Stacey Caron, co-founder and president of Spellbinders® Paper Arts, has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Innovator of the Year category and a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Consumer Products category in the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, large and small. The 2014 awards received entries from 22 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners on November 14 during a dinner event attended by more than 400 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The presentations were broadcast live across the U.S.A., simulcast around the world by Biz Talk Radio and will be featured in a television special on Biz TV in January.
More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year and Women Helping Women, among others.
“For more than 10 years, I have worked to create innovative craft tools and products and for Spellbinders to become a brand known throughout the world. I would like to thank my team for helping to make this possible. It is an honor to, once again, win two Stevie Awards recognizing my accomplishments as both an entrepreneur and innovator,” said Caron.
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
“In the 11 years of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, we have never had as many impressive women entrepreneurs, organizations, and executives nominated as we did in 2014. Their stories of success and innovation will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of starting and growing a business and making a difference.” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”
Spellbinders entered the craft and hobby market in 2003 with the introduction of the Spellbinders Wizard™ Universal Craft Tool and the industry’s first incremented nesting dies that cut, embossed and stenciled. A pioneer of innovative technology, the company’s revolutionary dies changed the format of manual die cutting worldwide. Always on the cutting edge of introducing innovation to the market, the company is known worldwide for its game changing products with more than 250 patented and patent-pending products across a different variety of craft genres.
In 2012, the company received the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) 2012 Summer Innovations Award for the Spellbinders Nestabilities® Majestic Elements line. Spellbinders President and Co-Founder, Stacey Caron, has been honored with numerous awards including two Stevie® Awards and an Enterprising Women Award.
For three consecutive years, Spellbinders Paper Arts has been listed in the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of entrepreneurs nationwide.
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