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LABUR Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in 2015 American Business Awards

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LABUR Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in 2015 American Business Awards
LABUR was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Support Staffer of the Year category in the 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago on Monday night

Winners in first of two ABA awards events were presented on June 22 in Chicago

BOSTON – June 24, 2015 – LABUR was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Support Staffer of the Year category in the 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago on Monday night.

The American Business Awards are the nation’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.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, June 22 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel.  More than 400 nominees and their guests attended. 

Monday night’s awards were presented in two ceremonies, before and after dinner. The after-dinner presentation were broadcast live nationwide by BizTalkRadio. The pre-dinner presentations were taped and will be broadcast by BizTalkRadio this Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 pm ET.

The 2015 American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: Monday’s banquet in Chicago, and at the new products awards banquet on Friday, September 11 in San Francisco.

More than 3,300 nominations 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, Live Event of the Year, and Human Resources Department of the Year, among others. LABUR’S Dessa Payne was nominated in the Support Staffer of the Year category.

Described as having “the best bed side manners in finance and administrative functions north of the Mason Dixon” by her employer, LABUR, a business and technology staffing and consulting firm out of Boston, Payne handles all financial correspondence on behalf of LABUR’S consultants, including the collection of all tax information and documentation, payment and record keeping. She also handles all HR related duties for both internal and external consultants, in addition to A/P, A/R and billing for the firm.

“We are incredibly proud of this acknowledgement, and we’re so grateful for people like Dessa,” said LABUR COO Seth Burr. “Among a variety of other critical tasks, Dessa ensures all of our consultants are paid accurately and on time. Without her, our organization could not function nearly as smoothly or efficiently—and she does everything with a smile. She’s our rock.”

More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“We are extremely impressed with the quality of the entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “To those outstanding individuals and organizations that received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards, the judges and I are honored to celebrate your many accomplishments. You are setting a high standard for professionals nationwide.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie winners who were announced on June 22 are available at   

LABUR was founded by two friends, competitive in everything they do, and passionate about business and the talent it takes to run one.

Darrin Lang and Seth Burr—their last names combining to form the name of the firm, LABUR—have pioneered the notion that an actionable talent strategy is imperative in business today.

While we specialize in technology and business process optimization, the LABUR team is also dedicated to helping our clients manage evolving regulatory compliance demands. Our retained professionals have in-depth, hands-on experience with: project management, technology architecture, development and implementation, business analysis, information management, accounting, financial analysis and regulatory compliance.

Execution takes talent—and insight, which is why LABUR has been a chosen partner for several Fortune 500 businesses, shepherding complex enterprise-wide initiatives by providing the domain expertise, talent guidance and staff to deliver real results.

Proudly, our retained professionals have extensive industry experience in the financial services, healthcare, technology, pharmaceuticals, bio-technology, medical devices, consumer products and private equity industries.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 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

Sponsors and partners of The 2015 American Business Awards include BizTalkRadio, CallidusCloud, Engility, Fareportal, John Hancock, PetRays, and Softpro.

Media contact:
Darrin Lang, LABUR CEO
(617) 850-9029