05.21.2009 – Salt Lake City, Utah– May 21, 2009 –DrivingSales.com (www.drivingsales.com), the auto industry’s leading social media platform and largest online community, was named a Finalist today in the best Web Site or Blog automotive/transport category in The 2009 American Business Awards, also known as The Stevie® Awards.
“I am proud that DrivingSales.com has been recognized with this honor, further validating the vital role to be played by social media in the current challenging automotive climate,” said DrivingSales CEO and Founder Jared Hamilton. “This is a tribute to the thousands of dealers and auto industry professionals who have joined DrivingSales.com to collaborate and to share the best practices and industry trends that are so critical to helping our community thrive and survive in these tough economic times.”
The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit entries to the ABAs – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories.
“Despite very tough economic conditions, many organizations and individuals continue to perform well,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. “The results of the 2009 ABAs thus far are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and hard work of American organizations, executives, and workers.”
DrivingSales.com (www.drivingsales.com) is the largest and premiere online community for the auto industry, where its thousands of members, including dealers, dealership managers, manufacturers, industry experts and vendors, collaborate and share best practices in a 20-group style setting. At DrivingSales, members create profiles and communicate with each other; build their networks and knowledgebase; share and rate proven strategies, and have access to relevant content contributed by fellow industry experts, including blogs, videos, interviews, and more. Dealer members rate and review vendor products - sharing their experiences with the DrivingSales community - while vendors have the opportunity to provide feedback on reviews and showcase their products and services. Created and built from the ground up by third-generation dealer Jared Hamilton, DrivingSales is the auto industry’s leading social media custom platform.
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 companies 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.