Aug. 14, 2017—Shade Tree Auto, LLC., owned by past Ratchet+Wrench feature subject Clint Dudley, was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie Award in the Company of the Year – Retail category in The 14th Annual International Business Awards (IBA).
The International Business Awards is a well-recognized business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small—are eligible to submit nominations. The 2017 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 21. A record total of more than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.
“This is such an honor, we’re humbled to be counted among the top companies in the world,” Dudley said. “For a small auto repair shop in Iowa to be recognized internationally is a huge testament to our team. We appreciate the dedication it takes to grow a small business, and wish to congratulate all of the other nominees and recipients of the 2017 International Business Awards.”
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.
“The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations from 60 nations, the Stevie Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We look forward to sharing many of these stories with people around the world over the coming months, through the Stevie Awards blog and social media channels, with the hope to inspire others to high achievement.”
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available online.