedia.

For more about Information Experts and their unique apparoach, please contact them at (703) 787-9100

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