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New York, NY – April 27, 2005 – TAG INTERNATIONAL has earned a Certificate of Finalist Recognition in Best New Company Category in the 2005 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala dinner on Thursday, May 19 in the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City. The ceremonies will be videocast live worldwide by Speedera Networks, and will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A by the Business TalkRadio Network.

Recipients of 76 International Stevie Award trophies were selected from more than 600 nominations received from companies and individuals in more than 30 countries. Twenty-one nations have at least one International Stevie winner each, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.A.

Companies from all over the world are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can enter in any of more than 40 categories from Best Multinational Company and Best New Product to Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program and Best Executive.

TAG International, Inc. specializes in bringing new brands to global markets through strategic marketing and management strategies.

We are honored to get this award. It has taken nearly 10 years to build this firm and we look forward to the next 50 years – Titanya Hughes, President.

Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected International Stevie winners from among the Finalists, which were determined by volunteer judges around the world during two months of preliminary judging.

“This year we saw a greater international representation among the entries, and this is reflected in the number of countries that are represented in the winners’ circle,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards, the organization that runs The International Business Awards. “We congratulate all of the Finalists and International Stevie Awards winners, and we look forward to honoring them for their achievements at our gala awards dinner in New York on May 19.”

TAG is made up of 4 very creative and innovative executives with a wide range of experience: Joelle Belmonte, Felicity Fidler, Geralynne Brandon and Titanya Hughes. We are looking forward to receiving this wonderful honor on behalf of our team, our clients and our future.

About TAG

TAG International, Inc. is a strategic provider of management and marketing solutions for global businesses. Our value proposition is that we use disciplined consultants, disciplined thought and disciplined action to offer our clients comprehensive, relevant and result-oriented tools and strategies to building or expanding into enduring, successful organizations/individuals. We provide strategy that builds our clients’ brand value in global markets.

Complete lists of International Stevie winners and other details are available at

About The Stevie Awards
Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post (September 22, 2002), Stevie Awards are conferred in three programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, and The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs. Honoring companies 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

Premier sponsors of the 2005 International Business Awards include:

- Factiva® (, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company provides world-class global content, enabling organizations to make better decisions, faster. Factiva is the “Sponsor of Excellence” for companies with more than 2,500 employees worldwide.

- Rogen International (, a global consultancy specializing in driving fast, significant and sustainable business results through customized service offerings and persuasive face-to-face communications. Rogen is the “Sponsor of Management Excellence.”

- NII Holdings (, (formerly known as Nextel International) is a leading provider of mobile communications for business customers in Latin America, with operations in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. NII is the "Best Latin American Company Sponsor."

- The Institute of Certified Sales Professionals ( is a specialist sales performance company that increases your sales revenue and sales competency at a company, team and individual level. The iCSP is the “Sponsor of Sales Excellence.”

Media sponsors of the 2005 awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Clickmedios, European Business Magazine, Selling Power Magazine, and Semana Economica. The 2005 videocast partner is Speedera Networks.


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"Join the premier gathering of women business, professional and governmental leaders from around the globe to advance women's economic and entrepreneurial progress worldwide."


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Kathy Keeley, Chief Credit Officer for Count Me In, Inc, a national non profit organization that provides online nationwide access to micro business loans that help women start businesses will share her experience on how her organization helps women get started in the business world. Count-Me-In uses a unique credit scoring system that recognizes the potential in women who have been turned down or discouraged by commercial financial institutions. Visit

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