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(310) 395-2544 International Wins Two Stevie® Awards in World's Premier Business Awards Program, the 2012 International Business Awards SM

Company Wins Gold for Best New Telecommunications Service of the Year and Bronze for Company of the Year

LONG BEACH, Calif. – August 22, 2012 – International was named the winner of two Stevie® Awards in the 9th Annual International Business Awards, the world’s premier business awards program. The company won the gold for Best Telecommunications Service of the Year and it also won the Bronze for Telecommunications Company of the Year, finishing behind Qualcomm Incorporated.

David Erickson, Founder of, said “We are extremely proud to receive these awards and also want to congratulate the other winners from around the world.  We focus on providing our loyal customers with the highest quality and dependable conference calling services globally and it is a great honor to be recognized along with some of the most talented innovators in the world.” , which has revolutionized the way teleconferences are organized, provides consumers with domestic and international conferencing services for the cost of a regular domestic phone call and the ability to share files and other content online during calls with interconnected free screen sharing.  Businesses and consumers are saving millions of dollars on conferencing fees every year by using free conferencing services.  Since January, 2011,

  • Conference calling for the price of a regular domestic call or international conferencing with other countries in the network (currently 60 countries plus the United States) with the same call number

  • Ability to conference without a reservation for up to 96 callers (up to 6 hours) on one call at no additional cost

  • Conference call recording, playback and download features – all for free

  • The ability to distribute, archive or send recordings for free to listeners via RSS and podcast

  • Free international access numbers to every country in the network, including the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico and many countries in Europe, Africa and Asia

  • A free call detail report sent via email after every call

An online meeting feature that makes it easy to conduct free screen sharing sessions, online presentations, webinars, demonstrations and more

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on 15 October.  All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 IBAs received more than 3,200 nominations from organizations located in more than 50 nations and territories.

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at

About, the largest privately held conferencing provider in the United States, provides conference calling services to over 20 million callers a month.  The company's reliable, high quality, reservation-less audio conferencing service is used to connect over 200 million calls a year around the world.'s pioneering all-digital network is built on proprietary media servers.  A major milestone for took place during the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, when both President Obama and Senator McCain’s campaigns chose to communicate with their supporters nationwide.  StartMeeting ( ) is the new service from the creators of  StartMeeting combines real-time desktop sharing with integrated audio conferencing, offering state of the art features such as meeting recording and a customizable Meeting Wall.  This innovative and robust audio and web conferencing service is priced significantly less than similar services. was founded in 2001 and is based in Long Beach, California.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  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