COLUMBIA, Md. – April 29, 2021 – Protech Associates, Inc. (Protech), a proven association management technology provider for associations and member-based organizations, won the Bronze Stevie® Award in the “Corporate & Community – Customer Engagement Event” category in The 19th Annual American Business Awards® today.
“In an unprecedented time of upheaval, the Protech team pulled together to create an online experience that achieved the core goals of the Fusion Customer Conference: deliver content, engage with customers and promote sales,” said Liz Palm, Protech’s Marketing Director. “The dedication of our staff and the flexibility of Microsoft technologies enabled us to continue a tradition of near 100% satisfaction ratings for the event, while creating invaluable experience that would help our customers and other association-industry professionals as they moved their events online. I’m proud of our team and thrilled with the honor of winning a Stevie Award.”
More than 3,800 nominations – a record number – from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Virtual Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. Protech was nominated in the Corporate & Community – Customer Engagement Event category for its 2020 Virtual Fusion Customer Conference.
Protech’s Fusion Customer Conference focuses on overarching technology trends, deep-dive product education, customer success stories and networking. When COVID-19 cases were on the rise in early March 2020, the Protech Marketing and Management teams decided to take the 2-day in-person event virtual with just five weeks left until the event. Fusion 2020 was a huge success for all involved. Protech exceeded its registration goal by more than 50% with over 420 registrations, representing 80% of Protech’s customers.
“Protech really took advantage of the technology to quickly shift this event to virtual. The numbers are impressive and exceed all of their goals…Good job,“ the judging panel noted. “Great entry…to adapt to a pandemic and receive attendance by 80% of customers provides insight to the fact that more hybrid events could be held in the future. Good ideas were used to keep customers engaged and to help them navigate. Even the “conference bag” was clever to provide information about sponsors.”
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
“The American economy continues to show its resilience, and as we’re poised on the beginning of what should be a phenomenal period of growth, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of a wide range of organizations and people over the past 18 months,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations in The American Business Awards are testament to the ingenuity, the commitment, the passion, the adaptability and the creativity of the American people. We look forward to celebrating this year’s winners during our virtual ceremony on June 30.”
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2021 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
Built specifically for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform, Protech’s integrated suite of member-focused database, financial, e-commerce and analytics tools work seamlessly together to empower trade and professional associations and other member-based organizations to deliver exceptional member experiences. Certified in Microsoft AppSource, Protech AMS is a robust, easy-to-use association management software (AMS) that optimizes processes, energizes member engagement, enhances organizational decision making and transforms organizations by connecting data, people and processes with intelligent, industry-specific business applications and Microsoft-powered technology. A Microsoft Gold partner, Protech was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland. For more information, visit www.protechassociates.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevies also produce the annual Women|Future Conference. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com.