OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The world's largest entertainment retail auction website, QuiBids.com, was honored by the American Business Awards last week with a bronze distinction for being one of the country's fastest-growing tech companies up to 2,500 employees. The ABAs, also known as The Stevie Awards, annually recognize "the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide," according to the institution's website.
This was QuiBids' second Stevie Award nomination after winding up as a finalist for the 2011 New Company of the Year award. The Oklahoma City-based online auction site took the bronze alongside C² Technologies from Vienna, Virginia, and Epicor Software and iolo technologies from Irvine and Los Angeles, California, respectively. Gold Stevie winner YouSendIt and Silver winners FireEye, Inc. and Quality Systems, Inc. also hail from California, and the third company to gain the Silver distinction, Verivo Software, is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.
"We knew we would have a challenge this year having around 150 employees and being located way out in the Midwest, but we're delighted The Stevies honored us with this award," said Jill Farrand, QuiBids' director of public relations.
Now nearing its third year of operation, QuiBids began in an Oklahoma City apartment in 2009 and initially employed six people to host 25-35 auctions per day. The company now auctions off thousands of brand-new, factory-sealed products for millions of customers, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The Bronze Stevie Award marks QuiBids' fourth major distinction this year. The company received a Best in Class Award at the 2012 Interactive Media Awards for demonstrating excellence in web design and development in the E-commerce category. The Journal Record, a newspaper in Oklahoma City, also honored QuiBids with an Innovator of the Year award, which three of the company's executive board members traveled to a Tulsa banquet to receive. Their other award included Best Places to Work in Oklahoma in the small to medium sized companies category, awarded by the OKCBiz!
QuiBids launched in October 2009 and has since expanded with their improved internet auction model. QuiBids live auctions are more exciting, reliable and safer than other online auction websites. QuiBids is not a scam and is a Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited business. The BBB has determined that QuiBids meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.
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