Free Conferencing Corp. Selected as Finalist for Best Overall Company and David Erickson for Best Executive for Fifth Annual Stevie® Awards
Long Beach, CA (May 14, 2007) – Free Conferencing Corporation of America, the leading provider of FREE one-to-many collaborative communications solutions, and its founder, David Erickson, were announced as finalists for the 2007 American Business Awards today. Free Conferencing Corp. was selected for the Best Overall Company category, while Mr. Erickson was selected for the Best Executive category. More than 2,000 entries from companies of all sizes in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration for the Fifth Annual Stevie Awards.
Hailed as “the business world's own Oscars” (New York Post , April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.
“We are pleased to receive these dual accolades for such a prestigious award like The Stevies,” stated Mr. Erickson, founder and CEO of Free Conferencing Corporation of America. “Although I founded this company based on an entrepreneurial model, Free Conferencing Corp. is built on a team effort that has grown our company into one of the top conferencing providers in the world. This honor is testament to our ability to consistently offer our customers the best features, highest levels of customer service and the best pricing models available in the collaborative communications industry. Being named a finalist in two separate categories is a tribute to each of our employee's hard work and dedication to excellence.”
Free Conferencing Corporation of America is among a new breed of companies that offer free and paid conferencing services. With more than four million users per month and more joining daily, the company's FreeConferenceCall.com flagship solution offers a high-quality, reservation-less conferencing service that is extremely easy to use. The service is ideal for companies and organizations, large and small, which need a reliable, hassle-free tool to arrange teleconferences. The company has successfully built deep relationships, trust and credibility with its customers and partners. This has been evident through expanded engagements across service lines with new and existing clients including: The Salvation Army, Openwave Systems, International Coach Academy, PrepaidLegal.com, Cresa Partners, The Hygeia Group, CiBan and many more. As further validation, more than 100 Fortune 500 companies are presently optimizing FreeConferenceCall.com as well as public sector agencies.
Mr. Erickson drives the vision and strategic initiatives behind Free Conferencing Corp.'s innovative service model. As a telecom industry thought leader, Mr. Erickson pioneered FreeConferenceCall.com's unique value proposition by forging relationships with local carriers to deliver a powerful PSTN (public switched telephone network). Throughout 2006, Mr. Erickson was a key player in helping the company unveil several new services including, SimpleVoiceBox 2.0, SimpleVoiceCenter 2.0, SimpleEvent, as well as the industry's first free conference recording service. In addition, the company's SimpleTollFree service has become one of the most affordable toll-free services on the market. All of the Free Conferencing Corp. products boast feature rich platforms including online account management tools, automatic RSS or podcast generators, and call detail reports.
“Being named a finalist in The American Business Awards is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of national recognition. We congratulate all of the finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition.”
Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 700 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be videocast on the Internet and broadcast on radio, and hosted by Larry Wilmore of TV's THE DAILY SHOW with JON STEWART.
For more information regarding The American Business Awards and the list of finalists, please visit: www.stevieawards.com/aba.
About The Stevie Awards
Hailed as “the business world's own Oscars,” Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. 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.
About Free Conferencing Corporation of America
Free Conferencing Corporation of America, with headquarters in Long Beach, California, is the leading provider of FREE, one-to-many collaborative communications solutions. With more than 4 million users per month and more joining daily, the company’s FreeConferenceCall.com flagship solution offers a high-quality, reservation-less conferencing service that is extremely easy to use. As further validation, more than 100 Fortune 500 companies are presently optimizing FreeConferenceCall.com, including public sector agencies. Unlike other competitive offerings from paid and non-paid audio conferencing services, FreeConferenceCall.com’s pioneering all digital network is built on voice routers versus analog-based conference bridges that can be prone to static and other noise. FreeConferenceCall.com uses the PSTN (public switched telephone network) to deliver unparalleled, high-quality audio conferencing. For more information, visit www.freeconferencecall.com or call (844) 844-1322.