May 13, 2008Print
OnlineGURU Inc. Named as Finalist in 2008 American Business AwardsSM
SAN DIEGO, Calif. May 13, 2008 -- OnlineGURU Inc. today is named a 2008 American Business AwardsSM finalist in two national categories: Best New Company and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program.
Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" (New York Post , April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.
Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 700 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be videocast on the Internet and broadcast on radio, and hosted by Larry Wilmore of TV's THE DAILY SHOW with JON STEWART.
OnlineGURU is a leader in the Internet publishing world. It launched its flagship, DMV.ORG-The Unofficial Guide to the DMV, in 1999 as an online directory for information related to driving and the procedures handled through state motor vehicle departments.
DMV.ORG sees more than 65 million visitors each year; it's recognized as being one of the Top Five automotive sites on the Internet and one of the Top 300 Web sites in the United States.
Other OnlineGURU brands include UnitesStates.org and Classfieds.org. They too are comprehensive online guides in line with a concept the Gurus like to call "The Path to Onlightenment. The company's mission is to simplify the online community by delivering relevant information and resources combined with innovative products and services.
Although OnlineGURU focuses most of its efforts on Web publishing, it also maintains a Safety and Wellness Committee and a Community Outreach Committee that keeps the Gurus in the spirit of giving back to the community and the environment. The company works closely with MADD as well as donates resources to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Starfish Greathearts Foundation, DonorsChoose.org, Toys for Tots, San Diego Food Bank and Surfrider Foundation.
Gurus also rolled up their sleeves at EarthFair 2008 in San Diego. It's the world's largest environmental fair and Earth Day celebration entirely put on by volunteers.
What's unique about OnlineGuru is that it's changing people's lives in a big way with only 20 in-house employees. It cultivates a positive company culture that has grown organically with the addition of each new, forward-thinking Guru.
More than 2,000 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Best New Product or Service, and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program.
About The Stevie Awards
Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars," 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. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.