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Fuentek, LLC is Finalist in Four Stevie® Award Categories in the 4th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

(October 15, 2007)

The Stevie Award


APEX, N.C. – Fuentek, LLC has been chosen as a finalist in four categories in the 4th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, presented by Infiniti.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run—worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars.”  (New York Post, April 27, 2005).  Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Monday, November 12.  Nominated executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S. and several other countries are expected to attend.  

More than 800 entries were submitted for consideration in over 40 categories. Fuentek, LLC was selected as a finalist in Best Entrepreneur (Service Businesses—up to 100 employees), Best Overall Company of the Year (Service Businesses—up to 100 employees), Most Innovative Company of the Year (up to 100 employees), and the Fastest Growing Company of the Year.

Fuentek’s unique matrix-style structure, innovative use of technology, and life-friendly work culture have contributed significantly to its success and led to this recognition as a Stevie Award finalist. Achieving that status in four categories is exceptional and due entirely to Laura Schoppe, founder and president of Fuentek, who has not only created this successful Fuentek culture but also led the company through the highly competitive technology/intellectual property (IP) management field to win several large and sought-after contracts.

Finalists for the Stevies were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.

“Being named a Finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards.  “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition.”

“To be chosen as a Finalist in four categories is quite an honor,” said Ms. Schoppe. “We’re a small but growing company with a goal of providing outstanding service to our clients while also creating an exceptional working environment for our employees. Achieving Finalist status in the Stevies is indication that we’re moving in the right direction.”

Details about The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of finalists in all categories are available at opens new browser window)

About Fuentek

In 2001, Laura Schoppe founded Fuentek, LLC to help industry, government, and academic clients extract value from their IP portfolios and find technology solutions to R&D challenges. In doing so, she has created a company that is unmatched in the technology/IP management industry, provides life balance for team members, and leverages information technology in innovative ways. As a result, Fuentek’s success and revenue growth has been outstanding. Most recently, Fuentek, along with strategic partner SPC, won a five-year, $30M, agency-wide contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Innovative Partnerships Program. Even prior to this win, Fuentek held more NASA contracts (in terms of dollar value) than any other company or university in North Carolina.

About The Stevie Awards

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. 

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